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Border clashes not to happen again: Taliban

The Taliban says they have issued the necessary instructions in order to avoid a repeat of incidents similar to the Wednesday shootout which took place along the Iran-Afghanistan border.

Calm returns to Iran-Afghanistan border area

A local official in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province says Wednesday’s clashes between Iranian border guards and the Taliban started after the Afghan forces opened fire on Iranian farmers, but the area is calm now.

Iran says border clashes with Taliban guards resolved

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the Wednesday clashes along the borders with Afghanistan, which media reports said were due to a misunderstanding, have come to an end.

Saudi Arabia and India to reopen embassies in Kabul

The Taliban officials say Saudi Arabia and India will reopen their embassies in Kabul soon. Riyadh has already sent a diplomatic delegation to Afghanistan.

US delegation met with Taliban representatives in Qatar

A US delegation led by the special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, held talks with senior Taliban representatives in Qatar on Monday and Tuesday, the US State Department said.

Report: Underground intelligence operatives helped Taliban seize Kabul

The Taliban have had an underground network of intelligence operatives that helped them seize power from inside, parallel to their military victory, according to a report.

EU says does not recognize Taliban regime

A high-ranking European official says the European Union does not recognize the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen made the remarks at the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Iran, Afghanistan discuss security cooperation

Iran and Afghanistan have exchanged views on the enhancement of mutual relations, including ways to boost security cooperation.

Taliban calls on US Congress to release frozen assets, avert...

The Taliban has urged members of the United States Congress to act to release frozen Afghan assets and take responsible steps towards addressing the humanitarian and economic crisis unfolding in the country.

Iran special envoy holds ‘constructive’ talks with Taliban officials

Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan has described talks between the two neighbors as constructive.