USA: The upcoming Biden Administration is fine-tuning its teams

USA: The upcoming Biden Administration is fine-tuning its teams

The new American President, Joe Biden, is fine-tuning his teams with a view to forming the next Administration, which will take office on 20 January.

 

Paris and Berlin blocking the delivery to Turkey of components essential for the manufacture of the Altay tank

Paris and Berlin blocking the delivery to Turkey of components essential for the manufacture of the Altay tank

The Turkish weapons program for the development of a main battle tank called Altay faces multiple obstacles, due to the blocking by Paris and Berlin of the delivery of components essential for its manufacture.

 

Interpol rejects Turkish arrest warrant for ex-Palestinian preventive security chief Mohammed Dahlan

Interpol rejects Turkish arrest warrant for ex-Palestinian preventive security chief Mohammed Dahlan

In a letter dated August 22, 2020, issued by its “Notices and Diffusions Task Force”, the General Secretariat of Interpol informed its National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in all member countries of the organization of its decision on the rejection of the Turkish request to issue an international arrest warrant (Interpol red notice) against the former head of Palestinian “Preventive Security”, Mohammed Dahlan.

 

African jihadists finance themselves through medicine trafficking

African jihadists finance themselves through medicine trafficking

According to a UN investigation, jihadist groups in Africa have set up a new means of financing their terrorist activities through the trafficking of fake medicines. Mali is designated as the main hub of this juicy traffic.

 

Paris and Beijing are trying to defuse the Covidian fake news crisis

Paris and Beijing are trying to defuse the Covidian fake news crisis

Paris and Beijing are intensifying contacts and initiatives aimed at defusing the effects of the diplomatic crisis that broke out between both countries in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, following “aggressive publications” issued by the Chinese embassy in Paris, denounced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as fake news.

 

ISIS still has a war chest of 30-45 million dollars.

ISIS still has a war chest of 30-45 million dollars.

According to a UN report, ISIS still has an estimated $30-45 million war chest. The report states that this is mainly cash, but notes that some of it has been converted into investments, via nominees, in Iraq, Syria and especially Turkey.