• Afghan 2020-05-19 10:56

    COVID-19 as a common foe has united political rivals in Afghanistan!

    Regardless of its inevitable negative impacts on the people's lives and the country's economy, the novel coronavirus outbreak has forced political rivals in Kabul to see the glass as full-half to reach a power-sharing agreement and even try to cooperate more than ever with Talban group to end decades long dispute and take practical steps towards restoration of sustainable peace and tranquility across the war-hit country.

  • Kabul 2020-04-20 14:17

    Afghanistan's political structure in dire need of basic reforms  

    Making fundamental changes in Afghanistan's political system can be regarded a the best way towards attaining a stable powerful government, decentralization of power, putting an end to decade-long conflicts and meeting the Afghans' interests.

  • afghan 2020-03-11 15:47

    Iran says will do its best to restore stability to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Wednesday voiced Tehran’s determination to restore sustainable stability to Afghanistan.

  • Tehran, Kabul discuss ways to broaden medical tourism co-op 2019-12-29 18:45

    Tehran, Kabul discuss ways to broaden medical tourism co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Afghan officials on Saturday exchanged views on ways to deepen health cooperation in a wide-ranging arenas, including medical tourism, education and student scholarships.

  • Seyyed Abbas Mousavi 2019-08-18 21:46

    Attack at wedding ceremony in Kabul shows enmity against humanity: Iran

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced suicide attack at a wedding ceremony in Kabul which resulted in the death of about 70 people and injury of 180 others, reiterating Tehran’s unwavering support for peace and security in Afghanistan.

  • Iran embassy rejects Pompeo’s accusation over Kabul explosion 2019-06-15 20:55

    Iran embassy rejects Pompeo’s accusation over Kabul explosion

    TEHRAN – The Iranian embassy in Afghanistan has rejected as “untrue” and “inauthentic” an accusation leveled by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against Iran over an explosion in Kabul.

  • Taliban, U.S. fail to find common ground 2019-03-13 21:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban, U.S. fail to find common ground

    TEHRAN - The marathon fifth round of negotiations between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban officials in Doha, which lasted 16 long days, ended on Tuesday without any breakthrough.

  • Trilateral talks held between Pakistan, China, Afghanistan 2019-03-12 10:11

    Trilateral talks held between Pakistan, China, Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Officials from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan held a meeting in Kabul on Monday to discuss cooperation in various fields, said a statement by Afghanistan’s foreign ministry.

  • Chabahar 2019-02-26 10:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Chabahar Port result of healthy cooperation between India, Iran, Afghanistan’

    TEHRAN - In a significant development, the landlocked Afghanistan began exports to neighboring India through the strategic port of Chabahar on Sunday.

  • Afghan govt-Taliban talks in Moscow 2019-02-07 01:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Sidestepping govt, Afghan politicians hold ‘fruitful talks’ with Taliban in Moscow

    TEHRAN - Despite strong protest from the government in Kabul, senior Afghan politicians led by former president Hamid Karzai held two-day talks with a Taliban delegation in Moscow.

  • Ghani 2019-02-04 23:09

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Govt, politicians in Afghanistan on the warpath over talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Afghanistan’s politicians are on the warpath with government over peace talks with the Taliban, a situation that threatens to disrupt the fragile political environment in the run up to general elections in July.

  • Afghan president Ashraf Ghani 2019-01-28 17:14

    Afghan president calls on Taliban to 'enter serious talks' with Kabul

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban to "enter serious talks" with the government in Kabul Monday, following unprecedented marathon negotiations between the insurgents and the US in Qatar last week.

  • Tehran denounces suicide attack in Kabul 2019-01-22 22:09

    Tehran denounces suicide attack in Kabul

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday condemned a suicide attack on a military center west of the Afghan capital Kabul, which claimed the lives of dozens of people.

  • Kabul attack 2018-12-27 10:25

    Kabul attack death toll climbs to 43

    TEHRAN - The death toll from an attack on a government building in Kabul has climbed to 43, according to local officials, as police and rescue workers engage in combing operations.

  • Iranian embassy denounces Kabul attack 2018-12-25 21:34

    Iranian embassy denounces Kabul attack

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Tuesday, the Iranian embassy in Afghanistan condemned the Monday terrorist attack in Kabul, ISNA reported.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • qassemi 2018-11-21 21:34

    Iran says terrorist blast in Kabul is aimed to fuel religious divide

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, saying the act was intended to inflame religious division in the country.

  • Kabul 2018/11/21

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kabul 'Mawlid' attack, Takfiri plot to divide Muslims

    TEHRAN_On Tuesday afternoon, a large congregation of top-notch Afghan clerics had assembled at a wedding hall in Kabul to mark the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). Festive fervor pervaded the air, as clerics, young and old, greeted and embraced each other in a beautiful spirit of camaraderie and compassion that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) preached and propagated all his life.

  • Belt & Road 2018-11-15 11:03

    Pakistan, China urge Afghanistan to join CPEC, Belt & Road Initiative

    TEHRAN _ Pakistan and China have urged neighboring country Afghanistan to join the Belt & Road Initiative as well as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to reports.

  • Afghan parliamentary election 2018-10-21 11:04

    Despite fears of violence, Afghan parliamentary polls sees high turnout

    TEHRAN- Despite the threats of terrorist groups to disrupt the election, Afghans came out in large numbers on Saturday to cast their votes in the historic parliamentary election. 

  • Pakistan 2018-09-16 03:10

    Pakistan’s FM visits Kabul, holds talks

    TEHRAN - In a bid to improve bilateral ties, Pakistan’s newly-elected foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday arrived in Kabul on his first foreign visit. Qureshi-led delegation held talks with senior Afghan officials in the first bilateral engagement between the two estranged neighbors since December 2015. The relations between Kabul and Islamabad have frayed in recent years, with Kabul accusing Pakistan of sheltering militant groups that launch attacks on Afghanistan. Pakistan has rejected the accusations.

  • Araqchi - Rabbani 2018-09-16 01:26

    Tehran, Kabul explore ways to deepen ties 

    TEHRAN – At a meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Thursday, Tehran and Kabul pledged to deepen ties in various arenas including water sharing. 

  • Mattis in Kabul 2018-09-09 06:45

    Mattis makes unannounced visit to Kabul

    TEHRAN - After visiting Pakistan and India, the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced, whirlwind visit to Kabul on Friday, a day after deadly bombings at a sports center claimed dozens of lives.

  • Imran Khan - Ashraf Ghani 2018-08-21 09:40

    Khan wants to engage with Kabul for regional peace

    TEHRAN - Felicitating Afghanistan on its 99th Independence Day, Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is looking forward to engage with Kabul for promoting peace, stability and prosperity of the two countries.

  • Ghani-Taliban 2018-08-21 09:36

    President Ghani again extends olive branch to Taliban ahead of Eid al Adha

    TEHRAN - Stung by the scathing criticism for failing to contain escalating violence, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has again extended an olive branch to the Taliban, declaring a conditional ceasefire ahead of Eid al Adha.

  • Basir Ahang 2018-08-21 08:57

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. and NATO neglect Afghan Shia massacres

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the government in Kabul is finding itself in troubled waters. According to the UN, civilian deaths recorded a new high in the first half of this year. Meanwhile, the targeted attacks on Hazara Shias of Afghanistan also continue unabated.

  • India-Afghanistan's dam 2018-08-19 10:46

    India to help build another dam in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - After helping in the construction of Salma Dam in western Herat province of Afghanistan, which is known as Afghan-India Friendship Dam, India is now getting ready to aid the war-torn country in building the Shahtoot Dam situated in the Kabul river basin.