• Iranian composer Hushang Kamkar. (Mehr/Mohammadreza Abbasi) 2021-08-29 18:51

    Composer Hushang Kamkar dedicates “Another Grieved Land” to Afghan people

    TEHRAN – Celebrated Iranian composer Hushang Kamkar dedicated his latest piece “Another Grieved Land” (“Faghanestani Digar”) to the oppressed people of Afghanistan.

  • U.S. empire disintegrating 2021/08/28

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. empire is slowly disintegrating…

    Anyone in America with eyes to see and read and ears to hear cannot honestly conclude anything but that the in decline. Its leaders during the past 30 years at least have presumed a kind of negative “activism” across the globe is good policy, but now the chickens as they say are coming home to roost and blowback is apparent most everywhere, but for now especially so in Afghanistan.

  • Kabul blast 2021-08-27 22:08

    It’s possible that the U.S. is giving rise to Daesh in Afghanistan

    20 years of looting ends in fiasco

    TEHRAN — 170 people were killed in four massive explosions in Kabul on Thursday. By who? ISIS!

  • Kam Air 2021-08-27 22:06

    Kam Air planes permitted to land in Iranian airports due to security threats

    TEHRAN — The spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced on Thursday that Iran has accepted a request that a number of planes from the private Afghan company, Kam Air, to land in Iranian airports.

  • Explosion at Kabul airport 2021-08-27 20:48

    Afghan terror sparks global response

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called a meeting of the permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the chaotic situation in Afghanistan, diplomats have told media.

  • Nadia Helmy 2021-08-27 18:41

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Geography and history defeated America in Afghanistan: Egyptian professor

    TEHRAN – A professor of political science at Beni Suef University says the Taliban succeeded to force the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan because of the strategic location of the country and the tribal nature of the society.

  • Raisi 2021-08-27 18:36

    Pakistani FM holds Afghanistan talks in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi met on Thursday with high-ranking Iranian officials to mainly discuss the mayhem in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over Kabul on August 16.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-08-27 15:18

    Iran strongly condemns deadly terrorist attacks at Kabul airport

    TEHRAN— Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday morning censured the deadly terrorist attacks at the Kabul Airport on Thursday and expressed deepest condolences over the heinous acts.

  • Karzai-Abdullah Abdullah Iran 2021-08-25 21:50

    Afghan luminaries meet Iranian ambassador in Kabul

    TEHRAN — Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai and former peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah have met with Iran’s ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday morning for talks on ways to restore stability to the war-torn country, following the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

  • U.S should be held “accountable” for Afghan crimes  2021-08-25 19:19

    U.S should be held “accountable” for Afghan crimes 

    China's envoy to the UN Human Rights Council says the U.S. army and the militaries of its coalition partners should be held accountable for potential rights violations committed in Afghanistan.

  • 5th session of Int'l conference on Int'l Law & Armed Conflicts in West Asia 2021-08-25 00:03

    5th session of int'l conference on armed conflicts in West Asia to be held online

    TEHRAN- The fifth pre-session of the international conference on international law and armed conflicts in West Asia is to be held virtually on August 26, 2021.

  • Ukraine 2021-08-24 22:20

    Ukrainian plane hijacked and unclasped in 30 minutes!

    TEHRAN — Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister reportedly claimed on Tuesday that a Ukrainian plane that was taking part in evacuation efforts of the country’s citizens from Afghanistan was hijacked and flown to Iran, but the claim was later denied by the country’s Foreign Ministry.

  • U.S. extension of Afghan exit a “red line”  2021-08-24 19:02

    U.S. extension of Afghan exit a “red line” 

    The Taliban has warned there will be "consequences" if the United States and its allies try to remain in Afghanistan beyond a withdrawal deadline next week.

  • Dogan Belin 2021-08-24 16:50

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran, Turkey, Pakistan have great task to solve Afghanistan problem: Turkish politician

    TEHRAN - Dogan Bekin, vice president of the New Welfare Party in Turkey, is of the opinion that Islamabad, Tehran and Ankara must make a concerted effort to restore peace in Afghanistan.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021-08-24 16:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Afghan exit was worst-ever defeat in U.S. history: analyst

    ‘Neither Russia nor China regards the Taliban as an anti-American proxy force’

    TEHRAN - A geopolitical analyst describes U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a mess and the worst-ever military defeat in U.S. history.

