Afghanistan Times: Mohammad Asif Rahimi has resigned from his position as governor from Western Herat province, a well-placed source said. According to the source, the president accepted the resignation of Rahimi. He had served as the governor of Herat since 2014. On Friday, the governor of Maidan Wardak province also resigned from his post. Click here
Ariana: At least five policemen were killed and three others injured after Taliban militants attacked Oba district in western Herat province, police said Sunday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada said the incident took place last night in Kishk village of Oba district. He added that two policemen were missing. Click here to read more
ABC News: For 200 years, Ghulam Sakhi’s family has been blowing glass in the ancient Afghan city of Herat. He creates azure, indigo and green goblets, cups and vases that have been sold in fancy stores overseas, but like so many Afghans the artisan struggles to make a living and as he tries to keep this
Tolo News: According to the head of Herat’s NEPA office, Nasir Ahmad Fazli, smuggling is so prolific that even the Common Myna’s numbers have dropped. Hunting bans have proved difficult to enforce and live trappers target smaller hawks up to eagles, and even the common myna – which belongs to the starling family. According to officials the
Shapur Saber Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 18, 2018 Afghanistan was already considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, a consequence of decades of war and religious extremism. But for some Afghan journalists, the risks have been amplified after a cleric in the western city of Herat recently
Tolo News: Despite being “dangerous and exciting” Herat athletes said they love to do the racing as they have many years of experience in it. One of the races was held on Tuesday with at least 10 athletes attending the event. Click here to read more (external link).
MOSCOW, June 9 (Sputnik) – The militants from the Taliban radical movement killed at least 20 police officers in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, local media reported Saturday. The 1TV news channel reported that the incident took place in the Qala-i-Zal district of Kunduz in the early hours of Saturday. The media outlet added
Arab News: The trade of scorpion hunting in Afghanistan, though unregistered, has been around for years but has become a lucrative business in the past few months. A local dealer from western Herat province said Herat and neighboring Farah, with vast scorching deserts, have become the common hunting ground for shepherds and poor local residents who
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan May 28, 2018 Unidentified gunmen have killed an employee of a voter-registration center and a police officer in the western Afghan province of Herat, officials say. A spokesman for the provincial police chief said the attack took place in the Chishti Sharif district late on May 27. The two were taken
Reuters: More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building apps and websites as well as tracking down bugs in computer code. Click here to read more (external link).