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IBM Watson to tackle cybercrime

IBM Security today announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company's cognitive technology trained in the language of security, as part of a year-long research project. To further scale the system, IBM p

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Pakistan arrests elusive ganglord in crime-ridden city

One of Pakistan's most notorious gangsters, the alleged mastermind of a string of murders of local politicians and policemen, was arrested on Saturday in the country's crime-ridden commercial capital of Karachi. "Lyar

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StanChart hosts financial crime compliance workshop

Standard Chartered hosted its first Financial Crime and Compliance (FCC) workshop for its financial institutional and correspondent banking clients in the Middle East region.   The event, which took place at Four

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Cyber crime rising in Middle East

Cyber crime is on the rise in the Middle East, according to Interpol. Increasing reliance on technology is being exploited by criminals and terrorists, revealed Interpol Digital Crime Officer Abdulla Al Sayed, said a report in the Gulf Dai

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StanChart boosts ME team fighting financial crimes

Standard Chartered plans to hire several financial crime-fighting staff in the Middle East, according to online jobs postings, as it seeks to strengthen controls after legal and compliance problems in the US. The bank is hiring a

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‘Iran crime network’ investigation underway

Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of operating an organised crime network in Gulf waters that targets civilian seafarers. The allegation is currently being reviewed by the American military, which is investigating whether Iran’s Revolutionar

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FERG ramps up awareness strategy against cybercrime

The UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG), comprising of businesses engaged in money exchange and remittances in the country, has ramped up its awareness strategy to combat cybercrime.   

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Bahrain MPs call for enforcement of anti-hate crime laws

Anti-hate crime laws already on the books in Bahrain need to be better enforced, according to a group of prominent MPs. The legislators were responding to Shura Council member Darwish Al Mannai, who recently called for a new law b

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Hate crimes law urged in Bahrain

A Shura Council member  in Bahrain has appealed to His Majesty King Hamad to enact an urgent law banning hate crimes, discrimination and contempt of religions. “We are in a dire need of such a legislation as the region

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Cyber gang targeting US victims caught in Ajman

UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) has put an end to the crimes of a Nigerian gang of three people operating out of an apartment in Ajman. The gang members had targeted their victims, both individuals and institutions, in the

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