China says the United States has learned no lessons from its failure ‘to democratise’ Afghanistan and the muddled withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has decided not to release any of the roughly $7 billion in foreign assets held by Afghanistan’s central bank on US soil and has suspended talks with the Taliban over the funds after the killing of al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, according to American officials.
The United States, as the initiator of the current crisis in Iran’s nuclear agreement with the West after its unilateral pullout in 2018, has to do away with its double standards in dealing with the atomic issue and allay Iran’s concerns to help seal an agreement, China’s ambassador to Tehran says.
Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister calls for expansion of economic ties with Iran. Amir Khan Mottaqi made the demand during a meeting with Alireza Bigdeli, Consular Deputy of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, and Bahador Aminian, Iranian Ambassador to Kabul.
One year after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, a former senior Iranian diplomat says the Taliban government is yet to be accepted by the Afghan people, stressing that lack of coherence is clearly seen in the administration in Kabul.
More than 70 economists and experts have urged Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets in a letter sent to US President Joe Biden.
A top founding leader of the ‘Pakistani Taliban’ was killed in a targeted attack in Afghanistan, according to two sources within the group's leadership.
Taiwan has accused China's military forces of simulating an attack on the island as Beijing continues its retaliatory measures following a provocative visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy to Taipei.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has launched large-scale military drills with live fire exercise in six areas around Taiwan, China’s Central Television reported on Thursday. A recent visit by Nancy Pelosi, the US House of Representatives Speaker, to Taiwan, has prompted a harsh response from Chinese officials.
The US says it has killed al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in the Afghan capital Kabul.
The Taliban and a group of local fighters in Afghanistan led by Ahmad Masoud have held a first ever round of talks, agreeing to cease hostilities until a second round of talks is held, a report says.
The Iranian president's special envoy for Afghanistan and the Pakistani foreign minister call for increased cooperation in order to strengthen bilateral ties and also explore ways of establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The Taliban say some countries have “clandestine motives” in playing up the threat of Daesh in Afghanistan. This follows a new report issued by the United Nations Security Council suggesting that the terror group has been boosting its presence in the northern and eastern parts of the country.
US President Joe Biden has notified the Congress of his intent to rescind the designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, according to a statement published by the press service of the White House on Wednesday.
Eighteen people were killed and more than 240 others wounded during unrest in Uzbekistan's autonomous province of Karakalpakstan which broke out last week over plans to curtail its autonomy, Uzbek authorities confirmed on Monday.
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.
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 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 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.
The Taliban have alleged the United States is blocking their way to securing international recognition for the group’s new government 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.