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Courtesy Ghada OueissOueiss is one of several high-profile female journalists and activists who have allegedly been targeted and harassed by authoritarian regimes in the Middle East through hack-and-leak attacks using the Pegasus spyware, created by Israeli surveillance technology company NSO Group. The spyware transforms a phone into a surveillance device, activating microphones and cameras and exporting files without a user knowing. The investigation — coordinated by Paris-based nonprofit organization Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International in collaboration with 16 media partners — appears to show how Pegasus spyware is linked to human rights violations around the world. Public shamingUntil the jacuzzi photos were posted online, Oueiss said she had worked hard to maintain a professional public image as a serious journalist. Alhwaiti said she contacted digital forensic firm Citizen Lab, home to some of the world’s experts in Pegasus spyware, and asked them to check her phone.
Persons: Ghada, Oueiss, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, , , ” Ghada, ” Oueiss, , Jamal Khashoggi, I’m, Ouiess, Mohamed bin Zayed, Rasha Abdul Rahim, ” Abdul Rahim, Louis Rynsard, ” Rynsard, Rynsard, ” ‘, Alya, Alhwaiti, Alya Alhwaiti, Khashogghi, pushback, Josh Cooper, Cooper, Alaa, Siddiq, Lina al, Loujain, Rania Sanjar, Lina, Hathloul, didn’t, ” Lina al Organizations: Al, Saudi, Pegasus, NSO Group, NSO, Amnesty International, Washington Post, Amnesty, Twitter, United, United Arab Emirates, United States, Court, Southern, Southern District of, Amnesty Tech, NBC News, Emirates, of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scotland, Scotland Yard, Lab, Citizen, Valley Police, Getty, United Arab, Line Defenders Locations: Lebanese, Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Turkey, United Arab, Florida, Southern District, Southern District of Florida, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, London, McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Oxfordshire, England, AFP, United Arab Emirates
Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( Roger Cohen | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.82   time to read: +1 min
Mr. Sweetat is prepared to make compromises in a land where few are ready to do so. He believes cooperation in pursuit of shared prosperity, however difficult, is the only way forward. “If we don’t like it,” he said, “we can pack our bags and go to Switzerland.”I asked him if he felt like an equal citizen in Israel. “Of course, I don’t feel equal,” he said, “but I can achieve everything I want.”Still, he said, “I don’t see new Arab villages being built. Ask the country why I can’t find land here.”“So, you can’t achieve everything you want?” I asked.
Persons: Sweetat, , , Tal Becker, Abraham Organizations: Israeli Foreign Ministry, United Arab Emirates Locations: Switzerland, Israel, Tarshiha
MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi hits record high, boosted by telco Etisalat
  + stars: | 2021-08-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
An investor monitors a screen displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014./File PhotoAug 1 (Reuters) - Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday, with Abu Dhabi index hitting a record high, although Qatar bucked the trend to trade lower. In Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) advanced 1.7%, hitting its record high, buoyed by a 6.5% jump in Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat) (ETISALAT.AD). On Thursday, the telecoms firm reported quarterly net profit of 2.40 billion dirhams ($653.5 million), up from 2.39 billion dirhams a year earlier. Among other gainers, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD) gaining 0.5%, on course to extend gains from the previous session. On the other hand, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM.DU) retreated 3.7% after reporting a sharp fall in second-quarter net profit.
Persons: Abu, Ateeq, Toby Chopra Organizations: Abu, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Emirates Telecommunications Group, Etisalat, bourse, Abu Dhabi Bank, United Arab Emirates, Al Rajhi Bank, International Petrochemical Co, Dubai Islamic Bank, Dubai Financial, Industries Qatar, Thomson Locations: Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Abu, Saudi, Dubai, UAE, Ateeq Shariff, Bengaluru
Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker off Oman coast that killed two
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
"Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction and instability that harms us all. Al Alam TV, the Iranian government's Arabic-language television network, cited unnamed sources as saying the attack on the ship came in response to a suspected, unspecified Israeli attack on Dabaa airport in Syria. It quoted an unnamed Israeli official as saying: "Israel will find it hard to turn a blind eye" to the attack. The United States regards the possibility of Iran obtaining nuclear arms, an ambition Tehran denies, as a direct threat to its ally Israel. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which provides maritime security information, said the attack was not piracy.
