Behind the scenes of Salman's accession
Salman bin Abdulaziz's accession to the throne took place as planned but behind the scenes it was accompanied by an epic palace battle. [...]
The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service is Pakistan’s internal and external intelligence agency. Very influential in Pakistan, it also has a discreet presence in countries such as Afghanistan.
Fadel Al Kaabi, formerly of the Tawazun sovereign fund, set up the International Golden Group (IGG) in 2002. The company, which is headed by Fadel's uncle, former armed forces deputy chief of staff Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, specialises in partnerships with Western defence groups like France's Thales, Britain's BAE, Paramount of South Africa and Italy's Selex. [...]