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|

Raisi calls for cooperation between Iran, Pakistan to promote ‘calm’ in Afghanistan

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi is pictured during his a press conference in Tehran, on June 21, 2021. (AFP) August 27, 2021 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called on Thursday for cooperation between Iran and Pakistan, to promote “security and calm” in Afghanistan. His remarks were made during a meeting with Pakistan’s top diplomat Shah [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Bandits kill 4 Iranian troops near Pakistan border

The province has been the scene of occasional clashes between Baluch militants and Iranian forces. (Twitter) July 24, 2021 Armed bandits killed four members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard in fighting in a southern province, the official IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The report said the clash between Guard members and the bandits [...]

By |July 24th, 2021|Pakistan|

Pakistan PM Khan to sign transit deal to shift Uzbekistan’s trade from Iran to Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers a policy statement in Islamabad, Feb 19, 2019. (PTI) July 15, 2021 Pakistan is scheduled to sign a significant transit trade agreement with Uzbekistan that will allow Tashkent to utilize Pakistani seaports for much of its trade and bypass Iran, local media reported on Wednesday. The agreement [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|Pakistan|