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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

Africa's Report Card

- Governance in Africa is terrible, but it’s improving slowly. Even small improvements can drive investment and create jobs, according to a World Bank study.

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

Numbers

- 600 In billions of dollars, the estimated annual global trade in illegitimate (counterfeited and pirated) goods, according to Interpol and the World Customs Organization. That’s up from $5.5 billion in 1982.

The Islamic Extremism Evaluated

- The rise of Islamic extremism is examined in a new  GAO report

High and Dry

- ARMA International's Web site lists resources that will help businesses protect and recover their critical business records in case of floods.

Islamic Extremism

- The rise of Islamic extremism is evaluated in this report.

Saudi Sheik Says No to Jihad in Iraq

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




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