The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (also known as Hajj) will occur on Aug. 9-14; the exact dates, however depend on the local lunar sightings. The Hajj is one of the mandatory Five Pillars of Islam and every Muslim is required to perform the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Around 2.5 million Muslims are expected to partake in the Hajj this year, posing security challenges for Saudi Arabia.
These days, the world has become smaller with the rise of technology. Thanks to the recent technological advances, ease of access to information and people has never been easier. The internet has made it possible to explore the world and travel overseas to foreign countries. While there is a lot of good that comes out of international travel, we can’t overlook the importance of travel security.
With the African Cup of Nations 2019 kicking off mere days after former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death, many are concerned about the security situation in the region. Egypt, given its politically unstable environment and its highly concentrated big sporting event of the year, is a considerably risky place to be in right now. In this blog, we will go over why crowded places are an attractive target for terrorists and insurgency groups.
Traveling to a foreign country can be exciting, but it can also be dangerous if the right precautions aren’t taken. This is especially true for high risk countries. Usually in such cases, the first concern that comes to most people’s minds is their safety. You may be interested in determining the safest countries in the Middle East. You may also need to learn of the different rules and regulations that you should follow when abroad. As such, travel security is essential to ensuring a smooth and risk-free business trip.
The “Ticking Bomb” metaphor was used to justify torture in certain extreme situations. It is a phrase that depicts a shortage of time and big threat ahead. There was a real-life Israeli case in 2014 where the “Ticking Bomb” scenario was utilized. During the early stages of the disappearance of three Israelis in the West Bank on June 12, 2014, there has been no evidence of whether the abduction was made by an Arab or Palestinian party yet. Still Israel excluded any criminal element and launched a military campaign that included the arrest of 300 Palestinians.
“First Aid Kit” is a term that is familiar to us. “Trauma Kit,” however, is a term we seldom hear of. In addition, many people don’t know the difference between the two types of kits. We will break down the differences between a First Aid Kit and a Trauma Kit below.
The Difference Between First Aid and Trauma Kits
A Trauma Kit is meant for major injuries, usually life-threatening. Its main purpose is to keep a person alive until help arrives. In this case, a hospital and/or doctor is most likely needed.
Before we dive into why a risk assessment is essential in today’s world, it is important to briefly define what a risk assessment is. A risk assessment is best defined as a systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that one encounter in a projected activity or undertaking. There are different types of risks spanning from security-related to physical and personal. For this answer, we will draw mainly from our expertise in the security industry. With that said, elements of a standard risk assessment include the following:
On Thursday morning April 11th, conflicting reports had surfaced, some claiming that there has been a military coup in Sudan forcing the Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir to step down, and other stated that the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir willingly stepped down, following months of anti-government protests. According to reports, celebrations are already under way in Sudan as protesters have taken to the streets, waiting for the official announcement to be made.
Residents of Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria have been shaken, quite literally, during the past week by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks beginning in Jordan on Wednesday, July 4, and most recently experienced in Israel on Monday, July 9. Seismic activities are not abnormal for the area, occurring primarily in the Great Rift Valley, which extends from northern Syria to Mozambique. The area lies on the Dead Sea Transform fault system, a boundary that separates two major plate systems.