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Taliban spokesman: Foreign Ministry delegation to visit Tehran soon

A Taliban spokesman says a delegation from the ruling Afghan foreign ministry will visit Tehran in the near future.

At least 6 killed in Kabul school blasts, casualties on the rise

Three explosions rocked a high school in western Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring children, according to Afghan security and health officials.

Pakistani PM invites Iranian President to visit Islamabad

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi for his message of congratulation on his election as the Pakistani premier, and has invited Raisi to visit Islamabad.

Taliban spokesman: Pakistan will not be allowed to attack Afghanistan again

The spokesman for Afghanistan’s interim government says Pakistan faces no threat from Afghan soil and that Islamabad will not be allowed to strike its neighbor again.

Taliban arrest 15 for plotting to stage show protests outside Iran Embassy

The Taliban in Afghanistan have reportedly arrested some 15 people for plotting to stage show protests in front of Iran’s Embassy in the capital, Kabul.

US says closure of girls’ schools to significantly impact engagement with Taliban

Closure of girls’ schools in Afghanistan will hold significant and serious implications for US ability to engage with the Taliban, a diplomat in Washington says.

China: US Russia sanctions put dent in world economy

China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman says US sanctions against Russia have only put a dent in the languishing world economy.

Afghan Party chief: Zionism behind sedition to harm Iran-Afghanistan ties

The head of the National Congress Party of Afghanistan says “Zionism” and some Arab countries in the region are behind the “sedition” in the relations between the country and Iran.

Report: Hundreds of ex-Afghan officials, soldiers killed, kidnapped by Taliban

After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have murdered or kidnapped about 500 former Afghan officials, military personnel, and those believed to have collaborated with the United States, according to a report.

Baku says ready to launch corridor to Nakhjavan via Iran

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has said arrangements are afoot to start the construction of a road linking his country to Nakhjavan through Iran.

Khatibzadeh: All Iran Afghanistan missions open

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says all the diplomatic missions of Iran in Afghanistan are open and continue working.

Iran’s embassy in Kabul closed due to attacks on missions

Iran’s embassy in Kabul has been closed in the wake of gatherings in the Afghan capital over alleged mistreatment of Afghan migrants.

Pakistan new PM outlines foreign policy regarding neighbors

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has outlined his administration’s plans in regard to ties with neighbors and regional countries, voicing support for the expansion of relations with Iran and calling for sending aid to Afghanistan.

Karzai: Iran-Afghanistan longstanding ties must be preserved

Afghanistan's former president Hamid Karzai has called on Iranian and Afghan people to protect and preserve their longstanding religious and cultural ties.

Shehbaz Sharif elected as Pakistan’s new PM

Pakistan's parliament on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as the country's new prime minister.

Taliban say taken over Afghan embassy in Moscow

Taliban Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Abolghahar al-Balkhi says the group’s representative has taken over the Afghan embassy in Moscow.

Pakistan PM loses no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been deposed by a no-confidence vote in parliament. The passing of the motion on Saturday came after the country’s Supreme Court ruled the cricket star turned politician acted unconstitutionally in previously blocking the process and dissolving parliament.

Pakistan court rules PM move to dissolve parliament unconstitutional

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's move to dissolve the parliament was unconstitutional. It called for lawmakers to return, a decision that could spell the end of Khan’s premiership soon.

Azeri, Armenian leaders instruct FMs to start peace talks preparations

The Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan have instructed the foreign ministers to start preparations for peace talks between the two countries, the press service of the Armenian government announced on Thursday.

Iran condemns Kabul mosque attack

The Iranian embassy in Afghanistan has categorically condemned a recent terrorist attack on a mosque in Kabul, which wounded a number of fasting worshippers there.

Taliban condemn deadly stabbing attack on 3 clerics in Iran

The Taliban have condemned a deadly knife attack on three clergymen at the Imam Reza Shrine in the city of Mashhad in the northeastern Iranian province of Khrasan Razavi.

53% of Afghans desiring to leave country: Gallup poll

As the global attention has shifted from Afghanistan to the Ukraine crisis and the refugees of the country, Afghanistan has showcased a shocking number with 53 percent of the population desiring to leave their own country and seek refuge elsewhere, according to a Gallup poll.

Former Iran diplomat: Pakistani army likely to stage new coup

A former senior Iranian diplomat says Pakistan’s army is the “main player” in the current political situation in the country, and this may lead to a new coup.

Imran Khan steps down as Pakistani PM

Hours after the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament, the country’s cabinet minister says Imran Khan has officially resigned as prime minister.

Pakistan PM says US diplomat involved in plot against his government

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has named a senior American diplomat as the person who was allegedly involved in the "foreign conspiracy" to overthrow his government through a no-confidence vote.

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