Doha and Riyadh vie for influence in Syria
Officially Saudi Arabia and Qatar have only one objective in Syria, to bring down Bashar al-Assad. But behind the scenes each is trying to influence who leads the opposition. [...]
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.
The Beirut car bombing that killed Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan, the head of the intelligence branch of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces’ (ISF), on October 19, robbed Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate and its chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, of [...]
King Abdullah appointed Bandar bin Sultan as the new head of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the Saudi external intelligence service, on July 19, with a view to expanding the kingdom's covert operations in the region. The two objectives he [...]