Tuesday Emerging Threats

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

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Global counter-terrorism efforts have resulted in widespread negligence of human rights, a report by the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists says.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 17 (UPI) — The Sri Lankan government’s ongoing military campaign in the country’s northern Vanni district is taking a growing toll on civilians in the region.

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Top authorities in Azerbaijan participated in a workshop Tuesday aimed at strengthening democratic control of the country’s armed forces.

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Leaders from Interpol, Nigeria and Italy signed an agreement Tuesday to cooperate on countering transnational criminal organizations.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb. 17 (UPI) — The United Nations warned leaders in Nepal Monday that ongoing impunity in the country is only encouraging the use of violence.

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