Persons: Yair Lapid, Lapid, Al Alam, Donald Trump, Israel, Eyal Ofer, Sammy Organizations: Mercer, Liberian, Zodiac Maritime, Oman Maritime Security Center, NBC, U.S, Al Alam TV, Washington, The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, United Arab, Dar es Locations: Romanian, Israeli, Oman, Iran, Israel, U.S, Syria, Gulf, United States, States, Tehran, Duqm, London, United Arab Emirates, Dar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
U.S military says it is assisting tanker that was attacked off Oman
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERSDUBAI, July 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is assisting an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker that was fatally attacked on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the U.S. military said on Saturday, adding the ship was most likely hit by a drone strike. "Initial indications clearly point to a UAV-style (drone) attack," it added. Israel's foreign minister blamed Iran on Friday for the attack, which killed two crewmen, a British and a Romanian. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which provides maritime security information, said vessel was about 152 nautical miles (280 km) northeast of the Omani port of Duqm when it was attacked. According to Refinitiv ship tracking, the medium-size tanker was headed for Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Persons: Ronald Reagan, Al Alam, Donald Trump, Maher Chmaytelli, Frances Kerry Organizations: Golden Falcons, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron, Liberian, Zodiac Maritime, U.S . Navy, REUTERS, U.S, U.S . Central Command, U.S ., Central Command, American, Iran, Al Alam TV, Washington, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, Fujairah, United Arab, Dar es, Thomson Locations: Mercer, REUTERS DUBAI, Israeli, Oman, East, Central Asia, Iran, British, Romanian, U.S, Syria, Israel, Gulf, United States, Duqm, United Arab Emirates, Dar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The project is based on Dubai creating its own rain. In the UAE — specifically in Dubai — scientists have started tackling high temperatures by creating their own rain. Dubai is now using drones that fly towards the clouds and discharge electrical charges to produce rain, Vanguard reported. Professor Maarten Ambaum, who worked on the project, said the Emirates had enough clouds to create conditions that would allow rain. The UAE is also looking at methods of preserving the rain that hits the ground, rather than allowing it to evaporate.
Persons: Maarten Ambaum, Ambaum, Abdulla al, Mandoos Organizations: Service, United, Vanguard, University of Reading, Emirates, BBC Locations: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE
To safely allow students back this fall, many colleges across the country will operate under these kinds of vaccine mandates for students and faculty. Currently only 7.3% of the population in India is fully vaccinated, The New York Times reported. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated, “No data are available on the safety or efficacy of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the United States after receipt of a non-FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. In accordance with Yale policies, which require students and faculty to be fully vaccinated with a WHO-authorized vaccine, both of these vaccines will be accepted. As the WHO evaluates different vaccines, university policies will be adjusted accordingly.
Persons: Suryansh Agarwal, Agarwal, Bharat, , ” Agarwal, India’s Covishield, ” “, , Swaminathan, ” Uli Strych, ” Strych, Adekeye, ” Adekeye, Amesh Adalja, Coco Chai, Chai, ” Chai Organizations: University of Michigan, World Health Organization, Food, Drug Administration, WHO, Serum, India’s, Oxford, AstraZeneca, New York Times, Michigan, NBC, FDA, University of Oxford, Pfizer, COVID, Texas Children’s Hospital, Vaccine, Centers for Disease Control, Yale, Yale University, United, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Beijing, Institute, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Kanpur, India, Ann Arbor, U.S, Texas, United States, New Haven , Connecticut, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Beijing, New Haven, America
Inspired by Cathie Wood, he launched an active ETF to capture growth in the fastest-growing region. "Pre-Covid, I was on the road every month and I'd be going to these markets," Pot said in an interview. "China is currently 40% to 45% of the main emerging markets indices. It has over 50% market share in the home fiber market and a growing market share in the business fiber market. It also has growing international operations, which are 100% tech-focused.
