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One Afghan child’s story of crossing the border with Iran

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) May 14, 2019 Mohammad Babar is 15 years old and from Afghanistan. Like many other children from his country, he has tried to help his family survive by illegally crossing the border to [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Afghans alarmed by Iran’s possible move to expel refugees

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) May 13, 2019 Afghans expressed concern on Sunday about the implications of a move by neighboring Iran to deport nearly 3 million Afghan refugees from its soil if Washington toughens its sanctions against Tehran. Faced by [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan feels impact of Iran’s economic isolation

A Shiite shrine in Jebrael, west of Herat, Afghanistan. (WP) April 25, 2019 Abdul Saboor escaped poverty and instability in Afghanistan three years ago with his wife and three children and found work in neighboring Iran. Now he has returned home, despite the fact that life there has not improved. His job at [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Iran backed fighters a threat to Afghanistan

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) April 12, 2019 Many Iranian-backed fighters are returning home from the Syrian Civil War where they fought in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but they are not necessarily going to Iran. [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Returning from Syria, Iranian-backed Afghan fighters could pose threat

Afghan fighters with the Fatimiyoun Brigade in Syria. (AP) April 10, 2019 With Syria's eight-year war waning, many foreign fighters who have fought in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are returning to their home countries. Some of those fighters are Iranian-backed Afghan refugees. Since 2011, Iran has sent thousands of undocumented Shi'ite [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Are Iran supported Afghan fighters returning to Afghanistan?

Iran -- A funeral for Afghan soldiers who were organized by Iran to fights in Syria and have been killed inside Syria, on May 05, 2015. (Tasnim) April 4, 2019 The Ministry of Defense in Kabul has denied reports that the members of Iran-supported Liwa Fatemiyoun have returned to Afghanistan. Liwa Fatemiyoun, also [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|

Cold homecoming for Afghans paid by Iran to fight in Syria

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) April 1, 2019 Too poor to even buy pens and notebooks for school, Mehdi left his home in Afghanistan soon after his 17th birthday and headed to Iran, hoping to make his way [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|

Khamenei praises Afghans recruited by IRGC and killed in Syria war

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have sent young Afghans to fight in Syria. (Supplied) March 30, 2019 Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has met on Friday March 29 with family members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps IRGC's Afghan recruits who have been killed in Syria. During seven years of military intervention in [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Afghanistan|

Iran looks to remote port to beat US sanctions

Slipping popularity. Iranian President Hassan Rohani poses at the inauguration a newly built extension of the Chabahar port, which was constructed by an IRGC -affiliated company, last December. (AP) March 27, 2019 With the web of US sanctions tightening, Iran faces a host of challenges as it looks to an isolated port in [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Afghanistan, India, Pakistan|

Iran violates the rights of Afghans by sending them to war

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) By Maryam Mousavi March 21, 2019 The Afghan government is usually cautious when it comes to criticizing its neighbor Iran. But last year, Afghan government officials were as direct as they could be [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|