• Kandahar Explosion 2021-10-15 21:25

    Kandahar explosion: A sedition aimed to cause rift between Shias and Sunnis

    TEHRAN — At least 68 people have been killed in an explosion at a mosque in the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, according to Al Jazeera.

  • Dehqani 2021-10-15 21:23

    Iran says invaders should take responsibility for Afghanistan mayhem

    TEHRAN - Iran’s ambassador to the European Union on Thursday urges Afghanistan’s invaders to bear responsibility for the damage that they have afflicted on the Central Asian nation and the refugee influx that their actions have brought about.

  • Explosion at Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar causes ‘heavy casualties’ 2021-10-15 16:59

    Explosion at Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar causes ‘heavy casualties’

    TEHRAN - A large explosion has hit a Shia Mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing at least 33 people and wounding scores of others.

  • Arhama Siddiqa 2021-10-15 11:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    There is doubt that Taliban has changed: researcher

    TEHRAN - A Pakistani researcher says that despite initial optimistic views over the Taliban, there is now doubt whether the group has changed. 

  • Kamal Kharrazi 2021-10-13 22:46

    Tehran’s policy toward Afghanistan depends on Taliban’s behavior: Official

    TEHRAN — Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Wednesday that Iran closely monitors the policies and behavior of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • Diplomat 2021-10-12 18:56

    Iran set to host foreign ministers of countries bordering Afghanistan soon

    TEHRAN — Director General of the West Asia Affairs Department at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Iran will soon host a meeting of foreign ministers of the countries neighbor to Afghanistan.

  • General Bagheri 2021-10-11 21:41

    Kunduz crime highlights the need for security in Islamic states: Iranian military chief 

    TEHRAN - The Chief of General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces said on Monday that a great tragedy has followed a terrorist operation in Kunduz in northeast Afghanistan highlights the need for unity, security and stability in the Islamic world, especially in the friendly and neighboring country of Afghanistan.

  • Qalibaf 2021-10-10 21:23

    Parliament speaker: Provoking ethnic, religious sedition a new project of Afghanistan's enemies

    Qalibaf says ‘Afghan authorities have a duty to ensure the security of the people’

    TEHRAN - The speaker of the Iranian Parliament on Saturday condemned the brutal crime of Takfiri terrorists in a mosque in Afghanistan, warning that ethnic and religious sedition is a new security project by the enemies of the Afghan people.

  • Leader 2021-10-09 22:29

    Leader urges punishment for ‘bloodthirsty perpetrators’ of Kunduz attack

    TEHRAN — Following a deadly terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz, which resulted in the death of scores of worshippers on Friday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that this “heinous crime” has “saddened” him.

  • هلال احمر 2021-10-05 13:07

    IRCS sends humanitarian shipment to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society sent a consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on Tuesday.

  • U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan 2021/10/02

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    Afghanistan in the shackles of great power rivalry

    The recapturing of Afghanistan by the Taliban on August 15, 2021, the aftermath of the U.S. irresponsible and tumultuous withdrawal, has triggered an engrossing debate among the experts. Some experts regard the withdrawal as a defeat and humiliation of the U.S., while others conceive it as a calculated and crafted move by the U.S.

  • 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army 2021-10-01 17:58

    THREE suicides, in TWO days, at ONE U.S. Army Division

    TEHRAN - The 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, New York, reported the suspicious death of three U.S. soldiers within 48 hours.

  • Iran sends Afghanistan third shipment of aid 2021-09-27 18:00

    Iran sends Afghanistan third shipment of aid

    TEHRAN – The third consignment of humanitarian aid of Iran arrived at Kabul Airport on Sunday.

  • British "war crimes" in Afghanistan emerge 2021-09-27 17:11

    British "war crimes" in Afghanistan emerge

    TEHRAN - New figures have revealed that British forces had been involved in the murder of nearly 300 Afghan civilians, which include at least 86 children and more than 200 adult civilians during the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2021-09-27 17:05

    By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare

    A monster mulls its options

    There has long been a monster roaming West Asia. Its evil breath poisons the atmosphere and, every now and then, it launches an attack to remind everybody that it is big and powerful. Above all, in order to support Zionism, it is anti-democratic and its name is America. Yet, despite the fun, it has wrecking lives in West Asia, America wants to cause even more misery and is mulling its options. Thus, it is looking towards East Asia, in particular, towards Taiwan with the chance of creating mayhem.

