from my Wednesday Emerging Threats beat for UPI. Click on headlines to view full story.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Sri Lanka’s secretary of defense said Tuesday terrorism must be confronted and crushed to ensure a safe country for future generations.
COLON, Panama, Dec. 31 (UPI) — New nuclear threat detection technologies are currently operating in Panama after a recent agreement with the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 31 (UPI) — The ongoing instability in Somalia is the result of a vacuum of leadership in the country, according to a top United Nations official.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 31 (UPI) — An investigation is under way in Afghanistan after Australian troops were involved in a shooting incident Tuesday that resulted in the death of an Afghan man.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Dec. 31 (UPI) — A joint operation of the United Nations and the Haitian National Police busted a major drug smuggling operation in the country.