NAIROBI, Kenya — The Nobel Peace Prize has dogged Abiy Ahmed since he went to a war a year ago, stoking the outrage of critics who viewed the 2019 prize awarded to Ethiopia’s prime minister as a terrible mistake. But this week Mr. Abiy went a step further when heContinue Reading

A Times review of dozens of death certificates of victims along Yablunska Street shows that a majority were killed by gunfire. In other cases, the bodies were so badly burned that forensic investigators could not determine their cause of death. The death certificate for Mykhailo Romaniuk identifies the cause ofContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken departed early Tuesday for a five-day swing to Africa, where he will lend support for democratic principles and seek to advance diplomacy aimed at preventing Ethiopia from descending into a catastrophic civil war. Mr. Blinken plans to begin his trip with aContinue Reading

The Times investigation found that the bombing had been called in by a classified American special operations unit, Task Force 9, which was in charge of ground operations in Syria. The task force operated in such secrecy that at times it did not inform even its own military partners ofContinue Reading

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a report issued on Tuesday that China had escalated its crimes against the Muslim community of Uyghurs in the northwestern region of Xinjiang and that it was “gravely concerned” that the government “may be committing genocide.” The report, “‘To Make Us Slowly Disappear’:Continue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — As the conflict in Ethiopia stretches into its second year and Africa’s second most populous nation continues to fracture, a report by the top U.N. human rights body released on Wednesday offered evidence that all sides in the war had committed gross human rights violations, including killingsContinue Reading

RIO DE JANEIRO — A congressional panel in Brazil voted to recommend nine criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, including “crimes against humanity,” accusing Mr. Bolsonaro of intentionally allowing the coronavirus to spread unchecked through Brazil in a bid to reach herd immunity. With the vote on Tuesday night, theContinue Reading

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — On Tuesday night, a Brazilian congressional panel was hours away from revealing on national television its recommendation that President Jair Bolsonaro should face homicide and genocide charges for his mishandling of the pandemic, which has killed 600,000 Brazilians. Then a few senators had second thoughts. Even thoughContinue Reading

KIGALI, Rwanda — As the sun scorched the hilly Rwandan capital on a recent afternoon, a motorcycle taxi driver, two women in matching head scarves and a teenager wearing headphones all separately sauntered into a small roadside kiosk to drink the only thing on tap: milk. “I love milk,” saidContinue Reading

“We’re dealing with people who weren’t even born during the Holocaust,” he said, adding that negotiators used Zoom because of the coronavirus pandemic. “They still recognize their moral responsibility.” The German Embassy in Washington did not immediately comment. Ms. Khusid, who moved to the United States in 2010 to liveContinue Reading