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Meanwhile, no one has claimed responsibility for the blasts against the beautiful Shia Karte-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul - as well as in the northern Balkh province on Ashura on October 11 - although this reporter saw how the city simply shut down as ...
ARCS Emergency Operation Center reported, "1484 families are recently displaced from Kondoz and Hilmand provinces to Balkh, Takhar and Kandahar provinces. Accordingly, ARCS EOC provides them relief items and renders them health care services.".

The U.N.'s Special Rapporteur for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani met with victims in the Kabul, Herat and Balkh provinces and warned at a press conference on Thursday that there could be far more IDPs by the end of the year.
On 11 and 12 October, two separate attacks against Shia congregations commemorating Ashura in Kabul and in the northern province of Balkh killed at least 35 civilians and injured more than 100. ISIL issued an online statement claiming responsibility ...
"The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province)," said the provincial governor's spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad, adding that 14 people were killed and 28 injured.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF - The importance of raising awareness about citizens' rights, including how the legal system works, was the subject of a UNAMA-supported TV debate in northern Balkh province. A panel of judicial officials discussed topics including the ...

"The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province)," according to the provincial governor's Spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad - who added that 28 people had also been injured.
At least 14 Afghan civilians have been killed in a bomb blast outside a mosque in northern Balkh province, a day after a deadly gun attack on Shia worshippers at a shrine in the capital, Kabul.
People transfer an injured child to a hospital after a blast in Balkh district of the northern Balkh province, , Oct. 12, 2016.
At least six people were killed and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide attack on mosque in Balkh province in Afghanistan, Tolonews reports citing governor's spokesman.
On 11 and 12 October, two separate attacks against Shia congregations commemorating Ashura in Kabul and in the northern province of Balkh killed at least 35 civilians and injured more than 100. Daesh issued an online statement claiming responsibility ...
The comments came after the two fatal terror attacks to the mourners of Ashura anniversary in Afghan cities of Kabul and Balkh where at least 30 innocent mourners were killed on Tuesday. Ghasemi reiterated that in addition to offering sympathies and ...
Nabatiyeh, Lebanon - Shiite Muslims world over are observing the Ashoura, a holy day of mourning and the sect's most important religious ceremony commemorating the death in 680 AD of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein.
"A procession of Ashura mourners were on a street in Balkh district of Balkh province to pay tribute to Imam Hussian the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), when a terrorist tied explosive device in his body blew himself up among the mourners," Balkh ...
Wednesday's bombing in the city of Balkh targeted Shia worshippers observing the Muslim holy day of Ashura. The blast came less than 24 hours after an attack on a shrine in Kabul killed at least 14 people.
At least 14 Afghan civilians have been killed in a bomb blast outside a mosque in northern Balkh province, a day after a deadly gun attack on Shia worshippers at a shrine in the capital, Kabul.
At least six people were killed and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide attack on mosque in Balkh province in Afghanistan, Tolonews reports citing governor's spokesman.

