Iran Says Key Issues in Vienna Talks Require US’s Political Decision

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that key issues in the Vienna talks absolutely require a political resolve and decision by the US. In a weekly press briefing, Khatibzadeh said that certain important issues have still remained …

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Tajikistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan Peacekeepers Withdraw From Kazakhstan

Peacekeepers units with the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Tajikistan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan have left Kazakhstan on Friday morning and went to places of their permanent deployment. The development came after Kazakhstan lifted its state of emergency in …

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Jordanian PM Denies Secret Talks With Syrian Regime

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh has denied that his country had opened secret channels to the Syrian regime, but expressed readiness for having positive ties with Damascus. “We have not sent an envoy to represent us to the Syria regime …

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Pakistan FM Qureshi Says India Can Join SAARC Summit Virtually

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday expressed his country’s readiness to host the 19th SAARC Summit, stating that India can join the summit virtually. Speaking at a press conference about his ministry’s achievements in the year 2021, Qureshi …

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Iran Chief Negotiator Says Good Progress Made in Nuclear Talks

Iran’s Chief of Negotiator Ali Bagheri said that good progress had been made in recent days in Vienna talks and both sides will meet again after a break for a few days. Bagheri said he met with EU’s Chief Negotiator, …

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UN Renews Call For Inclusive Govt. in Afghanistan

Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Afghanistan, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, briefed the participants on the situation in Afghanistan, renewed the call for an inclusive government in the country. Lyons went on …

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Taliban Asks US Congress to Release Frozen Assets

The Taliban on Wednesday called on the United States Congress to release Afghanistan’s central bank assets frozen by the US government.  Taliban Acting Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, in a letter to the US Congress warned that continued sanctions will …

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US, Russia Officials Discuss Situation in Afghanistan

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, met with Russian officials and discussed shared interests of the two countries including the situation in Afghanistan. In a tweet West said that he met with Vladimir Putin’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, …

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$3.5b of Iran’s Blocked Assets Unfrozen: Official

Iran declared on Friday that more than 3.5 billion dollars of frozen assets released.  The announcement was made by Ali Naderi, the Managing Director of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). “Less than 100 days after the inauguration of President Ebrahim …

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Seven Dead, More Than 20 Injured in Bangladesh Election Violence

At least seven people were killed and over 20 others received injuries in Bangladesh in multiple incidents of violence during polling for rural councils in various areas of the country. Voting was held for 841 local councils, known as union …

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