50 Iran-backed Pakistani fighters killed in Turkish strikes in Syria

A poster showing 47 Pakistani militiamen associated with Zainebiyoun Brigade is being shared by Zainebiyoun on its Facebook page on March 1, 2020. (Facebook) March 7, 2020 Up to 50 Pakistani fighters have been killed in military action by the Turkish army and Syrian regime forces in Syria’s last major rebel stronghold in [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Pilgrims stranded in Iran start returning to Pakistan

Truck drivers sit on a road near the closed Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan on Feb. 25, 2020 as fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AFP) March 4, 2020 The federal government closed Pakistan’s borders with Iran and Afghanistan after reports confirmed presence of coronavirus patients in the two countries. Pakistani pilgrims [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|Pakistan|

Iran buries 21 Afghan, Pakistani proxy fighters killed in Syria

IRGC has sent thousands of Afghans and Pakistani fighters to fight in Syria. (Supplied) March 2, 2020 In intense clashes taking place in Syria’s Idlib province in recent days 21 members of Iran-backed Afghan and Pakistani militias were killed, Qom News an Iranian website has reported. The report says 18 members of Pakistani [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Pakistan temporarily opens border to let out hundreds of Iranians

Truck drivers sit on a road near the closed Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan on Feb. 25, 2020. (AFP) February 26, 2020 Pakistan on Tuesday temporarily opened its border with Iran in Taftan, Balochistan to let hundreds of Iranian citizens out, an official told Arab News. “The border has been opened for around 300 [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Pakistan|

Coronavirus: Pakistan quarantines 270 after border closure with Iran

A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP) February 24, 2020 Following the closure of Pakistan’s border with Iran, 270 persons who entered the country via the Taftan crossing in [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia close Iranian border, Afghanistan bans travel over coronavirus fears

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) February 24, 2020 Pakistan has sealed its Taftan border and stopped pilgrims from traveling via the crossing to Iran after six coronavirus deaths were reported in the neighboring country, officials told Arab News on Sunday. [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Europe, Pakistan, Turkey|

Iran’s November gas price hike fails to ease fuel smuggling to Pakistan

A gas station that was burned during protests that followed authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP) February 17, 2020 Iran’s Islamist rulers, who sparked deadly domestic unrest by raising gas prices in November, say their controversial move also has failed to ease fuel smuggling into neighboring [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Pakistan arrests high-profile Iran-backed Zainebiyoun Brigade member fighting in Syria, Iraq

A poster of Pakistani Shiite fighters killed in Syria. (Supplied) February 13, 2020 Police in Karachi have arrested a man suspected of being a high-profile member of the Zainebiyoun Brigade, a counterterrorism official said on Wednesday, referring to a militant group composed of Pakistani nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq. Zainebiyoun Brigade reportedly [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Iraq, Pakistan, Syria|

World War 3 panic: Pakistan warns of ‘disaster’ as Iran-US conflict spirals

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 23, 2019. (AFP) By Luke Hawker January 25, 2020 Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, called for de-escalation between Tehran [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Pakistan, USA|

Balochistan to set up markets in frontier region with Iran, Afghanistan

Iran road sign near the Pakistan Iran Border. (IRNA) January 23, 2020 Balochistan’s provincial administration plans to open border markets near Iran and Afghanistan to ensure the socio-economic development of the frontier region and curb criminal activities, such as drug trafficking and terrorism, in the area, authorities said on Wednesday. Balochistan, the southwestern [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|