Persons: Maurits Pot, Cathie Wood, Goldman Sachs, , Pot, I've, Bank Jago, Warburg Pincus, FPT Organizations: Goldman, Dawn, International Monetary Fund, Dawn Global, Asian Growth Cubs ETF, Ark Invest, Pot, Pfizer, Bank, Systems, United, Microsoft, Adobe, Diamond Vietnam ETF Locations: Vitol, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, India, South Africa, Africa, Pfizer Bangladesh, US, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Vietnamese
Israeli-managed tanker attacked off Oman, motive unclear
  + stars: | 2021-07-30 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
But the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which provides maritime security information, said earlier it was not piracy. London-based Zodiac said on its website the Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned ship, was attacked. TheUKMTO said the vessel was about 152 nautical miles (280 km) northeast of the Omani port of Duqm when it was attacked. It gave no more details on the type of vessel, any cargo, to whom it belonged or about possible casualties. According to Eikon's ship tracking, the Mercer Street, a medium-size tanker, was headed to Fujairah, a bunkering port and oil terminal in the United Arab Emirates, from Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania.
Persons: Israel's Ofer, TheUKMTO, Lisa Barrington, Jonathan Saul, Maher Chmaytelli, Alex Richardson, Alison Williams, Sonali Paul, Nick Macfie Organizations: Zodiac Maritime, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, Mercer, United Arab, Thomson Locations: DUBAI, United, London, Duqm, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Iran, Israel
A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed Opec logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 26.72 million barrels per day (bpd), the survey found, up 610,000 bpd from June's revised estimate. OPEC and allies, known as OPEC+, have been unwinding record output cuts agreed in April 2020, as demand and the economy recover. With oil prices rising to a 2 1/2-year high, OPEC+ decided this month on further hikes from August. The country is exempt from OPEC supply curbs due to the sanctions.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, June's, Carsten Fritsch, Commerzbank, Rania El Gamal, Ahmad Ghaddar, Edmund Blair Organizations: REUTERS, OPEC, Reuters, Saudi, of, Petroleum, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, U.S, Petro, Logistics, Thomson Locations: Saudi Arabia, OPEC, unwind, SAUDI, Kuwait, Nigeria, Iran, United States, China, Venezuela
PR firm execs say the Justice Department is cracking down on firms that do foreign lobbying. The Department of Justice is cracking down on PR firms that do foreign lobbying, according to multiple PR and industry sources, and millions in revenue could be at stake. Nearly 900 groups registered as active foreign agents since 2016, compared to 602 between 2011 and 2015, according to FARA's site. They argue that most PR work for foreign entities isn't about influencing public policy but instead involves activities like promoting tourism. The DOJ usually asks foreign agents to amend problematic filings, but can also issue an injunction preventing an agency from doing foreign lobbying, he said.
Persons: Edelman, execs, FARA, Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, Teneo, Brandon Van Grack, wasn't, Van Grack, Morrison, Foerster, Richard Levick, We've, Trump, Tom Barrack Organizations: Department, BCW, Justice, Foreign Agents, Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, The, DOJ, FARA . Insider, Companies Locations: FARA, Justice's
A digital news start-up that's being launched by veteran journalists received an investment from a top tech executive. The start-up, expected to launch in the fall, is led in part by longtime National Geographic executive Mark Bauman. The endeavor has received funding from tech entrepreneur Brian Edelman who runs RAIN, a firm that specializes in helping companies develop voice technology software. RAIN lists on its website tech companies it has worked with in the past such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC digital posted a record 115 million unique visitors in March 2020 alone.
Persons: Mark Bauman, Brian Edelman, Bauman, Edelman, Axios, Laura McGann, Madhulika Sikka, David Ensor, Chris Isham, John Defterios, Alberto Fernandez Organizations: longtime National Geographic, Google, Microsoft, CNBC, International Media Investments, United, Sky News Arabia, New York Times, Politico, Initiative, U.S . Locations: United Arab Emirates, New York , Utah, Washington, Saudi Arabia, China, U.S, United States
In the event they do, there's a chance Barrack's defense lawyers could resort to a legal defense tactic called graymail. "It's absolutely possible that the defense will threaten to expose classified information in order to prove [Barrack] wasn't acting without anyone's knowledge," said a former top national security official who was granted anonymity to discuss how classified material is used. In order to prevent defense attorneys in national security cases from deploying graymail, prosecutors typically tailor their strategy to avoid making classified material a relevant or necessary part of mounting a defense. Jane Rosenberg | ReutersCurious timelineThe desire to avoid classified information could help to explain a curious element of the formal indictment against Barrack: The timeline. "It seems like they have some evidence after that that they don't want to surface, because it could be relevant to these charges," said the former national security official.
