Nobel prize committee calls on Ethiopian laureate to end Tigray conflict Jan 14, 2022 0 0 12345 Copenhagen The awarding institution of the Nobel Peace Prize has called on Ethiopian laureate Abiy Ahmed to put an end to the armed conflict in the Tigray region. “As prime minister and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed has a special responsibility to end the conflict and help bring peace,” Norwegian Nobel Committee Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen said in a statement. The committee rarely issues such public statements. Abiy was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. He was honoured primarily for his initiative to resolve his country’s years-long conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. The Nobel Committee on Thursday emphasised that the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia was extremely serious. (Agencies) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES New daily high of Covid cases prompts closures in Philippines Jan 14, 2022 0 0 In a world first, Syrian officer indicted for war crimes in German court Jan 14, 2022 0 0 Public transport drivers block roads in Lebanon to protest economic hardship Jan 14, 2022 0 0 India logs 247,000 new coronavirus cases, sharpest daily hike so far DPA New Delhi India recorded more than 247,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, its biggest-day single-day rise since the beginning of the pandemic, according to officials and news reports. The pandemic’s third wave in .. Taipei defends Taiwan academic attacked by Chinese media for article Taipei Taiwan’s government on Thursday vowed to defend an academic accused by Chinese media of breaking Hong Kong’s national security law by writing an article mainland media claim was pro-Hong Kong independence. .. Botswana to sell 300 elephant trophy hunter licences DPA Gaborone Botswana plans to issue licences to hunt 294 elephants during the opening of this year’s hunting season in April. According to the national park director responsible for issuing the licences, Kabelo .. landmark leap: UN rights chief New York UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has hailed the trial and conviction in Germany of a Syrian former intelligence officer accused of crimes against humanity. “It is a landmark leap forward in the .. Probe starts after two Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire in Jordan Valley Tel Aviv Two Israeli officers are dead after a friendly fire incident during a security patrol adjacent to a military base in the Jordan Valley, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said on Thursday. “The officers were ..