Dubai Free Zone postpones rent payments for up to 6 months amid coronavirus outbreak

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has confirmed 63 new cases of COVID-19, state news agency WAM reported Saturday. (File/AFP)
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Updated 29 March 2020

Dubai Free Zone postpones rent payments for up to 6 months amid coronavirus outbreak

  • The Dubai Free Zones Council is working to help the economic system improve Dubai’s competitiveness and maintain business continuity in all sectors

Dubai: Rent payments in Dubai have been postponed for up to six months, national daily Gulf News reported, citing Dubai Free Zones.
The decisions made also include facilitating financial payments, refunding multiple insurance and guarantees claims, and the cancellation of a number of penalties for both companies and individuals.
The Dubai Free Zones Council is working to help the economic system improve Dubai’s competitiveness and maintain business continuity in all sectors, including small and medium enterprises, Chairman of Dubai Airport Free Zone Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has confirmed 63 new cases of COVID-19, state news agency WAM reported Saturday. The new cases bring the total in the country to 468, with 55 recoveries and two deaths.


Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Updated 14 July 2020

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

  • An official said Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry

Iran has executed a former defense ministry worker who sold information to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday.
Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry and sold the agency information about Iran’s missile program, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted by its Mizan website.
He retired from the ministry four years ago. Esmaili said Asgari was executed last week.
Separately, Esmaili said a death sentence for Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, an Iranian accused of spying for US and Israeli intelligence, is among those still to be carried out. Last year, Iran announced it had captured 17 spies it said were working for the CIA.