12 militiamen killed in Central Africa clash with UN troops: Govt Feb 19, 2020 0 237 12345 Bangui: Twelve members of an armed group died in a clash with UN peacekeepers and government troops in northeastern Central African Republic (CAR), the authorities said on Tuesday.The fighting erupted on Sunday after the Popular Front for the Rebirth of Central Africa (FPRC) entered the flashpoint town of Birao before being repelled, government spokesman Ange-Maxime Kazagui said in a statement. “The toll is 12 dead on the FPRC’s side,” he said. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES UN welcomes EU help in enforcing Libya arms embargo Feb 19, 2020 0 60 Iran supreme leader says voting is ‘religious duty’ Feb 19, 2020 0 65 Syria presses assault amid fears over mass displacement Feb 19, 2020 0 61 Nigeria military burns homes after ‘suspected pirates’ kill six Warri: Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after “suspected pirates” killed six people, security sources and residents said on Tuesday. Gunmen on Sunday attacked a .. Ten dead in militant attack in eastern Congo’s Beni region Beni: Ten people were killed in an attack late on Monday in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni, where a notorious militia has killed hundreds since October, a local official and a military officer said. Hundreds of people .. Port hit by rocket fire in Libyan capital Tripoli: A port in the capital of war-torn Libya was hit by a barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday, witnesses said. The Tripoli port, used by merchant shipping and the navy, was cordoned off by security forces and there were no .. UN rights chief demands safe corridors for Syrian civilians Geneva: The humanitarian crisis in north-west Syria has reached a horrifying stage as fleeing civilians are attacked by government forces, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday, calling for the .. Turkey arrests suspected former IS executioner AFP Istanbul Turkish police have arrested a suspected former executioner for the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria, who became a gas repairman when he returned to civilian life in Turkey, local media reported on Tuesday. .. Turkey orders hundreds of arrests for Gulen links Istanbul: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of hundreds of new suspects in connection with the network blamed for the failed 2016 coup, the official Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. Tens of thousands have .. Iran environmentalists jailed up to ten years for spying Tehran: An Iranian appeals court has upheld jail sentences of up to 10 years against eight environmentalists convicted of spying, conspiring with Washington and damaging national security, the judiciary said on .. Israeli PM Netanyahu’s corruption trial to start on March 17 Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will open on March 17, just two weeks after the embattled leader tries to secure re-election, officials said on Tuesday. Netanyahu, Israel’s ..