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Kabul calls on Tehran to prevent pro-Taliban activities

Pro-Taliban Afghans wave group’s flag at the Mellat Park in Tehran, Aug 1, 2020. (Asharq Al-Awsat) August 4, 2020 Afghan Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Sadiq Siddiqui called on Iran Monday to prevent Taliban activities in Tehran, in the first comment after some Afghans were seen in pictures waving the Taliban flag at a park [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghan child soldier fighting for Iran in Syria feels lucky to be alive

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) July 31, 2020 Afghan children regularly flee to Iran to escape poverty and instability, hoping for a better life. After their dangerous journeys with human traffickers across the border, many of them end [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|

Afghan lawmakers, experts blast Iran deputy FM over remarks on migrant drownings

Afghan security personnel stand guard in front of the Iranian embassy as civil society activists hold banners and shout slogans against the Iranian government during a protest, in Kabul on May 11, 2020. (AFP) July 21, 2020 Afghan lawmakers and experts said on Monday Tehran could no longer “cover up” the drowning of [...]

By |July 21st, 2020|Afghanistan|

Discrimination against Afghan students in Iranian universities

Students protesting during Student Day at the University of Tehran, December 7, 2019. (Twitter) June 22, 2020 An Iranian official has denied that the country’s universities discriminate against Afghan students, despite the fact that they are barred from studying particular subjects, cannot join student unions and face severe restrictions on where they are [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Afghanistan|

Evidence shows Iran responsible for migrant deaths: Afghanistan Foreign Ministry

Afghan men wearing clothes spattered in blood lay down on a road protesting against the Iranian regime during a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, May 7, 2020. (EPA-EFE) June 22, 2020 New evidence from an investigation showed that Iran is responsible for the death of several migrants who were allegedly forced into a [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran-born Afghan migrant set himself on fire to protest against discrimination

Shahab Mayel-Heravi (R) told IranWire that his family refused to accept Iranian citizenship until his father (L) was guaranteed his human and financial rights. (IranWire) June 20, 2020 When photographs of Shahab Mayel-Heravi’s burnt body were shared on Instagram, it sparked a fresh wave of protests over the plight of Afghan immigrants in [...]

By |June 20th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghan MPs condemn President Ghani’s ‘soft’ response to Iran

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, second left, walks with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, left, during his official welcoming ceremony at the Saadabad palace in Tehran, April 19, 2015. (AP) June 19, 2020 President Ashraf Ghani’s government on Thursday came under fire from lawmakers who condemned the “soft” response to the summoning of its envoy [...]

By |June 19th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghans allege Iran police involved in attacks on refugees

A man walks past a painting on a wall with writing in the Dari Language reading "We cannot breath" during a protest themed Killings of Afghans in Iran, in Kabul, June 15, 2020. (AP) June 15, 2020 An Afghan lawmaker accused Iranian authorities on Monday of involvement in recent attacks on Afghan refugees [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iranian links: New Taliban splinter group emerges, opposing U.S. peace deal

Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, May 27, 2016. (AP) By Frud Bezhan June 10, 2020 A new breakaway Afghan Taliban faction that has close ties to neighboring Iran and opposes efforts aimed at ending the 18-year insurgency in Afghanistan has emerged. [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Iranian government systematically uses violence against Afghan immigrants

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) June 9, 2020 Iranian police opened fire on a car carrying Afghan migrants in Yazd on June 3, setting the vehicle on fire and leading to the deaths of three people and to several others being [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Afghanistan|