Category Archives: Gulf

Emirates denies one of its planes has been targeted with a bomb


#UAE: A spokesman for Emirates Airlines said that the national carrier has strongly denied reports that one of its planes had been targeted for bombing on Monday.
Lebanese Interior Minister Nuhad al-Mashnouk revealed the involvement of four Lebanese in an attempt to blow up an American passenger plane on its way from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
Mashnouk said in a press conference on Monday that the thwarted attack was coordinated by the Information Division of the Department of Homeland Security and Australian authorities.

“Maryam” App spreads fear among teenagers parents


“Maryam” application is the newest controversial game, with a basic rhetoric of attempting to lead a lost girl back to her home by asking the player a series of personal questions based on psychological implications and fear factors.
Social experts have vociferously called for banning the interactive online game as they feel it can cause a damaging impact on the player. The game gathers personal information and this may result in an invasion of one’s privacy, the experts warn.
This brings back to minds the infamous suicide-enabling “Blue Whale” application, which cost many disturbed teenagers their lives worldwide.

Saudi Arabian Teen Reported Missing In Orlando


#USA: A teen on vacation from Saudi Arabia vanished on Wednesday evening while at the Orlando Premium Outlet Mall. Lana Hany S Abualjadayel, 16, was last seen wearing a black, long sleeved shirt and blue jeans.
She stands 5-feet-7 and weighs about 110 pounds.
The circumstances behind her disappearance were not immediately revealed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-836- 4357.