$450 million Leonardo painting heading to new Louvre museum

NEW YORK (AP) — A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017. Statistics

Q3 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world. 72,012,219 unique URLs were…

Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt…

UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations…

Dubai-based Emirates and flydubai to more closely integrate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, and budget carrier flydubai have announced plans to more closely integrate their operations. Source: Business – The Eagle

Trump Organization ended Qatar push 6 days after swearing in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Trump Organization dissolved subsidiaries created to pursue business opportunities in Qatar six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, according…

Qatar, in regional crisis, hires former US attorney general

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has paid $2.5 million to the law firm of a former attorney general under U.S. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts…

Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates signaled Sunday they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the…

The Latest: Turkey moves to support Qatar with military deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): …

AP Interview: Emirates defends security as laptop ban looms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of Emirates, the Middle East’s biggest airline, defended security measures at the carrier’s Dubai hub on Wednesday and said the ban on…

Port operator DP World's profits up by 28 percent in 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based DP World, one of the world’s largest international port operators, says its full-year profits in 2016 rose nearly 28 percent and revenue climbed…

Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than in 2015. 62.16% of…

IMF head: Trump good for US economy for now as trouble looms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump taking office is likely good for the American economy in…

Post Oak Mall Macy’s Not On New Store Closure List

Last August, Macy’s announced closing 100 of its 730 stores as part of a restructuring. The department store chain announced Wednesday 65 locations are closing. The Post Oak Mall store…

AP Exclusive: Golf club shows pitfalls of Trump presidency

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The decorative clock bearing the name of America’s incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but…

BP signs onshore oil deal with Abu Dhabi worth $2.22 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil giant BP PLC has agreed to an onshore oil deal with the Mideast emirate of Abu Dhabi worth $2.22 billion following years of…

Spam and phishing in Q3 2016

 Download the full report (PDF) Spam: quarterly highlights Malicious spam Throughout 2016 we have registered a huge amount of spam with malicious attachments; in the third quarter, this figure once…

IT threat evolution Q3 2016. Statistics

 Download the full report (PDF) Statistics All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection…

IMF, US Treasury chiefs visit Gulf amid oil price slowdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil-rich Gulf countries face further economic strain as crude prices remain low, requiring them to cut back spending and raise money other ways, the…

AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria,…