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Top suspect in large corruption case flees Iran for UAE

Mehdi Sharifi Niknafs, one of the suspects in a large corruption case has fled to the UAE. (Supplied) February 20, 2020 One of the primary suspects involved in a massive financial corruption case in Iran's petrochemical sector has fled the country, a conservative local news outlet close to the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|UAE|

Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi. (Tasnim) February 04, 2020 Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq said in remarks published on Tuesday. Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said top commander Qassem Soleimani, killed at Baghdad [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Iran teams’ AFC Champions League matches moved to UAE

Shahr Khodro FC of Iran v Riffa of Bahrain and Iran’s Esteghlal FC v Kuwait SC — will now be played in the UAE. (Supplied) January 22, 2020 Two Iranian football clubs’ AFC Champions League preliminary round matches have been moved to a neutral country because of security fears, Asia football’s governing body [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|East Asia, UAE|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

A Dutch criminal implicated in the murder of an Iranian arrested in Dubai

Ridouan Taghi, implicated as a major drug kingpin and murderer lives in Iran according to Dutch news outlet, De Telegraaf. (DT) December 18, 2019 A man, known as the ringleader of the "Angels of Death" and the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands, has been captured in Dubai, the state-run Emirates News Agency [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Europe, UAE|

Iran-backed Houthis threaten to attack targets in the United Arab Emirates

A mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) September 19, 2019 Yemen’s Houthi militia, which claims it was behind the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, said on Wednesday it has dozens of sites located in the United Arab Emirates listed as possible targets for attacks. A military spokesman [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|UAE, Yemen|

UAE says Khamenei meeting proves Houthis are Iran’s proxy

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) August 15, 2019 A meeting between a Houthi official and Iran's Supreme Leader proves “in black and white” that the Yemeni militants are an Iranian proxy, a senior Emirati said Wednesday. State [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|UAE, Yemen|

UAE slams oil tanker attack as Gargash says Zarif losing credibility

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a news conference on Yemen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP) June 14, 2019 The United Arab Emirates slammed on Thursday the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport as [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|UAE|

U.S. blames Iran for attack on tankers, Iraq rockets

A damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 25, 2019 A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Iraq, North America, UAE, USA|

Insurer says Iran’s Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks

A damaged Andea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 18, 2019 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|UAE|