region, Afghanistan and Iran: see SistanSistan
or Seistan
, border lowland region of SW Afghanistan and E Iran, c.6,000 sq mi (15,540 sq km), fed mainly by the spring flood of the Helmand River and other streams.
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A strong wind of monsoon origin which blows from between the northwest and north-northwest and sets in about the end of May or early June in the historic Seistan district of eastern Iran and Afghanistan; it continues almost without cessation until about the end of September; because of its duration it is known as the wind of 120 days (bad-i-sad-o-bistroz).
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The report in its unmistakable St Xavier's running script, and the brown, yellow, and lake-daubed map, was on hand a few years ago (a careless clerk filed it with the rough notes of E's second Seistan survey), but by now the pencil characters must be almost illegible.
Located at the western end of the Helmand valley, in southeastern Iran, around 140 kilometres northeast of Zahedan in Seistan, this site was excavated in the 1970s by an Italian mission led by M.
Talking on the recent suicide attack on a convoy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards in Seistan Balochistan Province the Ambassador said, unfortunately the Iran's bordering regions remained in grips of terrorism but Pak-Iran forces has commenced bilateral contact after the attack,
The genus Saara (Family Uromastycidae) is represented by three species in the world (Wilms et al., 2009) of which two, Seistan Spiny-tailed Ground Lizard (Saara asmussi) and Indus Valley Spiny-tailed Ground Lizard (Saara hardwickii), occur in Pakistan.
For example, Jundollah a Pakistani based anti Shia Militant outfit having support of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi carried out deadly suicide bombings in Zahedan on 28th May, 2009 it resulted in killing 25 people and on 18th Oct, 2009 Jundollah claimed killing Nour Ali Shoustri deputy head of elite revolutionary guards of Seistan.
the Seistan and Katawaz basins, convergence in Baluchistan region, and collision of various crustal blocks in Iran and Afghanistan that led to the formation of fold and thrust belts including the Sulaiman Range.
Balochis in the Iranian province of Seistan are fighting Tehran since long whereas the strife among the Arabs and Kurds of Ahwaz and Iranian Kurdistan is a reality aided from Iraq.
In 1898, on the Afghan border in Seistan, the Russians created a Vice-Consulate, and soon after, a Consulate.
This trijunctional border connects Pakistan's NWFP and its largest province Balochistan as well as Makran Coast in Sindh with Afghanistan's Helmund Province and Seistan on the Iranian side of Balochistan (see map.1).
While this area was once part of ancient Seistan and its capital Zaranj was renowned as the breadbasket of Asia, the whole province was destroyed 1,000 years ago by the Mongols and then again by Timur-e Lang (Tamerlane) in 1383 A.D.
e He said that the terrorists attack in Seistan was a deliberate attempt by their enemy to derail growing understanding and cooperation between the two brotherly countries.