Sheikh Abdullah and John Kerry discuss terrorism and GCC-EU summit

July 25, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

BELGIUM – Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met the US secretary of state John Kerry in Brussels where the two diplomats discussed ways to counter terrorism. Sheikh Abdullah led the UAE delegation to the GCC-EU summit held in the Belgian capital,

UAE embassy in US warns nationals to avoid demo areas

July 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE embassy in the United States has urged UAE nationals who are visiting the US, to stay away from known protest areas and demonstrations while in the country. The appeal came in a tweet posted by the embassy in the aftermath of a

Irish inmate tried to get back into prison with 300 CTTV cameras after being locked out

May 5, 2016 By Emma Procter

IRELAND – In a bizarre story from overseas, a young inmate desperately tried to get back into a cell block at a new €45m prison in Cork, Ireland, after being left locked into an exercise yard overnight. New control procedures are expected to be put in

New US system finds security flaws in popular web apps

April 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – US researchers have created a new system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application code to find security flaws in popular web-based apps, reports The Economic Times (India). The system, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), uses a

US senate agrees to tighten up airport security

April 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Following the Brussels Airport bombings, the US Senate has agreed to approve a series of new security measures as part of its recent reauthorisation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – including expanding the TSA PreCheck programme to concentrate checks on other passengers

Security guard jailed for Dh45,000 warehouse thefts in Dubai

April 4, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – A security guard who stole Dh45,000 worth of building equipment from his employer’s warehouse has been jailed for three months by Dubai Criminal Court. The 33-year-old Bangladeshi took scaffolding, aluminium doors and a small food mixer from a warehouse in Al Rashidiya, prosecutors said. The defendant

ASSA ABLOY acquires Lighthouse

March 28, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SWEDEN—Door opening solutions leader ASSA ABLOY has announced the acquisition of Lighthouse, a US-based sectional door and docking distributor. “[The deal] reinforces the ASSA ABLOY Group’s leadership in entrance automation, where our sales have grown from SEK 3 billion ($363 million) in 2008 to SEK 18 billion

DarkMatter headlines ISS World Middle East 2016

March 13, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its headlining participation at the Intelligence Support Systems for Lawful Interception, Electronic Surveillance and Cyber Intelligence Middle East event (ISS World Middle East), where it is a lead partner. The event represents