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Analysis: Iraq - Kirkuk attacks signal no quick end to Islamic State challenge

Analysis: Iraq - Kirkuk attacks signal no quick end to Islamic State challenge
Islamic State (IS) militants attacked targets in and around the northern city of Kirkuk early on Friday 21 October, according to media reports. At least 11 workers were killed when gunmen, including three suicide bombers, stormed a power plant in Dib...
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Alert: Fears of serious cholera outbreak in Haiti – World Health Organisation prepares to act

Alert: Fears of serious cholera outbreak in Haiti – World Health Organisation prepares to act
Media reports on Tuesday 11 October indicate that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is preparing to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti amid fears of a serious outbreak of the disease due to infrastructural damage caused by Hurricane...
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Analysis: Morocco – Stabbing of Dutch tourists in Casablanca highlights difficulty in securing public spaces

Analysis: Morocco – Stabbing of Dutch tourists in Casablanca highlights difficulty in securing public spaces
Three Dutch tourists were injured in a stabbing incident in Casablanca on Tuesday 4 October. The victims have been identified as a 57-year-old woman from Vught, her 30-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. They were on holiday together in Morocco. T...
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Analysis: Missile attack on UAE vessel in Bab al-Mandab strait

Analysis: Missile attack on UAE vessel in Bab al-Mandab strait
Houthi-Saleh forces fired a missile at a United Arab Emirates (UAE) military vessel in the Bab al-Mandab strait on Saturday 1 October. In a statement, the Houthis said their forces had destroyed a UAE military vessel that was travelling towards the R...
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Keeping watch over an amazing journey

Keeping watch over an amazing journey
In May this year, our Global Operations centre played host to Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp, two amazing young men about to set off on an impressive journey. Henry and Sam planned on walking 6,500 miles from the UK to Kathmandu to raise money for Annie’...
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