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Iran Throws Its Weight behind Afghanistan Peace Process

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran strongly supports the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan as it believes there is no way other than national dialogue for restoring peace to the war-torn state.

25 Killed after Afghan Army Chopper Crashes near Iran Border

A helicopter operated by Afghan army crashed in western Afghanistan near the Iranian border on Wednesday, killing all the 25 people on board.

Suicide Attack on Afghan Demonstrators Kills 68, Wounds 165

A suicide attack on a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has so far killed 68 people and wounded 165 others, the provincial governor's spokesman announced Wednesday.

Taliban Kills 30 Afghan Security Forces despite Ceasefire

In their first major attack since their Eid ceasefire, Taliban militants have killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the far-western province of Badghis early on Wednesday.

Dozens Killed, Wounded in Latest Suicide Blast in Kabul

At least 52 people were killed and 112 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd gathered outside a voter and ID registration centre in western Kabul on Sunday.

Iran Ready to Work with Uzbekistan in Restoring Peace to Afghanistan

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says Iran is ready to establish cooperation with Uzbekistan to restore peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan.

Foreign Troops’ Pullout Precursor to Peace in Afghanistan: Iran

A top Iranian official says the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is the prelude to moving towards peace in the country.
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“US Readiness for Talks with Taliban Aimed at Prolonging Afghan Conflict”

An Iranian parliamentarian says statements by a US official expressing readiness for talks with the Taliban militant group are aimed not at settling the problem, but at exacerbating the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan.

Saudi-led Coalition Recruits Afghan, Pakistani Hirelings to Fight Yemen War

A high-ranking Yemeni official says the Saudi-led coalition has launched the fourth phase of its invasion of Yemen, adding the coalition has recruited Afghan and Pakistani forces to press ahead with its war on the impoverished nation.

Iranian, Afghan DMs Discuss US Presence in Afghanistan

Iran has warned that the US is relocating ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan to justify its presence there, calling for closer cooperation between Tehran and Kabul to fight terror.

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