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An electronic sign warns motorists of slippery roads as heavy rains hit the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on January 1, 2022.

Abu Dhabi Police use smart technology to make roads safer

'The use of technology also helps control traffic violations and road deaths'

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In this file photo taken on October 8, 2017, a drone taxi is pictured at the Gitex 2017 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

First AI minister aims to make UAE leading nation in sector

'It's a tool that we need to use to unleash the quality of life aspect'

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A farmer harvests wheat in a field in the Tabuk region, nearly 1,000 miles northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 7, 2016.

Saudi agriculture startup secures $18.5 million in funding

'We’re excited to continue on our mission to address the reliance on freshwater consumption'

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A medical worker adjusts a prosthetic limb at the Qatar-funded Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani rehabilitation center in Gaza on March 14, 2021.

Hospital in Gaza provides bionic limbs to Palestinian amputees

'Since I got the limb my outer appearance improved, people don't recognize I have an amputated hand'

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A young gamer wearing virtual reality goggles plays in a mock city set-up at a newly-opened VR park at The Dubai Mall in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on March 6, 2018.

UAE takes security training to the metaverse with virtual exercise

'Law enforcement will need to be - and they have to be - in the metaverse,' Khatir says

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A national flag of Iran waves in front of the building of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in Vienna, Austria, December 17, 2021.

Report: Iran successfully launches second satellite into orbit

'The IRGC successfully placed Iran's second military satellite, Noor-2, into orbit'

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The Saudi military displays what they say are Iranian cruise missiles and drones during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019.

Saudi Arabia to produce homemade military drones

'The company is working to establish one of the largest munitions factories in the world'

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A handout picture obtained from Israel's Government Press Office on February 15, 2022 shows Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) meeting with US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Brad Cooper (L) in Bahrain.

US eyes Israel's unmanned boats as Bennett visits Fifth Fleet

Washington is said to be surveying dozens of unmanned boats for potential acquisition

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Saudi women attend a hackathon in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 31, 2018.

Saudi Arabia opens first all-female Apple Developer Academy

Al Nayel says 'Our goal is to become the region’s premier center for female iOS developers'

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A Google logo is seen on the brand's stand ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on January 20, 2020.

Tunisia-based AI firm InstaDeep draws Google investors

Beguir says the firm saw real-world 'wide-ranging opportunities to deploy our AI products'

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Saudis watch a hydrogen powered car during a test drive organized by Aramco, at the Techno Valley Science Park, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2021.

UAE aims to be a world leader in hydrogen exports

Gulf state wants to capture a quarter of global market share for alternative fuel

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A Russian national accused of hacking into US retail computer systems was arrested and ordered to face criminal charges, officials said Monday

Iranian hackers target Israel using coding flaw (experts)

Seven Israeli targets from business and government sectors targeted by Tehran-linked APT35 group

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Rassemblement organisé par le Hamas en solidarité avec les prisonniers palestiniens dans les prisons israéliennes, dans le camp de Jabalia, dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, le 15 octobre 2021

Over 150 social media accounts linked to Hamas removed from platforms

Some of the Pages claimed to be operated by news entities and communities from the West Bank, Israel and Sinai

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CEO and founder of OurCrowd Jon Medved, along with Dr. Sabah Al-Binali, senior executive officer and executive chairman of OurCrowd Arabia, in an interview with i24NEWS, Israel, November 22, 2021.

OurCrowd becomes first Israeli VC fund to operate in UAE

OurCrowd connects individuals and institutions with emerging technology startups

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Cybersecurity

Iran doxes Israeli cybersecurity expert

Iran publishes personal information on individual regime says is involved in espionage operations

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This picture shows the Microsoft logo at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) in Lille on January 28, 2020.

Iran-backed hackers accused of targeting US companies

Cyberattackers aiming at 'broad range of victims across multiple US critical infrastructure sectors'

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A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017.

Iranian hackers breach Israeli internet hosting company

One of the websites hit by the cyberattack is an LGBTQ dating app

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A Google logo is seen on the brand's stand ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on January 20, 2020.

Iranian govt-backed group instrumental in cyberattack surge, Google warns

'APT35, an Iranian group, regularly conducts phishing campaigns targeting high risk users'

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An Emirati walks past a screen displaying the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai on July 19, 2020.

UAE spacecraft to explore asteroid belt beyond Mars

UAE Space Agency says mission will observe seven main belt asteroids before final landing on asteroid

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People carry Afghanistan's national flag to mark the 102nd Independence Day of Afghanistan in the Wazi Akbar khan area of Kabul on August 19, 2021, days after the Taliban's military takeover of the country.

Afghanistan: Facebook unveils measures to protect users under Taliban

FB temporarily removes the ability to view and search through users' friend lists in Afghanistan

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Les drapeaux émirati, israélien à l'aéroport d'Abou Dhabi à l'arrivée du tout premier vol commercial entre Israël et les Émirats arabes unis, le 31 août 2020

Abu Dhabi's Department of Health and Israel's Sheba Medical Centre sign MoU

Memorandum will focus on research, particularly telemedicine and medical AI applications

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An Iranian woman walks past a mural displaying Iran's national flag in Tehran, on June 17, 2021.

Iran launches Islamic dating app ‘Companion’

Hamdam is the only state-approved dating platform

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Solar panels are installed in agricultural fields, in the village of Killi, near Bab al-Hawa by the border with Turkey, in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on June 9, 2021.

Innovation through necessity - war ravaged Syria turns to solar power

Cheaper and more reliable than diesel power generators, solar energy looks set to stay

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Netflix has dropped an episode of a program critical of Saudi Arabia by comedian Hasan Minhaj after officials in the kingdom complained

Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia

Kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission said show violated Saudi cybercrime law