UAE expands strategic oil hub to counter Iranian threat

Tanker ships in the waters of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the eastern UAE emirate of Fujairah, June 15, 2019. (AFP) February 11, 2022 The geopolitically critical positioning of the UAE’s Fujairah as an alternative global crude oil storage facility and transit hub to the perennially troublesome Strait of Hormuz [...]

By |February 11th, 2022|UAE|

Washington threatens Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with new sanctions

Houthi supporters hold up flags and posters of the Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Badruddin al-Houthi during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen Oct 18, 2021. (Reuters) February 3, 2022 The United States on Wednesday threatened Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia with new sanctions after a series of drone and missile attacks on the United Arab Emirates. [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|North America, UAE, USA, Yemen|

Israel said ready to sell Iron Dome to UAE, build regional defenses against Iran

Israeli soldiers patrol near an Iron Dome defense system in the Golan Heights, on Jan 20, 2015. (AFP) February 2, 2022 In the wake of a missile attack launched during President Isaac Herzog’s landmark visit to Abu Dhabi, apparently by the Iran-backed Houthis, Israel is reportedly planning to advance the sale of missile defense systems [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|Israel, UAE|

Houthi general tells IRGC-linked website of coming attacks on UAE

Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. (AFP) February 2, 2022 A Houthi in an interview with the IRGC-linked Tasnim Sunday has threatened the United Arab Emirates with "more effective and powerful strikes" in the future. "Future strikes on the UAE will be more effective and more powerful than before and the UAE may lose [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

To what extent was the Iranian regime involved in the Houthi attacks on the UAE?

Houthis had claimed to have launched several strikes on the UAE which does not share borders with Yemen. (Twitter) By Track Persia January 24, 2022 The deadly drone attacks against the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi that involved launching a drone and missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi airport and a nearby oil company facility [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis launch second missile attack on UAE

Houthi militias launch a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia on March 25, 2018. (Houthi Media) January 24, 2022 The United Arab Emirates intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles on Monday with no casualties, its defense ministry said, following a deadly attack a week earlier. "The remnants of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

Biden weighs up returning Iran-backed Houthis to US terror list

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) January 20, 2022 US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he is considering re-designating Yemen’s Houthi militia as an international terrorist organization days after the Iran-backed group killed three people in a drone strike in the UAE. Marking his first full year in office with a two-hour [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|North America, UAE, USA, Yemen|

Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia ‘congratulates’ Houthis on UAE attack

Qais al-Khazali (Left), Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (A.A.H.) commander sitting next to the former Iranian IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani, undated. (INU) January 19, 2022 Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia congratulated Yemen’s Houthi militia for its drone attack on the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi which killed three people, the Shia militia’s leader Qais al-Khazali [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Iraq, UAE, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis say launched attack on UAE; fire, explosion reported in Abu Dhabi

Houthi followers hold mock missiles and their rifles as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the UN in Sanaa. (Reuters) January 17, 2022 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis said they launched an attack on the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported on Monday, after police in the capital Abu Dhabi reported two fires. An explosion [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|UAE, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia hijacks UAE-flagged cargo ship carrying medical supplies

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) January 3, 2022 The Iran-backed Houthi militia has hijacked the United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship Rawabi off the city of Hodeidah, according to an Arab Coalition spokesperson quoted in a statement from SPA. The ship was carrying [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|UAE, Yemen|