Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »


Category Archives: Technology

Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses

:: A patent application filed earlier this week has revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the physical world. According to a report in Quartz on Friday,

Apple releases iOS 11 iPad capabilities in new videos

:: With the public release of iOS 11 a few weeks away, Apple has started showing the new features in a series of new “how-to” videos that highlight the major additions that would feature in the upcoming

Chinese teen Internet addict dies after rehab

:: A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a center that treats Internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. The first country

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns; interim chief executive named

:: India’s No. 2 IT Services company Infosys Ltd said Vishal Sikka had resigned as managing director and chief executive of the company with immediate effect, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent in early trading on

How three Saudi women launched a mobile phone repair company

:: Aljawharah Alqahtani was studying at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh when she saw a need for a mobile repair shop tailored specifically for women. Entrepreneurship platform Wamda recently featured their story. Women

Three offers raise Uber’s value to $100 billion

:: Investment groups around the world are scrambling to seize a stake in Uber, the world’s largest passenger services company. The move comes amid speculation on the company’s reasons to sell its shares, despite a market dominance

Indian’s Indus Towers deploys Oracle

Indus Towers deploys Oracle Taleo Cloud Services :: Indus Towers, India’s largest telecom infrastructure company today announced the deployment of Oracle Taleo Cloud Services to streamline its recruiting processes for faster recruitment and better collaboration in the

Android creator’s startup raises $300 million, first smartphone due soon

:: Essential Products, the smartphone startup founded by a co-creator of the Android mobile operating system, has raised $300 million (SR1.2 billion) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device, it said on

Snapchat results failed to click with Wall Street

:: Shares of Snapchat parent Snap sank to new lows on Thursday after the company reported a hefty quarterly loss and user growth, which missed Wall Street expectations. Revenue at the California-based company more than doubled to

Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears

:: Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 this week, dragging up

Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

:: Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the US technology giant agreed to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users. Both

Google employee’s anti-diversity memo prompts company rebuke

:: Google executives over the weekend rushed to denounce an engineer’s memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences, a view that sparked outrage at the internet giant and inflamed tensions over sexual

Facebook shuts down chatbots experiment after they “create” own language

:: You could be forgiven for thinking you were reading an extract from a science fiction novel, or a psychological thriller, but Facebook were forced to shut down an experiment involving two robots, when they started talking

US judge sets $30,000 bail for UK hacker who stopped ‘WannaCry’

:: A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information. Marcus Hutchins,

US Army calls halt on use of Chinese-made drones by DJI

:: The US Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd because of “cyber vulnerabilities” in the products. An Aug. 2 Army memo posted online and verified

Google tests publishing tech similar to Snapchat

:: Alphabet Inc’s Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat’s “Discover” platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday. Google’s project, dubbed “Stamp,” is

FBI arrests cyber expert who ended WannaCry attack

:: A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Marshals Service said on Thursday. Marcus Hutchins,

Mubadala sells second stake in US chipmaker AMD

:: Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company on Friday said it sold a 3.9 percent stake in US-based semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The transaction is Mubadala’s second sale of AMD shares this year. Mubadala sold 40

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