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.
Abiy Ahmed says he will lead his country's army "from the battlefront" as rebels continue to take over towns in their march towards the African country's capital.
A Treasury Department statement cited the “continued role” the Eritreans play in the war, accusing forces of "looting, sexual assault, killing civilians, and blocking humanitarian aid".
The UN has not been able to ascertain as yet why the government detained more than 70 outsourced drivers in Semera in Afar region.
The envoy repeated Washington's call for military chief General Abdel Fattah al Burhan to reverse the coup and restore the civilian-led government.
The announcement came after the Tigray rebels claimed to have captured several towns in recent days and said they were considering marching on capital Addis Ababa.
Abraha Desta served in that federally-appointed administration as the head of the Bureau of Social Affairs of Tigray. He is the highest-ranking official from the interim administration to be arrested.
PM Abiy Ahmed calls on citizens to join fight against resurgent Tigrayan forces now pushing beyond their own northern region in nine-month war that has sparked a major refugee crisis.
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