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30 ISIL militants killed in eastern Afghanistan in 24 hours

30 ISIL militants killed in eastern Afghanistan in 24 hours

JALALABAD, Feb. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – At least 30 militants of ISIL group were killed during fresh clashes and airstrikes in restive eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, local authorities said on Wednesday."Over the past 24 hours, 30 ISIL militants were killed as a result of airstrikes and clashes with security forces during an ongoing offensive in Heska Mina and Achin districts," the...

ICRC calls for safe release of abducted local staff in Afghanistan

ICRC calls for safe release of abducted local staff in Afghanistan

KABUL, Feb. 18 (Press Shia) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday called for safe release of its two local staff abducted in Afghanistan's northern province of Jawzjan earlier this month."We call on the abductors' sense of humanity and request the immediate, safe and unconditional release of our colleagues," Monica Zanarelli, head of the ICRC delegation in...

Iran slams terror attack outside Afghan Supreme Court

Iran slams terror attack outside Afghan Supreme Court

TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (Press Shia) – Iran has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack outside the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul which killed at least 21 people and wounded many other innocent civilians on Tuesday.Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi while voicing strong condemnation over the deadly terror attack in Kabul, expressed his condolences and deep sympathy with the...

Russia to host regional conf. on Afghanistan: Lavrov

Russia to host regional conf. on Afghanistan: Lavrov

TEHRAN, Feb. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – Russia has announced it will host a regional conference on Afghanistan in Moscow in mid-February, with representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran and India in attendance.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the announcement following a Tuesday meeting with his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani, in Moscow. “The conference of...

UNSC slams deadly terrorist attack in Kabul 

UNSC slams deadly terrorist attack in Kabul 

NEW YORK, Feb. 08 (Press Shia) – The UN Security Council on Tuesday "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" outside the Supreme Court complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul earlier in the day, which killed at least 21 people and wounded more than 40 others.The 15-nation UN body, in a press statement issued here, "underlined the need to bring perpetrators,...

UN calls on  Afghan parties to take urgent measures to halt civilian casualties

UN calls on Afghan parties to take urgent measures to halt civilian casualties

TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – The United Nations called on all warring parties in Afghanistan to take urgent steps to halt the killing and maiming of civilians, as a new UN report issued Monday recorded the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year, including record figures for children killed and injured in 2016.The report documents 11,418 conflict-related civilian...

Iran would help Afghanistan with snow disaster

Iran would help Afghanistan with snow disaster

TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has proposed Iran would provide help with rescue operations for victims of Afghanistan avalanche and frost.Mr. Bahram Ghasemi also offered condolences to the families of victims and the government of Afghanistan for the disaster. Dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit...

US in blatant weakness: military advisor

US in blatant weakness: military advisor

TEHRAN, Feb. 02 (Press Shia Agency) – Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, the top military advisor of Leader, said in a speech on Thursday, that war expenses have weakened the power of the US.“The experiences of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the victories garnered during the 4 decades after it are all achieved within the trajectory of resistance and stance of the Iranian nation against the...

Iran backs UN stabilizing efforts in Afghanistan

Iran backs UN stabilizing efforts in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (Press Shia) – Foreign Minister Zarif said the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran aims at establishing stability and peace in Afghanistan and supporting United Nations programs in this regard.Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan and Head of UNAMA, in Tehran in...

41 militants killed, 25 injured in Afghanistan in past 24 hrs: gov't 

41 militants killed, 25 injured in Afghanistan in past 24 hrs: gov't 

KABUL, Jan. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – At least 41 militants were killed and 25 others injured after Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel launched wide-scale operations against insurgents' hideouts within the past 24 hours, said a statement of Afghanistan's Defense Ministry Sunday. "During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joint...

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