China, Iran swarm over Afghanistan commodities with US out

A U.S. Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP) By Phil Flynn August 21, 2021 America's chaotic retreat from Afghanistan has left U.S. taxpayers with billions of unpaid bills and is going to give China and Iran the spoils of war. While US citizens in the country were waiting [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, North America, USA|

Iran’s Interior Ministry: Afghan refugees will be turned back at the border

Internally displaced Afghan families sit in the courtyard of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on August 13, 2021. (AFP) August 19, 2021 The Iranian provinces of South Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchistan and Razavi Khorasan have been ordered by Iranian officials to turn back fleeing Afghans on the border. The move was announced Hossein [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Turkey building border wall as more afghan refugees arrive from Iran

A Turkish soldier stands at Iran-Turkey border. (Reuters ) August 19, 2021 Fearing a new refugee crisis, Turkey is reinforcing its border with Iran to stop a potential influx of Afghans fleeing following the Taliban's seizure of power in Afghanistan. Irregular arrivals are already up as Afghans who fled weeks and months ago [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Afghanistan, Turkey|

Iran orders its forces to prevent Afghans from crossing the border

Over the past four decades up to three million Afghans have fled war and poverty and chose residence in Iran. (AP) August 19, 2021 Iran’s interior ministry has ordered border guards on Wednesday to turn away refugees trying to cross the border from Afghanistan, after the Taliban victory led many Afghans to try [...]

By |August 19th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban control creates new risk for the region: clashes with India or Iran

Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15, 2021. (AFP) By Hayat Alvi August 18, 2021 Now that the Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, 20 years after the 9/11 attacks and the U.S. military campaign that had removed them from power, the balance of power has shifted [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Afghanistan, India|

Iranian economist says ties with Afghanistan help defeat US sanctions

Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha, Sept. 12, 2020. (AFP) August 18, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Taliban government in Afghanistan have shared economic interests and interdependence, a well-known Iranian economic [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Afghans in Iran hold anti-Taliban protest in Esfahan

Afghans participate in a protest march against the “Taliban” in the Iranian city of Qom. (Shafaqna) August 17, 2021 Afghans living in Iran protested in the central city of Esfahan against the Taliban, on the third day in a row on Tuesday, and also condemned former president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. Around three [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran says its embassy in Kabul remains open

Afghan job seekers queue for a work visa outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul. Undated. (UNHCR) August 17, 2021 Iran’s embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul remains open and fully active, state media reported on Tuesday, a day after Tehran welcomed the “military failure” of its arch-foe the United States as it withdraws [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

What treatment can fleeing Afghans expect from Iran?

Official statistics indicate that Afghan nationals make up the majority of immigrants to Iran, numbering an estimated 2.5 million. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour August 17, 2021 With the Taliban’s lightning-fast and brutal seizure of Afghanistan now near-complete, Iran is braced for a new wave of desperate Afghan migrants making their way across the border in [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan, Opinions On Iran|

Iran calls for Afghan dialogue as Raisi turns to Zarif

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for an international peace conference in Moscow, March 18, 2021. (AP) August 17, 2021 Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi (Raeesi) pledged Monday to back efforts to restore stability in neighboring Afghanistan as Iran’s calls for dialogue were overtaken [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|