Gebrselassie announces retirement for second time

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie on Sunday announced his retirement from competitive running following a career spanning 25 years after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run.

Ethiopian Israelis protest against `police brutality`

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis protested in central Tel Aviv on Sunday against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination, an AFP correspondent said.

Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race
Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race

Ethiopian athletes scored a double success Wednesday in the traditional New year`s Eve road race in Sao Paulo, Latin Americas`s biggest, with Dawit Admasu taking the honours for the men and 2008 champion Ymer Wude Ayalew taking the plaudits for the women.

Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio
Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio

Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000 metres, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games.

Ethiopian who stabbed sleeping child beheaded in Saudi

An Ethiopian woman who stabbed a small Saudi girl 30 times in her sleep was beheaded by the sword on Tuesday in the conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said.

Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon
Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon

Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany surged at the finish to win Sunday`s New York City Marathon, holding off rivals over the closing strides in Central Park for narrow triumphs.

Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon
Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest long distance runners in the world, will flag off Bengaluru Marathon on October 19 at the Kanteerava Stadium here.

Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa wins Eindhoven Marathon
Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa wins Eindhoven Marathon

Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa won Sunday`s Eindhoven Marathon in 2 hr 06 min 20 sec ahead of Kenyans Jonathan Maiyo (2:06:47) and Alfers Lagat (2:07:11).

South Sudan fighting uproots 70,000 in three weeks

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to safety in three weeks after a truce was signed in Addis Ababa May 9.

Kenyan Terer, Ethiopian Dado win Prague marathon

Kenyan Patrick Terer and Ethiopian Firehiwoth Dado won the men`s and women`s race respectively in the 20th Prague Marathon Sunday.

Swede Aregawi wins women`s world indoor 1500m

Ethiopian-born Swede Abeba Aregawi won women`s 1500m gold at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.

Djibouti`s Souleiman wins men`s world indoor 1500m

Djibouti`s Ayanleh Souleiman won men`s 1500m gold at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.

Mumbai marathon: Kenyan Cheruiyot leads a strong men`s field

Former Chicago Marathon winner Evans Cheruiyot of Kenya will lead the international men`s elite field in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be held here on January 19.

Four killed in Ethiopian military plane crash in Mogadishu

An Ethiopian military cargo plane crash landed and burst into flames at Mogadishu airport, killing four crew members, officials with Somali security and AU forces said.

Ethiopian troops cross into Somalia: witnesses

Ethiopia pulled out three years later after failing to restore order in its lawless neighbour, which has lacked a functioning govt for two decades.

Ethiopian voters` freedom of choice was constrained: US

With preliminary results in Ethiopian general elections indicating that the ruling party bagged an overwhelming majority, the US has said freedom of choice of voters were "constrained" throughout the poll process.

Black box of Ethiopian jet located: Lebanon

Search crews have located the black box under parts of the tail of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month, Lebanon`s transportation minister said Saturday.