Category Archives: Middle East

Former members of France’s military have joined Islamic State

Former members of France’s military have joined Islamic State Centre Daily Times By Mitchell Prothero McClatchy Foreign Staff 4 February 2015 IRBIL, Iraq At least 12 former members of the French military are among the estimated 1,000 French citizens who’ve … Continue reading

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Greater Good Adds More Complexity for Contractors in the Middle East

  Greater Good Adds More Complexity for Contractors in the Middle East February 3, 2015 On January 29, 2014, the Federal Acquisitions Regulations Council published the final rule amending the Combating Trafficking in Persons for U.S. government contracts (the “Anti-Human … Continue reading

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G4S – Middle East security market

G4S – Middle East security market ENP Newswire 20 January 2015 Release date – 19012015 Security firm G4S, which provides services to protect people, facilities and assets across the region, predicts an annual growth rate in the market of ten … Continue reading

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Egypt universities outsource security

EGYPT PULSE إقرأ باللغة العربية نبض مصر Personnel from Falcon Group International conduct searches as students arrive for a new academic year at the main gate of Al-Azhar University during a protest, in Cairo, Oct. 12, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Amr … Continue reading

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Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria

Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State terrorist forces in Syria Former infantryman James Hughes from Reading, and Jamie Read from Lanarkshire, are said to be in Rojava, northern Syria Jamie Read, right, and Jordan Matson in an image posted on … Continue reading

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British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they?

Sunday 23 November 2014 Iraq , UK British ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State – who are they? Former British soldiers are reportedly in northern Syria battling the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish fighters – but who are they? And what happens … Continue reading

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Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference

Overseas Military Construction: Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference GAO-15-45: Published: Nov 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2014. Highlights View Report (PDF, 29 pages) Additional Materials: Highlights Page:  (PDF, 1 page) Full Report:  (PDF, 29 pages) Contact: Brian Lepore (202) 512-4523 … Continue reading

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Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS!

Blackwater ex-boss offers to ‘take-on’ ISIS! OBAMA WONT ‘PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND’, SO . . . November 15, 2014, 5:30 pm by Selvam Canagaratna “They combine a mad love of country with an equally mad indifference to life, their … Continue reading

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Can private firms solve Egypt’s security problem?

Can private firms solve Egypt’s security problem? Without proper regulation and training, experts say private security firms will play a limited role in maintaining order in Egypt Sherif Tarek, Saturday 1 Nov 2014 Universities in Egypt with security firm Falcon … Continue reading

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Fight against Islamic State will last for years

Walter Pincus / Fight against Islamic State will last for years Friday, November 7, 2014 12:01 am Americans still don’t seem to get that the fight against the so-called Islamic State has just begun and will last for years. They … Continue reading

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