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Taliban pledge to provide Iran’s share of water from Helmand as agreed: Official

Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan says the issue of Iran’s water right was discussed and resolved during a recent meeting with the Taliban representatives in China.

Pakistan president dissolves parliament, opposition motion blocked

Pakistan’s president dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, foiling an attempt by the opposition to remove the premier from office.

At least 15 wounded in Kabul blast

An explosion in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday wounded at least 15 people, according to witnesses.

Kazakhstan thwarts ‘assassination attempt’ on president

Kazakhstan’s special services say they have detained a foreign intelligence agent who was plotting to assassinate President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the press service of the republic’s National Security Committee reported on Sunday.

Pakistan PM calls for nationwide protests ahead of no-confidence vote

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the masses to raise their voice against the “foreign conspiracy” being hatched to topple down his government. The parliament is set to vote on the no-trust motion against him on Sunday.

UN chief: 95% of Afghans do not have enough food

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned some 95 percent of people in Afghanistan do not have enough to eat and millions are at risk of famine.

Iran says concerned over Daesh recruitment in Afghanistan and spread of terror

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran is seriously concerned over Daesh terror group recruiting inside Afghanistan as well as in some regional countries.

Iran, Pakistan FMs: depriving of girls from education frustrating

The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan have described as frustrating the deprivation of Afghan girls from education.

Iran, Pakistan FMs meet on sidelines of Afghanistan forum in China

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has held a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on the sidelines of a meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors in China.

Chinese FM in Afghanistan ahead of neighbors meeting

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kabul on Thursday, a Taliban official confirmed. It comes a week before Beijing hosts a meeting of Afghanistan's neighbours to explore ways of helping the country following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

UN says Afghan girls school suspension ‘deeply damaging’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that Taliban's decision to suspend high school for girls in Afghanistan was "a profound disappointment and deeply damaging for Afghanistan."

Taliban order girls’ schools shut

The Taliban have shut down girls’ school in Afghanistan.

Taliban ban Afghan national flag

The Taliban have issued a decree on Sunday officially banning the internationally-recognized Afghan tricolor flag and replacing it with the so-called Islamic Emirate flag used by the group.

US: ISIS attacks to ‘ramp up’ in summer due to Taliban failure

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, says that the Taliban is failing in their efforts to shut down Daesh in Afghanistan and that it appears likely that the terror group’s attacks will increase as the summer months approach.

Karzai: Iran has not withheld any assistance to Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai says the Islamic Republic of Iran has not withheld any assistance to the government and people of Afghanistan.

Taliban lash against millennial Persian New Year ritual

The caretaker Taliban government says it does not recognize Nowruz, the Persian New Year that starts with the beginning of spring, adding that Afghanistan will not mark the “un-Islamic” ancestral festivity, which Afghan people widely celebrate every year.

Taliban secretive Haqqani Network leader finally shows face for 1st time

One of the Taliban's most secretive leaders was photographed openly for the first time Saturday at a passing-out parade for new Afghan police recruits. His only picture on US "most wanted" lists is a grainy semi-covered profile.

UN chief condemns deadly mosque attack in Pakistan

The United Nations Secretary General has condemned a deadly suicide bombing that devastated a Shia mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday.

Daesh claims responsibility for Pakistan mosque deadly bombing

The Daesh terror group says an Afghan suicide bomber affiliated to the group, struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers. The blast took at least 56 lives wounding 194 people.

Iraq’s top Shia authority slams Peshawar mosque bombing

Iraq’s top Shia authority Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani has issued a statement following the Friday bombing in a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed a number of Shia Muslim worshippers.

Iran FM: US would not have chosen ’embarrassing’ Afghanistan withdrawal if it could

Iranian Foreign Minister has dismissed US claims that its withdrawal from Afghanistan had all been planned beforehand. Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Americans would not have opted for such an "embarrassing" pullout if they had other choices.

Pakistan OKs legal mechanism to facilitate barter trade with Iran

Pakistan’s economic authorities have approved a legal mechanism designed to facilitate barter trade with Iran in new step in the direction of expanding commercial ties between the two neighbors.

Iranian president’s special envoy meets Afghan ministers in Kabul

The Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan has met with the Taliban’s minister of energy and water as well as minister of foreign affairs.

3 more countries impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Australia, Canada and Japan have issued sanctions against Russia on Tuesday. The have joined the growing list of countries that have taken economic action after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two Ukrainian regions as independent states and moved Russian forces into eastern Ukraine.

Disabled Afghans call on Biden to return Afghan funds

Scores of disabled persons staged a protest in Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on Tuesday, urging the United States to return Afghan assets.

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