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Analysis: Turkey - State of emergency likely to be extended for additional three month period

Analysis: Turkey - State of emergency likely to be extended for additional three month period
On Thursday 29 September President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the Turkish government may extend the state of emergency by an additional three months. President Erdogan was addressing official delegations of village representatives in Ankara whe...
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Analysis: Belgium – Leading Francophone IS militant calls for attacks against security personnel

Analysis: Belgium – Leading Francophone IS militant calls for attacks against security personnel
On Wednesday 28 September, Belgian media released information concerning an Islamic State (IS) plot. Belgian military intelligence intercepted messages sent by senior IS operative, Rachid Kassim, located either in Iraq or Syria. Kassim ordered about ...
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Analysis: South Sudan – Clashes reported in former Unity State as rebel leader warns of resumption of hostilities

Analysis: South Sudan – Clashes reported in former Unity State as rebel leader warns of resumption of hostilities
The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) indicated on Wednesday 28 September that several of its positions near Bentiu, the capital of former Unity State, came under attack from government forces the previous day. A local ...
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Travel Risk Management – The People Factor, Part 4

Travel Risk Management – The People Factor, Part 4
In this final article, Drum Cussac Chairman Matthew Harding explores the overhead on organisations of Duty of Care and recommends ways to reduce the compliance burden. I’ve previously addressed some of the challenges generated as a result of the choi...
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Analysis: Kidnap and murder of priests in Mexico – latest criminal violence targeting clergy

Analysis: Kidnap and murder of priests in Mexico – latest criminal violence targeting clergy
Scores of people rallied at a church in Paso Blanco, a community in Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz on Wednesday 21 September, for the funeral of two clerics who were kidnapped and killed earlier in the week. According to press accounts, the pries...
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