Category: MIddle East

FM Muttaqi welcomes timely assistance from Iran

Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has welcomed Iran’s timely relief for earthquake victims in southeastern Afghanistan. At the moment, providing shelter for the quake survivors was the top priority of the Islamic Emirate, Muttaqi said in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart. Mehr News Agency quoted Muttaqi as commending Iran for offering broad services to the Afghan nation under […]

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Iran Says It Can Fulfill Pakistan’s Energy Needs

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed the country’s readiness to satisfy Pakistan’s demand for oil, gas and electricity. In a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Raisi hailed the close ties between the two neighbors, saying the people of Iran and Pakistan are like relatives. “We consider Pakistan’s security to be our own security,” […]

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Qatar’s NSA reaffirms cooperation with Afghanistan during Kabul visit

Qatar’s National Security Adviser Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Misnad reaffirmed Doha’s commitment to cooperate with Afghanistan in political, economic and social areas as he visited Kabul on Thursday. In his meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Al-Misnad expressed his satisfaction over the rule of IEA in Afghanistan, according to an IEA […]

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IEA’s ministry of interior unveils new uniforms for national police

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) Ministry of Interior announced Wednesday it would distribute new police uniforms to 20,000 officers in Kabul and Kandahar provinces, and that the remaining police departments around the country would receive their new uniforms in the near future. The new police uniform is dark blue, instead of the grey-blue uniform worn by police under the […]

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Social Unrest And National Security

Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal reportedly made remarks against Prophet Muhammad. Indian Muslims are outraged. Islamic nations Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and Iran, have taken serious diplomatic objection, and Qatar has reportedly demanded “public apology” from India. In some of these countries, there are “… protests being lodged with the Indian missions, Indian […]

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IEA joins Muslim nations in slamming India over insulting remarks about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) on Monday joined the list of Islamic countries that have condemned India for the insulting remarks by two officials against Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Bharatiya Janat Party’s (BJP) national spokeswoman Nupur Sharma was suspended from the party on Sunday for comments made in a recent TV debate, while the BJP’s Delhi media operations head Naveen […]

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Afghanistan exports cotton for first time to Turkey and Iran

The Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Monday that 2,000 tonnes of Afghan cotton was recently exported from the province to Turkey and Iran. The chamber says that in the past, Afghan cotton was exported only to Pakistan, but now new markets have opened up, which has provided employment opportunities for some people. Afghan cotton is considered to be […]

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Iran and Tajikistan leaders discuss Afghanistan; call for inclusive govt

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon met with Iranian leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday evening to discuss the expansion of cooperation between the two countries and the security situation in Afghanistan.

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700,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran in past 9 months

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) acting deputy minister of refugees and repatriation Muhammad Arsala Kharoti said on Saturday that about 700,000 Afghan refugees have been deported from Iran in the past nine months. Addressing a press conference during a visit to Herat province, Kharoti said many of these refugees have been forcibly deported. He said the issue of mistreatment of […]

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IEA and Iran security officials meet to resolve border tensions

The Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) says that a delegation from the Ministry of Defense and Iranian officials met this week to discuss border tensions between the two countries. According to the ministry, based on previous agreements between the Afghan and Iranian delegations, the two sides met Friday in the Iranian city of Taybad to […]

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