Daily Archives: January 19, 2019

Ethiopia Readies ‘Massive Offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a massive offensive in response.

The …

Thousands Worldwide Join Women’s March

Thousands of women gathered in cities in the United States and around the world Saturday for the third annual Women’s March to demand gender equality and call attention to environmental concerns and immigrant rights, among …

Statement by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos at the conclusion of his meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko (Athens, 18 January 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: We had a meeting in a very warm atmosphere during which both sides confirmed our willingness to improve even further our already excellent – and historically good – bilateral relations, both on an …

Statement by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos at the conclusion of his meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko (Athens, 18 January 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: We had a meeting in a very warm atmosphere during which both sides confirmed our willingness to improve even further our already excellent – and historically good – bilateral relations, both on an …

UNHCR Calls on Cameroon to Halt Forcible Returns of Nigerian Refugees

GENEVA The UN refugee agency says it is shocked by reports that Cameroonian authorities have forcibly returned some 9,000 Nigerian refugees who fled across the border earlier in the week in search of safety from …