The Ethiopian government on Sunday declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency following months of anti-government protests.
The country’s prime minister said via state media that the steps were taken to restore order following escalating protests around the country.
Human rights groups say more than 500 people have been killed in protests in the Oromia region, Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, since last year, when anger over a development plan for the capital turned into broader antigovernment demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses.
Ethiopia’s information minister says groups in Eritrea and Egypt are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month state of emergency.
#Kuwait : Three Kuwaiti brothers were arrested for reckless driving and resisting arrest and assaulting policemen in Kaifan area , The MOI explained that one of the brothers was driving dangerously on the opposite side of the road, hitting another vehicle , his two brothers tried to free him but they were eventually controlled , Policemen found one of them was wanted for a KD 3000 financial claim .
A maid has been made to watch hungrily as her employers family enjoy a meal at a restaurant in Jakarta the capital of Indonesia where the maid was presented with nothing to eat or drink ..
UAE : A housewife bit her maid, stuck scissors in her ears and poured boiling water over her as punishment, Dubai Criminal Court has been told. The Jordanian, 33, appeared in court where she denied a charge of physical assault causing a permanent disability to the Indonesian maid, who lost hearing in one of her ears.
The victim, 28, said she had worked for the defendant since 2013 and was subjected to various forms of abuse.
“For any mistake she would hit me with her hands, a knife, scissors, sticks and sometimes bite me, pull my hair, and other times pour boiling water on my body,” said the maid , She said she lost the hearing in her left ear after her head was banged against a wall.
she escaped to the Indonesian consulate in Dubai , “She arrived on a Thursday and said she ran away because her boss was abusing her physically, and didn’t even give her any wages for the time she worked at her house,” said an employee at the consulate.
Prosecutors said the defendant told them she locked up the maid at night because she feared for her children. She said she had not paid the maid since June, but had paid her wages on time before then. The next hearing is scheduled for November 6.
USA : At least 13 people in three U.S. states have died as a result of Hurricane Matthew, which has also left 2.2 million households and businesses without power across the Southeast region. The death toll increased as the storm moved up the Atlantic Coast, bringing torrential rain, powerful winds, a storm surge and the potential for catastrophic flooding with more than 5,200 flights canceled between Wednesday and Saturday.
U.S : Heavy rains and winds caused by Hurricane Matthew have hit Florida, where thousands of people are without power, officials say , Matthew has been downgraded to a Category Three storm, with winds of up to 195 km/h , The storm could be the most powerful to strike northeast Florida in 118 years, the US National Hurricane Center said.In Haiti, where Matthew devastated coastal villages and towns, the death toll has surpassed 300.
#Kuwait : Detectives arrested an Egyptian manager of a weekly newspaper for visa trafficking , he had been using the paper owned by a Citizen whose license was cancelled in February to issue 150 visas and sold them for KD1200 each .