Thursday Emerging Threats

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

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — A program to streamline air travel for authorized travelers who pass an extensive security check was launched Thursday in the United States and the Netherlands.

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 23 (UPI) — An International Committee of the Red Cross worker and former hostage in the Philippines called on his captors to release their remaining hostage.

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 23 (UPI) — A naval deployment from Singapore joined the multinational Combined Task Force 151 on Thursday off the Somali coast to support counter-piracy operations.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 23 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations warned that a fragile peace deal could collapse in Sudan without focused support from the international community.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 23 (UPI) — In order to avoid exacerbating the instability in Somalia, the head of the United Nations called for an incremental U.N. presence in the country.

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