Flags, flowers greet first Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

ASMARA (Reuters) - The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years landed safely in Asmara on Wednesday to be greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers, cementing a stunning rapprochement that has ended a generation of hostility in a matter of days.  Full Article

Ethiopia says reforms "to unleash private sector" Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is open to selling off a host of state-owned firms, either partially or entirely, as part of a major economic reform drive designed to "unleash the potential of the private sector", its information minister said on Wednesday.  Full Article  

Wenger says he regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 

PARIS (Reuters) - Arsene Wenger has said staying as Arsenal manager for nearly 22 years may have been the biggest mistake of his career and that he regrets sacrificing "everything" for the job.  Full Article  

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages under way 00:29 GMT 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An evacuation began overnight of thousands of people from two loyalist Syrian villages that are besieged by rebels in the northwest, a war monitor said, with the government expected to release hundreds of detainees in return.  Full Article  |  Video  

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