UAE, Israel to Take Part in Military Drills in Greece

A UAE F-16 fighter jet.
A UAE F-16 fighter jet.
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UAE, Israel to Take Part in Military Drills in Greece

A UAE F-16 fighter jet.
A UAE F-16 fighter jet.

The air forces of Israel and the United Arab Emirates will take part in a joint military drill in Greece, revealed military sources in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s Maariv daily said the drill is part of an international military exercise.

This marks the first time that the UAE openly announces its participation with Israel in a military exercise.

The daily said that the UAE had previously joined Israel in drills, but this is the first time it agrees for the information to be reported.

The exercise in Greece will also include air forces from the United States, Canada, Slovakia, Spain and Cyprus.



Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait
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Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Court of Cassation upheld on Sunday the dismissal of criminal charges against a notorious Kuwaiti hacker who had infiltrated hundreds of websites around the world, including the US Department of Defense’s (Pentagon) website.
The Court of Cassation, the highest judicial authority, affirmed a previous ruling by the Court of Appeals that the 28-year-old defendant could not be prosecuted for the allegations in this case, which occurred 10 years ago.
The accused faced criminal charges related to his hacking of the US Department of Defense website, accessing sensitive weapon sites, and infiltrating 200 American websites, with the information being published in 2011.
On October 9, 2023, the Criminal Court dropped the criminal case against the hacker accused of breaking into global websites, including the Pentagon’s website.
The court’s decision to drop the charges against the hacker was based on the principle that the accused could not be tried for accusations committed over 10 years ago, as the acts were carried out from 2010 to 2012.
The charge of endangering Kuwait’s potential to sever relations by hacking the US Department of Defense website was also dismissed.
The prosecution had accused the defendant of hacking more than 200 sites, some of which contained confidential information belonging to the US.
The hacker was also accused of deceitfully appropriating money through fraud by marketing his website post-hack to attract victims to subscribe and browse the website.