Iran’s water woes worsen despite warmer Taliban ties

The Helmand River in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Reuters) February 10, 2022 Protests in late January along the border between Iran and Afghanistan over water resources show that one of the key issues between the two countries remains unsolved, even as cooperation between the two deepens. Photos were circulated of trucks [...]

By |February 10th, 2022|Afghanistan|

Iraqis, Afghans helped crush 2019 Iran protests, London Tribunal told

The Iran Atrocities Tribunal in session in London. Feb 6, 2022. (Supplied) February 7, 2022 Afghans and Iraqis were involved in curbing Iranian protests in November 2019, the 'Iran Atrocities Tribunal' was told Saturday. ‘Witness 458’ told the unofficial tribunal in London, which is meeting behind closed doors and not open to most [...]

By |February 7th, 2022|Afghanistan, Europe, Iraq|

Protesters in Sistan and Baluchistan demand equitable share of water from the Helmand River

Citizens of Zabol, Zahak, Helmand, Nimrouz and Hamoon counties were among those who attended the protest on the Milk port and border crossing. (IRNA) February 1, 2022 Residents in five counties in the deprived Iranian border province of Sistan and Baluchistan held a rally on Friday to demand what they called their “water [...]

By |February 1st, 2022|Afghanistan|

Iran water protesters attack Afghan vehicles: State media

Demonstrators condemned the Iranian president’s recent remarks about the waters of the Afghan Helmand River. (Supplied) January 28, 2022 Protesters in Iran’s southeast attacked trucks belonging to Afghan drivers during a demonstration on Friday over water rights for a river that flows from Afghanistan, Iranian state media said. Demonstrators from Sistan-Baluchestan province, which shares a [...]

By |January 28th, 2022|Afghanistan|

In sign of deepening ties, Taliban increases Afghanistan’s water flow to Iran

The reservoir at Kamal Khan Dam is reported to be overflowing after recent rains and snowfall in Afghanistan. (ARG) January 27, 2022 Iran helped the United States topple the Taliban’s brutal regime in Afghanistan in 2001. But more than 20 years later, after U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban regained power, [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Afghanistan|

Taliban accuses Afghan soldiers of fighting for Iran and Syria

Afghan security forces patrol, after recapturing control of the city from Taliban militants, in Farah, Afghanistan, on May 19. (AFP) By Daniel Dayan January 22, 2022 Since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan in 2021, several former Afghan soldiers have been arrested or have disappeared. Their relatives told IranWire that some of them are in prison on [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Afghanistan, Syria|

Iran calls for release of Afghan funds during Taliban envoy’s visit

Afghans participate in a protest march against the “Taliban” in the Iranian city of Qom. (Shafaqna) January 10, 2022 The Taliban administration's acting foreign minister travelled to Iran to meet with his Iranian counterpart, who called for Afghan financial assets blocked since the Taliban takeover to be released for humanitarian purposes. A spokesman [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|Afghanistan|

Taliban FM visits Iran for talks on trade, border and refugees

The FM in Afghanistan's new Taliban-run cabinet, Amir Khan Muttaqi, gives a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept 14, 2021. (AP) January 10, 2022 A delegation led by the Taliban foreign minister is in Iran to discuss border, economic and refugee issues, a senior foreign ministry official in Kabul said on Sunday. [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|Afghanistan|

Armed groups kill two IRGC men in southeastern Iran

Iranian Border Security soldiers in Sistan-Baluchestan, undated. (Tasnim) December 27, 2021 Two members of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have been killed in clashes with armed groups in the country's restive southeastern region, the military has said. The Qods (Quds) Base of IRGC ground force said on Sunday that the two were killed on [...]

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

Rise in Afghan migrant deaths on the treacherous road to Iran

There had been reports of accidents involving vehicles that had illegally crossed the border, transporting refugees from both Afghanistan and Pakistan who were hoping to find work in Iran and Turkey. (Supplied) December 16, 2021 As many as 22 Afghan refugees have been killed in car accidents near the Iranian-Afghanistan border over the last week, [...]

By |December 16th, 2021|Afghanistan|