UN and Gulf Co-operation Council join forces on environmental action

A partnership agreement has been signed between the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) to address environmental issues facing GCC countries. It will support the implementation of four key priority projects, including the development of standards for the collection and analysis of air quality data, assessment of the state of the environment and guidelines […]

Middle East energy “more vulnerable” to cyber attacks

The Middle East’s energy sector is “more vulnerable” to cyber attacks than the rest of the world, it was claimed this week. There’s “insufficient” awareness of the threat from government and firms, little investment in cyber defence and unlike the US and Europe, no cyber security strategy is in place yet, according to an expert […]