From my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to view stories.
GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Violence in Colombia’s northeast is forcing indigenous people to flee into neighboring Venezuela, prompting calls from the United Nations to secure the region.
KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations said clashes Monday between the Sudanese government and rebel forces in the Darfur region of the country threaten peace.
BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (UPI) — A deal between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda could escalate a humanitarian crisis in the region, according to the International Crisis Group.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The ongoing Sri Lankan military operation targeting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam militant group is increasingly overwhelming humanitarian capabilities.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (UPI) — A British Royal Marine-led operation targeting a Taliban command post in Afghanistan’s Helmand province uncovered a major weapons cache.