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UN Mission Chief Seeks Rifles for CAR Security Forces

The U.N. envoy to the Central African Republic says he has called on the Security Council to loosen an arms embargo amid worsening lawlessness in the capital, Bangui, that threatens to further delay elections and jeopardizes a planned visit by Pope Francis. The council imposed the embargo on CAR in December 2013 after Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the majority Christian nation earlier that year, spurring reprisal attacks from mainly Christian anti-balaka militias. The Seleka...

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