Afghan communist Assadullah Keshtmand spoke with Challenge on the situation in his home country last year. Comrade Keshtmand was formerly a key figure in the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) and served as ambassador to Hungary, Iran, and Ethiopia
The High Court has heard that the UK Special Forces have attempted to hide evidence of war crimes committed in Afghanistan with MOD documents appearing to show that investigators hid certain cases
The SCO met for its 21st annual conference on Friday, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where it admitted Iran as the organisation’s ninth full member. The summit brought together heads of state to discuss members’ continued cooperation.
“The Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan seemed like a prearranged deal”: Interview with Iranian foreign policy analyst Fereydoun Majlessi
The national interests of Iran and the Taliban require them to have considerable relations, but the Taliban have likely come in power through an agreement, believes the Iranian foreign policy analyst Fereydoun Majlessi.
Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu has committed to working more closely with the nation’s allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), following the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.
At least 95 people have been killed including 13 US troops as of Thursday night.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) issued a statement in response to the conquest of Kabul by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. subjugate the Middle East to their interests. We have seen imperialist wars, bombings, coups d’état sponsored by these imperialist forces, destabilisations and so on. It is impossible to understand the situation in this region in isolation from this context.”
Following the invasion, the Taliban regime collapsed and was replaced by a US puppet government. But despite increasing numbers of foreign troops, the Taliban have been able to gradually claw back power.
Afghanistan is a land rich in history and culture, as well as resources, which has seen a long-drawn-out class struggle by its people.
The investigation, led by the Maj Gen Justice Paul Brereton, found that Australian special forces were involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians and subsequent planting of weapons and phones.