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Iran official says Afghans should be barred from becoming employers

Afghan job seekers queue for a work visa outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul. (UNHCR/M.Farhad) December 23, 2019 The top official of Tehran Province Immigration Office has pointed to the participation of some Afghan residents in recent protests and called for a ban on Afghans from becoming employers and getting jobs as cooks [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Afghanistan|

Iran opposes US-Taliban talks: Top security official

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) December 19, 2019 Iran’s top security official said Wednesday the Islamic Republic opposed US negotiations with Afghanistan’s Taliban, as the talks excluded the Afghan people and government. “Any strategy, any decision or plan without the participation of the Afghan people is wrong and [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

An Afghan’s reward for fighting for Iran in Syria: Unemployment and a life in secrecy

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) December 14, 2019 "We were trained for less than three days in a Tehran military barracks. We had to learn fast to go to war in Syria. We [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|

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|