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‘Conclude the final phase’

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday ordered Ethiopia’s army to launch a final offensive against Tigray’s dissident leaders in their regional capital Mekele, saying the deadline for surrender had expired.

Over 300 ex-pilots, other suspects jailed for life

A Turkish court jailed 337 former pilots and other suspects for life in one of the largest trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

UN experts sound alarm

Countries must do more to combat racial profiling, UN rights experts said yesterday, warning that artificial intelligence programmes like facial recognition and predictive policing risked reinforcing the harmful practice.

1m Palestinians under poverty line in Gaza: UN

The Israel-led blockade of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian enclave more than $16bn and pushed more than one million people below the poverty line in just more than 10 years, according to a new United Nations report.

Scientists raise doubt about Astrazeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine results

Scientists raise doubt about Astrazeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine results

Days after grabbing headlines with its Covid-19 “vaccine for the world”, AstraZeneca is facing tricky questions about its success rate that some experts say could hinder its chances of getting speedy US and EU regulatory approval.

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