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Microsoft Catches Hackers From Russia, China, North Korea, Iran Using OpenAI Tools to Improve Their Cyberattacks

Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that state-backed hackers from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran have been using tools provided by its partner OpenAI to enhance their hacking techniques and deceive their targets.

Houthi Rebels Fired at 2 Commercial Ships in Red Sea Days After US, UK Hit Dozens of Houthi Targets in Yemen

The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fired missiles at two commercial vessels in the Red Sea on Tuesday, the first attacks since the US and UK launched strikes against dozens of Houthi targets in Yemen ov..

McDonald’s, Starbucks Experience Sales Decline as Israel-Hamas Conflict Drags On

McDonald's and Starbucks blamed the Israel-Hamas conflict for a sales drop in 2023...

Joe Biden Issues Order Imposing Sanctions on Israeli Settlers Who Attack Palestinians in West Bank

President Joe Biden has issued an executive order targeting Israeli settlers who attack Palestinians in the West Bank...

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Saudi Aramco stops Red Sea deepwater exploration work: sources
State oil giant Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL] has put on hold its deepwater oil and gas exploration and drilling activities in the Red Sea because of high costs as it economizes in an environment of low cru
Lavish freebies from Saudi king to buoy economy, markets
A lavish payout to public employees ordered by Saudi Arabia's new King Salman will help to sustain the kingdom's consumer boom and reassure financial markets that the government is not slashing expend
Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq
Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has signed a deal with Iraq worth $11 billion (7 billion pounds) to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra, Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi said on
Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent Dubai retailers
Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza
Dubai's Drake & Scull wins $49 million contract
A subsidiary of Dubai’s Drake & Scull International DSI.DU (DSI) has won a 180 million dirham ($49 million) engineering contract in the emirate, the parent firm said on Sunday.
Volatile Libya resumes commercial flights to Europe
Commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe resumed after more than six months on Saturday with a Libyan carrier taking off to Germany, the airline said.
Amazon in talks to buy Israeli start-up Annapurna Labs: newspaper
U.S. tech giant Amazon is in talks to buy Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs for up to $370 million, financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Thursday.
Dropbox buys U.S.-Israeli mobile document firm CloudOn
Online document-sharing company Dropbox has acquired U.S.-Israeli CloudOn, a developer of tools to simplify creating and editing documents on mobile devices, the companies said on Wednesday.
Oil slips $1 on China economy worries, record Iraq output
Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.
Iran sees no OPEC shift toward a cut, says oil industry could withstand $25 crude
Iran sees no sign of a shift within OPEC toward action to support oil prices, its oil minister said, adding its oil industry could ride out a further price slump to $25 a barrel.
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