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Yakuza aim for ‘private army’ business model in bid to go legit  
South China Morning Post |  27 June 2017
> Reports that one of Japan’s underworld groups is planning to branch out and provide bodyguards and security personnel for businesses in Southeast Asia have been described as “a logical development” for yakuza gangs looking to earn a living legitimately.

Guidelines for private security firms to spot signs of radicalisation  
The Straits Times |  23 June 2017
> The Security Association of Singapore (SAS) will roll out a set of guidelines for private security agencies to help them identify potentially radicalised individuals.

Guidelines for private security firms to spot signs of radicalisation  
Euro News |  22 June 2017
> Frontier Services Group (FSG), co-founded by Erik Prince who created the U.S. security firm Blackwater, said on Thursday it would provide logistics, aviation and security services for a regional development project in Somalia.

10 security guards of US base killed in Afghanistan  
Anadolu Ajansi |  20 June 2017
> Ten private security guards employed at the U.S.’s biggest military base in the country, Bagram Airfield, were killed and two others were injured when gunmen ambushed them in northern Parwan province early Tuesday, according to police.

Chandigarh DC cracks whip on security agencies, cancels 13 licences  
The Indian Express |  17 June 2017
> The Chandigarh administration has begun to regulate the functioning of all private security agencies online. Till now, the works related to the agencies were being done manually, making it difficult for the administration to monitor their work.

Uganda: Do Not Tempt Security Guards  
All Africa |  16 June 2017
> The story of hundreds of armed private security guards going for more than six months without pay is not only mind-boggling but absurd. This newspaper on Wednesday, June 14, reported that the angry and grumbling guards are pointing an accusing finger at their employer, Range Protective Services, owned by businessman Habib Kagimu.

No foreign mercenaries allowed, needed in Marawi  
The Philippine Star |  14 June 2017
> The Armed Forces of the Philippines will not allow foreign mercenaries, like those the US has hired in the Middle East, to help retake Marawi from the Islamic State-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups.

Real Strikers emerges outstanding private security company in Nigeria  
Nigeria Today |  14 June 2017
> Real Strikers Security Services Limited, has been named the most outstanding private guards security company of the year on quality services and effective security vigilance in Nigeria 2017.

Yemeni forces attack Saudi mercenaries’ positions, leave casualties  
PressTV |  11 June 2017
> Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have launched fresh attacks against positions held by Saudi mercenaries in several provinces across the conflict-ridden country.

Poland charges Russian citizen with being ISIS mercenary in Syria  
Reuters |  09 June 2017
> Polish prosecutors have charged a Russian citizen of Chechen nationality with fighting illegally as a mercenary with Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, Polish authorities said in a statement on Friday.

Angola: Police Intensify Control Over Firearms  
All Africa |  08 June 2017
> The National Police (PN) are tightly controlling the firearms held by private security companies operating in the southwestern province of Huíla.

Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments  
The New York Times |  06 June 2017
> Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya.

Palestinian shot dead in Kafr Qasim clash  
Al Jazeera |  06 June 2017
> Israeli private security guard shoots Mohamed Taha during protest against police in Palestinian-majority Israeli town.

Police shut down six unlicenced pvt security agencies  
The Times of India |  03 June 2017
> The US Nagar Police is shutting down private security agencies in the district which are operating without a licence. Last week, six erring agencies were shut down by police.

Gambia: Drop Fake Army Gears  
All Africa |  02 June 2017
> Military wears are purely meant for military officers, as they serve as distinguishing factor between an armed uniform officer and a civilian. The use of uniform falls squarely within the domain of armed and security officials, as opposed to civilians use.

Private defense companies are here to stay — what does that mean for national security?  
Defense News |  01 June 2017
> Share prices of many military and intelligence contractors have risen sharply since the election of Donald Trump as the United States' president.

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