Monday Emerging Threats

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

BRUSSELS, May 11 (UPI) — Four international organizations released a letter Monday sent to Japan’s prime minister, calling on him to confront the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 11 (UPI) — The International Committee of the Red Cross and partners in Congo deployed an emergency operation Monday to deliver aid following a violent rebel attack.

ATHENS, Greece, May 11 (UPI) — The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe called on leaders in Azerbaijan and Armenia to fully implement a cease-fire agreement.

SUFFIELD, Alberta, May 11 (UPI) — Canadian troops recently conducted an exercise with realistic improvised explosive device detonations in a move to better counter the threat on deployments.

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) — Forty-one law-enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in the United States by felonious assault in 2008, according to new FBI statistics.


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