20 Jul 2020

The UAE has successfully launched the Arab world’s first Mars mission

As of yesterday, the United Arab Emirates became the first country in the Arab world to successfully launch an interplanetary mission. The UAE launched its Hope Probe yesterday, which is en route to Mars after a delay last week due to bad weather. The Hope Probe was launched from Tanegashima

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27 Nov 2019

US sends investigators to UAE and Saudi to probe CNN weapons violations findings

In September of this year, a delegation of officials with the US State Department and the Pentagon visited the  United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an attempt to verify the findings of a February report by CNN suggesting that US-made Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) sold to the UAE and Saudi

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26 Aug 2019

Why the CIA doesn’t spy on the UAE

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) does not spy on the government of the United Arab Emirates even though that country’s affiliations and actions on the world stage do not always align with US interests, former CIA officials warn. For instance, the UAE finances Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa

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18 Jul 2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Oil Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions

Tensions in the Gulf further escalated on Thursday after Iranian media reported that the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps seized a foreign oil tanker on Sunday. Allegedly the vessel, sailing under an unidentified flag, had been smuggling one million liters of oil. Last Saturday, a United Arab Emirates vessel disappeared

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12 Jul 2019

Military Spy Satellite Targeting Iran Crashes To Earth After Catastrophic Failure

It is absolutely fair to ask yourself if this crash could be the result of enemy action. There is no evidence of that yet, but it is something that must be investigated. Here is what is known: Earlier this week, a UAE-funded mission failed to launch a new satellite intended

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24 Jun 2019

Pompeo seeks ‘global coalition’ against Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Middle East on Monday as part of a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the aim of which is to forge a “global coalition” against Iran, the official said on Sunday. The aim of the coalition will be to

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02 Apr 2019

American Hackers Helped UAE Spy on Al Jazeera Chairman, BBC Host

An investigative report by Reuters claims that a group of former members of the US intelligence community helped the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carry out cyber espionage activities targeting a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures in 2017. The espionage campaign took place

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04 Sep 2018

Cybersecurity firm hacking princes, emirs and journalists to impress clients

An Israel-based cybersecurity company is being sued by individuals claiming that they were hacked and placed under surveillance in order for the company to attract potential clients. The company (NSO Group) typically sells the surveillance technologies to governments under the explicit condition that they use them only against criminals and

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05 Jun 2018

Report: Trump mulling direct US military action to take Yemen port

Responding to what is considered by some to be the worst humanitarian situation in the world at present, President Trump is allegedly considering direct action to seize the country’s main port used to deliver humanitarian aid. The move has been requested by the United Arab Emirates and others who form

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