Wednesday Emerging Threats

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

PODGORICA, Montenegro, April 22 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe began a conference Wednesday in Montenegro on methods for implementing torture-prevention protocols.

UNITED NATIONS, April 22 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations called on the international community to support the peacekeeping effort in Chad and the Central African Republic.

GUATEMALA CITY, April 22 (UPI) — In response to a request from the Guatemalan government, the United Nations has extended an investigation mandate into illegal armed groups in the country.

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 22 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling on the Sri Lankan army and rebel forces in the northeast to prevent mass civilian casualties.

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) — Claims that international maritime laws have been violated during counter-piracy operations off the Somali coast are incorrect, a new Chatham House report said.

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