Latest United Arab Emirates News

Detained Iranian-American, 85, leaves Iran for major surgery

Oct. 05, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An 85-year-old Iranian-American held by Iran over internationally criticized spying charges left the country Wednesday for Oman, officials said, after increasing pressure to free him amid his struggles with poor health. His 50-year-old son, however, remains in...

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says detained Iranian-American Baquer Namazi, 85, has left country for Oman

Oct. 05, 2022 05:07 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says detained Iranian-American Baquer Namazi, 85, has left country for Oman.

Iran's president tries to assuage anger as protests continue

Oct. 04, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday appealed for national unity and tried to allay anger against the country’s rulers, even as the anti-government protests that have engulfed the country for weeks continued to spread to universities and high schools. ...

Tillerson testifies at corruption trial of Trump adviser

Oct. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rex Tillerson, who served a turbulent term as secretary of state under former President Donald Trump, was called as a government witness Monday at the trial of a Trump ally accused of leaking intelligence to the United Arab Emirates. Tillerson testified that he...

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

Oct. 03, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. ...

Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians

Oct. 03, 2022 06:12 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians.

Top Iran official warns protests could destabilize country

Oct. 02, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker warned Sunday that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order, as countrywide unrest entered its...

Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Oct. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The assailants in Friday's attack...

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander

Sep. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not...