Friday Emerging Threats

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

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 27 (UPI) — In a move to continue security reforms and prevent a return to violence, the U.N. Security Council has extended the U.N. mandate in Timor-Leste.

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is backing a new book that guides local authorities on meeting international detention laws.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Homeland Security and State departments said Thursday the statutory criteria for implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative have been met.

BOGOTA, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has targeted infrastructure projects as a way to support civilians exposed to Colombia’s conflict with terrorists.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb. 27 (UPI) — The difficulty of telling pirates from fisherman in the volatile waters off Somalia’s coast poses a significant challenge, a British naval official said.

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