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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|

Red Sea bloc to thwart Iran expansionism

A Saudi border guard patrols near Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, along the beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters) By Habib Toumi December 15, 2018 A new regional security entity to protect the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden is being established to boost cooperation between seven Asian and African countries bordering the [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|Africa, Middle East|

Opportunistic Iran regime supports Al-Qaeda-linked terror group

the Iranian regime has been facilitating the path for the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab to circumvent UN sanctions and make millions of dollars of profit every year. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh October 22, 2108 UN experts have recently shared a report with the organization’s Security Council that describes in detail how the Iranian regime [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Africa, Middle East, Somalia|

Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report

A Somalian soldier walks past a consignment of charcoal destined for the export market in Barawe October 12, 2014. (REUTERS) October 10, 2018 Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Africa, Somalia|

How Iran ‘infiltrated Morocco’ and aims to break into Sub-Saharan Africa

In an interview with Breitbart last month, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said Iran is in the process of expanding in the Sub-Saharan Africa. (AFP) October 9, 2018 In an interview with Breitbart last month, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita spoke of how Iran “infiltrated” Morocco via book festivals and voiced his country’s support of [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Africa, Marocco|

Iran’s controversial cultural attaché leaves Algeria

Amir Mousavi, the Iranian cultural attaché in Algeria. (Supplied) By Romany Shaker October 6, 2018 On September 22, Iran’s cultural attaché in Algeria Amir Mousavi announced he would leave his position after almost four years in the country. The announcement followed accusations by Algerian activists and former officials against the Iranian diplomat over his alleged role in recruiting thousands of [...]

By |October 6th, 2018|Africa, Algeria|