• Zarif, Qureshi discuss various issues in Tehran 2018-12-24 20:54

    Zarif, Qureshi discuss Afghan security

    TEHRAN – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met on Monday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-23 11:36

    Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan underscores fatigue and failure

    TEHRAN - In a surprise announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered withdrawal of half of the 14,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan, underscoring sense of fatigue and failure.

  • This photo shows US troops at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010. 2018-12-21 15:29

    U.S. to withdraw half of its 14,000 troops from Afghanistan

    U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the start of withdrawing some 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, about half of the total number of American boots on the ground in the war-torn country.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-19 20:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Afghanistan deadliest country in world for journalists in 2018'

    TEHRAN - Journalists in Afghanistan, where the foreign-imposed war has now stretched into its 18th year, continue to walk a tightrope, living dangerously while trying to report the daily incidents.

  • Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban 2018-12-18 09:36

    Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has welcomed a new round of talks between the Afghan Taliban and international stakeholders expected to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Afghan economy 2018-12-18 09:29

    Afghan province bans Pakistan currency

    TEHRAN -In a bid to increase the use and circulation of local currency, Afghan authorities have decided to ban trade in Pakistani rupee in southeastern Khost province, which borders Pakistan.

  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) 2018-12-17 21:29

    Tehran hosting 29th ECO Regional Planning Council meeting

    TEHRAN - The 29th meeting of Regional Planning Council (RPC) of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) kicked off on Monday at the ECO secretariat in Tehran.

  • Afghanistan trade 2018-12-16 10:01

    Afghanistan opens new trade route

    TEHRAN - In a significant move that will spur trade and commerce in the war-torn country, Afghanistan has opened a new international trade route, known as Lapis Lazuli corridor.

  • Afghanistan-China-Pakistan 2018-12-16 09:50

    Pakistan, China, Afghanistan hold second trilateral dialogue in Kabul

    TEHRAN -Pakistan, China and Afghanistan held second round of trilateral dialogue in Kabul on Wednesday, in a attempt to facilitate the peace process and help end the protracted U.S.-imposed war in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-13 10:13

    Over 30 killed in multiple Afghan attacks

    TEHRAN -In a spate of terrorist attacks across war-torn Afghanistan in past few days, more than 30 people have been killed, according to reports.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-12-13 10:10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • India 2018-12-13 10:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • Afghan women 2018-12-10 22:01

    AFF officials axed over sexual abuse

    TEHRAN Following public backlash and widespread online protests, the top officials of Afghanistan Football Federation have been suspended over sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the country in past few weeks.

  • Ghani 2018-12-10 21:56

    Corruption hinders rule of law: Ghani

    TEHRAN - While Afghanistan is known as the hotbed of terrorism and home to dreaded terrorist groups like Taliban, the country has another enemy that does not get so much attention — corruption.

  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 2018/12/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Truth about Hekmatyar's anti-Iran tirade

    It’s no secret that the Saudi regime has been investing millions in its no-holds-barred propaganda war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The custodians of Islam’s holiest shrines have not only managed to crush the voices critical of the regime’s policies, but have been carrying out a systematic misinformation campaign against Iran through run-of-the-mill media outlets bankrolled by Riyadh.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-09 10:34

    ‘Afghanistan deadliest country for terrorism’

    TEHRAN - Earning another dubious distinction for itself, Afghanistan has now overtaken Iraq to become the world’s deadliest country for terrorism, according to a report released earlier this week.

  • statement 2018-12-08 20:34

    Parliament speakers of six Asian states condemn Chabahar terrorist attack

    TEHRAN – Parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, China and Iran issued a joint statement at the end of an anti-terrorism conference in Tehran on Saturday condemning the terrorist attack in Chabahar, a port city in southeastern Iran.

  • larijani 2018-12-07 21:53

    U.S. has transferred ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan: Larijani

    TEHRAN - Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday that the U.S. has transferred a large number of ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan to cause chaos in other parts of Asia.

  • ‘Intra-Afghan dialogue the only way to reach peace’ 2018-12-07 21:03

    ‘Intra-Afghan dialogue the only way to reach peace’

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan Fada-Hossein Maleki says intra-Afghan dialogue, and not continuation of U.S. intervention, is the only way to reach peace in Afghanistan.

  • Maj Gen Ghafoor 2018-12-06 02:00

    'Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan'

    Pakistan wishes to see peace beyond its borders, especially in the war-ravaged Afghanistan, senior Pakistani military official has said.

  • Iran-Pakistan_Afghanistan 2018-12-05 23:39

    Iran, Pakistan vow to expand bilateral trade, reaffirm support for Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - Relations between Iran and Pakistan have improved considerably since the PTI government led by Imran Khan came to power in Islamabad, replacing PML (N) government, which was seen heavily tilted towards Saudi Arabia.

  • Samira Hamidi 2018-12-05 23:35

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Afghan women's engagement in decision-making processes remains symbolic'

    Last week, the world community gathered in Geneva to review the progress made by the Afghan government and the challenges remaining in front of it. Many issues came up for discussion including governance, rule of law, fight against corruption, and ongoing peace talks with Taliban.

  • Afghan children 2018-12-04 09:53

    Out-of-school children surge in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _ The protracted war in Afghanistan, which has now stretched into its 18th year, has taken heavy toll on children. According to a latest study, the number of out-of-school children has increased for the first time since 2002.

  • Ghani 2018-12-02 10:48

    At Geneva summit, Afghan government presents 'roadmap for peace and prosperity'

    TEHRAN _ The much-awaited two-day Geneva conference on Afghanistan, co-hosted by the Afghan government and United Nations, was held this week, attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations.

  • Afghanistan 2018-12-02 08:49

    U.S. airstrike kills 23 in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _Compounding the misery of war-weary Afghans, the U.S. forces are carrying out deadly aerial operations in Afghanistan, resulting in the killing of innocent civilians. In a latest incident, the U.S. led airstrike in southern Helmand province on Tuesday killed as many as 23 civilians, most of them women and children, the United Nations confirmed.

  • Geneva Conference on Afghanistan 2018-12-01 09:57

    Geneva Conference on Afghanistan: Kabul’s peace plan, a defeat for Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Co-hosted by the Afghan government and the United Nations, the conference on Afghanistan in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 27-28 was attended by delegations from 61 countries and 35 international organizations and representatives of civil society.

  • Wahid Majrooh, spokesperson of Afghan Ministry of Public Health 2018-12-01 00:15

    ‘Iran’s small share of Afghan heath tourists should be addressed’

    TEHRAN- Iran attracts a small number of Afghan health tourists as they usually travel to Turkey and India to receive treatment, announced the International Relations Director and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan.

  • European Union 2018-11-29 02:34

    EU, Afghanistan sign crucial aid agreement

    TEHRAN_The European Union and the Afghan government have signed a financing agreement worth millions of euros during an important summit focused on development and economy of the war-torn country.

  • anti-Taliban militia commander from central Afghanistan 2018-11-29 02:19

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Afghan Shia militia commander’s arrest raises many questions

    TEHRAN_ While the 17 year old war perpetuated by the Western powers on the pretext of fighting terrorism has taken its heavy toll on life in Afghanistan, the issue of ‘warlordism’ and ‘illegal militias’ has also been an integral part of conflict-centric discourse in Afghanistan.

  • Zarif urges intra-Afghan dialogue to reach peace 2018-11-28 20:36

    Zarif urges intra-Afghan dialogue to reach peace

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday underlined the need to facilitate the intra-Afghan dialogue, by helping to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the government for inclusive and comprehensive talks.