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Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) February 23, 2019 In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran’s Soleimani: Saudi Arabia wants to ‘destroy’ Pakistan

Iranian major general and the commander of Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, undated. (Supplied) February 23, 2019 General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, accused Saudi Arabia of attempting to create tension between Pakistan and its neighbors in a Friday sermon in the Northern city of Babol. “We are speaking [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Suicide bomber who killed 27 members of Iran’s Guards was Pakistani: Guards commander

Iranian people along with members of Iran's elite IRGC gather around the coffins of Iran's elite IRGC who were killed by a suicide car bomb, during the funerals in Isfahan, Iran Feb 16, 2019. (REUTERS) February 19, 2019 The man who carried out a suicide bombing which killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran: Will ‘immediately intervene’ if Pakistan doesn’t eliminate terrorists

Iranian Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri. (IRNA) February 19, 2019 Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, warned on Monday that Tehran will intervene if terrorist presence in Pakistan is not addressed and eliminated “immediately”. The Iranian news agency, IRNA, quoted Bagheri as saying that if [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran general accuses Pakistan of involvement in attack on Revolutionary Guard

People and members of IRGC carry the coffins of a group of members of the Guard who were killed in a suicide car bombing, Feb. 14, 2019.(AP) February 16, 2019 Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its Revolutionary Guards in an attack near the [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Pakistan|

One killed, five wounded in attack in southeast Iran, where Pakistan-based Baluchi separatists carry out cross-border raids

Revolutionary Guard members carry a wounded comrade after a shooting during their parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran. (AP) February 2, 2019 A member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was killed and five wounded in an armed attack in the restive southeast on Saturday, the official IRNA news [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|Iran, Pakistan|

One man’s story of life and smuggling in Iran’s Baluchistan

Anam Dehvari says smugglers in the border towns of Sistan and Baluchistan take passengers directly to Karachi, the largest port in Pakistan. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar January 7, 2019 I met Anam Dehvari in a Turkish city. Dehvari is the son of the late Sheikh Ali Dehvari, who was assassinated in Saravan, Baluchistan in [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Afghanistan, Europe, Pakistan, Turkey|

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) December 17, 2018 Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border. The [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran says 5 abducted guards, freed in Pakistan, return home

Iranian border guards purportedly captured by the Pakistani group Jaish al-Adl.. (YouTube) November 22, 2018 Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps said five of the 12 border guards kidnapped last month by a separatist group on the border with Pakistan had been freed, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Thursday. "The five ... who [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Pakistan|

Pakistan rescues five of 12 kidnapped Iranian border guards

Iranian border guards purportedly captured by the Pakistani group Jaish al-Adl.. (YouTube) November 16, 2018 Pakistan confirmed Thursday that its security forces have rescued five abducted Iranian border guards, saying efforts to recover other captives are ongoing. An anti-Iran Sunni militant organization known as Jaish al-Adl kidnapped a group of 12 security guards [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Pakistan|