Persons: Tom Barrack, Patrick T, Tom Barrack's, Barrack, White, there's, Donald Trump, Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, Matthew Grimes, Grimes, Al Malik, Thomas Barrack, Matt Herrington, Jane Rosenberg, Trump, Trump's, Jared Kushner, Jared Kushner's, Kushner Organizations: Colony NorthStar Inc, Bloomberg, Milken Institute Global Conference, Fallon, Getty Images WASHINGTON, Prosecutors, United Arab, Trump White House, U.S, CNBC, Colony Capital, Brooklyn Federal, Reuters, Justice Department, Trump, White House Locations: Beverly Hills , California, U.S, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Brooklyn, Brooklyn , New York, Saudi, Qatar, United
Qatar names ambassadors to Egypt and Libya, says emir's office
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.74   time to read: +1 min
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is pictured via screen as he attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit, at the media centre in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File PhotoDUBAI, July 29 (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday named ambassadors to Egypt and Libya, his office said, as the Gulf Arab state moves to improve ties with some regional states. Salem bin Mubarak Al-Shafi was named envoy to Egypt, while Khalid Mohammed Al-Dosari was appointed for Libya. Cairo had in June appointed an ambassador to Qatar, following a similar move by Riyadh. Qatar had closed its embassy in Libya in 2014, when many foreign missions in Tripoli shut down as the country split between warring administrations.
Persons: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Ahmed Yosri, Salem, Mubarak Al, Shafi, Khalid Mohammed Al, Dosari, Ghaida Ghantous, Alex Richardson Organizations: Gulf Cooperation, REUTERS, United Arab, Doha, The, Qatar, Thomson Locations: Al, Ula, Saudi Arabia, DUBAI, Thani, Egypt, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Cairo, Riyadh, The UAE, Tripoli
Instagram influencer 'Hushpuppi' pleads guilty to million-dollar fraud in US
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( Nimi Princewill | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) A Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi" has admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a Qatari businessman of more than $1m, the U.S. Justice Department has said. Abbas, 37, also admitted to laundering money "through bank accounts around the world," including "several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses," the statement released Wednesday added. He pleaded guilty to the charges on April 20, according to court documents which were only unsealed Wednesday. Abbas was arrested in the United Arab Emirates in June last year after local police raided his Dubai apartment. Nearly $41 million in cash, 13 luxury cars valued at around $6.8 million, and phone and computer evidence containing more than 100,000 fraud files and the addresses of nearly two million possible victims were found during the raid, according to Dubai PoliceRead More
Persons: Ramon Abbas, Abbas, Dubai Police Read Organizations: CNN, U.S . Justice, United Arab Emirates, Dubai Police Locations: Abuja, Nigeria, Qatari, Dubai
Qatar's emir approves electoral law for first legislative polls
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
DUBAI, July 29 (Reuters) - Qatar's emir approved laws on Thursday for the Gulf Arab state's first legislative election in October, which will see Qataris elect two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, his office said. Like other Gulf states, Qatar bans political parties although it already holds municipal polls. Ministers, members of the judiciary and municipal councils and military personnel cannot run while in those posts. The Shura Council law states that ministers can be questioned if a motion is supported by one-third of members, although only points of clarification can be addressed to the prime minister. The United Arab Emirates selects citizens who are allowed to vote for half the members of its advisory council.
Persons: Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Ghaida Ghantous, Timothy Heritage, Catherine Evans Organizations: Doha, Saudi, United Arab Emirates, Thomson Locations: DUBAI, Arab, Thani, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Council, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman
Amazon cloud revenue growth accelerates to 37% in Q2
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( Jordan Novet | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.75   time to read: +1 min
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the 2019 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, on March 11, 2019. Amazon said Thursday that revenue from its cloud-computing business grew 37% year over year in the second quarter, speeding up from 32% growth in the previous quarter. The acceleration in growth comes as Amazon's results compare against the second quarter of 2020, which included impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Of Amazon's $113.08 billion in total revenue, 13% is attributable to the cloud unit, and 54% of the company's operating income came from AWS. Amazon shares dropped as much as 5% in after-hours trading after the company reported disappointing total revenue during the second quarter.
