Afghanistan

Three separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound 2

Three separate explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded two others, a police official said, amid a surge in violence in the war-torn country. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said …

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Uzbekistan prioritizes Pakistani over Iranian ports

Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. According to the Diplomat, Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks were held among officials from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The territory of Afghanistan, itself a landlocked country, has always been a critical country for Tashkent in negotiating access to ports of a littoral country

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Iran and Turkey: new transit era

Roughly 1 million tons of cargo are to be transported via railroad between Turkey and Iran this year, Turkish authorities said on Tuesday, Financial Tribune writes. Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry said in a statement that a recent memorandum of understanding signed in a gathering of railroad representatives in Turkey's capital Ankara on Jan. 12-13 would open a new era for the transit railroad, Anadolu Agency reported

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Gen. Frank McKenzie: "We avoided war with Iran"

Relations between the United States and Iran are in a “period of opportunity” following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said during his first swing into the region under the new administration

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Azerbaijan opening embassy in Afghanistan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the law on the establishment of the Azerbaijani embassy in Afghanistan (in Kabul city), Trend reports.  The president also signed an order to ensure the activity of the Azerbaijani embassy …

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Blast kills 3, wounds another in Kabul

Three people have been confirmed dead and another injured as a blast struck a vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said, Trend reports citing Xinhua. The blast, according to the official, took …

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Blast kills 15 children in Afghanistan

A bomb rigged to a rickshaw has killed at least 15 children and wounded 20 others in a Taliban-controlled area in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial official said, as violence in the war-weary country continued to surge, The Guardian …

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Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, 25 injured

An attack on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said. Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council …

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