Top commander sees increased Iran threat in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of the US Central Command, in Capitol Hill, Washington, Dec 4, 2018. (AFP) January 31, 2020 There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a senior U..S. commander said, as the threat [...]

By |January 31st, 2020|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Balochistan to set up markets in frontier region with Iran, Afghanistan

Iran road sign near the Pakistan Iran Border. (IRNA) January 23, 2020 Balochistan’s provincial administration plans to open border markets near Iran and Afghanistan to ensure the socio-economic development of the frontier region and curb criminal activities, such as drug trafficking and terrorism, in the area, authorities said on Wednesday. Balochistan, the southwestern [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Countries demand Iran compensate relatives of plane-crash victims

The foreign ministers of Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and Britain during a press conference in London after a meeting about the Ukraine International flight which crashed in Iran, January 16, 2020. (AFP) January 17, 2020 Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner last week said on Thursday that Tehran [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Afghanistan, Europe, North America|

Federal lawsuits target both Iran and private firms for allegedly financing Taliban and Al-Qaeda operations that killed U.S. troops

Taliban fighters in the Shindand district of Herat province, May 27, 2016. (AP) By Toby Dershowitz and Talia Katz January 15, 2020 On December 27, 2019, more than 500 members of American military families, including over 100 Gold Star families, filed two lawsuits: one against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and another against eight multinational companies that operate in Afghanistan. The pair of lawsuits alleges that the [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Iran faces legal action over downed Ukraine jet

Ukraine International Airlines' Boeing 737-800 plane wreckage is seen in a picture from investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) January 14, 2020 Iran faces international legal action by five countries whose citizens it killed when it shot down a passenger jet. Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|Afghanistan, Europe, North America|

Will Soleimani’s death intensify the Iran-US proxy war in Afghanistan?

A Quds Force regiment made up of Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran has pledged to be at the “forefront of the harsh revenge” for the assassination of Ghasem Soleimani. (Press TV) January 8, 2020 A Quds Force regiment made up of Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran has pledged to be at the “forefront [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Taliban condemn killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani

Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, May 27, 2016. (AP) January 6, 2020 The Taliban have condemned the killing of prominent Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a statement on Sunday, warning about the consequences, Iranian state media reported. The Taliban described [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Afghanistan|

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|