Kidnap & ransom (K&R)

Riding into the danger zone

The nature of their work means journalists and aid workers are often running into danger zones while others are looking to get out. Both professions have significant need for insurance but have sometimes struggled to obtain the cover they need at a price…

Counter-Terrorism Bill to go to parliament tomorrow

Home secretary Theresa May cited UN estimates that ransom payments raised up to £28m for militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the past 12 months as she yesterday announced intentions to ban ransom insurance payments.

Piracy: Safer seas

With a more stable Somalia and improved maritime security, will the downward trend in piracy attacks continue, or will incidents in East African and South-East Asian waters ensure rough seas in future?

Post Blog: The Argo effect

Will the Oscar winning film Argo raise awareness of evacuation and repatriation cover? Lee Niblett explains.

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