Persons: Andy Jassy, Amazon, Jim Cramer Organizations: Amazon Web Services, IHS, Microsoft, Gartner, Refinitiv, AWS, Dish Network, United, Amazon Locations: Houston , Texas, Israel, United Arab Emirates
Qatar approves electoral law for first legislative polls
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Like other Gulf states, Qatar bans political parties although it already holds municipal polls. read moreThe electoral law approved on Thursday states that citizens aged 18 and over, and whose grandfather was born in Qatar, can vote in districts in which their tribe or family reside. Ministers, members of the judiciary and municipal councils and military personnel cannot run while in those posts. The Shura Council law states that ministers can be questioned if a motion is supported by one-third of members, although only clarifications can be sought from the prime minister. ($1 = 3.6400 Qatar riyals)Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Timothy Heritage and Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Qataris, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Ghaida Ghantous, Timothy Heritage, Catherine Evans Organizations: Doha, Saudi, United Arab Emirates, Thomson Locations: DUBAI, Arab, Thani, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Council, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman
Jared Kushner Is Launching an Investment Firm in Miami
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Konrad Putzier | ) www.wsj.com + 0.89   time to read: +1 min
Jared Kushner is returning to the private sector, heading up a money-management firm. The son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and an ex-White House senior adviser plans to launch his investment firm as soon as this fall, according to a person familiar with the matter. Affinity Partners is separate from Kushner Cos., the family real-estate business where Mr. Kushner served as chief executive officer before stepping down in 2017 after nearly a decade in that role. During his time as a senior adviser during the Trump administration, Mr. Kushner forged relationships with senior government figures in the Middle East, including the Saudi Arabia crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. He was involved in negotiating an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, among other initiatives.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Kushner Cos, Kushner, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman Organizations: White House, Affinity Partners, White, Wall Street, United Arab Locations: Miami, South Florida, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Jared Kushner to leave politics, launch investment firm - sources
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Steve Holland | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
U.S. White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who accompanied an Israeli delegation, speaks during a visit to Rabat, Morocco December 22, 2020. The sources had no details about potential investors and said the firm was still in the planning phase. Kushner has spent the last six months with his family in Miami writing a book about his White House experiences that is expected to be published early next year. Kushner remains close with his father-in-law, the sources said, but by re-entering the private sector he is stepping away from politics for the foreseeable future. Kushner and his family have been spending the summer as Trump's next-door neighbor at Trump's golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Shereen, Donald Trump, Kushner, Republican president's, Trump's, Ivanka Trump, Joe Biden, Steve Holland, Heather Timmons Organizations: White, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Kushner Companies, Republican, Affinity Partners, United Arab, Republican Party, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Thomson Locations: Rabat, Morocco, Miami, Israel, India, North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, U.S, Mexico, Canada, Bedminster , New Jersey
Saudi Arabia to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( Stephen Kalin | ) www.wsj.com + 0.76   time to read: +2 min
RIYADH—Saudi Arabia is set to impose one of the world’s most sweeping vaccine mandates in an attempt to combat hesitancy toward the Covid-19 shots in the kingdom, as governments globally try to confront a new surge in cases of the Delta variant. The Saudi directive comes as some public-health officials in the U.S. and several other countries look at imposing vaccine mandates as Covid-19 cases significantly rise, driven by the Delta variant. California and New York City this week became the first state and major city to introduce vaccine requirements for public employees. Israel, which became a vaccine leader early on in the pandemic, in February introduced a vaccine passport to document people’s status for some activities. Public-health officials in the U.K. said last month they were increasingly confident that vaccines offer significant protection against the Delta variant.
Organizations: United Arab, Pfizer Inc Locations: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, U.S, California, New York City, France, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Israel
Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Billionaire businessman Tom Barrack is facing criminal charges that are typically described as "illegal foreign lobbying," or violating "foreign lobbying" laws. Which means this case is really about national security. Legal experts who have read the indictment said the case against Barrack could have serious implications for national security. Tom Barrack Jr., founder of Colony Capital Inc., center, arrives at criminal court in New York, U.S., on Monday, July 26, 2021. The members of the 2010 spy ring never made inroads in the national security and economic circles they'd hoped to.
