Tigray Region

Women praying inside a 13th-century rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, Feb. 16, 2022.

Lalibela: A holy city in recovery amid ongoing conflict in Ethiopia

Conflict & Justice

Last year, control over the holy city of Lalibela went back and forth between the warring parties until federal forces retook it in December. To date, the city still lacks electricity and running water as residents attempt to return to daily life.

New civilian recruits for the FANO Amhara militia train at a stadium in Woldiya, Ethiopia, Feb. 20, 2022.

Despite lull in fighting, ethnic militias in Amhara continue to mobilize

In this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, file photo, Ethiopian government soldiers ride in the back of a truck on a road leading to Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.

Fighting continues in Ethiopia amid UN call for human rights probe

Conflict & Justice
Displaced Ethiopians from different towns in the Amhara region wait for aid distributions at a center for the internally displaced in Debark, in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. 

Ethiopia officials accuse Tigray rebels of massacre as conflict expands

Captured members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force are marched through the streets to prison under guard by Tigray Forces

‘Eritrean forces have to get out of Ethiopia,’ analyst says

Global Politics
A destroyed tank sits by the side of a road leading to Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, May 11, 2021.

Ethiopia’s federal government announces ceasefire as Tigray forces make gains in the region


The latest development is a striking turnabout — six months ago, Ethiopia’s federal troops launched a major offensive on the city, chased the Tigray forces out and installed an interim government in the city.

A woman argues over a pile of yellow lentils at a market.

Tigrayans say food is being used as a ‘weapon of war’

Top of The World

Over 350,000 people in the Tigray region face starvation due to food blockages and theft; G-7 leaders pledge global vaccine-sharing commitments; Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleads guilty on three charges.

Technicians work at the Arak heavy water reactor's secondary circuit.

US officials and signatories of the Iran deal to meet in Vienna next week

Conflict & Justice

In today’s Top of The World: Iran nuclear deal signatories will work to bring US and Iran back into compliance; Taiwan faces its deadliest train crash; Ethiopia’s northern Tigray humanitarian crisis worsens

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Nov. 21, 2020. Huge unknowns persist in the deadly conflict, but details of the involvement of nei

Tigray region faces deteriorating crisis 3 months into conflict


Over 60,000 Ethiopians have fled to neighboring Sudan and the millions that remain now face a worsening humanitarian crisis.

A doctor wearing a plaid shirt and slacks leans over a patient in a blue metal bed.

From Sudan, Ethiopian refugees tell their stories


Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claimed that no civilians were killed in weeks of active military operations in northern Tigray. Many Ethiopian refugees in Sudan told The World otherwise.