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Almost 1700 civilians died in Afghanistan in last 6 months

Almost 1700 civilians died in Afghanistan in last 6 months

KABUL, Jul. 18 (Press Shia) – Of the more than 1,700 dead civilians reported in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2017, the United Nations attributed 327 -almost a fifth of the total- to the pro-governmental forces.The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed a total of 1,662 dead civilians between January 1st and June 30, including 174 women confirmed as dead,...

77 Afghan insurgents killed in 24 hours

77 Afghan insurgents killed in 24 hours

KABUL, Jul. 15 (Press Shia) – Up to 77 militants have been killed and 27 others wounded during series of operations across the insurgency-plagued Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, Afghan defense ministry said in a statement released on Saturday."Afghan troops backed by aircrafts launched series of operations in different provinces over the past 24 hours, as a result, 77 militants including 17...

Militants kill 7 civilians in western Afghan province

Militants kill 7 civilians in western Afghan province

FARAH, Jul. 12 (Press Shia) – Seven civilians were killed by militants along a main roadway in Afghanistan's western province of Farah late Tuesday, a provincial government spokesman said on Wednesday."The incident occurred in Bala Buluk District after armed militants intercepted a long-distance bus, and unknown gunmen singled out seven civilians and shot them dead at the roadside before...

Foreign troops in Afghanistan ‘unnecessary’

Foreign troops in Afghanistan ‘unnecessary’

TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker said there is no need for presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan since Afghan people are fully capable of fighting the terrorists.Ali Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, on the sidelines of the second annual Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries' Parliaments in...

Danish DRC offers intl. support to Iran as hosting millions of refugees

Danish DRC offers intl. support to Iran as hosting millions of refugees

TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Republic has played host to the second-largest population of Afghan refugees for many years, after fleeing war and economic strife in their homeland.The first wave of Afghan refugees arrived in Iran following the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and subsequent civil war. They had access to public education and opportunities to work. Some 97%...

Foreign ministry condemns terrorist attack on Afghanistan’s Helmand

Foreign ministry condemns terrorist attack on Afghanistan’s Helmand

TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (Press Shia) – The Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi denounced the terrorist attack on Afghan city of Lashkar Gah and reassured the Afghans that Iran would stand by Afghanistan.In addition to denouncing the savage act of terrorism, Bahram Ghasemi offered sympathies to the friendly people and government of Afghanistan along with the bereaved families of...

Iran condemns terrorist attack on Afghanistan’s Helmand

Iran condemns terrorist attack on Afghanistan’s Helmand

TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (Press Shia) – The Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi denounced the terrorist attack on Afghan city of Lashkar Gah and reassured the Afghans that Iran would stand by Afghanistan.In addition to denouncing the savage act of terrorism, Bahram Ghasemi offered sympathies to the friendly people and government of Afghanistan along with the bereaved families of...

At least 29 killed in southern Afghanistan car bomb blast

At least 29 killed in southern Afghanistan car bomb blast

MOSCOW, Jun. 22 (Press Shia) – At least 15 people and up to 24 people may have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a bank in the southern Afghan city of Lashkargah, local media quoted officials as saying Thursday. At least 29 people were killed, while almost 50 were injured on Thursday in a car bomb blast, which occurred outside a bank in the southern Afghan city...

Coop. with Afghanistan pathway to regional peace, stability

Coop. with Afghanistan pathway to regional peace, stability

TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to UN Gholamali Khoshroo has delivered speech On"The Situation in Afghanistan" before the Security Council.Here is the full statement:                                                  ...

Terrorists target symbolic places in Tehran: Ashraf Ghani

Terrorists target symbolic places in Tehran: Ashraf Ghani

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (Press Shia) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that terrorists targeted symbolic places in Tehran, during a bilateral meeting in Kazakh capital city of Astana on Thursday.“Terrorist targeted two symbolic venues in Tehran which bear great importance for the Iranian nation and it proves their animosity with the Iranian people,”...