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Iran giving aid to quake-stricken Afghans

Rescue workers from Iran’s Red Crescent Society are helping people affected by an earthquake in southeast Afghanistan shoulder to shoulder with their Afghan peers.

Iran: US bent on igniting ‘ethnic war, organized unrest’ in Afghanistan

A senior Iranian diplomat warns that the US is making attempts to give a regional dimension to the crisis in Afghanistan by provoking “organized unrest” and “religious” war among various ethnic groups in the country.

Iran sends 4th aid shipment to quake-hit areas of Afghanistan

The fourth aid shipment sent to Afghanistan’s quake-hit people has arrived in the eastern region of the country that was hit by the tremor several days ago.

Iran sends first team of rescue workers to Afghanistan’s quake zone

Iran has sent the first team of its rescue workers to Afghanistan to help with the search and rescue operation in the country’s quake zone.

Iran’s aid supplies arrive in quake-hit Afghanistan

Iran’s relief and humanitarian assistance for the victims of a deadly earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday has arrived in the quake-stricken country, the ruling Taliban’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said.

Hundreds killed in Afghanistan quake

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.1 that rocked eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 950 people.

Taliban say US ‘biggest hurdle’ to intl. recognition

The Taliban have alleged the United States is blocking their way to securing international recognition for the group’s new government in Afghanistan.

Blast hits Kabul, at least 2 killed

An explosion occurred in a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday morning. At least two people have been killed and seven others injured.

Russia hints to likely recognize Taliban govt. in Afghanistan

Moscow will make a decision whether to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan regardless of the opinion of the United States or any other country, says Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

Russia says Armenia, Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs

Armenia, and Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. He added Moscow is discussing this issue with its neighbors both bilaterally and through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

US envoy raises Afghan women’s rights with Taliban FM

The US special envoy on Afghanistan has met the Taliban’s acting foreign minister in the Qatari capital Doha and stressed international opposition to the group’s expanding curbs on women and girls.

‘17 Taliban members killed in ambush in northern Afghanistan’

The spokesman of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) says 17 Taliban members have been killed in an ambush by the movement’s forces in the province of Panjshir, in the latest escalation between the two sides in around nine months.

Symbol of support for Palestine: Taliban unveil replica of al-Aqsa Mosque building in Kabul

Taliban officials have unveiled a smaller-size replica of the al-Aqsa Mosque building in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul in an apparent act of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Top Iran commander calls for enhanced military ties with Tajikistan

The expansion of military interactions with Tajikistan is among the main priorities of the Islamic Republic's Armed Forces given the two countries' strategic position in west and central Asia, a senior Iranian military commander says.

Iran opens drone manufacturing factory in Tajikistan

Iran has launched a drone manufacturing factory in Tajikistan. The factory was inaugurated in the Tajik capital Dushanbe by Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mohamamd Bagheri and Tajikistan’s Defense Minister General Shir Ali Mirza.

SCO chief: Iran could become full member in 2023

The secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization says Iran could become a full SCO member in 2023 if it fulfils its commitments.

UN warns food insecurity in Afghanistan reaches ‘catastrophic’ level

The United Nations (UN) has released data reporting that food insecurity in parts of Afghanistan has reached “catastrophic” levels.

Interim Afghan government calls itself inclusive

Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi says the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is an inclusive government.

Taliban order Afghan women to cover faces in public

The Taliban on Saturday ruled Afghan women must cover their faces in public, saying Burqa is the best hijab, according to a decree from the group's supreme leader.

Iran sends aid to families of terror attacks’ victims in Afghanistan

Iran has sent a new shipment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for the families of the victims of the recent terror attacks in the war-hit country.

Former senior official Abdullah Abdullah leaves Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who remained in the country after its takeover by the Taliban, has left for an unknown location for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holidays.

Taliban leader urges global recognition of new Afghan government

The top Taliban leader has called on the international community to recognize the “Islamic Emirate” in Afghanistan, which the group re-established last year after taking over state affairs.

Dozens killed in Kabul mosque blast

A bomb blast rips through a mosque in Kubul, killing more than 50 worshippers. The explosion rocked the Afghan capital after Friday prayers.

Twin blasts kill nine in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif

Two bomb blasts aboard separate minibuses killed at least nine people Thursday night in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif, police confirmed. It comes a week after a deadly explosion rocked a Shiite mosque in the northern city.

Three Chinese killed in Pakistan’s Karachi blast

A bomb blast on a minibus killed three Chinese employed at Karachi University's Confucius Institute on Tuesday, Pakistani officials and police have confirmed.

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