United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Saudis Buy $3.2 Billion Missile Defense System from South Korea, Shop for Chinese Weapons

The South Korean Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday announced Saudi Arabia has agreed to purchase a $3.2 billion surface-to-air missile defense system, while China gushed that its weapons “attracted great interest” from the Saudis at a defense show in Riyadh over the weekend. The Saudis are also making strides with indigenously produced military systems, perhaps marking the definitive end of the Kingdom’s dependence upon the United States for defense products.

South Korea's Cheongung medium range surface-to-air missile system seen on display du

Unholy Alliance: American Intelligence Community Believes UAE AI Giant G42 Is Working Closely with China

The relationship between G42, an influential AI firm based in the United Arab Emirates, and various Chinese companies has raised significant concerns among U.S. intelligence agencies. The most worrying aspect of the company’s relationship with the communist country is the potential for it to hand over U.S. technology that partners are forbidden from selling to China directly.

China's Xi and UAE's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Richest 1% of Global Elites Emit as Much Carbon as Bottom Two-Thirds

Private jets. Private yachts. Multiple holidays a year. Garages full of luxury vehicles. Investments driving – and profiting from – fossil fuel industries. These are just some of the factors that combine to see global elites, who comprise one percent of the planet’s population, emit the same amount of carbon as the world’s poorest two-thirds, or five billion people, an analysis published Sunday by the nonprofit Oxfam International details.

Taylor Swift gives thumbs up inside a private jet.