12 Jan 2023

UAE names oil chief to lead COP28 talks

The head of the world’s 12th largest oil company has been named to lead the COP28 global climate talks later this year in Dubai. The chief executive officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company will lead the summit. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is also the minister for industry and

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29 Nov 2022

Phishing Campaign Impersonating UAE Ministry of Human Resources Grows

Security researchers at CloudSEK have discovered a phishing campaign in which threat actors impersonated the Ministry of Human Resources. According to recent reports, the operation may be larger than previously believed when it was first discovered in July 2022. CloudSEK recently published an updated advisory stating that it identified a

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05 Oct 2022

Phishing Campaigns Target KFC, McDonald’s in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore

According to security researchers at CloudSEK, customers at KFC and McDonalds in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Singapore were targeted by phishing campaigns that successfully stole payment details. The security researchers found that the phishing campaigns impersonated the Google Play store to exhibit malicious browser-based applications for Chrome. The individuals

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14 Mar 2022

Could Middle East nations come to the rescue as the Ukraine war drives up oil prices?

An announcement by a United Arab Emirates diplomat on Wednesday raised hopes that Gulf oil producers may assist the globe as oil prices climb to an eight-year high due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. Yousef Al Otaiba is the UAE ambassador in the US and stated his country

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11 Mar 2022

Russians liquidating crypto in the UAE to seek safe havens

Crypto firms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being deluged with requests to liquidate billions of dollars of virtual currency as Russians seek a safe haven for their fortunes, company executives and financial sources said. Some clients are using cryptocurrency to invest in real estate in the UAE, while others

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01 Feb 2022

US, UAE intercepts ballistic missile during Israeli President’s visit

On Monday, the US joined forces with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile, the third such incident since the beginning of the month. However, in this instance, the Israeli President was in the UAE for a historic visit. The attack did not cause any

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18 Jan 2022

UAE: Drone attack kills several in Abu Dhabi

Drones caused an explosion on three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and may have caused a separate fire at an extension of the Abu Dhabi Airport. The suspected drone attacks killed three people and injured six. Senior Emirati diplomat Anwar Gargash blamed Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the attack and the

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27 Dec 2021

NSO spyware used to hack Polish politicians, Khashoggi’s wife, others

The Associated Press and Citizen Lab launched a joint investigation into cases of misuse regarding the Pegasus spyware from the NSO Group, revealing that Polish Senator Krzysztof Brejza was among those compromised. The investigation found that Breiza was hacked using the software 33 times between April 26, 2019 and October

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17 Dec 2021

UAE suspends multi-billion dollar weapons deal in sign of growing frustration with US-China showdown

The United Arab Emirates suspended a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets. This move is a sign of Abu Dhabi’s frustration with the US attempts to limit Chinese technology sales to the UAE. The decision was supported by technical requirements, sovereign operational restrictions, and cost/benefit analysis according

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19 Nov 2021

Dubai ruler says UAE to host COP28 climate conference in 2023

The United Arab Emirates has been selected to host the COP28 international climate conference in 2023 according to the ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum also serves as the prime minister of the UAE and vowed to make the conference a success and stated the UAE is committed

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