UAE helps evacuate South Korean nationals from Iran

Iranian residents, some wearing protective masks, wait to cross a street in the capital Tehran on February 22, 2020. (AFP) March 20, 2020 The UAE helped evacuate 80 people from Iran including 74 South Koreans and six Iranian family members, a step the country has taken in response to a request by the South Korean [...]

By |March 20th, 2020|East Asia, UAE|

U.S. blacklists 5 UAE-based companies over purchase of Iran oil

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin discusses possible sanctions on Iran before a House appropriations subcommittee.. (AP) March 19, 2020 The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five United Arab Emirates-based companies, accusing them of having collectively purchased in 2019 hundreds of thousands of metric tons of petroleum products from Iran. The U.S. Treasury Department [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

UAE sends supplies to aid Iran in coronavirus fight

The first aid delivery to Iran was made on March 3 in collaboration with the World Health Organization. (ISNA) March 17, 2020 The United Arab Emirates sent two aid planes with over 32 metric tons of medical supplies to fight COVID-19 to Iran, state news agency WAM reported on Monday. The second batch of humanitarian [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|UAE|

UAE affirms support to Iran amid coronavirus

United Arab Emirates' Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (AFP) March 16, 2020 he United Arab Emirates' Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif the UAE’s support to Iran amid the coronavirus [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|UAE|

UAE and WHO send emergency medical supplies to help Iran tackle coronavirus

A man disinfects the shrine of Saint Masoumeh against coronavirus in the city of Qom, February 25, 2020. (AP) March 04, 2020 The UAE helped the World Health Organization fly experts and medical supplies to Iran as part of efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak there. Iranian officials say at least 66 people [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|UAE|

Top suspect in large corruption case flees Iran for UAE

Mehdi Sharifi Niknafs, one of the suspects in a large corruption case has fled to the UAE. (Supplied) February 20, 2020 One of the primary suspects involved in a massive financial corruption case in Iran's petrochemical sector has fled the country, a conservative local news outlet close to the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|UAE|

Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi. (Tasnim) February 04, 2020 Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq said in remarks published on Tuesday. Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said top commander Qassem Soleimani, killed at Baghdad [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Iran teams’ AFC Champions League matches moved to UAE

Shahr Khodro FC of Iran v Riffa of Bahrain and Iran’s Esteghlal FC v Kuwait SC — will now be played in the UAE. (Supplied) January 22, 2020 Two Iranian football clubs’ AFC Champions League preliminary round matches have been moved to a neutral country because of security fears, Asia football’s governing body [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|East Asia, UAE|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

A Dutch criminal implicated in the murder of an Iranian arrested in Dubai

Ridouan Taghi, implicated as a major drug kingpin and murderer lives in Iran according to Dutch news outlet, De Telegraaf. (DT) December 18, 2019 A man, known as the ringleader of the "Angels of Death" and the most wanted criminal in the Netherlands, has been captured in Dubai, the state-run Emirates News Agency [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Europe, UAE|