UN forces thwart an attempted attack on base in eastern Congo Dec 09, 2019 0 1088 12345 Kinshasa: UN forces have managed to thwart an attempted attack on one of their bases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN’s MONUSCO peace-keeping mission said on Sunday.UN blue helmets repelled an attempted attack led by five or six men on their facility in Biakato, Ituri province, overnight, the UN’s Stabilization Mission in DR Congo said, adding that “no one was injured.” Three Ebola workers were killed on November 28 when an armed group attacked a complex, also in Biakato.Both the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders have recalled their non-Congolese workers from the region following another attack this week. Eastern DRC has been troubled for years by militia that control swathes of territory and exploit its mineral wealth. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Nearly 800,000 attend HK Human Rights Day rally Dec 09, 2019 0 606 Iran’s Rouhani unveils ‘budget of resistance’ against US sanctions Dec 09, 2019 0 638 Air strikes kill five pro-Iran fighters in Syria: Monitor Dec 09, 2019 0 169 Protests grip Iraq’s capital and south despite rising toll AFP Baghdad Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly violence meant to “scare” them. In Baghdad, crowds of .. N Korea says it conducted ‘a very important test,’ state media reports Seoul: Pyongyang has carried out “a very important test” at its the Sohae Launch Facility, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. The report said that the country’s Academy of the National Defence .. Body of slain beloved doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting Narita: The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, was brought back to Japan on Sunday. A plane carrying his body landed .. Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack AFP Gaza City Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early on Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets at the Jewish .. Senior Iraqi security officer sacked after deadly Baghdad attack Baghdad: An officer in charge of security in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was replaced on Sunday, two days after an attack on anti-government protesters that witnesses said killed at least 16 people. General Abdul Hussein .. 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded camp Qamishli: Around 200 Syrian displaced people, mostly women and children, were heading home from an overcrowded desert camp in the northeast of the war-torn country on Sunday, a Kurdish official said. Syria’s Kurds, .. Lebanese Sunni leaders back Hariri to return as PM AFP Beirut Sunni Muslim leaders in protest-wracked Lebanon have thrown their support behind ex-premier Saad Hariri to return to his post a month after he stepped down, a sidelined candidate said on Sunday. Businessman ..