UN suspends aid distribution after large quantities of supplies including items for malnourished children are looted from the warehouses of northern Kombolcha town.
Jeffrey Feltman is pursuing support for diplomacy as the first and the only option to achieve a cessation of hostilities in the African country, says Washington.
The announcement came after government forces recaptured several strategic towns near capital Addis Ababa, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lalibela.
Addis Ababa says the US and its allies are "perpetuating a destructive narrative", rejecting reports that authorities were unlawfully detaining citizens on ethnic grounds.
Ethiopian forces recaptured Dessie and Kombolcha towns near the capital Addis Ababa, which had been taken by the Tigray rebels in October.
Ethiopian forces have reportedly taken back towns near Addis Ababa, including Shewa Robit, which were captures by the rebels last week.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says that the TPLF rebel group is nearly defeated as the Ethiopian forces make significant military gains.
Tigray's rebel forces captured Chifra last month after fighting intensified between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front.
US should refrain from spreading "defamation regarding Ethiopia", says government spokesperson Kebede Dessisa after Washington issued an alert about potential "terrorist attacks".
Citing Colombia's peace deal, UN head Antonio Guterres calls for an "unconditional" ceasefire in Africa's second-most populous country.
Abiy Ahmed announced late on Monday that he would personally direct the fight against Tigrayan forces and their allies as they marched towards the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
How the Ethiopian leader and the peace award winner suddenly found himself fighting the Tigrayan rebels as a frontline soldier.
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