As of 10 October, approximately 33,000 people have reportedly fled Kunduz to neighbouring provinces. On 6 October, 10,000 IDPs have reportedly arrived in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh province), Taloqan (Takhar province), and in Baghlan Province.
Terrified residents facing a growing humanitarian crisis have been fleeing explosions and gunfights to neighboring provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan and the capital Kabul. "Initial reports indicate that around 24,000 internally displaced persons ...
Terrified residents facing a growing humanitarian crisis have been fleeing explosions and gunfights to neighboring provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan and the capital Kabul. "Initial reports indicate that around 24,000 internally displaced persons ...
Terrified residents facing a growing humanitarian crisis have been fleeing explosions and gunfights to neighbouring provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan and the capital Kabul. "Initial reports indicate that around 24,000 internally displaced persons ...
... battles persisted a week after the Taliban stormed into the northern Afghan city. Terrified residents facing a growing humanitarian crisis have been fleeing explosions and gunfights to neighbouring provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan and the ...
Terrified residents facing a growing humanitarian crisis have been fleeing explosions and gunfights to neighboring provinces of Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan and the capital Kabul. "Initial reports indicate that around 24,000 internally displaced persons ...
Former caretaker prime minister Balkh Sher Mazari refused to give a detailed comment while saying: "What Imran thinks better, he has the right to express it.
I have not received one Afghani from this government," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone from the northern Balkh province. Retired military officer Abdul Saleem Nurzai, who lives in Mazar-e-Sharif, said government services in the ...
They explained what they had learned, and talked to people about why it was important to change. This same process has been repeated in 15 villages in Balkh over the last four years. Because of their respected place in Afghan society, the grandmothers ...
Ghani was joined by several prominent politicians including the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the prominent acting provincial governor of Balkh province, Ata Mohammad Noor. The composition work was started in September 2004 and was ...
The Second group comprising of Abdullah's Supporters, include warlords of Northern Alliance like Abdul Rashid Dostim, Ismail Khan the former Governor of Herat, and Atta Muhammad Noor the former Governor of northern Balkh Province. This alliance has ...
Two days later his powerful ally Atta Muhammad Nur, the acting governor of Balkh and head of Jamiat party's political council, followed suit.
Rumi was born in Balkh, in what is now northern Afghanistan, before heading Westwards to Turkey. The ecstatic chants of "Allah Hu" toward the end of this composition bring to mind Jazz great John Coltrane's repetition of "A Love Supreme" in the ...
September 30 was the birth anniversary of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian poet and Sufi master born in 1207, and the Rumi Day named in his honor as a globally acclaimed poet.
Balkh university lecturer Jamshid Fardin, a veteran IWPR debate participant, said that unemployment was a major factor driving young men to join the armed opposition.
German photographer Jens Umbach travelled to the north of Afghanistan to pay tribute to the people affected by the German military mission.
... the former governor of western Herat province, Atta Muhammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province and Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan spy chief.
Balkh university lecturer Jamshid Fardin, a veteran IWPR debate participant, said that unemployment was a major factor driving young men to join the armed opposition.
The officials accepted the gift for 10 Afghan institutions that will receive complete collection sets: the National Library of Afghanistan, the National Archive of Afghanistan, American University of Afghanistan, Badakhshan University, Balkh University ...
This was discovered by Chinese scholar and trader Chang Chein in 126 BC in Bactria (now Balkh in Afghanistan). It is time to revisit this journey and revive the famed second silk road for development with real security founded on commonalities of interest.
El-Rumi, who was born in Balkh in Afghanistan, moved with is father to Baghdad at the age of four. He and his father moved through many countries during his childhood until settling down in the town of Konya in Turkey in 623 AH during the reign of Saljouk.
The first one of these universities was founded in Baghdad in 1076 and its branches were opened in cities such as Esfahan, Rey, Nishapur, Merv, Balkh, Herat, Basra, Mosul and Amul. Famous scholars including al-Ghazali taught in these institutions.
... which include powerful warlords and key figures of the Northern Alliance group, such as commander Ismail Khan, the former governor of western Herat province; Atta Muhammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province; and Amrullah Saleh, the ...
Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful governor of Balkh province, called on Afghans to support the peace agreement, "The meeting which is scheduled with Mr. [Gulbuddin] Hekmatyar and their [Hekmatyar party's] readiness to endorse the accord, lay down their ...
Work on expanding the port began last year, under the aegis of a joint venture between India's Kandla Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
There is no love lost between Abdul Rashid Dostum, the first vice president, and Atta Mohammed Noor, the governor of the Balkh province, culminating in at least one clash between their respective militias in the Fariyab province. Unfortunately in ...
Ms Leoni gives the example of the town of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, known to the ancient Greeks as Bactra, where gold was discovered.
The activists received support from the Chief Executive; the former Minister of the Interior, Zarar Ahmad Moqbel Osmani; and the acting Governor of Balkh Province, Mohammad Atta Nur. 8. Armed groups claiming association with government officials who ...
Among the warlords who wield local power, Atta Mohammed Noor, a Tajik and the governor of Balkh province, where he has promoted order and economic development, may be the best known to outsiders.
Leoni gives the example of the historical town of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, known to the ancient Greeks as Bactra, where an incredible amount of gold was discovered.
Adding more names to the alleged black list she pointed out - Mohammad Noor (Governor of Balkh Province ), Karim Khalil Dostum (former Vice President of Afghanistan), Mohammed Mohaqiq (a politician), Sarwar Danish (former Vice President of ...
Leoni gives the example of the historical town of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, known to the ancient Greeks as Bactra, where an incredible amount of gold was discovered.
An Afghan woman begs for alms in front of the shrine of Khoja Abu Nasr Parsa on the ruins of the ancient city of Balkh, located outside the northern Afghan town of Mazar-i-Sharif, on March 22, 2009.


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