Persons: Thomas Barrack, Chris Goodney, Tom Barrack, Barrack, Donald Trump, Jane Rosenberg, Matthew Grimes, Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, Trump, UAE's, Al Malik, Grimes, Tom Barrack Jr, Mark Kauzlarich, Robert Mueller's, FARA, Brett Kappel, Michael Atkinson, Anna Chapman, Alexander Fishenko, Fishenko, Evgeny Buryakov, Buryakov, Maria Butina, Butina, Lien, they'd, bundlers, Thomas, Tom, Donald Trump's, Anthony Behar Organizations: Colony Capital, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg, Getty Images WASHINGTON —, U.S, Justice Department, United, Department, Brooklyn Federal, Reuters, Prosecutors, Trump, White, UAE, of, Colony Capital Inc, Getty, FBI, Intercept, National Intelligence Services, CIA, Foreign, Intelligence, Justice, SVR, Anna Chapman AP, National Rifle Association, US, Court, Treasury Department, Colony Capital LLC Locations: New York, United Arab Emirates, Brooklyn, Brooklyn , New York, U.S, Aspen , Colorado, Gulf, California, Eastern, of New York, UAE, Robert Mueller's Russia, Los Angeles, Dubai, United States, FARA, Washington, Europe, Imperial Germany, New Jersey , New York, Virginia, Russia, Russian, DC
Saudi Arabia threatens 3-year travel ban for citizens who visit "red list" states
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Saudi nationals scan their documents at a digital-Immigration gate at the King Khalid International Airport, after Saudi authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed YosriLONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens travelling to countries on the kingdom's 'red list' under efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants, state news agency SPA said on Tuesday. It cited an unnamed interior ministry official as saying some Saudi citizens, who in May were allowed to travel abroad without prior permission from authorities for the first time since March 2020, had violated travel regulations. Saudi Arabia has banned travel to or transit at a number of countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. Reporting by Marwa Rashad; additional reporting by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Steve OrlofskyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ahmed Yosri, Marwa Rashad, Raya Jalabi, Steve Orlofsky Organizations: King Khalid International Airport, Saudi, REUTERS, Ahmed Yosri LONDON, United, Interior, Thomson Locations: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, coronavirus, Saudi, Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates
Russia has officially unveiled its new fighter jet at the MAKS-2021 air show in Moscow. The new jet appears oriented toward the foreign export market, reflecting an ongoing challenge for Russia's stealth program. And that would leave in the cold the one customer — the Russian air force — that might actually have a requirement for a fighter like Checkmate." Impressive specsA prototype of Russia's prospective Checkmate fighter jet at the MAKS-2021 airshow, July 20, 2021. Sukhoi Su-57 is a stealth-capable fighter jet that is the outcome of the Russian Air Force's PAK FA fifth-generation fighter jet program.
Persons: Alexei Nikolskyi, David Axe, Tom Cooper, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Cooper, , Sukhoi Su, Ethen Kim Lieser Organizations: Business, Service, Air, REUTERS, Forbes, Rostec, United, Emirates, AP, Popular Mechanics, Russian Air Force's PAK, Tech, Google, Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, LinkedIn Locations: Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Vietnam, India, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, United States, Minneapolis
Tom Barrack, 74, appeared in Brooklyn federal court for the first time, days after he was freed on $250 million bail following his arrest in California. I think what you’ll find is that … over time, you’ll all see that I’m 100 percent innocent," Barrack said as he left the courthouse. On Friday, a Los Angeles magistrate judge approved a $250 million bail deal negotiated between Barrack's lawyers and federal prosecutors. Barrack was an informal adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign before becoming the inaugural committee chair. The indictment against Barrack made no allegations of wrongdoing by the inaugural committee or by Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Tom Barrack, Barrack, Tom Barrack Jr, Mark Kauzlarich, Trump, Matthew Grimes, Rashid al Malik, Grimes, Al Malik Organizations: United, Bloomberg, Getty, Prosecutors, Qatar, UAE, ., Trump Locations: U.S, United Arab Emirates, Brooklyn, California, New York, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Emirates, East, Los Angeles, Aspen , Colorado
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