A teenager’s story of being trafficked into Iran

Nimruz province is a hangout for Afghan human traffickers who send Afghan citizens to Iran and European countries. (Supplied) December 10, 2019 He left the Moshkel mountain behind, but just hours after his arrival on Iranian soil, in the darkness of the night, the soldiers caught him. This 14-year-old Afghan teenager, who had [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan demands explanation for death of at least 9 Afghans in Iran unrest

Suppression of protesters in Marivan, Kurdistan province. November 2019. (Supplied) December 4, 2019 The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially called on Iran to explain the killing of a number of Afghan citizens by Iranian security forces in the course of the protests in November, Radio Free Europe's Afghan Service reported. The [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Traffickers exploit desperate Afghans trying to get to Iran

The Iranian government has never looked upon Afghan citizens with respect. (APA) By Jo Glanville November 29, 2019 What drives an Afghan teenager to make the perilous crossing to Iran for work? In interviews for IranWire, four teenagers recounted the dangers of putting their lives in the hands of people smugglers. They ranged in [...]

By |November 30th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Afghan workers in Iran are abused and exploited – but relatively safe

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) By Jo Glanville November 29, 2019 Altaf Rahimi has been working in Iran as a stonemason for six years. He has seen colleagues die in accidents at work, completed jobs for which he has never been paid [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Iran hosts Taliban to discuss Afghan peace process

A Taliban delegation has arrived in the Irianian capital as part of a series negotiations, Dec 30, 2018. (AFP) November 28, 2019 Iran’s state TV says a delegation of the Taliban visited Tehran and discussed efforts to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 18-year war. Wednesday’s report said Taliban politburo chief Mullah Abdul [...]

By |November 28th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Iran’s non-oil exports decline 11 percent, putting more pressure on economy

Iranian merchants conduct their business at a carpet market of the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP) November 21, 2019 Iran’s Fars news agency, close to the Islamic Revolution guards Corps reports that non-oil exports have dropped 11.3 percent in the first seven months of the Iranian calendar [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, East Asia, Middle East|

More gasoline exports reason for Iran to increase domestic prices

Long line of cars at a gas station in Tehran as news of possible gasoline rationing rattled drivers. May 01, 2019. (Tasnim) November 21, 2019 The administration of President Hasan Rouhani increased fuel prices on November 15. The administration says it will distribute the extra government revenues to Iranian families who are eligible [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan|

Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

Iran has an unusually high rate of traffic accidents, with roughly 17,000 casualties each year, with people aged 15-30 being the main victims. (Supplied) November 14, 2019 A road accident in Iran’s southeast has killed 28 Afghan nationals, the country’s semi-official ILNA news agency reports. The report says 21 people were also injured [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Over 400,000 Afghans returned home from Iran, Pakistan

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) November 1, 2019 A total of 403,338 people have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring Iran and Pakistan since the beginning of the year, the UN-affiliated International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Mohammadyar’s story: I tried to flee Afghanistan for Iran

Mohammadyar was 14 when made his first trip with traffickers across the Iranian border. (IranWire) By Bagher Ebrahimi October 17, 2019 In Kerman, a city in southeast Iran, Iranian police routinely arrest Afghan migrants. Often, they beat them badly and then they transport them to a camp for three days before deporting them back to [...]

By |October 17th, 2019|Afghanistan|