Probe launched into explosion of 100 fuel tankers on Afghanistan-Iran border

Smoke rises from fuel tankers at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP) February 15, 2021 At least 100 oil and gas tankers have been destroyed by an inferno at Afghanistan's biggest trade crossing with Iran, causing millions of dollars of losses, officials said [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Fuel tanker explodes at Afghan-Iran border

Several trucks were engulfed in flames after the explosion, the report said. (Getty) February 13, 2021 A fuel tanker exploded Saturday at the Islam Qaleh crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, Iranian state TV reported. Several trucks were engulfed in flames after the explosion, the report said. It wasn’t [...]

By |February 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Afghan migrants in Iran get a simple choice: Fight in Syria or be deported

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) By Daniel Dayan February 6, 2021 Thousands of Afghan nationals have joined the Fatemiyoun Brigade over the years, compelled either by promises made by the Islamic Republic or by their religious beliefs. This militant [...]

By |February 6th, 2021|Afghanistan, Syria|

Iran defends hosting Taliban delegation despite decades-old attacks in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) is shown meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (center) of the Taliban in Tehran in a photo from January 31. (AFP) By Golnaz Esfandiari February 4, 2021 Iran is defending its hosting of a senior Taliban delegation for an entire week in a move that analysts say is [...]

By |February 4th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Shamkhani receives Taliban delegation in Tehran, blames US for bloodshed in Afghanistan

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. (Fars) January 28, 2021 Iranian and Taliban officials met in Tehran on Wednesday and accused the US of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan, Iranian State TV reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told visiting Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Iran hosts Taliban to ‘exchange views’ on US-backed Afghan peace process

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) January 27, 2021 Senior leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency traveled to Iran Tuesday to “exchange views” on U.S.-brokered peace negotiations between warring Afghan parties. Iranian Foreign Ministry [...]

By |January 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Afghan MPs accuse Iran of supporting terror in Herat

Afghan National Army soldiers march during training by Italian soldiers from NATO's Resolute Support Mission at a Military Training center in Herat, Feb. 9, 2017. (AFP) By Daniel Dayan January 23, 2021 A new finding by a delegation of Afghanistan’s parliament shows that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been providing support, both with funds [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran’s suggestion of using Shiite fighters in Afghanistan seen as risky

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, Afghanistan, June 15, 2020. (AP) By Roshan Noorzai and Zafar Bamyani January 16, 2021 A recent Iranian offer for Afghanistan to use Iran-backed Shiite militias [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran buys out Afghan media and entices journalists to spy on officials

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) By Daniel Dayan January 13, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran is flexing its media muscles in the western Afghan province of Herat, situated on the valley of the Hari River. The large Shia population [...]

By |January 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran presses U.S. to exit Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvers to influence both

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) By David Brennan December 24, 2020 Iran is upping the ante against American military presence in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq—two of America's so-called "forever wars" that President-Elect Joe Biden will be under pressure to finally end when he comes to power next month. [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, USA|