17 killed in eastern Congo attacks: Army Dec 15, 2019 0 113 12345 Bunia: Seventeen people have died in three attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo hit by chronic unrest, the army and local observers said on Friday.Two of the attacks in Ituri province were attributed to the Codeco militia that has also been accused of a civilian massacre in June. An army spokesman, lieutenant Jules Ngongo, told AFP that the three latest deaths occurred “during an attack by militia fighters very early on Friday.” Local radio director Daniel Tibasima said he had seen the bodies of “a pastor, an intelligence agent and a woman,” and added that a well-known local shopkeeper had also been kidnapped.Meanwhile, another attack on Wednesday night on the shore of Lake Albert left “nine dead, including four woman, a young girl and four men,” Tibasima added. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES 400 arrested in protests against Algerian election, rights group says Dec 15, 2019 0 554 Sudan’s court finds Bashir guilty on corruption charges Dec 15, 2019 0 447 Iraqi supporters of pro-Iran group protest US sanctions Dec 15, 2019 0 971 UN condemns execution of 4 aid workers in Nigeria Johannesburg: The United Nations has condemned the reported killing of four Action Against Hunger aid workers who had been held hostage in Nigeria by suspected fighters of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). “I .. Five teenagers arrested over man’s death in Hong Kong protests Hong KONG: Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters last month, police said on Saturday. The .. North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ at Sohae satellite launch site AFP Seoul North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported on Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline .. 7 killed, 32 injured in two major road accidents in S Korea Seoul: At least seven people have been killed and another 32 injured in two major traffic pile-ups in South Korea, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Saturday. The first crash occurred early Saturday when .. US sanctions Lebanese businessmen for alleged support of Hezbollah DPA Washington The United States on Friday sanctioned a prominent Lebanese art collector and an associate for allegedly funnelling tens of millions of dollars to the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement through money ..