To please General Gaïd Saleh, Paris is considering appointing a military ambassador to Algiers!

To please General Gaïd Saleh, Paris is considering appointing a military ambassador to Algiers!

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.

 

Five members of the Qatari princely family involved in the financing of terrorism

Five members of the Qatari princely family involved in the financing of terrorism

For a long time, the Doha authorities’ defence strategy, faced with increasing revelations about the involvement of many Qatari dignitaries in terrorist financing scandals, has been to describe them as individual initiatives that do not represent the government.

 

North Korea admits to having provided more than 6,000 submarine mines to Tehran

North Korea admits to having provided more than 6,000 submarine mines to Tehran

As part of the exchange of information between the CIA and the North Korean secret services and following the last meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans revealed to the Americans that they had delivered no less than 6,000 submarine mines to Iran over a period of 15 years.

 

Morocco: The other Benalla case

Morocco: The other Benalla case

The Moroccan financial brigade is investigating the accounts of Intra Conseil, a company owned by Alexandre Benalla and based in Marrakech.

 

Video Interview with Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, authors of “Qatar Papers”

After having previously written two books about the less brilliant aspects of Qatari politics, entitled “Qatar, The Secrets of The Safe” (Michel Lafon, 2013) and “Our Very Dear Emirs” (Michel Lafon, 2016), Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot return with a hard-hitting book entitled “Qatar Papers – How the State Finances Islam in France and Europe”.

 

France: cascade of changes at the Élysée

France: cascade of changes at the Élysée

The head of the Elysée diplomatic cell, Phillippe Étienne, is appointed ambassador to Washington. He is replaced at the Palais by Emmanuel Bonne, who until then was Jean-Yves Le Drian’s chief of staff at the Quai d’Orsay.