How Abbas Kamel became Mukhabarat's new chief
Intelligence Online has investigated the sudden sacking in January of the once-powerful Khaled Fawzi as head of the Egyptian intelligence service Mukhabarat. [...]
Royal Dutch Shell is one of the biggest oil and gas multinationals. It is involved in every stage of the oil industry and employs 100,000 people in more than 90 countries.
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. They owe their close relationship to him to [...]
Yuri Shafranik, head of SoyuzNefteGaz since its creation in 2000, is Russian oil diplomacy’s homing missile. Energy minister under Boris Eltsin, he has guided Russia back to into the oil and gas industries of its former satellites and Arab allies. In December 2013, he obtained several permits in Syria despite the ongoing civil war and has been active in the past in such countries as Algeria, Colom [...]