Monday Emerging Threat

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

LYON, France, March 16 (UPI) — Authorities from Interpol and the Organization of American States recently met to discuss ways the two organizations could strengthen cooperation.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 16 (UPI) — Europol and the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction have signed a cooperation deal to continue combating the flow and use of illicit drugs.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 16 (UPI) — Mounting civilian casualties caused by a conflict between the Sri Lankan army and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam could violate international laws.

MAXWELL-GUNTER AIR FORCE BASE, Ala., March 16 (UPI) — U.S. Africa Command is partnering with Air University on a conference to bring together top defense experts to establish priorities for the new command.

ABECHE, Chad, March 16 (UPI) — European troops operating in Chad and the Central African Republic since March 2008 have been replaced by U.N. peacekeepers operating under a new mandate.

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