State of Emergency Declared in Ethiopia

A state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia for the first time in 25 years following ongoing anti-government protests by the country’s two largest ethnic groups, which have at times turned violent.


Gunmen attack journalist in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghanistan Times editor-in-chief, Abdul Saboor Sarir was injured when he was attacked by unknown gunmen in the capital city, on Sunday late evening (local time).

The journalist’s laptop and cellphones were snatched by the gunmen after beating him with a “gun butt”. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.


Kenyan doctor detained over links with ISIS

NAIROBI, Kenya — On Monday a Nairobi court in Kenya detained a terror suspect for three more days in an effort to allow police to complete investigations over the man’s alleged links with terror group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


Taliban claims the crash of Afghan army helicopter in Baghlan province; Defense Ministry states a technical fault in the helicopter

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan National Army helicopter crashed in Baghlan province when it was on its way to supply logistics, Taliban spokesman claims the attack, whereas the Afghan Defense Ministry says it was a technical fault that resulted in a crash, on Sunday (early morning).

Daulat Waziri the Afghan Defense Ministry spokesperson told media groups that …


Nationwide raid on residences of alleged corrupt Nigerian judges

LAGOS, Nigeria — A series of raids were carried out in an operation targeting judges accused of corruption by operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), a Nigerian intelligence unit, in collaboration with the police, during the night of Friday 7 October, continuing on the morning of Saturday 8 October.

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Tribal elder from Waziristan assassinated in Afghanistan

KHOST, Afghanistan — Malik Muhammad Omer Khan Wazir, a tribal elder in his 60s from Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) killed by unknown gunmen in Khost province on Thursday.

Omer Khan Wazir left his ancestral district of North Waziristan with fellow tribal members when Pakistan’s army launched the Zarb e Azb operation some two years …