  • Qassem Soleimani 2021-09-26 06:50

    By Driss Addar

    American withdrawal from West Asia: the price of General Soleimani's martyrdom

    TEHRAN- After 20 years of the American occupation of Afghanistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism and Al-Qaeda, it had to withdraw its forces in a humiliating manner, and left everything behind, including military vehicles still in use. American forces even abandoned the trained dogs they used in the incursions and equated them with those who were cooperating with them.

  • Asif Durrani 2021-09-22 21:55

    By Saeed Azimi

    Ex-ambassador: From Pakistan’s view Taliban government is not inclusive

    TEHRAN – In a live interview with the Tehran Times on Tuesday, former Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran says from viewpoint of his country the caretaker Taliban government is not inclusive.

  • U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover 2021-09-22 18:11

    U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

    TEHRAN - The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly reviewing a 2018 sanctions waiver, which allowed Afghanistan to purchase Iranian gasoline and diesel.

  • Hamed Vafaei 2021-09-20 21:21

    Iran's membership in SCO strengthened prospect of Asian cooperation: expert

    TEHRAN - A senior expert on strategic issues says Iran's change of membership from observer to permanent in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has strengthened the perspective of Iran's cooperation with the organization bilaterally and multilaterally.

  • arshin adib 2021-09-19 13:53

    By M. A. Saki

    U.S foreign policy suffering from hypocrisy: professor

    TEHRAN - Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a London-based professor, says that the U.S foreign policy suffers from hypocrisy.

  • U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians   2021-09-18 18:22

    U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians  

    TEHRAN- In yet another blow to the image of America’s intelligence gathering efforts, the U.S. military has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children and apologized for what it called a "tragic mistake".

  • Meeting 2021-09-17 19:33

    Iran president, Pakistan PM insist on formation of comprehensive government in Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted on the need for formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan during a meeting on the fringes of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Thursday afternoon.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-17 19:32

    Iran FM holds intensive talks in Dushanbe

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held many meetings with his counterparts from China, Russia, India, and Pakistan to discuss a variety of bilateral and regional issues such as the developments in Afghanistan and the situation around a 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Pastori Gianluca 2021-09-15 21:19

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Western experience in Afghanistan was disappointing, Italian expert says

    TEHRAN - Italian expert Pastori Gianluca is of the view that Western experience in Afghanistan was “disappointing”.

  • U.S.-Saudi ties 2021-09-15 20:56

    U.S. Afghan withdrawal sparks crisis of confidence in U.S. credibility

    Nothing left to lose

    TEHRAN – The U.S. chaotic and disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan has created seismic effects mostly felt by the Saudis along with other U.S. allies in the region who are now deeply concerned about being abandoned by their unreliable American friends. 

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-09-14 22:10

    Amir Abdollahian: ‘Trial and error’ is key reason for instability in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian addressed a virtual meeting on the “Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan” chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday afternoon.

  • Anthony Blinken 2021-09-14 18:17

    Angry Dems, GOP clash over Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN- The U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has appeared before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, making him the first official from the administration of President Joe Biden to testify publicly to lawmakers since the Taliban takeover.

  • Friedrich Kratochwil 2021/09/14

    By Friedrich Kratochwil

    Ruminations about the fall of Kabul

    The hasty retreat of the U.S. from Afghanistan and the re-establishment of Taliban rule in Kabul are certainly events that justify further critical reflection. But such a reflection is neither helped by attempts to prophesize about “the future” of the world, of the West, the East or whatever, nor is it as simple as connecting, for example two past events and draw a straight line which presumably discloses where we are going, as the narrative line “from Saigon to Kabul” suggests. For one, yes, Vietnam was a defeat of U.S. policies, as is the “loss” of Afghanistan, and here the undeniable disaster of the hasty and nearly irresponsible withdrawal will provide ample room for criticism, but the “meaning” of the event will probably remain contested.

  • High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan 2021-09-13 18:29

    High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan

    TEHRAN- In the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the Taliban seized the capital last month, Qatar's foreign minister has held talks with the new prime minister of Afghanistan. 

  • Rouhi Sefat 2021-09-12 22:15

    Foreign intervention in Afghanistan doomed to failure, ex-diplomat highlights

    TEHRAN - A former Iranian diplomat says experience shows that any foreign intervention in Afghanistan will end in failure, citing Britain (1839-42), the Soviet Union (1980-88) and the United States (2001-2021) as examples.