Tokyo struggles with hostage crises
Japan has no established procedure for dealing with foreign hostage crises, even though its nationals are increasingly targeted by kidnappers. [...]
Jordan’s General Intelligence Directorate (GID) is one of the most reputed intelligence service in the Middle East. The agency keeps close track of jihadist groups in Jordan and works closely with the US, British and Israeli intelligence services.
At a little over 30 years old, Mohamed Bin Salman has in a matter of months become Saudi Arabia's strong man. He is the all-powerful Minister of Defence, head of the royal court, director of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the supreme council of Saudi Aramco and has control over all major affairs.Whether it be operations in Yemen against the rebel Houthis or negotia [...]