Thursday Emerging Threats

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

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — The head of the FBI announced the appointment of a more-than-20-year agency veteran as the new director of the Terrorist Screening Center.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 14 (UPI) — Escalating civilian casualties in Somalia have raised new concerns from the International Committee of the Red Cross about possible abuse of international laws.

VIENNA, May 14 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Permanent Council on Thursday suspended negotiations on a renewal of the OSCE mandate in Georgia.

VIENNA, May 14 (UPI) — The Vienna-based U.N. International Narcotics Control Board has named a new president following recent elections.

HERMISTON, Ore., May 14 (UPI) — The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency said it has begun an investigation following the detection of mustard chemical-agent vapor at a facility in Oregon.

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