Eritrea has been involved in the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia from day one, experts have said. But even though the two countries are fighting together against a common enemy, that does not make them friends.
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Thousands are believed to have been killed or wounded during clashes between Ethiopian and rebel TPLF forces. The UNHCR has also asked for financial support to help tens of thousands who have fled to neighboring Sudan.
At least 300 people were detained as thousands of opposition protesters staged a series of smaller rallies in Minsk suburbs. They were attempting to evade a crackdown by authorities on mass gatherings.
Football legend Diego Maradona's doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death. Witnesses had reportedly seen a struggle between Maradona and his physician.
The pandemic has hobbled Christmas markets in Germany this year. But some are trying to set up alternatives.
A woman in Singapore who contracted the coronavirus during her pregnancy has reportedly passed on antibodies to her baby. Meanwhile, North Korea is stepping up anti-virus controls at its borders. Follow DW for more.
The Russian government has vowed to protect its military conscripts, but service and living conditions heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection. Recruits and their families are pushing back.
Domestic abuse spikes during the holidays and the coronavirus lockdown will only make things worse. One quarter of all women experience abuse in their lives, and lockdown measures are making it harder to get help.
Swiss voters have narrowly rejected stricter ethical rules for many global firms based in the Alpine republic. A separate poll calling on banks and pension funds to stop funding arms makers was also defeated.
Greek authorities say negotiations are underway to free three sailors kidnapped off the Nigerian coast. Analysts warn there has been a "sharp increase" in incidents in the Gulf of Guinea.
A 35-year-old elephant is headed for a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia after his miserable condition at an Islamabad zoo sparked a global outcry. American singer Cher campaigned for his freedom for years.
Dave Prowse, the former bodybuilder who was best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died. "May the force be with him, always," said his agent Thomas Bowington.
The assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has cast a damming light over Iran's security apparatus.
Views on a guaranteed basic income vary drastically across Europe — some see it as a springboard, while others call it a hammock. Now, an EU citizens' initiative is urging the European Commission to take up the issue.
As the Christmas season nears, DW's Anja Brockmann is disconcerted that time of reflection is now politically charged.
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Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain GP but it's a race that will be remembered for a huge crash involving Romain Grosjean.
Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his prime during his return to the ring for an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr.
With a dismal Dortmund loss and Bayern back in business, it was a familiar tale for the big two.
Game-day tributes and commemorations for one of football's greatest stars have taken place in stadiums around the world.
Germany's Ufa film company has committed itself to better reflect the diversity of today's society in its productions.
Some kids are worried they won't be able to meet Santa because of COVID-19. But he'll still spread holiday cheer online.
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