The villages near the border with Niger "were the target of attacks by armed terrorist groups", leading to the death of 11 civilians, the ministry says in a statement.
The development came as a senior Amhara official says the rebels, known as the Tigray People's Liberation Front, were pushing "deep" into Amhara territory and hinted at possible retaliation.
Known as Haftar’s henchman, Aguila Saleh, a prominent figure of Libya's parallel regime in the east, has been refusing to approve the UN-backed government's budget four months ahead of elections.
Discovered by Polish archaeologists, an urban complex within the ancient city of Marea without defensive walls was probably built to serve the needs of Christian pilgrims on their way to visit the St Menas shrine at Abu Mena.
As power dynamics in the Indian Ocean change, India has come to view Mauritius as an integral part of its new security architecture to counterbalance China’s growing footprint.
As the country's health service buckles under increasing coronavirus cases, individuals and hospitals seek help from the diaspora in a bid to raise funds for essential medical equipment.
Underwater excavations carried out by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) reveal a burial mound in Thonis-Heracleion replete with offerings, among which are wicker baskets with fruit preserved to this day.
Regional players Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, and France have shown interest in the political situation, and the immediate effects will most likely be felt in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Estimates say that currently there are 120,000 Pygmies in the world, with most of them living in Cameroon's forest region close to the Atlantic Ocean.
UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths condemns "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopia that aid workers were biased in favour of and even arming rebel forces in war-hit Tigray.
Passenger bus collides with lorry carrying agricultural produce near central Mali's Segou town, leaving 41 people dead and 33 others injured, officials say.
Although the US and EU may pay lip service to democratic processes and institutions, they will ultimately prioritise their security interests.
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