Iran deports thousands of Afghan refugees, UN agency says

Internally displaced Afghan families sit in the courtyard of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on August 13, 2021. (AFP) November 13, 2021 Iran is deporting thousands of Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban, including more than 28,000 in the last week of October, the UN’s migration agency said. The International Organization [...]

By |November 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Aid group: Up to 5,000 Afghan refugees a day entering Iran

Norwegian Refugee Council’s secretary general Jan Egeland visits Afghan refugees in Bardsir settlement in Iran’s southern province of Kerman. (AFP) November 11, 2021 Up to 5,000 Afghan refugees a day are crossing into neighboring Iran, compounding the already heavy burden it faces hosting an estimated 3.6 million Afghans, a relief group said Wednesday. [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Eyewitnesses: Iranian border guards gunned down Afghan women and children

Displaced Afghan families sit in the courtyard of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on August 13, 2021. (AFP) October 30, 2021 Afghan refugees trying to enter Iran have been indiscriminately shot at by border guards and many have been killed, IranWire has been told. Two eyewitnesses said that at the time [...]

By |October 30th, 2021|Afghanistan|

China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan move to create united front on Afghanistan

Taliban fighters are pictured in the Shindand district of Herat province. (AP) By Tom O'Connor October 29, 2021 China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and others in the region surrounding Afghanistan have set out to establish unity in confronting the crises enveloping the nation since the U.S. military withdrawal. In their second such meeting, the senior [...]

By |October 29th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, Pakistan, Russia|

Iran hosts conference with Afghanistan’s neighbors

The foreign ministers of six nations attended the Tehran conference on Oct 27, 2021. (Reuters) October 27, 2021 Representatives of the countries bordering Afghanistan have met in Tehran to discuss how to coordinate actions in response to the change in government in the war-torn country. The foreign ministers of the six nations bordering [...]

By |October 27th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran to host Afghanistan’s neighbors for Oct. 27 talks

Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15, 2021. (AFP) October 20, 2021 Iran will host the foreign ministers from Afghanistan’s neighboring countries for a summit on Oct. 27, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that the one-day [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|Afghanistan|

India’s Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

A container terminal is seen at Mundra Port, one of the ports handled by India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, April 1, 2014. (Reuters) October 11, 2021 India's largest port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone APSE.NS said on Monday that its terminals would [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, India, Pakistan|

Afghans flock to Iranian border, but few make it across

Afghan men walk towards an Afghan-Iran border crossing in Zaranj on September 8, 2021. (AFP) October 9, 2021 The number of Afghans attempting to cross the border to Iran has soared since the Taliban swept to power almost two months ago, but few make it across, an official said. Before the Taliban came [...]

By |October 9th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iranian consulate in Herat hawking black-market visas to Afghans

Iranian Consulate in Herat province, Afghanistan. (IranWire) October 8, 2021 Three days before Kabul fell to the Taliban, on August 12, 2021, the Iranian Consulate in Herat province suspended the issuance of tourist visas for Afghan citizens. New visas were restricted to medical staff and those visiting Iran on business. On paper, anyway. In fact, [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban meet with UK, Iran delegations amid economic woes

Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Farah, the capital of Farah province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 2, 2021. (AP) October 6, 2021 Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders met Tuesday with U.K. officials for the first time since taking power, a move the group hopes will pave the way for the country to refill [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Afghanistan, Europe|