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HERAT, Afghanistan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government is determined to save the rich, historical sites and cultural facilities in the insurgency-hit country, an official told Xinhua during a recent interview. The western Herat province with Herat city as its capital, 640 km west of the country's capital of ...
Speaking to China's Xinhua news agency, Raufian said: “We have had some successes in protecting and maintaining historical and cultural sites in Herat." "And besides the government's efforts, the Agha Khan foundation has also contributed to the protection of more than 52 sites in different parts of Herat, ...

Local officials say the incident took place in Shindand district in Herat province when a government forces vehicle hit a roadside mine. Thumbnail. At least 10 security force members were killed in a Taliban attack in Shindand district in Herat on Thursday night, a local official said. Shindand District Governor ...
At least eight people, including children, have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's western Herat province, according to a government official. Explosives planted in an auto-rickshaw [a three-wheeled vehicle] detonated late afternoon on Monday near a mosque in the ...
... civilians were killed and seven others injured as a blast ripped through a bazaar in Shindand district of Afghanistan's western Herat province on Monday, police spokesman in the province, Abdul Ahad Walizada said Tuesday. According to the official, the anti-government militants placed explosive device ...
We have been divided into three parts: first Afghan government forces, second Taliban, and another the people. We want to bring together these three parts in order to become united,” said Ehsanullah Ehsan, a resident of Paktia. This comes after a new sit-in camp was established in Helmand province ...

Female entrepreneurs in the western Afghan city of Herat have decried the lack of state and local government support for building successful women-led companies. With Afghanistan's conservative culture often frowning on women who work outside the home, let alone run their own businesses, they said ...
“We have held talks with Afghanistan's government on investment in mines in this country, particularly the Sangan (iron ore) mine,” he said. Some Herat lawmakers have called on government to come up with proper strategies on the mining sector in order to ensure the safety of these projects in bordering ...
The Lapis Lazuli Corridor will begin in Afghanistan's northern Aqina port in Faryab province and Torghandi in western Herat province and will run through to ... At the Brussels Summit held on Afghanistan on 5 October 2016, the Afghan government pledged to the international community to carry out reforms ...
Taliban in a statement has said the group welcomes the Following former Jihadi leader Mohammad Ismail's call for peace with Mujahideen. Mohammad Ismail who was former governor of Herat and ex-minister of energy and water under Hamid Karzai's government last week called on the Taliban to sit on ...
Taliban in a statement has said the group welcomes the Following former Jihadi leader Mohammad Ismail's call for peace with Mujahideen. Mohammad Ismail who was former governor of Herat and ex-minister of energy and water under Hamid Karzai's government last week called on the Taliban to sit on ...
The former Jihadi leader said anti-government that do not want talks with government must hold negotiations with Mujahideen. Thumbnail. Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Jihadi leader and former Herat governor, on Thursday invited anti-government armed groups to hold talks with Mujahideens.
The Kandahar-Kabul-Herat Highway was built during former president Hamid Karzai's government and at the time was seen as a major achievement. However, residents complain the highway is now in extremely bad condition due to heavy road usage, a lack of maintenance and continued attacks by insurgents. Bridges ...
's shadow district chief for the Kashk-i-Kohna district has been detained in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday. Jilani Farhad, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mullah info-icon Abdul Raoof was held by police while conducting anti-government activities in ...
Alhaj Rahmuddin Haji Agha, head of high consultative board and Afghan entrepreneurs, said that currently 22 drug production companies were operational in Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Nangarhar provinces and they manufactured 122 types of drugs. However, he said that the government did not use the ...
The southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar are where most of the poppy fields are and where the majority of the production takes place while Herat lies along a key smuggling route to neighboring Iran and beyond. The Taliban, who have been waging war against the Afghan government since 2001, ...
Taliban has not shown any indication that it will accept government's peace offer, said Mohammad Karim Khalili, the chairman of the High Peace Council, on Saturday. He said the group does not want to start negotiations with government. During a trip to Herat province on Saturday, Khalili said if all the ...

