UAE donates 15 vehicles to Security Department in Lahij Governorate, Yemen

September 5, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE has donated 15 vehicles to the Security Department of Lahij Governorate to improve the local security situation, as part of its efforts to promote security and stability in the various governorates of Yemen. Brigadier Saleh Al Sayed, Director-General of the Lahij Security

UAE Banks Federation shares tip for protecting against fraud

August 31, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional body representing 48-member banks operating in the UAE, has shared some easy-to-implement tips which can help residents in the UAE protect themselves against certain types of fraud. The tips were compiled by the Fraud Prevention Committee, a

Lebanon to adopt biometric passports for diplomats

August 23, 2017 By Emma Procter

LEBANON – Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced a plan Monday to supply all diplomatic figures in Lebanon with biometric passports to match international standards. “These passports can be used in all the embassies in the world,” Bassil said during an announcement held at the Foreign Ministry

SANS survey names top threats to industrial control systems

August 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organizations face in securing critical infrastructure. In addition, 69% of respondents stated that the

Abu Dhabi cops catch heroin dealer after surveillance

July 31, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have successfully arrested a drug dealer of Asian origin during ‘Operation Falcon Eye’. Due to stringent surveillance efforts the officers were able to catch the crook who had 3 kilograms of heroin in his possession. Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al Dhaheri, Director of ADP’s

Vienna airport to increase security with face scan systems

July 26, 2017 By Emma Procter

AUSTRIA — Vienna airport officials say security measures are being increased with the installation of face-scanning systems at passport control points. The Austrian officials said recently the installations will start in December at 50 airport security gates used for entry from outside the Schengen Zone, the

Dh3m of stolen gold recovered by cops in Dubai

July 19, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – Police in Dubai have recovered Dh3 million in gold stolen by masked thugs in a daring armed robbery at an International City gold shop last Wednesday, reports Gulf News. Uniformed police officers raided the thieves’ hideout within 48 hours of the robbery, thwarting the

Jail for trio after Dh10m security van theft attempt

July 11, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that three men will serve three years in jail each in Dubai for attempting to steal Dh10 million from a security van after stabbing one of the guards in the stomach. At 9pm on August 24 last