• U.S. trained Afghan military elites “defect” to Daesh 2021-11-02 17:50

    U.S. trained Afghan military elites “defect” to Daesh

    TEHRAN - In what might be one of the most disastrous outcomes of the anarchic 20 year American occupation of Afghanistan and subsequent chaotic withdrawal; a report suggests former members of the U.S.-trained Afghan intelligence service and elite military units, have joined the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group operating in the country.

  • How India views AUKUS 2021/11/02

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    How India views AUKUS

    TEHRAN - The inking of the AUKUS, a trilateral security pact among Australia, the UK and the U.S. on September 15, 2021, with an effort to counter China in the Asia-Pacific without Indian inclusion has taken back many experts. The AUKUS for the first time will be building nuclear-powered submarines; Canberra will be using technologies provided by Washington.

  • At least 20 killed, 43 injured as two bombings hit Kabul's biggest hospital 2021-11-02 15:46

    At least 20 killed, 43 injured as two bombings hit Kabul's biggest hospital

    TEHRAN - Two suicide blasts and the sound of gunfire erupted Tuesday at the main military hospital in Kabul, in an attack that killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more, a doctor and a Taliban official said.

  • Farzad Ramezani Bonesh 2021-10-31 21:33

    Researcher says Afghanistan's neighbors concerned about spread of insecurity

    TEHRAN — Commenting on the strategic goals of neighboring countries regarding the Taliban reign in Afghanistan, a senior researcher on regional issues has said Iran has a “special position and calls for formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan” and generally has adopted a middle ground toward the developments in the Central Asian country.

  • Jafar Haqpanah 2021-10-30 21:05

    Iran is affected more by developments in Afghanistan: expert

    TEHRAN — Jafar Haghpanah, an expert on international affairs, says Iran is more affected by the developments in Afghanistan than any other country.

  • Ahmadullah Wasiq 2021-10-29 22:08

    Taliban: Tehran meeting will serve Afghanistan interests

    TEHRAN — The Taliban have praised the Wednesday meeting of the foreign ministers of six countries neighboring Afghanistan in Tehran, saying it will be in favor of Afghanistan.

  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi 2021-10-29 22:06

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Rulers fundamentally responsible for Afghan security: Pakistan FM

    TEHRAN – In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times on Thursday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the current rulers in Afghanistan are first and foremost responsible for providing security for Afghan citizens.

  • Fada Hossein Maleki 2021-10-29 19:06

    Tehran Afghan summit a show of strength against U.S., MP says

    TEHRAN – A sitting MP who formerly served as Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan has assessed the Tehran summit on the developments in Afghanistan as a show of strength by the countries in the region against the United States, saying the collective decisions made in the Tehran summit could be in the interest of the Afghan people and the region.

  • Mahima Duggal 2021-10-29 00:00

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean changing the geopolitical landscape: researcher

    TEHRAN – An associate research fellow at Institute for Security and Development Policy says that China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean and its alliance with Pakistan and Afghanistan under Taliban rule would change the geopolitical landscape.

  • Takht Ravanchi 2021-10-27 22:24

    Iranian UN envoy urges immediate international aid to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, has said "it is time for the international community to join hands to provide immediate assistance to the people of Afghanistan.”

  • Tehran Meeting 2021-10-27 21:44

    Tehran meeting: A roadmap for prosperous Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors and Russia concluded the second meeting on Afghanistan, underlining the need for an inclusive government in the war-torn country that would protect the rights of all ethnoreligious groups.

  • Iran FM 2021-10-27 19:11

    Iran FM holds bilateral meetings with Turkmen, Tajik counterparts

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan ahead of the Wednesday meeting on Afghanistan in Tehran.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2021-10-27 14:15

    Taliban must assure neighbors there won’t be threat from Afghanistan: Iran FM

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday that it is necessary that the current Taliban rulers in Afghanistan give assurances that there will be no threat against countries neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Tehran hosting meeting on Afghanistan 2021-10-27 12:11

    Tehran foreign ministerial meeting on Afghanistan begins

    TEHRAN – The foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Afghanistan started their meeting in Tehran on Wednesday morning.

  • Kazemi Qomi 2021-10-26 21:21

    Iranian president's special envoy for Afghanistan inaugurated

    TEHRAN – The new Iranian envoy for Afghanistan started discharging his duty on Tuesday after being inaugurated at a handover ceremony held at the Iranian foreign ministry.

