Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: ETHIOPIA

Sudan generals call for joint AU, Ethiopia transition plan

General Kabbashi

:: Sudan’s army rulers on Sunday appealed to the African Union and Ethiopia to unify their efforts in outlining a blueprint for a political transition in the crisis-hit country. The generals, who seized power after ousting President Omar Bashir in

Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest: PM Abiy

Abiy Ahmed

:: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The head of Ethiopia’s Amhara state and his

Sudan protesters, Ethiopia envoy discuss talks with military

:: Sudan’s protest leaders say they are meeting with an Ethiopian envoy over proposals to resume negotiations with the ruling military council. The leaders say they’ve received Ethiopia’s initiative for the transition from military to civilian rule, and would declare

Sudan protesters to end strike, resume talks with generals

:: Protest leaders have agreed to end their civil disobedience campaign launched after a crackdown on demonstrators and resume talks with Sudan’s ruling generals, an Ethiopian mediator said Tuesday. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil

Saudi ambassador to US: Red Sea security is vital for Saudi Arabia, region

:: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the kingdom’s foreign policy in establishing peace and stability. “The Kingdom has always been

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders visit border, in further step toward warmer ties

:: The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea made a joint visit to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year on Tuesday with their troops on the border, in a further step toward warmer ties between two countries that fought a war two

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

:: An Egyptian official says Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have again failed to make progress on their Nile dispute as Ethiopia works to complete a massive upstream dam. Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the

Sisi: Egypt working with Sudan, Ethiopia regarding the Nile

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told a joint press conference in Cairo, on Monday, with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir, that Egypt intends to work with Sudan as well as with Ethiopia for the sake of the collective benefit of

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM resigns

:: Ethiopia on Friday declared a state of emergency one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his resignation, state media reported. “A state of emergency has been declared as of now,” the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) said, citing a

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

:: Egypt’s top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday. Construction of the massive dam on

Egypt’s foreign minister to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

:: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion-dollar dam project on the Nile river. The

Sudan warns of floods as Nile surges

:: Sudan on Monday warned Khartoum residents along the Nile of likely “massive floods” as water levels of the river rose to a record high following heavy rains in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flowing to Sudan from Ethiopia converges with

UN: Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen

:: Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the UN migration agency said Wednesday, calling the incident “shocking and inhumane.” International Organization for Migration staffers

Egypt urges closer cooperation among Nile basin nations

:: Egypt’s president on Thursday laid out concerns over his country’s share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river’s basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of their resources. “The River Nile unites rather than

Ethiopia’s star singer Teddy Afro makes plea for openness

:: Teddy Afro, Ethiopia’s superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with “Ethiopia,” which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political

Ethiopia state of emergency extended by four months

Ismail Omar Guelleh

Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday approved a four month extension of a state of emergency that was first imposed in October to quell nearly a year of anti-government protests. “The House unanimously voted to extend the state of emergency,” said a

Merkel visits Ethiopia as state of emergency unfolds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled support for protesters demanding wider freedoms in Ethiopia during a visit to the country on Tuesday, saying “a vibrant civil society is part and parcel of a developing country.” Merkel’s meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam

Ethiopia blames Egypt for supporting outlawed, armed group

Ethiopia’s government on Monday blamed Egypt for supporting outlawed rebels and forcing the declaration of a state of emergency. There is “ample evidence” that Egypt provided training and financing to the Oromo Liberation Front, labeled a terrorist organization by Ethiopia,

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