Houthi Scuds threaten to derail Muscat's negotiation efforts
Although almost all of them were intercepted by Patriot missiles, Scud fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Riyadh on March 25 hurt weeks of secret peace talks in Muscat. [...]
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.
Working with Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's security advisors, General Abbas Kamel, who became the interim head of Egypt's Mukhabarat in January, has begun laying the groundwork for a rapprochement between the service and Egypt's military intelligence. [...]
The new alignment between Washington, Riyadh and Tel Aviv is poised to take its first concrete steps in Morocco. Financed by Saudi Arabia, the country's air surveillance programme will be provided by the United States using Israeli technology. [...]