Tehran sets up terror cells in Africa as Western sanctions bite

Protesters carry a banner depicting Iranian ayatollahs Khamenei (L) and Khomeini (C), and Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah (R) during a demonstration in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on July 25, 2014. (AFP) By Con Coughlin June 25, 2019 Iran is setting up a network of terror cells in Africa to attack US and [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Africa|

Djibouti denies Iranian ships docked at its port

The Port of Djibouti, as seen from Ambouli, Djibouti on April 23, 2017. (Reuters) June 10, 2019 Djibouti denied on Sunday reports that claimed that Iranian warships had docked at its port. Djibouti’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dhiauddin Bamakhramah stressed that his country has had no contact with Iran since severing relations with [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Africa, Djibouti|

Iranian cargo ship searched at Libya port

The ship, containing 144 containers, was brought to Misrata port in order to "verify the cargo to ensure it conforms with documents. (Supplied) April 29, 2019 An Iranian cargo ship listed on sanctions lists was boarded and searched at Misrata port in western Libya, the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord said Saturday. The [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Africa, Libya|

Iranian terror network exposed in Central Africa

Arms seizure in Nigeria, allegedly bound for neighbouring Gambia, has dented Tehran's quest for influence in Africa, Jan 2016. (Supplied) April 22, 2019 Channel i24NEWS reported on Thursday that Chad and the Central African Republic have uncovered an Iranian terror network operating in their territories as well as in other countries. The members [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Africa|

Morocco Speaker accuses Iran of disregarding OIC rules

A street sign is posted at the entrance of the embassy of Iran in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP) March 21, 2019 Morocco’s parliament Speaker Habib el-Malki revealed that Iran’s disregard of the regulations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led to its failure to attend the 14th session of [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Africa, Marocco|

Iran recalls ambassador to Kenya over court case

Kenyan counter-terrorism forces in Nairobi. (Reuters) March 19, 2019 Iran recalled its ambassador to Kenya because of a court decision upholding sentences for two Iranians in jail, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency. Iran also lodged a formal complaint with the Kenyan ambassador in Tehran [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Africa, Kenya|

Common causes of three crises in three continents- Iran, Algeria and Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Amir Taheri March 18, 2019 Three crises in three continents: Iran in Asia, Algeria in Africa and Venezuela in Latin America. Do they have anything in [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Africa, Latin America|

Do clothes make the woman? An Iranian artist’s search for identity

Iranian artist Mona Hakimi-Schueler's installation, part of her series called "Multi-bodies," signifies the white wedding gown and the shroud. (Al-Monitor) By Zahra Alipour March 18, 2019 "Which of these faces is the real me as an Iranian woman?" That is the question the Berlin-based artist Mona Hakimi-Schueler posed more than a decade ago with a series [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Africa, Europe, Woman|

S.African police arrest ex-ambassador in MTN Iranian license investigation

The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. (REUTERS) February 15, 2019 Pretoria's former ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, was arrested in South Africa on Thursday over allegations of corruption related to telecoms giant MTN's cell phone operating license in the Islamic Republic, police said on Friday. MTN shares [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Africa|

Iranians may be behind unprecedented cyber hacks, FireEye says

FireEye has “moderate” confidence that the attackers are from Iran, as its researchers see overlap with previous Iranian cyber attacks. (iStockphoto) By David Tweed January 11, 2019 Cyber attackers in Iran could be behind a wave of hacks on government and communications infrastructure that will require a coordinated global response to repel, according [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|