What do we know about Hamas’ drones?

In the recent round of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, Israel had to contend with a growing drone threat from the Gaza Strip – not only detecting and mitigating the threats in the field, but on social media, where Hamas Read More …

Drones add little to rocket-filled Israel-Palestine skies, but represent growing global threat

Beneath the ongoing collision of Israel’s cutting-edge and costly missile defense systems and imprecise but inexpensive Palestinian-built rockets, Hamas has begun using so-called “kamikaze drones” to try penetrating Israeli defenses another way. The Israeli government has claimed that its Iron Read More …

Canada extends anti-ISIS mission in Middle East by one year

The Liberal government has approved a slimmed-down extension of the Canadian military’s contribution to the ongoing fight against the remnants of ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement Tuesday announcing an extension of the seven-year-old campaign, known as Operation Read More …

New York Army National Guard bomb disposal experts heading for Middle East

Glenville, NY — Eighteen New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1108th Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) said goodbye to their families during a ceremony held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville on February 13. The Soldiers Read More …

New IRA links confirm Hezbollah’s growing terror threat in Europe

The latest allegations that senior representatives of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia met with members of a breakaway Irish terrorist group have highlighted the growing extent of the Iranian-backed organisation’s operations in Europe. For decades, Hezbollah’s primary focus has been the Middle Read More …

Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Read More …

Milipol Qatar – the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East

Milipol Qatar, the region’s leading international event dedicated to homeland security and civil defence in the Middle East returns for its 12th edition from 29-31 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and will be held under the patronage of Read More …

Palestine Joins Global Push to Eliminate Landmines

Palestine has become the 164th state to ban antipersonnel landmines, another sign of the growing global stigma against these abhorrent weapons. Palestine acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty following the treaty’s annual meeting in Vienna in December. Palestine has expressed support the treaty for Read More …

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers carriers in five countries flying Read More …