Iran joins Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at 21st annual conference

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 commits to increased coordination with Central Asian allies

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.

World Federation of Democratic Youth: ‘support the democratic and secular forces of Afghanistan’

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.”

Taliban capture third regional capital amidst takeover of Afghanistan

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.