Thursday Emerging Threats

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

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 7 (UPI) — Aid operations in Congo’s volatile North Kivu province face serious challenges as violence continues, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

SKOPJE, Macedonia, May 7 (UPI) — Macedonian security authorities are participating in a training course aimed at strengthening efforts to counter organized crime in the country.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 7 (UPI) — An open-source crisis-mapping Internet platform originally created by Ushahidi to track violence in Africa has received a grant for further development.

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) — The British Defense Ministry said Thursday following a naval base review that the Royal Navy’s bases will undergo changes to ensure future capabilities.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 7 (UPI) — An ongoing conflict between the Sri Lankan army and rebels in the north of the country has displaced more than 192,000 people, according to the United Nations.

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