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Foreign Countries Should Not Turn Afghanistan Into Their Rivalry Hub: Iranian Envoy

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(Last Updated On: March 19, 2018)

Mohammad Reza Bahrami, the Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan says that foreign countries should not turn the war-torn Afghanistan into their rivalry hub.

On Sunday, Mr. Bahrami said the increasing activities of terrorist groups in Afghanistan and in the region is alarming and added that regional countries should provide the ground for initiating peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban insurgent group.

“Overall, we are worried about the expansion of extremist and terrorist movements activities in Afghanistan and the region. I don’t want to limit this to a specific group, we are worried about any activity by extremist groups in the region,” Bahrami told Ariana News.

He also denied Iran’s support for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Recently, Afghan officials in western Farah province of Afghanistan accused Iran for providing modern weapons to Taliban militants.

According to officials, lack of water resources in Iran has encouraged the country’s intelligence to destabilize Farah province of Afghanistan in order to prevent the construction of Bakhshabad dam.

“Insecurities increased in Farah province after reports regarding the construction of Bakhshabad dam emerged. Absolutely, our neighboring country, Iran is behind the insecurities,” Dadullah Qani, a member of Farah provincial council said.

While, Mr. Bahrami, the ambassador of Iran to Afghanistan, once in an interview with Ariana News, accepted having contacts with the Taliban group for information purposes, but now rejects any support to the group.

“I’m strongly rejecting, the Islamic Republic of Iran is not supporting any extremist group in Afghanistan,” Bahrami told Ariana News.

“We have always emphasized that those countries which have a presence in Afghanistan should refrain from entering their disagreements into Afghanistan,” he added. “Afghanistan was supposed to be a model of cooperation between countries not a competition field.”

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Three-match ODI series sees Afghanistan take on Ireland

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(Last Updated On: January 21, 2021)

A big stand-off is building as the first of a three-match ODI series gets underway between Afghanistan and Ireland on Thursday.

These three matches form part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Last time Afghanistan and Ireland met in an ODI was 21 May 2019 in Belfast, where the visitors won by 126 runs.

The Afghans were also the team to cut Ireland’s World Cup dreams short three years ago when they knocked them out in the qualifiers back in 2018. Afghanistan have not played an International match since March 2020.

An unofficial warm-up match was played between the two sides last weekend, providing a chance for the teams to size each other up. It could prove to be a useful exercise in deciphering the opposition ahead of the match.

Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland captain, said: “We’re fully confident that we play good cricket and that we can come away with 30 points, but we’re going to have to do it (play good cricket) for all three games – they come thick and fast, but that’s what everyone is here for: we’re here to get 30 points and if we don’t come away with that, we’ll be disappointed.”

The first ODI between the two teams gets underway Thursday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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New US president tells Americans ‘we will get through this together’

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(Last Updated On: January 20, 2021)

Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th President on Wednesday in Washington DC.

Biden will preside over a deeply polarized electorate, with millions of voters still believing defeated Trump’s false claims of election fraud, and a divided Congress, where gridlock looms as the default and success will come only by compromise, Reuters reported.

Few presidents have taken power in circumstances such as these: a still-raging pandemic claiming lives, a continuing threat of armed insurrection and a defiant former president who faces a Senate trial charged with encouraging an attack on his country’s capital.

Speaking at his inauguration, Biden said:” “We will get through this together! Together!.

He said the world is watching today and that America has been tested but it has come out stronger for it.

He also said the US will lead by the power of example.

He also called for a moment of silence for all those who died from COVID-19 in the past year.

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Two explosions rattle Nangarhar 

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Two blasts rocked eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday afternoon, local officials confirmed.

The provincial media office said in a statement that the first blast happened at around 3 pm after a vehicle hit a roadside IED in the Sherzad district of the province.

Two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in the blast.

Half an hour later, a roadside mine hit a civilian’s car in Khogyani district Nangarhar, killing at least two people and wounding three more, the district governor Shamsul Haq Sapai told Ariana News.

Meanwhile, Zia-Ul-Haq Amarkhil, the Governor of Nangarhar said that both IEDs were planted by the Taliban.

The Taliban has not commented in this regard.

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