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Princess Haya: Dubai ruler ordered hacking of his ex-wife’s phone, UK court rules

London’s High Court ruled that Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the hacking of the phones of his ex-wife and those close to her amid custody battle over their children. Timeline and findings made in the English courts: June 2000 – Sheikha Shamsa, daughter of Mohammed and his Algerian wife Huriah Ahmed al […]

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Pet bird belonging to Afghan girl evacuated from Kabul finds new home in France’s embassy in Abu Dhabi

A pet bird belonging to an Afghan girl who was evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban’s takeover has found a new home with France’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi. Xavier Chatel took in the little mynah, named Juji, after the girl was stopped from bringing it on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to France. […]

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Side Eyeing Chloe: Music company buys popular internet meme as NFT for $74,000

An image of a popular internet meme, featuring a two-year-old girl, has been sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for about $74,000. The picture, dubbed Side Eyeing Chloe, shows young Chloe Clem giving a disapproving look after her mother reveals a surprise trip to Disneyland. NFTs are digital tokens which demonstrate ownership of electronic art. […]

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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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UAE becomes the second country after Bhutan to accept India’s UPI payment system

The United Arab Emirates based digital banking service and solution provider Mashreq Bank announced their strategic partnership with India’s National Payment Corporation’s International. UAE aims to offer India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in their country. UPI is India’s very own home grown instant payment system. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of […]

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Oil tanker attacked off the coast of Oman in the Arabian sea, 2 crew members killed

Two crew members reportedly have been killed in an attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. Zodiac Maritime, the London-based Israeli company that operates the tanker, said a British and a Romanian citizen had died in the attack late on Thursday. The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed an […]

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Two Dubai princesses phone numbers found in Pegasus software hacking list

The phone numbers used by two Dubai princesses have reportedly been found as part of an investigation into the phone hacking spyware known as Pegasus. Princess Latifa is the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya Bint al-Hussain is his former wife. It was early this year reported that she was being held […]

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World’s deepest diving pool with underwater city opens in Dubai

Dubai opened another record-breaking attraction — the world’s deepest dive pool. With a staggering depth of 60 meters , the pool, part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction, has stolen the record from Poland’s Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 meters. The Deep Dive Dubai pool is filled with 14 million liters […]

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Professional boxer Sebastian Eubank dies days before his 30th birthday

Boxer Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has died days before his 30th birthday. Sebastian had followed his father’s footsteps and become a professional boxer. The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were “devastated” to hear of his son’s death in Dubai, where he lived. And Chris Eubank Jnr tweeted: “Sorry I wasn’t there to […]

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Cricket Twenty20 World Cup moved to United Arab Emirates from India due to Covid pandemic

The Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates from India due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Indian cricket board official. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had told the International Cricket Council, the sport’s world body, of its decision to host the event in […]

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Suspended Indian Premier League to be completed in UAE between September and October

The remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended earlier this month, will be completed in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. The BCCI also said in a statement on Saturday that they had asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

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Princess Latifa: Photograph of missing Dubai princess appears online

A photograph posted this week on two public Instagram accounts purports to show Princess Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, who has not been seen or heard from in months. The photo appears to show Princess Latifa in a Dubai shopping mall, the Mall of the Emirates (MoE), sitting with two other women. […]