Kim appoints new security head
To curb the powers of his brother-in-law Jang Song-taek, who is in charge of the intelligence services, Kim Jong-il has appointed a close ally to head the Ministry of Public Security. [...]
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Convinced that Iran is behind the popular uprisings threatening its Bahraini and Yemenite allies, Saudi Arabia is mobilising to halt the contagion. Putting aside their quarrels over who will succeed King Abdullah, the Saudi princes have been busy taking action [...]