Tuesday, March 5, 2024


Gazans facing imminent starvation risk: WFP

Residents in the Gaza Strip, which is under an Israeli full siege, are facing potential starvation, a World Food Programme (WFP) official has warned.

ICRC renews alarm over Afghans’ dire situation

Eloi Fillion, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Afghanistan, has expressed grave concern over the unfolding situation in the war-ravaged country as winter chill sets in.

Iran envoy: Economic crisis in Afghanistan paving way for extremism

The Iranian ambassador to Kabul says the current economic crisis in Afghanistan is paving the way for extremism, particularly for Daesh terror group.

Media watchdog: 45 journalists killed in 2021

A total of 45 reporters and media workers were killed doing their jobs over the last year, the highest number among them in strife-torn Afghanistan, the world’s largest organization of journalists said Friday.

Israeli spyware targets UN investigator into Yemen war crimes

The mobile phone of the UN-backed investigator who was examining possible war crimes in Yemen was targeted with spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group in 2019, according to a report. He was reportedly selected as a potential surveillance target by Saudi Arabia.

Iran FM calls on Intl. community to pay attention to Afghan refugees

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran does not have the capacities to provide Afghan refugees with services more than the current level.

Establishment of all-inclusive govt. key to resolving Afghan crisis: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has reiterated that the solution to the Afghanistan crisis is to establish a broad-based government there.

Bagheri: Talks with P4+1 will resume in near future

Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator in Vienna talks, says the P4+1 group of countries has agreed to continue negotiations based on Tehran’s proposals.

IAEA’s cameras to be installed at Iran sites after precise examinations

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says monitoring cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be installed at Iran’s nuclear facilities after precise technical, security and judicial examinations.

Shamkhani: Strategic partnership with neighbors Iran top priority

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said even with the assassination of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani, the United States did not achieve its goal of dismantling the regional resistance.

Iranian parliament speaker: Palestine Muslim World top priority

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has said the most important priority of the Muslim world is the issue of Palestine.

US diplomat: Saudis need our weapons in Yemen war

A senior US official has defended Washington’s arms sales to Riyadh, saying Saudi Arabia needs US weapons in the Yemen war. Tens of thousands have been killed in the Saudi-led war on Yemen with millions more displanced

“Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis may cause 1m deaths in winter”

The International Crisis Group has warned that the ongoing humanitarian crisis and winter season will cause one million deaths if not addressed and sanctions are not lifted against Afghanistan.

Bodies of hundreds killed in Karabakh handed over to Baku, Yerevan

More than 1,900 bodies of those killed in the latest escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh have been handed over to Armenia and Azerbaijan by Russian peacekeepers, Rustam Muradov, deputy commander of the Russian Southern Military District, told TASS on Thursday.

US Senate rejects attempt to block Biden’s Saudi arms sale

The US Senate on Tuesday night rejected a bipartisan effort to block President Joe Biden's $650 billion arms sale to the Saudi government.

Azeri president threatens force to open corridor through Armenia

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has once again threatened to use force to establish a corridor through southern Armenia to connect his country with the Autonomous Nakhchivan Republic.

Iran embassy urges Intl. community help with refugee influx

The Iranian embassy in Belgium underlined the need for the international community to support Afghan refugees residing in Iran.

Iran MP calls for regional taskforce to help Afghan refugees

A member of Iran’s parliament’s National Security Commission has called for the establishment of a regional taskforce to help Afghan refugees, amid the crisis in the country.

Iran Envoy: Tehran to stand by Afghanistan

The Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan Hossein Kazemi Qomi has said Tehran is ready to help Afghanistan’s economy to thrive.

Iran concerned over new clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed concern over new border clashes between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

WHO: 1mn Afghan children likely to die of malnutrition

At least one million children under five in Afghanistan are running the risk of dying of malnutrition without immediate treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

New Delhi summit calls for inclusive Afghan govt., respect for women’s rights

Participations at the New Delhi Regional Security Dialogue have stressed the necessity of forming an ‘open and truly inclusive government that represents the will of all the people of Afghanistan’. They also underscored respect for the rights of women, children and the minority groups.

Iran’s Shamkhani meets Indian PM, Afghanistan in focus

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Ali Shamkhani is in the Indian capital to attend a regional security conference.

UN warns three million Afghans on brink of famine

The UN's food agency has warned three million people in Afghanistan are facing starvation. The body has promised it will be providing food for 23 million people in the country.

India says Iran, Russia, others to attend Afghanistan summit

India says Iran, Russia and Central Asian countries have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Afghanistan conference in New Delhi. Pakistan has declared it would not be attending the meeting.

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