Iran Guard kills 3 militants near Afghanistan border

Iranian border guards in Sistan and Baluchistan province. (Getty) April 24, 2021 Members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard shot dead three militants and dismantled their cell in eastern Iran near the border with Afghanistan, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday. An exchange of fire between Guard forces and a “terrorist team” resulted [...]

By |April 24th, 2021|Afghanistan, Minorities|

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could bring Iran opportunities, threats

Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha, Sept. 12, 2020. (AFP) By Golnaz Esfandiari April 22, 2021 The announced withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan will grant Iran one of its biggest wishes and lead [...]

By |April 22nd, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Prominent Shia Afghan accuses Iran of exploiting his countrymen

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) By Daniel Dayan April 13, 2021 The process of peace talks in Afghanistan continues even as the situation of those Afghan citizens who were previously part of the Islamic Republic’s Fatemiyoun Brigade [...]

By |April 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Fencing Iran, Afghan border may impact locals but peace first priority — Balochistan home minister

A Pakistani army soldier stands guard along with border fence at the Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan on May 8, 2018. (AFP) April 8, 2021 Pakistan is ‘speedily’ fencing its border with Iran and Afghanistan to curb militant attacks, Balochistan’s home minister told Arab News in an exclusive interview this week, admitting that the [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Afghan leader demands Iranian oil in exchange for river water

The Helmand River in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters) March 24, 2021 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that his country is committed to give Iran its due share of water under a decades-long bilateral treaty but he stressed that Tehran will have to pay for any additional requirements. “We will [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran’s next battle ground: Afghanistan

Afghan boys play soccer in front of the remains of a 1,500-year-old Buddha statue in the central province of Bamiyan, August 22, 2011. (Reuters) By Rami Rayess March 17, 2021 Iran is at a crossroads. It has hard political decisions to make, with each leaving marks on the regime itself, and the future [...]

By |March 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iranian firefighters battle blaze at Afghan border post

Smoke rises from fuel tankers at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP) March 6, 2021 Firefighters from Iran raced to a border crossing with Afghanistan after three fuel storage tanks caught fire on Saturday, officials told Iranian media. Iran sent 10 fire [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Violence erupts on Iran-Afghanistan border over river clearance

Afghan security forces patrol, in Farah, Afghanistan, on May 19. (AFP) March 3, 2021 At noon on March 1, Afghan and Iranian border forces exchanged fire in Nimrouz province, southwestern Afghanistan. The conflict flared up over clearing equipment being used in the Helmand River. The river has always been a contentious issue in Afghanistan, where border [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|Afghanistan|

Top US general warns Iran, says Taliban not breaking with al-Qaeda

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) February 25, 2021 The United States always reserves the right to respond to attacks “at a time and place of our choosing,” a senior US general said Wednesday, adding that “the memory and reach of the US are very long.” The [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Afghanistan, Middle East, North America, USA|

Satellite images show fire devastation on Afghan-Iran border

A satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the aftermath of a massive fire at Islam Qala border crossing in Afghanistan's Herat province on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP) February 16, 2021 Investigators began sifting through the ruins of a massive fire that destroyed hundreds of fuel tankers parked at a major crossing [...]

By |February 16th, 2021|Afghanistan|