  • Leader 2021-10-26 21:20

    Taliban welcomes Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on Shia-Sunni unity

    TEHRAN — A Taliban spokesman has issued a statement welcoming the remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the unity of Shias and Sunnis, the Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-10-26 21:20

    President Raisi will inaugurate conference on Afghanistan

    Tehran summit intended to find ‘Afghan solution’ for Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that the conference on Afghanistan in Tehran on Wednesday is aimed to find solutions to the problems facing the country based on “Afghan solution”.

  • Abadan oil refinery 2021-10-26 21:13

    Taliban ready to buy oil from Iran, says ACCI chief

    TEHRAN - Afghanistan is ready to buy oil from Iran, says the chairman of Afghanistan's Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) Tawakal Ahmadyar.

  • Afghanistan 2021-10-26 21:13

    Positive signs on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – After weeks of uncertainty and mayhem, positive signals are now coming out of Afghanistan. The Taliban has made efforts to address the concerns among some countries over the recent developments in Afghanistan.

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2021/10/26

    By Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors in Tehran: Together for peace and development

    TEHRAN- The presence of U.S. troops and their allied forces in Afghanistan, as well as their embarrassing, catastrophic departure, has left in its wake an overwhelmingly disorganized country and an agitated and anguished nation, causing an ambiguous future for a country which suffered military invasion in a modern fashion under the clichéd slogan of democratic development. 

  • Iranian ambassador Kabul Taliban 2021-10-26 10:52

    Iranian ambassador meets acting Taliban foreign minister

    TEHRAN - Bahador Aminian, Iran’s ambassador to Kabul, met on Saturday with Taliban’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.

  • Russian diplomat 2021-10-26 10:51

    Russia to participate in Tehran meeting on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – A senior Russia diplomat has told Russian state media that his country would take part in a regional meeting in Tehran on Afghanistan.

  • Countdown to catastrophe: UN warns of Afghan food crisis 2021-10-25 17:06

    Countdown to catastrophe: UN warns of Afghan food crisis

    TEHRAN - Millions of people in crisis-stricken Afghanistan are on the brink of starvation with the onset of winter, the UN World Food Program (WFP) has warned.

  • Kazemi Qomi 2021-10-24 23:16

    Special envoy says Taliban is a reality in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — The Special Representative of the Iranian President for Afghanistan has said "considering the situation in Afghanistan, the Taliban is a reality in this country that controls the capital and is responsible for ensuring the security of this country."

  • Afghanistan 2021-10-20 22:07

    Afghans critically wounded in terror act sent to Iran for treatment

    TEHRAN — Iran was due to receive a group of Afghan nationals who sustained injuries during last week’s terror attack on a Shia mosque in the southern city of Kandahar.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-10-19 22:11

    Iran urges OIC action as Daesh seeks to sow sectarian rift in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Monday that Daesh attacks in Afghanistan are aimed at sowing religious discord in the crisis-hit country, urging the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to condemn such attacks, Press TV reported.

  • Jagannath Panda 2021-10-19 22:06

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China will fill power vacuum left by U.S. in Afghanistan: researcher

    TEHRAN - A research fellow and coordinator of the East Asia Centre at MP-IDSA in New Delhi says that Beijing has already taken steps towards engagement with the Taliban to fill the vacuum created by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Paul Pillar 2021-10-19 11:17

    By M.A. Saki

    Neighbors are mostly worried about export of extremists from Afghanistan: professor

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, a nonresident senior fellow of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that the main concerns of countries neighboring Afghanistan and those nearby is a “possible export of extremists and extremism from Afghanistan.”

  • Hassan Kazemi Qomi 2021-10-18 22:04

    Terrorist acts aimed to cause sectarian rift in Afghanistan, Raisi laments 

    Raisi appoints special envoy to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – At a cabinet meeting on Sunday President Ebrahim Raisi appointed Hassan Kazemi Qomi as the Special Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Afghanistan.

  • Meeting 2021-10-18 21:17

    Iran embarks on military diplomacy

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign of activating Iran’s new policy orientation, a senior Iranian general started a regional tour that included visits to two pivotal neighbors of the country in a bid to strengthen regional ties and dispel threats emanating from recent developments in the region.