DGSE's streamlined hostage operation
The DGSE team that handled the release of French hostage Isabelle Prime, who was held in Yemen from February to [...]
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Much has changed in the way Saudi Arabian defence deals are signed and sealed since King Salman bin Abdelaziz acceded to the throne in January. The businessmen who unwisely hitched their wagon to Mutaib bin Abdullah, the head of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) and favourite son of the late King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz, are now out of the picture. The new and all-powerful defence minister Mo [...]
France’s military export agency ODAS, which is headed by Admiral Edouard Guillaud, is under increasing pressure from the French ministry of defence and from key international clients who are unhappy about the way it is being run. Saudi defence minister fuming [...]