Central Asian

  • At an international conference focusing on Afghanistan, Iran’s top diplomat urges attention to the growing presence of the Daesh Takfiri terror group in the Central Asian country.

  • Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died aged 78 after suffering a stroke, three diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday, leaving no obvious successor to take over the Central Asian nation.

  • Officials in Tehran said that the country is working on a plan to create a combined transit route that would pass through its territory as well as several Central Asian countries before reaching Europe.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Tehran on Sunday and Monday to ink a major trade deal between India, Afghanistan, and Iran, which is in the process of unshackling its economy from years of sanctions imposed by the West. He used his public addresses there to evoke the "past glory" of India and Iran's shared history, which dates back millennia, and even quoted Ghalib, an Indian poet who wrote often in Persian; Washington Post reported.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari has denied the shrinking of ties between Iran and Central Asian countries.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari has denied the shrinking of ties between Iran and Central Asian countries.