Thousands stage nationwide demonstrations to denounce what they see as outside interference and pressure in internal affairs of the East African nation.
Ethiopia says its forces take control of three towns in the war-stricken northern Tigray region as pressure mounts for peace talks.
Addis Ababa says that controlling airports in the restive region would enable the government to expedite humanitarian aid to people in need.
Ethiopians with military records line up outside Moscow's embassy in Addis Ababa in the hope to join the Russian army amid rumours $2,000 will be paid to each volunteer.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has catalogued a litany of abuses, including torture, gang rape and enforced disappearances, saying some may amount to war crimes.
Tigray rebels launch "robust" military operations in neighbouring Afar, a decision Addis Ababa says is aimed at "cutting off the primary artery of humanitarian aid to Tigray".
General Abebaw Tadesse, Ethiopian Defence Forces' Deputy Army Chief, has said the country will not be at peace until the Tigray People's Liberation Front is eliminated.
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.
Groups of the Ethiopian army and militias attacked Sudanese forces in Al Fashaga, which resulted in death of six soldiers, according to Sudan's army.
Citing Colombia's peace deal, UN head Antonio Guterres calls for an "unconditional" ceasefire in Africa's second-most populous country.
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