Wednesday Emerging Threats

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

BRUSSELS, March 18 (UPI) — France is hosting a multinational helicopters exercise designed to address shortfalls in helicopter capabilities during crisis situations.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 18 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is raising concerns about the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka and the desperate need to evacuate civilians.

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 18 (UPI) — The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern conflict remains the focus of attention while conflicts elsewhere in the country have gone unnoticed.

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, March 18 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations is calling for leaders in Madagascar to use restraint to ensure security as the country transitions to a new president.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, March 18 (UPI) — Interpol announced Wednesday the launch of a project designed to connect Central Asia to the international police organization’s security database.
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