UAE Foils over 100,000 Cyber-attacks

The National Computer Emergency Response Team, aeCERT, of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, responded to approximately 103,408 cyber-attacks, during the month of June. The TRA revealed that its monthly report on cybersecurity developments in the Federal Government of the UAE for the month of June 2020 showed the cyber-attacks varied between malware (73 percent), vulnerabilities (1... More ...

El-Sisi says Egypt won't stand idle in Libya if security is threatened

Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any moves that pose a direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan national security, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Thursday, according to a presidency statement.The statement also said tribal leaders meeting El-Sisi in Cairo had authorized the president and Egypt's army to intervene in their country "to protect Libyan sovereignty".El-Sisi met mainly easte... More ...

New lockdowns ordered as India coronavirus cases near one million

One of India’s most impoverished states went into lockdown Thursday, but near-normal traffic on Bihar’s streets showed the difficulty of corralling over 125 million people.The lockdown in the northern state bordering Nepal started as India reported more than 600 deaths in the previous 24 hours, and the Red Cross warned the virus was spreading at “an alarming rate” across So... More ...

Tehran shuts down mosques again after COVID-19 infections spike

The Iranian government has reinstated lockdown measures in Tehran, including closing mosques, as daily infections and the death toll continue to rise, local media Radio Farda reported. The daily death toll in Iran has recently been recorded at around 200, which has prompted local authorities to implement a “new approach” in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Alizera Zali, the chi... More ...

Internet access in Iran disrupted as anger at protesters’ death sentences grows

 Internet access was restricted across Iran on Tuesday after widespread anger on social media over death sentences handed to three protesters. A Farsi hashtag translated as #DontExecute began trending globally on Tuesday evening according to Radio Farda, and Iranian activists — including the exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi, the son of deposed Shah Mohammad — circulated its English equ... More ...

Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of testing supplies. The testing plan, as announced last month, was scheduled to take effect on Aug. 1. It’... More ...

Nasab club to provide 30 businesses with complimentary workspaces

Located in the lush environs of Al Barari, a twenty-minute drive from Downtown Dubai, Nasab by KOA is an artfully designed workspace and social club with a vision to change the way creatives work and innovate. Founded by Mohammed Zaal, CEO of real estate company KOA, Nasab launched in February 2019, back when the current turmoil wrought globally by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was unthinkabl... More ...

Lebanon looks to China in hopes to secure investments, bring relief

The Associated Press, Beirut  - Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is looking east, hoping to secure investments from China that could bring relief.But help from Beijing risks alienating the United States, which has suggested such a move could... More ...

Thomasina Miers' recipe for potato and chickpea curry

When I was growing up, my father would cook a Madhur Jaffrey potato curry that I still make to this day. There is something pleasing about the way tooth meets the tender-firm cubes of potato, not to mention the spicy sauce that envelops them, flooding the mouth with flavour and heat. It always hits the spot. There is time to make flatbread while the curry cooks, but otherwise sit back, crack open ... More ...

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Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not ‘highest bidder’

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.“If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we&r... More ...

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too. Researchers in Italy studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April and found... More ...

Taming the Unknown

Edited by Victor J.Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall What is algebra? For some, it is an abstract language of x’s and y’s. For mathematics majors and professional mathematicians, it is a world of axiomatically defined constructs like groups, rings, and fields. Taming the Unknown considers how these two seemingly different types of algebra evolved and how they relate. Victor Ka... More ...

More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine plan

More than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed around the world - but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines to stockpile for their own citizens. In a statement on Wednesday, the vaccines alliance Gavi reported that 75 countries have said they would join its new “Covax facility&... More ...

Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain announces she’s divorcing her husband

Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain shocked fans when she announced on Wednesday night that she would be divorcing her husband. The 23-year-old law student revealed the news to her 4.8 million followers on her Instagram stories. “Today I’m here to explain this without the filter and I’m hoping people, especially Middle Easterners who still follow the worst traditional rules, w... More ...

Local hero Mounir Lazzez delights fans with UFC debut win

Four days after Fight Island launched in Abu Dhabi with UFC 251, MMA’s premier promotion returned to Yas Forum with Fight Night 1 and victories for local hero Mounir Lazzez over Abdul Razak Alhassan in the Welterweight division, and for American contender Calvin Kattar over Dan Ige in their headline Featherweight clash. The Dubai-based Tunisian Lazzez — the only born, bred and trained... More ...

Body camera footage of Floyd arrest could show more of story

Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in George Floyd’s death is being made available for public viewing by appointment on Wednesday, but a judge thus far has declined to allow news organizations to publish the footage for wider distribution. Footage from the body cameras of Thomas Lane and J. Kueng was filed with the court last week by Lane’s attorney, but only the writ... More ...



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