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Joint Committee for Media Cooperation of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council hold first ever meeting

The Joint Committee for Media Cooperation of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council yesterday held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of Turki Al Shabana, Saudi Minister of Media, and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council. The meeting …

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‘Palestine + 100’ Review

By Layla Azmi Goushey   In Palestine + 100: Stories from a century after the Nakba, twelve Palestinian writers answer the question” What might your country look like in the year 2048?” Their answers are encased in a thrilling collection of speculative, dystopian, and futuristic short fiction edited by Basma …

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Mollak electronic system launched by Dubai Land Department

The Dubai Land Department, DLD, through its regulatory arm Real Estate Regulatory Authority, RERA, launched a first-of-its-kind electronic system titled “Mollak” that incorporates innovations to ensure that justice and transparency are maintained. The DLD prioritises customer satisfaction and happiness, in line with national strategies, and developed this system to help …

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UAE Electronic Federal Network helps e-government

Sixty three government entities have completed their e-linking process with the UAE Electronic Federal Network, FEDnet, developed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority,TRA, three years ago to provide high speed connectivity and integration between the various e-government systems of UAE government departments. The network will connect all federal institutions in a …

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Crackdown on pro-Iranian social media

A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday. The findings show how unidentified, possibly government-backed, groups could manipulate social media platforms to …

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Israelis arrest in dark internet probe

Two Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of setting up a “dark” Internet site that was used to buy weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards, Israeli police said on Tuesday. The suspects, in their mid-30s, were arrested during a joint investigation with the FBI and Israel’s cyber crime unit. Further …

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Digital wallet system launched in UAE

Dubai’s Department of Finance, DoF, in collaboration with Smart Dubai and emaratech, has launched “noqodi”, a digital wallet to facilitate payments of fees for government services. The new payment channel allows individual and corporate customers to pay quickly, easily and securely for different government and non-government fees under Dubai Pay, …

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Assange in custody over skipping bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court on Wednesday for skipping bail when he holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for seven years until police dragged him out last month. Assange sought refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid an …

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