{FD} Congo forces backed deadly militia violence, report says

A human rights group says Congo’s security forces and an allied militia carried out attacks that killed hundreds in the central Kasai region in an effort to destroy populations associated with those opposing President Joseph Kabila’s government.

{FD} Egyptian forces clash with militants near Sinai airport

Egyptian officials say security forces have clashed with Islamic militants near the airport of the northern Sinai city of el-Arish, killing five of them a day after a missile hit the facility during a visit by the defense and interior ministers.