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Turkey maintains pressure on Islamic State in and out of its territory

Battling on various fronts, Turkey is also facing an aggressive Islam State, which has been responsible for many terror attacks with Turkey. Over the past couple of days, the Turkish…

Morocco remains a moderate risk country, seeks to contain militant groups

Morocco remains a moderate risk country, seeks to contain militant groups

Morocco faces a moderate level of security risk, placing it as an intermediate risk country. Indeed the Kingdom faces several risk sources but it has managed, thus far, to successfully…

Algerian authorities confronted with localized labor unrest, escalation in 2017

Algerian authorities confronted with localized labor unrest, escalation in 2017

While the Algerian authorities continue to focus a great deal of attention and resources on preventing attacks from Islamic militant groups, the erosion in state revenues is forcing them to…

Libya: Dire Situation for Civilians in Benghazi

Libya: Dire Situation for Civilians in Benghazi

On September 30, 2016, Amnesty International said fears are growing for hundreds of civilians who are trapped in a Benghazi neighborhood which faces intensified fighting after several months under military…

Mali: Ansar Dine claims kidnapping of Red Cross staffers

Kidal, Mali. April 21, 2016. The pro-Al Qaeda group Ansar Dine, led by the Malian Jihadist Iyad Ag Ghali, has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of three Malian collaborators of…

Libya: UK Air service to intervene in Sirte in upcoming weeks

April, 25, 2016. According to the UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, members of the British Special Air Service will join US, French and Italian counterparts in an intervention against the…

As counter-terror campaign intensifies in Algeria, Libya’s weapons making their way into the country

As counter-terror campaign intensifies in Algeria, Libya’s weapons making their way into the country

In the first four months of 2016, the Algerian army has killed 31 Islamist insurgents, and captured 33 others nationwide. Furthermore, an arsenal of war big enough to wreck havoc…

Tunisia in Retrospect and the Tough Choices Ahead

Tunisia in Retrospect and the Tough Choices Ahead

In one year, Tunisia has been tormented by no less than five large scale, dramatic terrorist attacks all perpetrated by the Islamic State. It all started on March 18, 2015,…

BP and Statoil Reducing their Staffs in Algeria: Consequences on Business Continuity

BP and Statoil Reducing their Staffs in Algeria: Consequences on Business Continuity

Although the recent terror attempt on an Algerian gas site, signed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) caused no physical damage, it has had without any doubt some psychological…

Mortar shell attack on an Algerian gas field, no casualties

Mortar shell attack on an Algerian gas field, no casualties

According to MEA Risk sources, an insurgent group has attacked a gas field exploited by the Algerian state-owned energy company Sonatrach, Statoil and BP in the In Salah gas site…