United Arab Emirates


Intelligence Service: Romanian sites face rise in cyber-attacks launching radical Islamist, anti-Israel, pro-Palestine messages

Beginning with mid-December 2014, the sites of several Romanian higher education and public administration institutions have been the target of cyber-attacks, the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) announced on Friday, mentioning that the hacked sites were infiltrated to carry radical Islamist, anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian messages, with the site of the Romanian Patriarchate being among th

One more ban for Moses epic from United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates said Dec. 30 that it will not allow screening of Hollywood's Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," mirroring similar bans by Egypt and Morocco.

The National Media Council, charged with vetting films for release in the UAE, said the Ridley Scott movie about Moses's escape from pharaonic Egypt contained "religious and historical mistakes."

Gulf human rights declaration increases heat on Qatar to act on migrant workers’ rights

The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies, including 2022 World Cup host Qatar, from criticism by human rights and trade union activists is likely to increase pressure on the sports-focused Gulf state to significantly alter its controversial migrant labor system.