Three Red Cross staff members have been kidnapped in eastern Congo in an attack blamed by a rights group on Rwandan rebels. The abductions were confirmed on Tuesday in a tweet from Dominik Stillhart, the Red Cross's director of operations, who added: "We're doing everything we can to bring them back home safely." The Congo-based Centre of Studies for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights said the three were drivers from Goma in the east of the country. It said the culprits were believed to be members of the Rwandan rebel group, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which consists of former soldiers and Hutu militiamen behind Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is on the verge of completing the necessary work to secure visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the European Union, including changes required in Turkish passports, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. His comments, broadcast by NTV, came ahead of an expected declaration from the European Commission on Wednesday that Ankara has broadly met the criteria for visa liberalization as part of a deal to curb migration flows to Europe. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)