Tuesday Emerging Threats

From my Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read the stories I filed under a UPI byline.

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) — The FBI announced the appointment of a more than 20-year agency veteran as the new assistant director of its Criminal Justice Information Services division.

ATHENS, Greece, April 21 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe head Tuesday called the detention of monitors in Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region unacceptable.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 21 (UPI) — The United Nations said its joint military operation with Congo has successfully retaken several towns from militia control.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 21 (UPI) — An investigation is under way to determine the cause of fire at the U.N.-AU peacekeeping headquarters in the Darfur region of Sudan.

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) — The International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday that the first quarter of 2009 has seen a sharp spike in pirate incidents off the volatile coast of Somalia.

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