Gulf Times - Mekelle
Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces.

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

The United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive