Monday, October 25, 2021

Dubai’s Ruler Hacked Phones of His Ex-Wife and Her Lawyers, UK Court Says

 When the hyper-wealthy ruler of the Middle Eastern emirate of Dubai found

himself embroiled in a British court case with the Jordanian princess who
was once his wife, he did more than hire top-shelf lawyers.

He also deployed high-tech software purchased from an Israeli company to
hack the cellphones of his ex-wife, two of her lawyers and three other
associates, according to court documents made public on Wednesday.
 Dubai’s Ruler Hacked Phones of His Ex-Wife and Her Lawyers, UK Court Saysl

Saad Aljabri says Mohammed bin Salman boasted he could kill former ruler King Abdullah

A former senior Saudi intelligence officer has claimed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a “psychopath with no empathy” who once boasted that he could kill the kingdom’s ruler at the time, King Abdullah, and replace him with his own father.

In an interview on US television, Saad Aljabri, who fled Saudi Arabia in May 2017 and is living in exile in Canada, also said he had been warned by an associate in 2018, after the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that a Saudi hit team was heading to Canada to kill him.

Aljabri told 60 Minutes on CBS he was warned “don’t be in a proximity of any Saudi mission in Canada. Don’t go to the consulate. Don’t go to the embassy.” When he asked why, he said he was told “they dismembered the guy, they kill him. You are on the top of the list.”

Saudi crown prince a ‘psychopath’, says exiled intelligence officer

Chinese-Russian task force sails around JapanDefense News

The Great Resignation may lead companies to offer employees financial wellness benefitsCNBC. I don’t wish to seem churlish, but why doens’t “financial wellness” imply a raise? Meanwhile, “The Great Resignation” seems to have been coined in the same scriptwriters room that emitted “Striketober.” Averages conceal class:

Now, some borrowers may be able to use their history of on-time rental payments to qualify for a home loan.

Biden encircling while engaging Putin Asia Times 

On suitcases, handles and fire-starters The Saker 

Vivek Bhatia, Tarun Gupta and Vik Bansal.

The rise of the Australian-Indian CEOs

A growing number of Australia’s top business leaders are of South Asian heritage. They tell BOSS about their ambitions to learn and their hunger for success.

Goodbye, Columbus: Vikings crossed the Atlantic 1,000 years ago Reuters  This is news?

BRENDAN O’NEILL:  The hate that dare not speak its name: Britain is in the grip of a pathological unwillingness to talk about radical Islam

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