A 610-kilometer railway connecting Iran’s only ocean port of Chabahar to Zahedan near the eastern border would provide a lifeline to the landlocked Afghanistan, a country where the transport system has been hampered by years of war and a fierce rivalry between two major neighbors of India and Pakistan.
Russia says the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is establishing a base in Afghanistan to target ex-Soviet countries, days after the group’s leader was declared dead following a raid by US troops.
Three Tajik soldiers and one Kyrgyz serviceman were killed and more than a dozen on both sides wounded in an overnight border clash, the authorities in Bishkek and Dushanbe said on Tuesday, blaming each other for the incident.
President of the Supreme National Defense University of Iran Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi raised the alarm about Washington’s continued support for the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and said the US is seeking to move the extremists to Central Asia and Afghanistan.
A real estate tycoon and former wrestling champion has claimed victory in Mongolia’s presidential runoff.