World Bulletin / News Desk
The House of People’s representatives voted unanimously to extend the duration of the state of emergency that was due to end on April 9.
Ethiopia imposed martial law a week after Oct. 2 protests in the south-central town of Bishoftu saw scores killed in a stampede when security forces fired bullets and teargas to disperse protesters.
Many towns in Oromia -- the largest and most populous regional state in Ethiopia -- then witnessed violent protests.
The Bishoftu incidents constituted a high point in a series of anti-government protests that have raged since 2014 in the two states that make up most of Ethiopia’s population of nearly 100 million.
Mid-March, the country announced the easing of some of the restrictions imposed under the state of emergency such as the clause that prohibits movements near factories and major industries from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Xi's eponymous "thought" was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at the 19th Party Congress in October, elevating him to the same status as modern China's founder Mao Zedong.
Separate roadside bombings in both provinces left three civilians dead, say security sources
Mexico rejects claim, calling it 'manifestly false'
Supporters not deterred by president’s antics, performance
Republican leadership eyes Thursday vote on stopgap bill, but passage is uncertain without Democratic support
The head of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the chief of the intelligence agency are also blacklisted, diplomatic sources said, making them subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
Army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem
Icy roads contribute to at least 4 fatalities, fifth death attributed to exposure
Border patrol also harasses and uses violence against volunteers, who provide aid, reports say
Pentagon and U.S.-led coalition contradicted with each other on function of PYD/PKK-led SDF forces in Syria
Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York.
Israeli forces first detained al-Tamimi on Dec. 19 during an overnight raid
If France recognizes Palestine as a state, more countries will follow it, says Luxembourg FM
U.S. said Tuesday it was suspending a total of $65 million in aid to Palestine
Reason for crash not yet known, defense minister says