US President Donald Trump is seeking to replace American troops in Afghanistan with private contractors and mercenaries to outsource the US conflict against the war-torn country, says a political analyst in Virginia.
The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan says the administration of United States President Donald Trump “appears” to be “serious” in its negotiations with the group on bringing an end to the war in the Asian country.
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency says it has killed a Taliban commander who masterminded a recent deadly terror attack on a military base in the central province of Maidan Wardak, which reportedly killed some 126 security forces.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected media reports that Tehran has hired a German-Afghan dual national to spy on the German military, denouncing the accusation as part of a plot to damage the relations between Iran and Europe.
Nearly 800,000 Afghan migrants returned or were deported back to Afghanistan from Iran in 2018 – an increase of two-thirds compared to the previous year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on January 8.
The National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is planning to hold an exhibition of calligraphy and painting works by Afghan artists residing in Iran.
The Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations expressed pleasure in placing Chabahar port on the list of the US sanctions' exemptions against the Iranian people, and said the port was essential for Afghanistan's economic development.