Friday Emerging Threats

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

CAIRO , May 1 (UPI) — Countering the escalating threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden will be the focus of an emergency international summit scheduled to take place in Cairo.

BRUSSELS, May 1 (UPI) — A third-party mediator in Nigeria is needed to help the country avoid a slide into violence, a report from the International Crisis Group says.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 1 (UPI) — A spike in rebel violence in the east of Congo drew condemnation Thursday from a top U.N. official who called for protection of civilians.

UNITED NATIONS, May 1 (UPI) — The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend a cease-fire monitoring mandate between the Frente Polisario and Morocco.

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — An agreement Thursday between Russia and Georgia’s separatist regions that allows Russia to deploy guards along administrative boundaries is prompting concern.

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