NEWS & ANALYSIS

Afghanistan Shuts Down Two Private Security Firms

10 more firms on list for closure, some of them Western-based.

Iraqi Police Failing Counterterrorism Mission Due to Corruption, Sectarianism

Italian police agency called in to help retrain Iraqi police.

Safer Skies over Russia

Russia’s Transportation Ministry has ordered airlines to improve customer service or risk losing their operating licenses

China Comes Clean on Disease

China is increasingly reporting and tracking diseases and divulging public health data, says the WHO

Private Security Contractors Kill 2 Iraqi Women

An Australian private security firm is under fire for the latest deadly shooting incident involving private security contractors in Iraq.

Al Qaeda Affiliate Leader Killed in Algeria

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's second-in-command was killed in a firefight with Algerian troops.

Turkish Military Grows Restless

U.S. Official warns of possible coup in Turkey

Saudi Sheik Says No to Jihad in Iraq

The cleric says Saudi youth used as tools in "heinous acts."

Blackwater USA Sought to Cover Up Deadly Iraq Shootings

A new congressional report faults the State Department for its lack of accountability and its permissiveness regarding the private security contractor.

Blackwater USA Leads Security Firms in Iraqi Shootings

Private security contractor accused of more militant, aggressive stance.
 




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