Friday Emerging Threats

From my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines for full stories.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 23 (UPI) — A top U.N. official in New York Friday called on the international community to commit support to global peacekeeping operations.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — President Barack Obama has picked a critic of the Bush warrantless wiretapping program as U.S. assistant attorney general for national security.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Canadian defense officials announced plans to strengthen cooperation with the United States on combating the threat of global nuclear terrorism.

TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The Australian Ministry of Defense says in the absence of harsh winter weather, troops in Afghanistan have continued ongoing operations targeting the Taliban.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 23 (UPI) — The United Nations said Thursday in New York that countering the global threat of terrorism will require greater attention to human rights.

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