Afghanistan's Taliban group says it is hosting peace negotiations between the Pakistani government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an attempt to end more than two decades of deadly conflict between the two sides.
Washington’s deal with the Taliban and the subsequent botched exit of US troops from Afghanistan was “the single most important factor” in the rapid collapse of the war-ravaged country's military last year, according to a report by a US oversight agency.
A rising number of Afghan families have moved to neighboring Iran after the Taliban failed to deliver on its promise to allow girls to recommence their education at schools, according to media reports.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed hope that the immediate formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan would help the neighboring country in the fight against terrorism and broaden its cooperation with regional states.
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf held the US culpable for the intensification of terrorist attacks targeting Afghans, slamming Daesh terrorists as a proxy fomenting insecurity in Afghanistan.
Iran’s Minister of Interior Ahmad Vahidi dismissed reports about a clash between Iranian and the Taliban forces at the common border with Afghanistan, saying what has happened resulted from a misunderstanding.
The Taliban’s Minister for Refugees, Khalil-ur-Rahman Haqqani, is going to visit Iran for a series of negotiations, particularly problems relating to the Afghan migrants.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to the latest bomb attack in the neighboring Afghanistan, saying frequent bomb attacks and explosions targeting civilians in various cities of the war-ravaged country are a cause of great concern.
A bombing at a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif has martyred at least 31 worshipers and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on the Shia Muslim Hazara community in Afghanistan in a week.
A large explosion has hit a mosque belonging to Shia Muslims in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, martyring at least five people and wounding several dozen others.