North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more advanced than a “hypersonic” one it launched less than a week ago, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang pursues increasingly powerful weapons. Tuesday’s launch, condemned by authorities in Washington and Tokyo and prompting an expression of concern from the U.N. secretary… Read More North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

Seven UN peacekeepers dead, three injured following as convoy hits explosive device in central Mali

An explosion on Wednesday in central Mali killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and seriously wounded three others, the U.N. mission said on Twitter. A logistics convoy hit an improvised explosive device between the towns of Douentza and Sevare, an area where groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State operate. No group claimed responsibility on… Read More Seven UN peacekeepers dead, three injured following as convoy hits explosive device in central Mali

U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

A U.S. special envoy met Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister on Thursday in a bid to revive ceasefire talks, as the government gave permission for 369 aid trucks to enter famine-hit Tigray, where fighting began a year ago. Jeffrey Feltman and Olusegun Obasanjo, the African Union’s High Representative for the Horn of Africa, arrived in Ethiopia… Read More U.S. envoy meets with Ethiopian deputy PM in bid to revive ceasefire talks

Ethiopia detains sixteen UN staff and dependents

At least 16 United Nations staff and dependents have been detained in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a U.N. spokesperson said on Tuesday, amid reports of widespread arrests of ethnic Tigrayans. “We are, of course, actively working with the government of Ethiopia to secure their immediate release,” U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New… Read More Ethiopia detains sixteen UN staff and dependents