10/07/2020 – It is remarkable that the Iraqi government doesn’t not take place in the Libyan conflict scene, the most critical and dangerous political-military conflict in the Middle East; despite Iraq’s important political weight in the region. Continuer à lire … « « Information for the Iraqi Intelligence Service », increases Baghdad’s uncertainty in the Libyan conflict »
06/07/2020 – A leading Iraqi expert on the Islamic State and other militant groups has been shot dead in Baghdad after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, security officials said. Continuer à lire … « Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad »
05/07/2020 – Iran and Turkey are increasingly coordinating policies across the Middle East as they work together on several issues. Their relationship has grown as both oppose the US role in Syria, and they have other common interests, such as trade to get around US sanctions and to fight Kurdish dissident groups. In general, this is a partly cynical policy of trade-offs, but there is also unity in their support for Hamas and also their antipathy toward Israel, which may bring Tehran and Ankara increasingly close on issues across the Middle East, from Yemen to Syria. Continuer à lire … « Turkey and Iran work together on Iraq and Libya, is Israel next? (Opinion/Seth J. Frantzman) »
18/12/2019 – The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has reportedly been invited to engage with Iraqi government on defence and security contracts.
Established in 2015 by the South African Department of Trade and Industry, SAAMDEC aims facilitate exports for the defence and related industries sector. Continuer à lire … « South Africa may supply Defence Kit to Iraq »
01/10/2019 – Daesh affiliate in West Africa dominates large tracts of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno province. The nation’s military recently consolidated soldiers in large « supercamps » instead of poorly protected rural positions to battle the terrorist group, which controls much of the region, the report explained. Continuer à lire … « Daesh Gives Drones, Technical Instruction to Affiliate in West Africa – Report »
2018/04/11- Defence sectors in several Arab countries have undergone significant transformation leading to the hybridization of security governance, leaving them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested. Continuer à lire … « Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh) »
2018/07/12 – A former double agent for Israel and Iraq won’t be in danger if he’s deported to Tunisia because no one would remember his “distant past” and the current regime has made efforts to address the use of torture against detainees, the Federal Court has heard.
“I’m not here to say things in Tunisia are wonderful. I’m not going to convince the court otherwise,” government lawyer Judy Michaely said Wednesday at a Toronto appeal hearing of Ottawa’s decision that Hussein Ali Sumaida’s life is not at risk if returned to Tunisia. Continuer à lire … « Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel »
2018/03/07 – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand Germany’s military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said.
The defence bill, which must still be approved by the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, would raise the number of German troops deployed in Afghanistan by a third to 1,300. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Military – German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan »
2018/03/05 – In an incisive talk here in New Delhi (February 28) on Morocco’s security strategy to prevent terrorism and counter extremism, Dr Assia BenSalah Alaoui, ambassador at large of King Mohammed VI, put forth an excellent presentation on behalf of the North African nation. It will be recalled that despite turbulent winds sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring movement, Morocco has remained an island of stability in this part of the world. Meanwhile, Morocco’s regional neighbours including Tunisia – which experienced a painful democratic transition – Egypt – whicha saw a series of violent protests and counter-protests with the army finally gaining control – and Libya – where all institutions were destroyed with the country being overrun by a plethora of militias – have truly suffered. This has created dangerous security threats in the region, forcing Morocco to adapt and put in place systems to counter the twin scourges of terrorism and extremisms. Continuer à lire … « Morocco’s Security Strategy: A comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach is the answer »
12/12/17 – Lawmakers in Germany on Tuesday extended the country’s military mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali until March 2018.
Germany has not formed a new government following an election in September, but it is expected that the next administration will further extend the mission. Continuer à lire … « Mali /Afganistan /Iraq : Germany extends military mission to train Peshmerga »