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March 12, 2018
HERAT, Afghanistan — A group of young Afghan women in the deeply conservative western Herat province is breaking traditional barriers as their ... girl in colorful traditional Afghan clothing, a red dress and a green headscarf, with the sticker messages in Dari, one of Afghanistan's two official languages.
March 12, 2018
Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi has also appealed to insurgents to cooperate with health workers during the campaign. “We appeal to the armed opponents and their families to cooperate with the volunteers so that their children can remain healthy,” said Rahimi. Poliovirus is causative agent ofÃâÃÂ ...
March 10, 2018
Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi meanwhile said at the same event government has provided context for a ceasefire, for elections and for amending the constitution adding that these opportunities should not be wasted. Rahimi said they are hopeful that the peace process succeeds. Government'sÃâÃÂ ...
Times of Central Asia
March 4, 2018
Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi meanwhile welcomed the group's move and said the local government will provide them with employment ... Construction of the Afghan section of TAPI was inaugurated by leaders and senior officials from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and India on FebruaryÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2018
Herat officials meanwhile said they will seriously assess why students are dropping out. “One of the priorities of the provincial governor's office of Herat province is to support education, pay attention to education and increase the quality of education in schools,” the governor's spokesman Jailani FarhadÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
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 truckÃâÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
On Friday, representatives from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India gathered in Herat to mark the start of work on the Afghan portion of the TAPI ... Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi said they changed their minds, putting a very Afghan government set of words into their mouths: “But theyÃâÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
Highlighting security concerns surrounding TAPI, officials in Herat Province on February 22 paraded a group of 10 Afghan militants claiming to have been trained by neighboring Iran to sabotage events related to the planned pipeline. Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi told RFE/RL that the insurgentsÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
British officials said about 125 people a year were killed or injured by mines in Herat until clearance started in 2008. Many of the landmines were laid during the 1980s when local fighters battled the Soviet Union and in the 1990s when domestic fighters battled each other. A HALO spokesman said nearlyÃâÃÂ ...
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
December 31, 1999
Officials and activists agree that social and security challenges force some female reporters to hide their true identities. “Some families of young ... Jilani Farhad, the spokesman of Herat's governor, said that they had tried to address the concerns of female journalists in a number of ways. He highlighted theÃâÃÂ ...