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At Least 75 Taliban Fighters Killed, Says Afghan Defense Ministry

At Least 75 Taliban Fighters Killed, Says Afghan Defense Ministry

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 75 Taliban fighters have been killed in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, the country’s defense ministry said Sunday. - World news - Afghan forces said they took back control of the Arghandab district in Kandahar from the Taliban following a major security operation in which the insurgents were killed.According to the Kandahar police directorate, a...

Taliban: US Airstrikes in Breach of Doha Deal

Taliban: US Airstrikes in Breach of Doha Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US has violated the Doha agreement with the Taliban by launching aerial attacks in Afghanistan, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Press Shia Agency. - World news - In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Mujahid said Americans have breached the Doha agreement by carrying airstrikes on Afghan territories, saying the US has bombed even the regions where...

Iran Supports Inclusive Afghan Government, Zarif Tells Taliban

Iran Supports Inclusive Afghan Government, Zarif Tells Taliban

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Taliban’s envoys that Tehran would support an inclusive and Islamic government in Afghanistan involving all ethnic groups. - Politics news - “We support an inclusive Islamic government (in Afghanistan) with the presence of all ethnicities and faiths, and deem it necessary for Afghanistan,” Zarif said in a...

Taliban Team in Tehran for Talks

Taliban Team in Tehran for Talks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A political delegation of the Taliban arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a series of negotiations on the peace process in Afghanistan. - Politics news - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed that the Taliban delegation, led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has visited Tehran “with coordination made in advance and at the invitation of the Iranian...

Top Afghan Security Official Slams Escalating Taliban Attacks

Top Afghan Security Official Slams Escalating Taliban Attacks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – National Security Adviser to Afghanistan’s president Hamdullah Mohib deplored an escalation in the destructive activities of the Taliban in his country. - Politics news - In a meeting with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Mohib said the agreements signed between the US and the Taliban have not reduced the...

Afghan Govt., Taliban to Resume Peace Talks in January

Afghan Govt., Taliban to Resume Peace Talks in January

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will resume in early January as the two sides take a break after reaching agreement on procedural ground rules for sustaining their dialogue to end the war. - World news - The talks between the Afghan sides began in Qatar in September, months after the United States and the Taliban struck a deal on the withdrawal...

Photo Shows Australian Troop Drinking Out of Taliban Soldier’s Prosthetic Leg

Photo Shows Australian Troop Drinking Out of Taliban Soldier’s Prosthetic Leg

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Shocking pictures showing senior Australian special forces soldier drinking beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier in Afghanistan have gone viral. - World news - One of several photographs obtained by The Guardian newspaper showed a senior soldier drinking from the prosthetic leg at a bar set up inside Australia’s special forces base in Tarin Kowt,...

Taliban Calls on Biden to Stick to US Troop Withdrawal Deal

Taliban Calls on Biden to Stick to US Troop Withdrawal Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Afghanistan’ Taliban on Tuesday called on the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden to stick to the February agreement to withdraw US troops. - World news - The United States has been pulling out troops under the deal, which envisages the withdrawal to be complete by May, subject to certain security guarantees, while the Taliban holds peace talks with...

Top Afghan Negotiator in Taliban Talks Arrives in Pakistan

Top Afghan Negotiator in Taliban Talks Arrives in Pakistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Afghanistan's top official in negotiations with the Taliban arrived in Pakistan's capital Monday on a three-day trip during which he will meet with the country's prime minister and other government officials. - World news - Abdullah Abdullah, who leads the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, was received by top government officials on arriving in Islamabad,...

Afghanistan to Move to Qatar Seven Prisoners Sought by Taliban

Afghanistan to Move to Qatar Seven Prisoners Sought by Taliban

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Afghanistan will transfer to Qatar seven prisoners whose release has been demanded by the Taliban ahead of peace talks set to start this week, officials of both warring sides, as well as Western diplomats, said on Thursday. - World news - An Afghan official said the captives would be freed soon, although the government had not wanted to release them on the grounds...