Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighboring Afar region, Afar says

Tigrayan fighters crossed into Afar on Saturday and Afar forces and allied militias were still fighting them on Monday, Afar spokesman Ahmed Koloyta said. “Now (Ethiopian military forces) are on their way and we will work with them to eliminate (the Tigrayan forces),” he said. Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigrayan forces, confirmed they… Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighboring Afar region, Afar says

WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won’t play for Nigeria at Olympics after appeal rejected

FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, had ruled that the two WNBA players could not suit up for Nigeria, as they have previously played for the US in FIBA events. Ogwumike and Williams requested CAS to provisionally change their national status from USA to Nigeria, as FIBA eligibility guidelines state a player could potentially… Continue reading WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won’t play for Nigeria at Olympics after appeal rejected

Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial adjourned for one month

Zuma, whose jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era, appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. While the government has largely restored order in the streets, there were fears Zuma’s latest court appearance could again trigger violent protests… Continue reading Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial adjourned for one month

These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 5. CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 19. (CNN) — US passport holders have more international travel options now than at any point during the Covid-19 pandemic.Total US… Continue reading These international destinations are open to US tourists

These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 5. CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 19. (CNN) — US passport holders have more international travel options now than at any point during the Covid-19 pandemic.Total US… Continue reading These international destinations are open to US tourists

These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 5. CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on July 19. (CNN) — US passport holders have more international travel options now than at any point during the Covid-19 pandemic.Total US… Continue reading These international destinations are open to US tourists

Missing Ugandan Olympic hopeful left note saying he wants to work in Japan

Julius Ssekitoleko, a 20-year-old weightlifter, failed to qualify for the Games after his arrival in Japan, and was due to fly back to Uganda on July 20. But he was last seen at a local station near his delegation’s hotel in Izumisano at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. The athlete purchased a Shinkansen bullet train ticket… Continue reading Missing Ugandan Olympic hopeful left note saying he wants to work in Japan