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|

UAE sentences Iran-linked Hezbollah suspects to Jail

Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP) May 16, 2019 The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court sentenced on Wednesday four Arab nationals to life in prison for planning to commit terrorist crimes and vandalism against key national [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Lebanon, UAE|

UAE slams Iranian aggression but calls for calm amid oil tanker attack investigation

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) May 16, 2019 The UAE is “very committed to de-escalation” after the sabotage of four oil tankers off the coast of Fujairah on Sunday, a senior minister said Wednesday. [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|UAE|

Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks

A damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 14, 2019 An American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|UAE|

Iran warns of ‘conspiracy’ over sabotaged vessels near Fujairah port

A damaged Andea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 14, 2019 Iran’s Foreign Ministry is warning against “conspiracy orchestrated by ill-wishers” and “adventurism by foreigners” over the acts of sabotage against four vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Iranian [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|UAE|

Saudi Arabia, UAE send 95 tons of relief aid to flood-hit Iranians

The plane will deliver relief items, including large quantities of food, tents and shelter materials. (WAM) April 18, 2019 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have sent a relief plane to Tehran carrying 95 tons of relief items to support flooding victims as part of the joint UAE-Saudi initiative to alleviate the [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Saudi, Emirates Red Crescent announce initiative to help Iran flood victims

Iran-- floods in Poldokhtar city in Lorestan province, April 03, 2019. (Mizan News) April 12, 2019 The Saudi Red Crescent Authority, in coordination with the Emirates Red Crescent, on Friday announced a joint initiative to help alleviate the suffering of Iranian citizens affected by the recent floods. A joint statement released by the Saudi [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Iran-linked Houthi militias warn they could target Riyadh, Abu Dhabi

Armed tribesmen, loyal to Houthi insurgency brandish their weapons at a gathering in the capital Sanaa on June 20, 2016. (AFP) March 16, 2019 Yemen’s Houthi militias warned on Saturday they could launch attacks against the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who lead a military coalition against them. The [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen|

UAE to build underground oil storage in case Iran closes Hormuz

Iranian military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games in the Strait of Hormuz on December 27. 2011. (Reuters) February 27, 2019 Abu Dhabi's state oil firm said Wednesday it has signed a $1.2 billion deal to build a storage facility on the Arabian Sea, as it seeks [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|UAE|

Iranian hospital in Dubai offers 50% discount amid licence dispute

Visitors at Iranian Hospital Dubai stand at the Arab Health 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre. (Gulf News) February 2, 2019 The Iranian Hospital in Dubai is offering a 50 per cent discount to all patients across the board until the issue of derecognition by health insurance companies is resolved. In November 2018, [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|UAE|