  • Anti-Taliban leader says ready to fight Taliban 2021-08-24 13:41

    Anti-Taliban leader says ready to fight Taliban

    In a sign of the fragile state of Afghanistan, Ahmed Massoud, the leader of a military alliance that includes former Afghan government soldiers says he and his forces are ready to fight the Taliban in Panjshir valley.

  • khatibzadeh 2021-08-23 21:16

    “Watch what you say!”

    Iran calls for inclusive Afghan government

    TEHRAN — In his weekly press briefing on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Iran favors an “inclusive” government in Afghanistan, and will continue to stand by the Afghan people.

  • Iran 2021-08-23 20:27

    Iran elaborates on its Afghanistan policy

    TEHRAN – More than a week after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban and the collapse of the Afghan government, Iran outlined its nascent policy toward the new reality in a neighboring country with which Tehran is likely to have difficulty dealing.

  • Pakistan FM 2021-08-23 19:25

    Pakistan FM to visit Iran for Afghanistan talks

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi will pay a visit to Iran on Thursday to discuss developments in bilateral relations and Afghanistan, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

  • Tony Blair 2021-08-22 19:25

    “War criminal” Blair slams Biden’s Afghan exit as sign of West’s decline 

    Tony Blair has quite dramatically broken his silence over the “chaotic” U.S.-led military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Taliban 2021-08-21 21:39

    Afghanistan: What to Expect

    TEHRAN – With the Taliban taking the reins in Kabul, Afghanistan seems to be poised to become a new hotspot for regional and extra-regional power competition, one that, if unleashed, would do little to improve the lives of Afghan people fed up with war and destruction. 

  • طالبان افغانستان 2021-08-19 21:01

    Iranian, Russian presidents vow to help establish security in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - During a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russia President Vladimir said Tehran and Moscow are ready to help establish peace and security in the war-torn Afghanistan.

  • Biden 2021-08-18 12:55

    Biden shifts blame for Afghan war defeat

    In a much anticipated live address on the lightening fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, U.S. President, Joe Biden, rejected broad criticism of the chaotic evacuation scenes at Kabul airport.

  • تصاویری از پیشروی طالبان در افغانستان 2021-08-17 16:13

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The unwinnable war in Afghanistan: What is left to learn?

    Long known as the “Graveyard of Empires,” Afghanistan has been vehemently inhospitable to outside intervention. The lessons that should be learned from the legion of failed outside attempts to conquer Afghanistan are varied and many and yet none have been taken deeply to heart by U.S. military strategists in recent decades. 

  • Zarif meets China's special envoy 2021-08-16 21:08

    Zarif holds talks with China’s special envoy on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and China’s special envoy for Afghanistan Yue Xiao Yong exchanged views on the recent developments in Afghanistan.

  • Iranian Foreign Ministry 2021-08-16 19:46

    Iran says is in contact with all Afghan groups

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Tehran is in contact with all Afghan sides and reiterated the Islamic Republic welcomes a peaceful transition of power through the coordination council led by former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a few other top figures.

  • Raisi asks Zarif to brief him on Afghanistan 2021-08-16 17:17

    President Raisi: Iran will make efforts to stabilize Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced on Monday that his country will make efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Taliban at presidential palace 2021-08-16 13:08

    Taliban says war is over, calls for peaceful international relations

    The Taliban have declared the war in Afghanistan is over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday.

  • Taliban enter presidential palace 2021-08-15 23:09

    Taliban take control of Kabul and presidential palace, Ashraf Ghani flees

    Taliban forces are assuming control of the Afghan capital Kabul and have taken control of the presidential palace, after the country's president Ashraf Ghani fled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

  • خطيب زادة 2021-08-15 22:21

    Iran reduces diplomatic staff in Kabul

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said late on Sunday that Iran will reduce its diplomatic staff in Kabul.