Thursday Emerging Threats

From my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read stories.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The ongoing threat to civilians in the volatile Darfur region of Sudan has prompted as many as eight countries to commit to sending troops to the region.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Progress on security and government reforms in West Africa could unravel because of growing corruption and soaring food prices, according to U.N. officials.

GAZA, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning that despite a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, unexploded munitions in Gaza remain a threat.

BRUSSELS, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Despite a few clashes, the dispute over a provincial election in Indonesia was largely free of violence, a report from the International Crisis Group says.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Potential sites for the U.S. Air Force’s new Global Strike Command and the 24th Air Force were announced Wednesday.

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