Afghanistan's Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Photo by S.K. Vemmer (U.S. Department of State).
Afghanistan's Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Photo by S.K. Vemmer (U.S. Department of State).


Afghanistan’s Political Transition

Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, inherits a government that is running out of money and losing ground to the insurgency. As foreign troops withdraw, the new government must stay united and move quickly on reforms. In its latest report, Afghanistan’s Political Transition, the International Crisis Group examines the politics surrounding the deeply contested 2014 presidential […]

Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, Morocco


Morocco: Terror Threats Hit Tourism

By Hassan Benmehdi This is a tough time for tourism, which is regarded as one of the most important sectors of the Moroccan economy. More and more holidays are being cancelled because of headline-grabbing threats from the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Bookings are becoming increasingly rare. The situation was […]

INTERPOL holds meeting of facial recognition experts. Photo Credit: INTERPOL
INTERPOL holds meeting of facial recognition experts. Photo Credit: INTERPOL


INTERPOL Facial Recognition Experts Meeting Develops Global Guidelines

The first meeting of the INTERPOL Facial Expert Working Group brought together global experts in biometrics to begin the process of developing international facial recognition standards. The two-day meeting (14 and 15 October) gathered 24 technical and biometrics experts and examiners from 16 countries who produced a ‘best practice guide’ for the quality, format and […]

Lebanon
Lebanon


Iran Says Ready To Help Lebanon To Fight Terrorists

A senior Iranian official has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s “all-out support” for the Lebanese political movements and groups, expressing Tehran’s preparedness to help Lebanon fight terrorist groups, PressTV reported. “In addition to its readiness to provide the Lebanese army with weaponry assistance, the Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to share its experiences for the […]