UAE vice president meets Iran foreign minister at Baghdad summit

UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum attending the opening session of the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, Jan 5, 2021. (AFP) August 28, 2021 UAE's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai met with Iran's foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, on the sidelines of [...]

By |August 28th, 2021|Iraq, UAE|

Israeli officials say cargo ship possibly attacked en route to UAE, checking if Iran forces stand behind it

Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, Feb 28, 2021. (AFP) July 3, 2021 Israeli defence officials were checking whether Iranian forces were behind a possible attack on a cargo ship under partial Israeli ownership on Saturday on its way from Jeddah to the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2021|Israel, UAE|

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE

An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating on the Gulf. (AFP) May 31, 2021 The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, court documents and government statistics show. The Iranian crude oil showed up in new figures [...]

By |May 31st, 2021|North America, UAE, USA|

Israel navy on alert after freight ship hit by Iranian missile off UAE coast

Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, Feb 28, 2021. (AFP) April 13, 2021 The Israeli navy is on high alert after an Israel-owned freight ship was struck by an Iranian missile in the Arabian Sea, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent. Two maritime [...]

By |April 13th, 2021|Israel, UAE|

Israel urges citizens to avoid UAE, citing Iranian threat

The warning included both Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE as well as Bahrain. (Getty) March 29, 2021 Israel’s National Security Agency on Monday advised tourists against travel to the United Arab Emirates and other countries across the region, citing the threat of attack by arch-enemy Iran. The warning included both Dubai [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Israel, UAE|

Ethiopia thwarts Iranian plot to attack UAE embassy

Ethiopian Federal Police ride through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday May 21, 2010. (AP) February 16, 2021 Iran is seeking to “activate sleeper cells” in Africa in order to attack “soft targets” in an attempt to avenge the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike and its top nuclear scientist [...]

By |February 16th, 2021|Africa, UAE|

UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 states, including Iran

UAE's Etihad Airways will scrap flights to Tehran on Jan. 24. (Reuters) November 25, 2020 The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 countries, including Iran, Syria and Somalia, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. The document, which was sent to companies operating in [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|UAE|

US fines Emirates airline $400,000 for using prohibited Iranian airspace

Emirates Boeing 777-31H aircraft taxying upon arrival at the Iranian capital Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, July 17, 2020. (AFP) October 2, 2020 The US Transportation Department said Thursday it has fined Emirates airline $400,000 for operating flights in parts of prohibited Iranian airspace in 2019. The flight was carrying the JetBlue Airways [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

Twitter under fire for allowing Iran leader’s extreme rhetoric about US, UAE

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP) September 3, 2020 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei took to Twitter on Tuesday to denounce the US and the UAE, using extreme rhetoric including “filthy Zionist agents” and the hashtag “#UAEStabsMuslims.” “The nation of Palestine is under various, severe pressures. Then, the UAE acts in agreement with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2020|Israel, North America, UAE, USA|

World must reject and condemn Khamenei’s ideology of hatred: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (AP) September 2, 2020 After Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei accused the United Arab Emirates of "betraying" Muslims, Arab nations and Palestine by establishing diplomatic ties with Israel, the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Tuesday that the world should "reject and condemn" Khamenei's [...]

By |September 2nd, 2020|Israel, North America, UAE, USA|