Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says his country won't leave Afghanistan alone after 2014
German FM Guido Westerwelle with German soldiers in Afghanistan
Chabahar port in southern Iran provides war-torn Afghanistan a crucial connection to Indian goods and Iranian oil. However, experts say that sanctions relief for the port is motivated more by politics than economics.
Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed in his home by unknown attackers, family members have said, though questions remain. The Islamist cleric trained members of the Afghan Taliban and was an ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, has been released from prison. But the fact that she must leave Pakistan lest she be killed shows the state is being controlled by Islamists, says DW's Shamil Shams.
Ordinary Iranians are likely to suffer the most under the latest round of US sanctions. Though some optimism remains about backdoor support through oil exports, the long-term outlook for Iran's economy remains dire.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version