Sadaf has been working at a Herat radio station for the past four years. Now in a senior ... Karima Azizi (not her real name) is another radio reporter in Herat who has used a pseudonym for the entire six years she has been working in the media. ... “They think I am working in a government job.” Although ...
FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. With U.S. support, the Afghan government has made a surprising new peace offer to the Taliban, only to immediately run into a wall. The insurgents show no ...
“The armed group who has taken up arms and fights against government has suggested to the provincial council that they will join the peace process if they are employed on the TAPI project and also, they will take part in maintaining the project's security,” said Alizai. Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi meanwhile ...
“We will find a way, with help from the Italian prosecutors, to remove corruption from Herat's government departments.” Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support commander, in a speech read at the symposium said. “The success obtained on the battlefield is threatened by corruption. It is truly the enemy ...
A fghan police of counter-narcotic drug department succeeded in preventing the smuggling of 27 kg of the narcotic drug heroin to Iran in Herat Province. A police official told the official state news agency of the Afghan government Bakhtar News that the drugs were skillfully placed inside the tire of a truck ...
Although he did not name anyone for limiting his authority, he said a number government officials sign contracts on behalf of the ministry that he is not familiar with. According to Osmani, in recent days a team of seven people from the ministry was supposed to go Herat to sign the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan ...
The ownership certificates were distributed to people who had houses in unplanned areas such as hillsides and hilltops. Ghani said government is issuing land ownership certificates in a bid to cut down on land grabbing practices. He also said projects such as TAPI were critical in helping to create jobs for Herat locals.
The ownership certificates were distributed to people who had houses in unplanned areas such as hillsides and hilltops. Ghani said government is issuing land ownership certificates in a bid to cut down on land grabbing practices. He also said projects such as TAPI were critical in helping to create jobs for Herat locals.
A group of 10 Afghan militants claiming to be trained by neighboring Iran to attack groundbreaking ceremonies for a major transnational gas pipeline in western Afghanistan have surrendered to the government. Afghan officials paraded the militants before journalists in the western Afghan province of Herat, ...
Following 10 years of mine clearance operations funded by the UK Government, The HALO Trust has handed over the Province of Herat in western Afghanistan to the local government. Meanwhile, this week Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, visited The HALO Trust in Afghanistan ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government has beefed up security ahead of the inauguration of a major gas project in western city of Herat, local media reported Tuesday. Afghan leaders and foreign guests from regional countries will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the ...
HALO says demining efforts have made 40 million square meters of agricultural land safe to farm in Afghanistan's Herat Province. (file photo) ... The HALO Trust demining group says it has cleared Afghanistan's Herat Province of landmines as part of a 10-year project funded by the British government.
The driver of the vehicle carrying the meat worth about 2.3 million afghanis has been arrested in Herat City, the provincial capital, the governor's spokesman said. Jilani Farhad said the meat had been brought from Iran in defiance of a government ban on chicken meat from the country and without the ...
It is a triumph of sorts that the girls are back at their desks in a government-run school that educates thousands of pupils. But this classroom is underground and others are just tents, plagued by dangers such as scorpions. In other areas, girls are threatened, even attacked, for trying to study. Even if they ...
“The armed group who has taken up arms and fights against the government has suggested to the provincial council that they will join the peace process if they are employed on the TAPI project and also, they will take part in maintaining the project's security,” said Alizai. Herat governor Mohammad Asif ...
On Wednesday, the Afghan government will host a second meeting of the Kabul Conference, an effort to begin peace talks, which will be attended by twenty-three countries. The United Nations announced earlier this month that ten thousand Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan in 2017, ...
Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi said they changed their minds, putting a very Afghan government set of words into their mouths: “But they realized that the interest and benefit of the people of Afghanistan and future generations lie in letting this project go forward.” As RFE/RL reported, “Afghan ...
A suicide attack near a Shi'ite mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials ... The violence has occurred alongside a general deterioration in security in Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents have fought government forces across ...
An Afghan police officer stands guard after a suicide bomb attack in Herat, Afghanistan on March 25, 2018. ... Tashkent: Uzbekistan offered on Tuesday to host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a move that could make Tashkent a player in settling the decades-long conflict in the ...
Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi said they changed their minds, putting a very Afghan government set of words into their mouths: “But they realized that the interest and benefit of the people of Afghanistan and future generations lie in letting this project go forward.” As RFE/RL reported, “Afghan ...
The Afghan government has taken more than a decade to approve the issuing of degree and diploma certificates to thousands of students at private universities who ... Private universities have emerged in major urban centres, including the cities of Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar.
Addressing a ceremony marking the distribution of ownership documents to owners of land in unplanned areas in western Herat province, Ghani said: ... Insisting on reforms in the government, the president said a good government meant people have food, houses and safety so they invest in their children.
Ghani said government is issuing land ownership certificates in a bid to cut down on land grabbing practices. He also said projects such as TAPI were critical in helping to create jobs for Herat locals. “TAPI is one issue that we will work on and providing secure property for the people is another area. We will ...
... of Amir Ali Sher Nawaee by phone, said all government leaders should make peace with each other before seeking peace with the Taliban. Nawaee - also known as Nizām-al-Din ʿAlisher Herawi - was a Turkic poet, writer, politician, linguist, mystic, and painter who lived in Herat in the 15th century.
A group of 10 Afghan militants claiming to be trained by neighboring Iran to attack groundbreaking ceremonies for a major transnational gas pipeline in western Afghanistan have surrendered to the government. Afghan officials paraded the militants before journalists in the western Afghan province of Herat, ...
The Afghan government forces have lately beefed up security ahead of the inauguration of a major gas project in Herat, 640 km west of Kabul. Afghan leaders and foreign guests from regional countries will participate, within coming days, in the groundbreaking ceremony of the mega project which will mark ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government has beefed up security ahead of the inauguration of a major gas project in western city of Herat, local media reported Tuesday. Afghan leaders and foreign guests from regional countries will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the ...
Following 10 years of mine clearance operations funded by the UK Government, The HALO Trust has handed over the Province of Herat in western Afghanistan to the local government. Meanwhile, this week Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, visited The HALO Trust in Afghanistan ...
HALO said landmine-clearing efforts are made difficult because of continued fighting between government forces and extremist groups, including the Taliban and Islamic State (IS). A U.S.-led coalition drove the Taliban from power after an invasion in 2001 and it has backed Kabul's efforts to hold power ...
HALO says demining efforts have made 40 million square meters of agricultural land safe to farm in Afghanistan's Herat Province. (file photo) ... The HALO Trust demining group says it has cleared Afghanistan's Herat Province of landmines as part of a 10-year project funded by the British government.
Most poppy fields and drug production are in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar. The city of Herat is along an important path traffickers use in transporting drugs to neighboring Iran and beyond. The Taliban and the Afghan government have been fighting each other since 2001. The Taliban ...
It is a triumph of sorts that the girls are back at their desks in a government-run school that educates thousands of pupils. But this classroom is underground and others are just tents, plagued by dangers such as scorpions. In other areas, girls are threatened, even attacked, for trying to study. Even if they ...
Jahan's resignation underscored how President Ashraf Ghani's government, engaged in an unrelated standoff with the powerful governor of Balkh province in ... Mohammad Naser Hedayat, commander of 207th Zafar Army Corps based in the neighboring province of Herat, said three battalion-sized units ...


 

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