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Iran-backed Houthis confirm migrant center fire, say 44 killed

Rights groups say the Iran-backed Houthi militia is responsible for causing a fire in a detention center last week that killed at least 44 migrants. (Twitter) March 17, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthis confirmed that 44 Africans migrants were killed in a fire at a detention center last week in Yemen’s Sanaa, the group’s al-Masirah television [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Deadly Yemen migrant centre fire caused by Iran-backed Houthi projectiles, HRW says

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) March 16, 2021 A fire last week that killed more than 40 African migrants in an overcrowded detention centre in Yemen’s capital Sanaa was started after Houthi forces fired projectiles during a skirmish with detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis accused of setting detention center on fire with Ethiopian migrants inside

Houthi rebels parade in Sanaa on December 19, 2017. (Reuters) March 10, 2021 Yemen’s legitimate government and human rights activists in Sanaa are accusing Houthis of killing dozens of Ethiopian migrants after the Iran-backed militants set a detention center ablaze in the capital on Sunday. Houthis burned down the center after the migrants [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Africa, Yemen|

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, Morocco|

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|