Militant gunfire kills two Pakistani soldiers near Iran border

Pakistani soldiers on patrol near the Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan, Pakistan, on February 25, 2020. (AFP) November 25, 2021 Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in southwestern Balochistan province near the border with Iran, the military said on Wednesday. The attack took place in Tump, Kech district. No [...]

By |November 25th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan to trade rice for LPG under barter arrangement with Iran

A man looks at products while walking in a market in Tehran, Iran. (Getty) November 18, 2021 Pakistan’s top trade and commerce official said on Wednesday his country would import liquified petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran in exchange of rice under a barter arrangement endorsed by the two countries. Earlier this month, Pakistan [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Pakistan|

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|

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|

Pakistan-Iran border reopens for pedestrians

Only Pakistani nationals were barred from entering Iran but that restriction has now been removed. (Reuters) October 5, 2021 The ban on pedestrian movement from the Pak-Iran Taftan border was lifted on Sunday and Pakistani businessmen, students and truck drivers have been allowed to travel to Iran. According to sources, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan says last month’s attack on Chinese nationals in Gwadar planned in Iran’s Chahbahar city

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard near the the Beijing-funded "megaport" of Gwadar, in southwestern Pakistan. (AFP) September 25, 2021 The counterterrorism police in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province revealed on Friday the suicide bomber who targeted Chinese nationals in Gwadar last month had come from Iran, adding that the mastermind of the attack [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|East Asia, Pakistan|

Pakistan, Iran leaders meet on Afghanistan

Afghan women and children receive bread donations in Kabul's Old City, Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP) September 17, 2021 Pakistan’s prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan. The Foreign Ministry’s statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s meeting in Tajikistan’s [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Iranian police arrest anti-Taliban protesters outside Pakistan embassy

Afghans participate in a protest march against the “Taliban” in the Iranian city of Qom. (Shafaqna) September 9, 2021 Social media users have reported the arrest of dozens of protesters including several Iranian rights activists at an anti-Taliban protest rally Wednesday afternoon outside the Pakistan Embassy in Tehran. According to the Twitter account [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Taliban deny foreign interference claims by Iran; Pakistan rejects role in Panjshir capture

Taliban took complete control of Panjshir, the only province out of 34 that their fighters had not seized during their blitzkrieg last month. (AFP) September 8, 2021 The Taliban on Tuesday rejected claims of foreign interference in their Panjshir Valley takeover, as Iran condemned the group’s capture of the last holdout Afghan province [...]

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

As Taliban claim victory in Panjshir, Iran slams Pakistan military’s role

Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15, 2021. (AFP) September 7, 2021 Iran's Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has criticized Sunday evening’s aerial attacks on the Panjshir valley in northern Afghanistan allegedly carried out by Pakistan in support of the Taliban, who claimed Monday [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|