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January
5
Saudi Arabia Bi-Weekly Summary - 16 - 31 December 2017

In Saudi Arabia, there number of reported break outs of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza during the reporting period. This is the first time in ten years that any strain of avian flu has been reported within the Kingdom. Cases were reported in Riyadh, Al-Kharj, Dhurma, and Al-Muzahimya. A numbe...


January
5
Iraq Monthly Report - December 2017

During the December reporting period, Iraq recorded 641 incidents, a decrease from the 750 seen in November. These figures do not account for events classed as military action, which still dominates activity across northern and western parts of the country. The capital’s security environment rema...


December
28
Algeria Weekly Report - 28 December 2017

This week in Algeria, there were 82 critical incidents, resulting in 288 arrests, including those of 101 immigrants, 35 drug traffickers and 66 contraband smugglers. Criminality events accounted for 39.02% of the total incident pool, followed by human and social crises with 30.49%. In Tlemcen, fi...


December
21
Kidnap For Ransom Top 10 Report

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Risk report covers the top 10 countries at risk, according to overall K&R risk globally. Rankings are drawn from multi-source analysis of both proprietary and official data, including Constellis’ global monitoring of over 200 countries and database of 2...


December
19
Constellis Top 20 Countries Kidnap for Ransom Risk - December 2017

Constellis’ top 20 countries according to overall Kidnap for Ransom risk globally. Rankings are drawn from multi-source analysis of both proprietary and official data, including Constellis’ global monitoring of over 200 countries and database of 2000+ foreign kidnapping incidents recorded since 2...


November
27
Afghanistan Weekly Security Report - 23 November 2017

This week in Afghanistan, hostile activity remained heightened in Wardak province, with several clashes between security forces and the Taleban recorded in Jalrez district. The province continued to account for the majority of violent incidents in central Afghanistan during the reporting period. ...


November
15
Global Kidnap for Ransom Report - Nov 2017

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of August and September, as well as the start of October 2017. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for ransom activity and where known, the outcome ...


November
10
CONSTELLIS APPOINTS DEBORAH RICCI AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

RESTON, Va. (November 9, 2017) – Constellis, a leading global provider of risk management, security, training and operational support services, announced today that Deborah Ricci has been appointed as its chief financial officer. Debbie succeeds Barry Broadus in the CFO role and will report t...


October
26
Afghanistan Weekly Security Report - 26 October 2017

This week in Afghanistan, at least 100 people were killed in suicide attacks, two of which occurred in Kabul city. Taleban attacks on Afghan security checkpoints continued into the reporting period, although on a comparatively limited scale following large scale assaults on police compounds in Pa...


October
20
Olive Group Wins Three Awards at 3rd Triannual AVSEC Global 2017 Symposium & Excellence Awards

Dubai, UAE –Olive Group, a Constellis company, has collected three prestigious awards at the 3rd Triannual AVSEC Global 2017 Symposium & Excellence Awards held in Dubai on 9th October 2017. The three awards presented to the Olive Group AVSEC team were: AVSEC Team of the Year, for outstanding co...


October
18
Mozambique Bi-Weekly Summary - 16 October 2017

The first half of October 2017 was a particularly challenging period for Mozambique, with a new security risk emerging from home-grown terrorism unrelated to the RENAMO rebel group. For the period of 1 to 15 October 2017, there were 46 critical incidents in Mozambique, resulting in 63 deaths an...


October
10
SECURE SUCCESS FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

Secure Success Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is pleased to announce it is now accepting grant applications from qualified private contractors who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The charity was established with the financial support of former and cu...


October
6
Kenya Presidential Election Rerun Advisory Note - 6 October 2017

On October 26th, Kenya’s presidential rerun will take place following the Supreme Court’s decision that declared the August 8th election invalid, stating that the electoral commission failed to conduct the election in compliance with relevant electoral laws and the constitution. The Independent E...


October
5
Algeria Weekly Report- 05 October 2017

Conflict in Algeria continues as 81 critical incidents were recorded, resulting in 12 deaths and 651 arrests during period between 28 September and 4 October 2017. 554 of the arrests related to Sub-Saharan African immigrants and Algerian nationals attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The hu...


September
27
Iraq Weekly Report - 18-24 September 2017

This week in Iraq, a notable decline in hostile incidents occurred this reporting period. Following last week’s spike in activity in Maysan, activity returned to normal levels with only three events recorded. Reported activity also fell substantially in Basra province, likely due to enhanced secu...


September
14
Iraq Weekly Report - 12 September 2017

This week in Iraq violence levels rose above average, with 224 violent incidents reported. The majority of violence was related to criminality or tribalism, occurring mostly in Eastern Baghdad. There was a high rate of grenade attacks (five in total), though analysis of these incidents suggests t...


September
14
GLOBAL KIDNAP FOR RANSOM INSIGHT REPORT - AUGUST 2017

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of May and June, as well as the start of July 2017. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for ransom activity and where known, the outcome or resolut...


September
1
UK Threat Monitor - 1 September 2017

On 25 August, a knife-wielding terrorist was shot dead by police near Brussel’s second most popular shopping street. At approximately 2020hrs local time, a man in his thirties attacked and wounded two soldiers, reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, in the Sainte Catherine neighbourhood of the city,...


August
11
UK Threat Monitor report August 2017

This month in our UK Threat Monitor report, UK authorities are remaining in a heightened state of alert following the Manchester bombing and London vehicle and knife attacks of the past few months. The Hamburg knife attack of July 28 is highly indicative of the threat posed to civilians by milita...


August
11
CONSTELLIS COMPLETES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF OMNIPLEX

RESTON, Va. (August 11, 2017)—Constellis, a leading provider of operational support and risk management services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation (“OMNIPLEX”), a leading provider of protective and investigative services, from Altamont C...