Tuesday Emerging Threats

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

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 9 (UPI) — In a move to stem the ongoing violence in the eastern regions of the Congo, the country’s armed forces and the United Nations will strengthen cooperation.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, June 9 (UPI) — A recent move by political leaders in Sierra Leone to avert an escalation in violence is drawing praise from a top U.N. official.

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) — Indonesia’s foreign minister Monday said that if the United States ratifies the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Indonesia would follow suit.

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) — The London-based Chatham House has launched a new forum designed to address issues concerning the policies and strategies of European security and defense.

PODGORICA, Montenegro, June 9 (UPI) — Justice and law enforcement authorities from Montenegro are expected to sign a memorandum Wednesday establishing greater cooperation.

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Friday Emerging Threats

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SINGAPORE, June 5 (UPI) — Security authorities from the United States and Singapore recently conducted training designed to strengthen emergency response to a nuclear incident.

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) — Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.

HERMISTON, Ore., June 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced it has begun the transfer of mustard blister agent to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., June 5 (UPI) — U.S. Air Force officials announced the appointment of a commander for the department’s new cyber operations.

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5 (UPI) — The top U.N. human rights official said in Switzerland Thursday more needs to be done to help protect civilians caught in armed conflicts around the world.

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Thursday Emerging Threats

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VIENNA, June 4 (UPI) — Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Thursday that there should be an international monitoring presence in Georgia to maintain stability.

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 4 (UPI) — The Switzerland-based International Committee of the Red Cross has released a new guide in a move to identify those who directly participate in hostilities.

MILAN, Italy, June 4 (UPI) — Arrest warrants for five suspects from North Africa were issued Friday in Italy for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Italy, France, Spain and Denmark.

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) — The United Nations and former Somalia army authorities met in Washington Thursday to discuss security in the volatile Horn of Africa country.

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast, June 4 (UPI) — The United Nations is working with authorities in Ivory Coast to strengthen security in the country ahead of the November presidential elections.

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Tuesday Emerging Threats

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UNITED NATIONS, June 2 (UPI) — The head of the United Nations is calling on the Sri Lankan government to support an inquiry into alleged abuses during its conflict with rebels.

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) — The Department of Homeland Security announced it has filled two cybersecurity posts in a move to strengthen efforts to counter threats to U.S. networks.

PLYMOUTH, England, June 2 (UPI) — The British Royal Navy announced the HMS Cumberland frigate has been deployed to the volatile Horn of Africa for counter-piracy operations.

BRUSSELS, June 2 (UPI) — A surge in violence in the capital of war-torn Somalia topped the monthly CrisisWatch report on conflict situations around the world.

WASHINGTON , June 2 (UPI) — Countering distrust between the United States and Muslim countries is critical for international security, a U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project report says.

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Friday Emerging Threats

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WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) — Security authorities at the Port of Kingston in Jamaica say new radiation threat detection capabilities have successfully become operational.

SAN MARINO , May 29 (UPI) — European officials concluded a conference Friday in San Marino designed to address global security initiatives through strengthening regional cooperation.

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (UPI) — Following a weeklong official visit to Africa, the U.N. Security Council has called for strengthening ties with the African Union to counter ongoing threats.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, May 29 (UPI) — Officials at an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe conference say that democratization is a critical process for future stability.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 29 (UPI) — A sharp spike in rebel violence in Somalia is forcing thousands of civilians from their homes, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Thursday Emering Threats

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VIENNA, May 28 (UPI) — A top EU official said Thursday in order to ensure the future of security in Georgia an ongoing international monitoring presence in critical.

SINGAPORE, May 28 (UPI) — New Zealand’s minister of defense Thursday was in Singapore to sign a defense agreement between the two countries in a move to strengthen cooperation.

WASHINGTON , May 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Office of the Director or National Intelligence said Wednesday its evolving strategy to strengthen information-sharing has received a boost.

BRUSSELS, May 28 (UPI) — An outbreak of rebel violence in Yemen could be prevented with a concerted international and local effort, a report from the International Crisis Group says.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 28 (UPI) — The United Nations says a unit of police officers from Sierra Leone has deployed to the volatile Darfur region of Sudan to support peacekeeping operations.

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Tuesday Emerging Threats

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BRUSSELS, May 26 (UPI) — Maintaining recent security gains in Colombia will require government attention to human-rights abuses, a report from the International Crisis Group says.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 26 (UPI) — A surge in rebel fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan, forcing hundreds of civilians from their homes, has prompted criticism from the United Nations.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, May 26 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says a program designed to reform Kyrgyzstan’s police is showing signs of success.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, May 26 (UPI) — Top security authorities gathered in Kazakhstan Tuesday for a seminar to address security in Central Asia and the South Caucasus regions.

DOHA, Qatar, May 26 (UPI) — Ukrainian officials are taking part in a financial intelligence conference in Qatar designed to address efforts to counter terrorist financing.

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