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A Zebak resident, Abdul Rashid, said: 'The Taliban overran the town so easily.' The security personnel put up little resistance, with local police and uprising members failing to defend their areas.
In response to the clear need for a purpose-built facility, the Bamyan Provincial government allocated 6.4 acres of land on the outskirts of the town. The new ... 'I am convinced that the Bamyan Provincial hospital will bring a major contribution in ...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Afghan villagers gather around a victim who was killed during clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Taliban's controlled village, Buz-e Kandahari village in Kunduz province, north of Kabul ...
"There is no doubt that peace is a value of Islam," said Mawlawi Tajuddin Noori, a member of the National religious Scholars' Council for Peace, speaking in the debate broadcast from Faizabad, the provincial capital of the northeast province of Badakhshan.
In response to the clear need for a purpose-built facility, the Bamyan Provincial government allocated 6.4 acres of land on the outskirts of the town. The new ... 'I am convinced that the Bamyan Provincial hospital will bring a major contribution in ...
The US military dropped the 10-ton heavy bomb on the Mohmand Dara village of the Achin district, apparently targeting the Daesh terrorists' strongholds.

Nonetheless, a spanking new US$2.25 billion airport complete with retail space has been rolled out in Turkmenistan's capital city Ashgabat late last year. ... Go trekking in Tajikistan's dramatic highland landscapes (don't miss the spectacular Fann ...
The US military dropped the 10-ton heavy bomb on the Mohmand Dara village of the Achin district, apparently targeting the Daesh terrorists' strongholds.
The Toronto man spent five months on the jury at the trial of Farshad Badakhshan, who was convicted in 2014 of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Carina Petrache, a 23-year-old student at Ryerson University.
In May, 2014, hundreds of people lost their lives after a mudslide following long-time rainfall covered a village in the Argu district of the vulnerable mountainous province of Badakhshan in the northeast area. Several others died due to epidemic ...
While a group of Afghan restorers - with more than four decades of experience between them - work to restore similar artefacts, the Buddha, dating back to at least the second century BC, sits cross-legged, arms folded, awaiting its public debut in ...
While a group of Afghan restorers - with more than four decades of experience between them - work to restore similar artefacts, the Buddha, dating back to at least the second century BC, sits cross-legged, arms folded, awaiting its public debut in ...
Many US museums have been closely monitoring the on-going destruction of heritage sites in Syria and Iraq. But few have had boots on the ground like the Penn Museum.
In a world where most curiosities are satisfied by a Google search, the open doors at Redwood City's Gelb music store are a refreshing invitation to music lovers to explore another world.
Sputnik (with an over-the-top headline, of course) reported that the exercises were being held in the country's Khatlon region, which borders the Afghan provinces of Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, and Badakhshan. According to Asia-Plus, Faridoun Mahmadalizoda ...
The Taliban may be poised to seize control of major cities in Afghanistan for the first time since the US-backed intervention ousted the Islamist group from power in 2001, serving and former Afghan officials have warned.
The child was raped in her home in Faizabad city on Monday but police have not yet arrested the suspect. Thumbnail. Badakhshan residents have slammed local police for not having arrested the man who allegedly raped a seven-year-old Faizabad girl ...

