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Kuwait: The senior officer corps is reshuffled

The wide-reaching reshuffle of defence and security officials has continued, with former Hawwali governor Lieutenant-General Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nawwaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah – son of Emir Sheikh Nawwaf – named as deputy head of the National Guard with the rank of minister. This follows the September appointment of Ahmed’s brother Major General Sheikh Salem as head of the State Security Bureau.

Issue 1115 - 26 November 2020

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Threats from jihadists to liberals dog Saudi security agenda

Head of state security General Abdelaziz Bin Mohammed Al-Howairini faces another challenging year at the helm of the Presidency of Public Security (PPS). Having been rehabilitated by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), Al-Howairini has the heavy task of protecting domestic security. This was challenging even before the assassination of Iranian military kingpin Qassem Soleimani, which drive reprisals on Saudi soil.

Issue 1095 - 09 January 2020

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