Monday Emerging Threats

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

GAZA, March 9 (UPI) — The head of the U.N. Children’s Fund said Monday the recent Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza resulted in a heavy price being paid by children.

BRUSSELS, March 9 (UPI) — The ongoing Sri Lankan army campaign targeting rebels in the north of the country is escalating a humanitarian crisis, the International Crisis Group says.

BALTIMORE, March 9 (UPI) — The head of the U.S. National Guard Bureau said the link between terrorism and drug cartels along the United States’ border with Mexico is increasingly clear.

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) — New progressive terms are needed to avoid future conflicts over oil and gas transit pipelines, according to a report from London-based Chatham House.

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 9 (UPI) — Two human-rights activists critical of alleged extrajudicial killings by Kenyan police have been gunned down, prompting calls for an independent investigation.
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