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Cambridge University halts 400m deal with UAE over Pegasus spyware claims   18%


Exclusive: UK institution was in line for huge donation but has paused talks due to concerns Gulf state used hacking software

The University of Cambridge has broken off talks with the United Arab Emirates over a record £400m collaboration after claims about the Gulf state’s use of controversial Pegasus hacking software, the university’s vice-chancellor has said.

The proposed deal, hailed by the university in July as a “potential strategic partnership … helping to solve some of the greatest challenges facing our planet” – would have included the largest donation of its kind in the university’s history, spanning a decade and involving direct investment from the UAE of more than £310m.

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UAE reports record-low daily COVID-19 cases  


The United Arab Emirates has recorded its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 cases this year, the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) reported on Friday.The


UAE, South Korea to launch free trade talks   8%


The United Arab Emirates and South Korea on Thursday agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral trade deal targeting a broad expansion of economic ties.The UAE last month announced it would seek


Oil sector needs investment to avert volatility like gas market, UAE minister says  


The global oil market is at risk of the sort of volatility the gas market is currently witnessing unless proper investment is made, the United Arab Emirates’ energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei told a


More UAE dollar bonds expected next year, local currency issues to follow  


The United Arab Emirates federal government will be in the market next year for more dollar bond issuances and is working on plans to issue local currency debt, a finance ministry official said on


UAE markets regulator gets first female CEO as Maryam Al Suwaidi takes charge  


The United Arab Emirates named Dr. Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi as chief executive of the nation’s markets regulator, in another senior appointment for a woman in the region.The appointment to lead the


Zimbabwe: VP Pitches Moving Investment Case in Dubai   40%

[The Herald] VICE President Constantino Chiwenga pitched a compelling investment case for Zimbabwe in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday, urging investors to seize many lucrative opportunities in the country in a manner that had delegates awestruck for a quarter of an hour.


UAE targets carbon neutrality by 2050   -30%

The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's biggest oil exporters, has launched a "strategic initiative" targeting carbon neutrality by 2050, ahead of a UN climate conference late this month.


UAE spacecraft to explore asteroid belt beyond Mars   8%

The United Arab Emirates will launch a spacecraft to explore a major asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, officials said Tuesday, after a UAE probe reached the red planet early this year.


White House brings together 30 nations to combat ransomware  

The White House is hosting a virtual conference with countries from Ukraine to the United Arab Emirates to look for ways to fight ongoing ransomware attacks across borders.


White House organizes virtual global summit to tackle ransomware  

The White House is hosting a virtual meeting for more than 30 countries — from Ukraine to the United Arab Emirates — this week to find ways to fight ransomware together.