Nouri al-Maliki ups stakes in Syria
Alongside Iran, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has offered his full support to Damascus, despite the risk that this could pull Iraq into a regional conflict. [...] [...]
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Due to the number on offer and the amounts of money they involve, contracts to provide security for European Union delegations in unstable countries represents one of the richest opportunities for private security firms in Europe. The best-known groups in the business are pulling out all the stops to win the sensitive contracts. But the procedures to land them are cumbersome. [...] [...]
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria having achieved nothing, in recent months Western nations have dropped hints that they are providing unofficial support to the opposition forces fighting Bashar Al Assad’s regime. However, despite the talk, only very [...] [...]