Jamal Daniel's slick diplomacy
Texas-based Syrian businessman Jamal Daniel, who has oil investments in Angola, Yemen and other hot spots, is going into business in Kurdistan. [...]
In Yemen the Iran-backed alliance between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been fighting the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by Western governments since March 2015 with no political breakthrough in sight. Intelligence Online reports on secret negotiations, the intelligence support and military sales associated with the conflict and sheds light on the political maneuvers of Arab and Western nations with in interest in the situation.
Since the death of its founder, the Jihadist Al Qaeda movement has lost most of its influence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, only to rise strongly in Yemen and the Sahel region. In South Yemen, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fights it out with American special forces and spirits its militants into Saudi Arabia. [...]
Convinced that Iran is behind the popular uprisings threatening its Bahraini and Yemenite allies, Saudi Arabia is mobilising to halt the contagion. Putting aside their quarrels over who will succeed King Abdullah, the Saudi princes have been busy taking action [. [...]