Taliban

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  • falahat 2019-01-14 20:59

    Iran talked to Taliban to foil plot by Daesh backers: MP

    TEHRAN - Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said that Iran held talks with Taliban to foil plots by Daesh supports in Afghanistan.

  • rahimpour 2019-01-12 21:53

    Iran holds talks with Taliban for border security: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Former Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour has said that Iran held talks with Taliban for security of its borders with Afghanistan.

  • karzai 2019-01-10 11:55

    Karzai: Iran-Taliban talks surely benefits Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that Iran-Taliban talks is quite beneficial to Afghanistan.

  • Iran, India trade ties on strong footing 2019-01-10 11:46

    Raisina Dialogue: 'Ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism need of hour'

    TEHRAN - Asserting that no country is immune to the “existential threat” of terrorism, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the need of hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an “instrument of convenience”.

  • U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad 2019-01-10 10:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban call off talks with U.S. officials over 'agenda disagreement'

    Much to the chagrin of mandarins in Washington, Taliban have called off 'peace talks' with the U.S. officials in Qatar this week due to an “agenda disagreement”.

  • firouzabadi 2019-01-10 09:21

    Military advisor: Iran can help Taliban, Afghan govt. reach common understanding

    TEHRAN – Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, a top military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has said Iran can help the Taliban and the Afghan government reach a common understanding for stabilizing Afghanistan.

  • MP 2019-01-06 22:24

    Iran-Taliban talks can help restore peace in Afghanistan: MP

    TEHRAN - MP Mojtaba Zonnour has said that talks between Iran and Taliban can help restore peace in Afghanistan.

  • Araqchi briefs Ghani on Iran’s talks with Taliban 2019-01-05 20:39

    Araqchi briefs Ghani on Iran’s talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, who held talks with a Taliban delegation in Tehran on December 30, met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday.

  • Tehran says not interfering in Afghan affairs 2019-01-04 22:05

    Tehran says not interfering in Afghan affairs

    TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi has said talks between Iran and Taliban were held in coordination with the Afghan government, stressing that the Islamic Republic would never interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.

  • Taliban 2019-01-02 20:18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    In a first, Iran, Taliban discuss ‘post-occupation scenario’ in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Putting speculation to rest, it was finally confirmed this week that the government of Iran held talks with a Taliban delegation on “post-occupation situation” in Afghanistan.

  • In this May 27, 2016, file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. (Allauddin Khan/AP) 2019-01-01 20:11

    The announcement signals a growing confidence among the Taliban for U.S. troops to pull out of Afghanistan

    Afghan Taliban says ‘post-occupation’ discussed with Iran

    The Taliban discussed Afghanistan's "post-occupation situation" with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and open push for peace ahead of a possible U.S. drawdown.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    YEAR IN REVIEW – SOUTH ASIA:

    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Bahram Ghasemi 2018-12-31 16:16

    Iran held talks with Taliban in Tehran on Sunday

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced on Monday that Iranian diplomats held a meeting with a Taliban delegation in Tehran on Sunday, December 30.

  • Katrina Ritz 2018-12-30 15:54

    By Marjan Golpira

    The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

    TEHRAN - Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance.

  • Shamkhani 2018-12-26 21:16

    Shamkhani meets Ghani, Abdullah in Kabul

    Iran says has held talks with Taliban with knowledge of Afghan government 

    TEHRAN – Tehran has been holding talks with the Taliban with the knowledge of the Afghan government, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday during a visit to Kabul.

  • Two anti-Pakistan figures 2018/12/25

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Two anti-Pakistan figures nominated to top security posts in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - In a very significant but debatable move, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed two political rivals and avowed adversaries of neighboring Pakistan to two key ministries.

  • U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad 2018-12-19 20:03

    U.S. offers to include Taliban representatives in caretaker Afghan government

    TEHRAN - U.S. government and Taliban officials engaged in two-day hectic negotiations in UAE, during which the two sides reportedly discussed six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of foreign troops.

  • 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).

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/12/17

    By Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. military industrial complex’s perpetual warfare

    TEHRAN - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 10 December 2018 released its report on the sale of weapons and other military hardware by the world’s largest 100 weapon manufacturers. The U.S. weapon manufacturers dominated the ‘top hundred list’ with a 57 percent share of arms sales. According to the report, the U.S. companies benefitted from the U.S. Department of Defense’s ongoing demand for weapons.

  • 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.

  • khan 2018-12-09 10:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan won’t fight anyone else's war; can’t be treated as ‘hired gun’, says PM Khan

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, was known on the pitch for his flamboyance and aggression. A fierce competitor, he always led his team by example and turned aggression into a lethal weapon to subdue his competitors and gain upper hand over them.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Trump 2018/12/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. propaganda war against Iran doomed to fail

    TEHRAN _ At a time when the Trump administration is facing backlash at home over its military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and disgraceful defeat in Afghanistan after 18 years of war, spin doctors in Washington are looking for convenient scapegoats to escape accountability.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • U.S. envoy to Pakistan 2018-11-19 22:29

    U.S. envoy holds talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Less than a fortnight after participating in a peace dialogue in Moscow, which also saw participation of representatives from over dozen countries, Afghan Taliban held talks with a U.S. envoy in Qatar this week.