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Three former US intelligence operatives admit to working as ‘hackers-for-hire’ for UAE

Three “hackers-for-hire” working for a company in the United Arab Emirates “for the benefit” of the government in Abu Dhabi have agreed to pay $1.68 million in penalties as part of a legal settlement in the United States, the US Justice Department said. The suspects, two US citizens and one former American citizen, provided “zero-click” […]

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King Felipe VI of Spain makes veiled remark on self-exiled father’s scandals

King Felipe VI of Spain made veiled remark on his self-exiled father’s scandals in his Christmas address, saying “ethics are above family ties”. The former king, Juan Carlos, fled to Abu Dhabi in August as corruption allegations mounted. He ruled for close to 40 years, before handing power to his son in 2014. This decision […]

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‘Guinness World Records’: Demolition of 144-storey UAE building in 10 seconds

A building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates named Meena Plaza Towers is now a part of the Guinness World Records for its demolition. The building was 165.032 metre or 541.44 feet in height and had 144 floors. The UAE building achieved the record of the tallest building demolished using explosives (controlled demolition). The record […]

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Historic Israeli flight lands in Abu Dhabi

El Al airliner flight 971 from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi following historic peace deal For the first time a commercial flight landed in UAE from Israel, marking a major step in normalising relations after the announcement of a peace deal. El Al airliner made the three-hour trip, carrying a delegation of […]

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UAE starts operation of Arab world’s first nuclear plant

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) started operation of the initial unit of its first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in Gharbiya which is on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi. It is being built by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). The plant was […]

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Man misses special repatriation flight after falling asleep at Dubai airport

A man who was waiting to be repatriated to India missed his flight after he took a nap at the Dubai International Airport. The man, P. Shajahan, 53, works in Abu Dhabi. He had a flight from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Thursday. In the excitement of receiving a confirmed ticket to board the flight […]