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  • Modi hails ‘new era’ of India-Qatar relations

    DOHA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday claimed opening a “new era of friendship” between his country and Qatar on a two-day trip to the emirate...

    He was writing on Twitter after officials from gas-rich Qatar and India signed seven agreements covering areas such as investment, financial intelligence and education...

  • 'Bachelor ban' in Qatar strains relations with migrant workers

    AL KHOR: As Nami Hader, a 30-year-old gardener from Nepal, approached the entrance to a park outside Qatar's second city Al Khor one day last month, a security guard blocked his way...

    But a recent ramping up of family-only rules in Qatar is excluding the country's vast South Asian workforce, mostly young men who live as temporary residents away from their families, and cutting them off from society, rights groups say...

  • ‘Hundreds’ dead in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

    ADDIS ABABA: Clashes that erupted in Ethiopia this month between two of the country’s largest ethnic groups have killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands, the government said on Monday...

    The killing of two local administrators coupled with long-running land disputes led to an outbreak of fighting between the Oromo and Somali peoples in the south, government spokesman Negeri Lencho said...

  • Ethiopia’s democracy put to the test in general election

    ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, holds a general election on Sunday, the first since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is seen as all but certain to stay in office...

    Rights groups routinely accuse Ethiopia of clamping down on opposition supporters and journalists and using antiterrorism laws to silence dissent and jail critics...

  • Ethiopia warns Eritrea after border clash

    ARCH-RIVALS Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame on Tuesday for one of the fiercest border clashes since a 1998-2000 war, with Addis Ababa warning any further conflict is “up to Asmara”...

    The neighbours are bitter enemies, with tens of thousands of troops dug into trenches eyeing each other along the heavily fortified frontier...

  • Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

    NAIROBI: Ethiopian opposition figures and some other African activists on Tuesday criticised a remark by President Barack Obama that Ethiopia, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections, has a “democratically elected” government...

    Obama, who made the comment during a news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday, departed Ethiopia to end a two-nation African trip that included a...

  • Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia’s space programme

    ENTOTO: High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden ploughs, sits Ethiopia’s space programme...

    Operational for only a few months, the specialised equipment — the first in eastern Africa — has propelled Ethiopia into an elite club of African countries to have embarked on a space programme...

  • Armed group kills over 140 in Ethiopia

    ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian official says that armed groups have killed more than 140 civilians near Ethiopia’s border with South Sudan...

    The attackers came from South Sudan and killed civilians, including women and children, Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s communications minister, said on Saturday...

  • Millions facing worst drought for decades in Ethiopia: UN

    ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia is struggling with its worst drought for 30 years, with millions in dire need of life-saving aid, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Sunday...

    2 million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a figure the UN has warned could double within months, casting a fifth of the population into hunger...

  • Ethiopia kills 30 armed men on Eritrea border

    The killings follow warnings this week by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who told lawmakers that Ethiopia will take measures to punish the Eritrean government if it feels provoked...

    Ethiopia has no diplomatic ties with Eritrea, which broke away from Ethiopia in 1991 after a civil war that lasted three decades...

  • Dozens feared dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious festival

    BISHOFTU: Dozens of people were feared dead in Ethiopia after police fired tear gas at protesters during a religious festival on Sunday, triggering a panicked stampede...

    Ethiopia is facing its biggest anti-government unrest in a decade and some festival participants had crossed their wrists above their heads, a gesture that has become a symbol of protest by the Oromo community, according to an AFP photographer...

  • Ethiopia mourns dozens killed in religious festival stampede

    BISHOFTU: Ethiopia was in mourning Monday after more than 50 people died in a stampede triggered when police clashed with protesters, the latest bloody episode in a wave of anger against the authoritarian government...

    However, political grievances took over, with Oromo protesters chanting anti-government slogans and crossing their wrists above their heads, a gesture that has become a symbol of protest against a government considered...

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