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ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia's Amhara region on Sunday called on "all young people" to take up arms against forces from the neighbouring region of Tigray, who claimed to have taken over a town in Amhara for the first time since the conflict began.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that people could not be blamed for protesting over water shortages, and called on officials to deal with the crisis.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iranians protesting over water shortages cannot be blamed, and called on officials to deal with the water problem.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Olympics organisers said on Friday that three more competitors at the Tokyo Games, including one resident of the athletes' village, had tested positive for COVID-19.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Children’s books likening Hong Kong democracy activists to sheep pursued by wolves were at the centre of the city’s latest national security sweep, with five people arrested on suspicion of publishing seditious material.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President Samia Suluhu Hassan was persisting with the authoritarianism of her late predecessor John Magufuli.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Chilean taekwondo competitor plans to withdraw from the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Street protests over water shortages in southwest Iran continued for a sixth night on Tuesday amid rising violence, while residents in the capital of Tehran chanted anti-government slogans, according to videos posted on social media on Wednesday and Iranian news outlets.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran imposed a one-week lockdown in the capital and a nearby province on Tuesday as daily COVID-19 caseloads hit a record high amid a fifth wave of the pandemic, state television reported.