The appointments at the head of ISIS, following the death of its “caliph”, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and its spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, confirm the growing control of AMNI, the former intelligence service of the Caliphate, over the terrorist organization’s governing bodies.
Ali Bin Jassen Al Thani, the ambassador of Qatar to Paris since October 2018, has taken Tariq Ramadan’s threats against the emirate very badly, suggesting that he may reveal to the media his past links with the gas emirate.
Paris is considering appointing a new ambassador to Algiers to replace Xavier Driencourt, who was criticised by the new Algerian government for the “too great influence” he has acquired in recent years in circles close to the Bouteflika clan.
After having tried, in vain, to hinder the distribution of the book “Qatar Papers” by Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, by mobilizing Arab scholarship students to massively buy the book, Qatar is trying to contain the audience of the documentary from the same book.
The new Iranian ambassador in Paris, Bahram Ghassenmi, has received the largest budget allocation from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Tehran intends to make its embassy in France the spearhead of its diplomacy in Europe, to counter American hostility.
According to a confidential Western memo, citing Iranian sources, Tehran aims to develop a 2,500 km-range, solid-propelled, two-stage missile called Ashura.
According to the findings of a confidential French investigation, the leader of the oil tanker Total kidnapped in Libya last April, then released for ransom, was watched over by militias allied with the government of Fayez el-Serraj, since the beginning of the attack of the Marshal Haftar on Tripoli.