Friday, March 24, 2017



1 in 4 Wi-Fi hotspots vulnerable to hackers

One in four Wi-Fi hotspots is unsecured and just waiting to be hacked. That’s according to Kaspersky Lab, which looked at over 31 million hotspots around the world, including ones in the Emirates. It found that a fourth of the world’s Wi-Fi networks have no encryption or password protection of ...

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UAE leading way in bridging gap between leaders and people

The UAE is leading the way when it comes to bridging the gap between its leaders and its people. That’s according to business officials, who say the Emirates’ leaders make themselves more accessible to the public than many other governments around the world. World leaders and officials are meeting this ...

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Pickpockets ‘spat’ on victims to distract them

Abu Dhabi Police say they arrested two pickpockets whose modus operandi included ‘spitting’ on unsuspecting targets. One of the men would use the tactic and then apologise to the victim, who would then be distracted as the other stole their valuables. Authorities confirmed the two African suspects preyed on several ...

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Free electric car charging stations at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis now has electric vehicle charging stations, which can be used free of charge until the end of the year. It’s part of an emirate-wide plan to encourage residents to purchase zero-emission electric cars. The stations will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ...

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Teenage driver arrested for knocking down pedestrian

Abu Dhabi police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man after he knocked down a pedestrian in a busy school zone. Authorities say the driver, whose Toyota SUV had no number plate, was going too fast during the rainy weather. He then lost control of the vehicle and ended up ...

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UAE condemns Israel’s illegal settlement in Palestine

The UAE has condemned the latest developments in Israel’s illegal settlement policy in the Occupied Palestine Territories, the national news agency WAM has reported. In a speech at an event in Geneva, the Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations expressed concern about the human rights situation in ...

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Dubai aviation regulator committed to ‘electronics ban’ directive

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is committed to complying with the ban on passengers carrying electronic devices in cabins of US-bound flights. It’s working closely with airlines and other stakeholders to ensure the right procedures are in place to minimise inconvenience to travellers. The US government’s directive states that devices ...

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MGM and Bellagio hotels set to make Dubai debut

Dubai is set to get a brand new beachfront resort near the Burj Al Arab featuring the MGM and Bellagio hotels. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the new entertainment destination. Wasl Hospitality and Leisure, ...

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Heavy rain causes 160 road accidents in Dubai

Heavy rainfall caused 160 accidents in Dubai between midnight and 8 am on Tuesday. Dubai Police say they received more than 1,400 emergency calls during the rain-storm. The incidents included a car which caught fire on the bridge over the Dubai Canal on Sheikh Zayed Road. Authorities are urging motorists ...

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Driver fights for life after truck crashes into lamp post

Motorists are being urged to abide by speed limits after a driver rammed a truck into a lamp post along Al Dhaid-Sharjah Road. Initial investigations suggest that the accident on Tuesday was caused by speeding and sudden swerving. The driver is still in critical condition at Al Qassimi Hospital.

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