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|

UN chief says 9 African nations, Iran in arrears on UN dues

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (AFP) January 18, 2021 The U.N. chief says nine African nations and Iran are in arrears on paying their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and should lose their voting rights as required under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to General Assembly President [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Africa|

Pompeo says Iran supplied Gaddafi regime with chemical weapons that were used in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2020. (AP) January 11, 2021 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed on Sunday that Iran had supplied the regime of late Libya ruler Moammar al-Gaddafi with chemical weapons. He made the revelation [...]

By |January 11th, 2021|Africa, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, USA|

Moroccan security forces arrest Lebanese affiliated with Hezbollah

A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018. (REUTERS) January 9, 2021 Moroccan authorities said late Thursday they arrested a Lebanese national affiliated with the Hezbollah party over charges of committing fraud and identity theft. They said the 57-year-old man features on the Interpol list [...]

By |January 9th, 2021|Africa, Lebanon, Marocco|

Iran’s overseas propaganda: A copycat movement in Nigeria

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria carrying Hezbollah flags at a 2015 Quds Day rally - was branded a "terrorist" entity by Nigerian authorities in 2019. (Supplied) October 13, 2020 In December 2015, a military crackdown on the pro-Iran Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) killed around 350 people. Ever since then, there have been deliberate [...]

By |October 13th, 2020|Africa, Nigeria|

Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa

Former head of the elite Quds force of IRGC, Qassem Soleimani, attends a meeting on Sept. 17, 2013. (AP) By Nahal Toosi and Natasha Bertrand September 14, 2020 The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa, U.S. intelligence reports say, according to a U.S. government official familiar with the [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Africa, North America, USA|

Qatar funds Iran-backed Hezbollah arsenal through the gold markets of Uganda

A Hezbollah fighter is seen standing at attention in an orange field near the town of Naqura on the Lebanese-Israeli border on 20 April 2017 (AFP) By Damien McElroy September 14, 2020 Qatar operated a funding network for arms shipments from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded through Africa, according the latest revelations [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Africa, Lebanon, Qatar|

UK team helps free Iranian hostages from Somali pirates

Eight Iranian sailors were originally captured on board their vessel, the Siraj, while fishing off Somalia in March 2015. (REUTERS) August 28, 2020 A British team has helped secure the release of three Iranian sailors from Somali pirates, amid heightened tensions between the UK and Iran over the case of the imprisoned charity [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Africa, Europe, Somalia|

Report implicates Iran in 2011 attacks on US consulate in Benghazi

An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi late on Sept 11, 2012. (AFP) By Kenneth R. Timmerman August 25, 2020 US intelligence agencies are sitting on a treasure trove of documents that detail Iran’s [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Africa, Libya, North America, USA|

Iran social media campaign winning over Sunnis, other parts of world

Sepah Pasdaran, revolutionary guard hackers, cyber, cyberwar. (Supplied) August 8, 2020 An Iranian social-media Threat Network (ITN) is winning over Sunnis and supporters in Asia, Africa and Europe, a new think tank report obtained first by The Jerusalem Post reveals. In the report by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of IDC Herzliya and by [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Africa, East Asia, Europe, Middle East|