• 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.

  • Zarif meets Afghan chief executive in Geneva 2018-11-27 22:10

    Zarif meets Afghan chief executive in Geneva

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah sat for talks on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Geneva, the Foreign Ministry website reported.

  • ‘Respecting human rights is a national security requirement’ 2018-11-27 21:54

    ‘Respecting human rights is a national security requirement’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday held talks with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the sidelines of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.

  • Unity week 2018-11-27 10:20

    ‘Unity week’ marked with fervor in India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _The ‘Islamic unity week’ (hafte wahdat), which marks the birth anniversary of Holy Prophet (pbuh), was observed across the world with tremendous fervor. Marked first time in Iran in mid-1980s, the ‘unity week’ has become a permanent annual event in many Muslim countries.

  • Iranian Army to ensure border security with Afghanistan 2018-11-26 22:48

    Iranian Army to ensure border security with Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Army Ground Force has been tasked with ensuring security along border with Afghanistan, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forced announced on Monday.

  • Afghanistan election 2018-11-26 21:45

    Afghan presidential polls to be delayed

    TEHRAN _ In the wake of security concerns and disarray in counting votes from last month’s parliamentary elections, the presidential polls in Afghanistan slated for April next year might be delayed.

  • Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran  2018-11-26 12:15

    By Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran 

    Mr Trump, you don’t know anything about Afghanistan!

    President Trump’s remarks against Pakistan last Sunday once again reminded the policy makers of the two countries about the seriousness of the Pakistan-U.S. relations negotiation, especially when a maverick person like Trump is directly involved in the conduct of bilateral relations.

  • zarif 2018-11-25 19:58

    Iran says Afghan peace talks should involve central government

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday discussing the situation in Afghanistan.

  • Taliban 2018-11-22 10:47

    Taliban not losing, admits U.S. general

    TEHRAN _ In a candid admission of U.S. defeat in Afghanistan after 18 years of war that began in 2001, U.S. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the Taliban "are not losing" in the war-torn country.

  • 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.

  • Tehran backs UN peace efforts in Afghanistan 2018-11-19 21:24

    Tehran backs UN peace efforts in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday voiced Iran’s readiness to help the UN efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan, Fars reported.

  • Ghani 2018-11-17 23:30

    ‘Moscow talks step towards peace’

    TEHRAN - The landmark conference in Moscow last week that saw the participation of Taliban representatives and officials from nearly a dozen countries was the “first and positive step” towards long-lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.

  • Afghanistan 2018-11-17 23:30

    Afghanistan among most dangerous places

    TEHRAN - Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia are the most dangerous places on earth, according to a new map designed for travelers that alerts them to risks abroad.

  • Ghani 2018-11-17 23:07

    Sharp rise in casualty toll of Afghan security forces since 2015

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in war-ravaged Afghanistan deteriorates, the Afghan government has revealed the numbers that are both deeply alarming and highly distressing.

  • 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.

  • TAPI 2018-11-15 10:56

    TAPI project makes headway

    TEHRAN _ The TAPI pipeline project, designed to diversify Turkmenistan’s gas exports, could deliver its first gas to Pakistan in two years, the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) said on Tuesday.