Tolo News: Addressing guests attending Nowruz celebrations in Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday, Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor said that he would in the near future discuss his future plans over running in the next presidential elections. “I thank President (Ashraf Ghani) for his trust and for re-appointing me as the governor of Balkh. Soon I will
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, March 20 (Xinhua) — Nine persons were killed and two others injured after a mini-bus collided with an oil tanker in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province on Monday, said police spokesman in the province Shir Jan Durani. The deadly accident took place in Hairatan locality in the afternoon and those killed in the accident
Tolo News: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has announced that president Ashraf Ghani has ordered the appointment of Atta Mohammad Noor, as the new governor of Balkh province. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan January 20, 2017 An explosion in northern Afghanistan has killed at least three people outside a game of buzkashi – a popular, traditional equestrian sport in Afghanistan and Central Asia that is similar to polo but uses a goat or calf carcass instead of a ball. The explosion was to the
Khaama Press: The acting provincial governor of the northern Balkh province and a prominent political figure Ata Mohammad Noor has said he is ready to step down as the governor of Balkh province if the government takes practical steps for the commitments. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 11, 2016 ISLAMABAD — An attack on a German consulate building in northern Afghanistan late Thursday killed six people and wounded more than 100, mostly civilians, though Germany’s foreign minister on Friday reported consulate staff members were unharmed. Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his condolences for victims of the attack, in which a
Khaama Press: The provincial governor of northern Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor has rejected reports of political agreement with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to leave Balkh and assume a key post in the capital. Noor issued a statement after a report emerged on a local newspaper suggesting that the prominent political figure belonging to Jamiat-e-Islami has
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 12, 2016 Two separate attacks targeting members of Afghanistan’s Shi’ite minority during the festival of Ashura have left several dozen people dead and scores wounded. In the latest attack, at least 14 people were killed on October 12 in a bomb attack outside a mosque in the northern province of
Ottawa Citizen: What is without controversy is that the metropolis that once sprawled across a fertile floodplain of the Oxus River here was one of the world’s first cities. About 3,500 years ago, when a patriarch called Moses was supposed to be leading a tribe of Seth’s descendants out of the deserts of the Sinai Peninsula,
Khaama Press: At least four people were killed and fourteen others were wounded in an explosion in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan earlier today. Provincial police chief Abdul Razaq Qaderi said the incident took place after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated on a roadside in Khulm district. He said the target of the attack was lawmaker