Residents and officials in Jowzjan Province blame IS for burning down some 60 houses in a village in late December and for killing six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in early February.
The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
(There were also Tajiks joining the Taleban movement in the mid-1990s, particularly from Badakhshan - read our previous analysis here).
Sputnik (with an over-the-top headline, of course) reported that the exercises were being held in the country's Khatlon region, which borders the Afghan provinces of Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, and Badakhshan. According to Asia-Plus, Faridoun Mahmadalizoda ...
The Taliban may be poised to seize control of major cities in Afghanistan for the first time since the US-backed intervention ousted the Islamist group from power in 2001, serving and former Afghan officials have warned.
The child was raped in her home in Faizabad city on Monday but police have not yet arrested the suspect. Thumbnail. Badakhshan residents have slammed local police for not having arrested the man who allegedly raped a seven-year-old Faizabad girl ...
Residents and officials in Jowzjan Province blame IS for burning down some 60 houses in a village in late December and for killing six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in early February.
The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
(There were also Tajiks joining the Taleban movement in the mid-1990s, particularly from Badakhshan - read our previous analysis here).
Afghanistan's 'pistachio belt' runs through the provinces of Badakhshan in the northeast, Kunduz in the north, and Herat in the west.
The country's 'pistachio belt' runs through the provinces of Badakhshan in the northeast, Kunduz in the north and Herat in the west.
Several times it has been observed that the women who want to complain against any sort of violence or discrimination reach to Kabul city to do so. As they know that their voice will not be heard in their own area. This sort of inconvenience plays a ...
At least eight people were killed Sunday night when avalanches hit Shahr-e-Bozorg district of Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday.
Elsewhere, 196 IDPs were verified in Badakhshan, and 238 verified in Takhar. Eastern: ... Intensified fighting in Balabaluk district, Farah, has reportedly resulted in the displacement of up to 5,000 unverified individuals, mostly to neighboring villages.
Control, at key places on the inner garland highway connecting Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharief, and Kabul: Afghanistan's principal cities, and the strategic Salang Tunnel and Pass vital for North-South movement, was also a crucial operational aim.
"More excavations are needed in the surrounding areas, the river bank of Bolan and other villages close by," says Shah Mohammad Marri, a Baloch historian, in favour of further exploring the history of our region.
"More excavations are needed in the surrounding areas, the river bank of Bolan and other villages close by," Shah Mohammad Marri, a Baloch historian, argues in favour of further exploring the history of our region.
Marshal Fahim died at the age of 57 in November 2009 due to diabetes. The anniversary of his death was remembered in Badakhshan province on Wednesday where a number of local officials, tribal elders and residents of the province attended a ceremony ...
Some 200 families live in her village, the majority of whom have been suffering from drug addiction because of poverty, the lack of health services and easy access to drugs.
He went to the front line in Mosul, where the Iraqi forces are trying to re-take the city back from ISIS. ... local with a press pass, first started taking photos in Afghanistan in 2009, where he met Tom Little, an eye specialist from the United States ...
It was in the early 1980s that Farhana Asad found herself mesmerised by a small box that she found in the antique bazaar in the city of Peshawar. It was this box that led her to a master artisan, from whom she learnt the skill of pietradura or stone ...
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...
Kabul: A top leader of the Taliban group was along with several local and foreign insurgents in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
Two staff members are unaccounted for. The team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of the town of Shibergan in Jawzan province. Their convoy was attacked ...
Response teams including search and rescue teams and IMC emergency medical teams, arrived and commenced work in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan, on 6 February.
army helicopters were sent to deliver aid as rescuers on the ground battled snowdrifts to reach remote towns. Published: ... Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days ...
At least 119 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused by a series of deadly and massive avalanches on Sunday.
"Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district, 50 bodies were recovered from one village while rescuers are trying to reach the other village," said the spokesman. Elsewhere 54 people were killed in northern and central Afghan ...
"Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district, 50 bodies were recovered from one village while rescuers are trying to reach the other village," said the spokesman. Elsewhere 54 people were killed in northern and central Afghan ...
The torrential rains coupled with heavy snowfall in parts of Chitral have played havoc in the region as at least 15 people were killed and around a dozen others sustained wounds when avalanche rolled over a remote village Sunday wee hours. Those killed ...
The Taliban militant group has announced it is engaging in rescue efforts in Afghanistan after heavy snowfall caused over 80 deaths in 48 hours.
In Nuristan, the provincial governor, Hafiz Abdul Qayoum, confirmed at least 45 people were killed and 16 others injured in an avalanche that hit a village in the Barg-e-Matal district on Sunday. Provincial council officials warned that the ... had ...
In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 people died and dozens more were missing after an avalanche buried a village in Nuristan, provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.


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