The Afghan government seems to be rolling out the red carpet for the Taliban by removing the Dari Persian language from the signs of Khost International Airport, which was recently opened by President Ashraf Ghani.
A senior member of Taliban has warned that refusal to pledge allegiance to the group's ruler will be considered as apostasy, as the militant group moves to take over the entire Afghanistan.
An Iranian expert on Afghanistan affairs says the people of Afghanistan are so disappointed with the pro-US government of Ashraf Ghani that they do not care if it is replaced by Taliban.
Iranian President-elect Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi says extensive economic interactions and collective security are the main priorities for Iran-India relations.
The Intra-Afghan Dialogue Summit, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and attended by the representatives of the Kabul government and the high political delegation of Taliban, was opened on Wednesday morning with a speech by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran’s embassy in Tokyo says the first group of Iranian convicted prisoners in Japan have left for Tehran, as part of a previous prisoner exchange agreement with Japan.
Mohammad-Ebrahim Taherian, the Iranian Foreign Minister's special envoy for Afghanistan affairs who had left Kabul for Islamabad on Thursday for talks with Pakistani officials on the latest security developments in Afghanistan, returned to the Afghan capital on Friday to resume his meetings with the country's political and defence officials.
The Russian defence minister says it will not be possible to bring peace and stability back to Afghanistan without Iran and Pakistan’s support.
Mohammad-Ebrahim Taherian, the Iranian Foreign Minister's special envoy for Afghanistan affairs, held talks with head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar on the latest political and security developments in Afghanistan.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country is closely monitoring the "alarming" developments in Afghanistan.