Thursday Emerging Threats

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

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department is working to establish a Civilian Response Corps designed to support reconstruction and stability efforts in post-conflict areas.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations is again calling on the international community to support security efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Transnational criminal groups trafficking narcotics through Sierra Leone are threatening to unravel recent security gains, a U.N. report says.

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Philippines-based People’s Coalition for Peace is calling for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and other rebel groups to join peace negotiations.

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Top defense officials from India and Maldives are meeting in New Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation on countering terrorist threats at sea.

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