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).
Tolo News: Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Monday said they have terminated the extraction contract of Herat’s Ghoryan salt mine signed with a private company two months ago following the discovery of minerals including lithium and uranium. The spokesman for the ministry of mines Abdul Qadir Mutfi said their recent studies showed that these minerals
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 13, 2018 Taliban insurgents have assaulted a security outpost in western Afghanistan, killing at least 11 government security forces.The Thursday night attack took place in Shindand district in the province of Herat, which borders Iran. District Governor Shukrullah Shaker told VOA the insurgent raid also wounded four security personnel. The
VOA News Mohammad Habibzada April 9, 2018 A motorcycle bomb explosion killed eight civilians and wounded seven others in Afghanistan’s western Herat province. The explosion took place Monday afternoon in a local market in Shindand district close to a gas station, the Herat governor’s spokesperson Jelani Farhad told VOA. “Women and children are among the
Press TV March 24, 2018 Afghanistan says Iran has asked to extract iron ore from a mine in Herat but the two neighbors have yet to reach an agreement on where to process it. Iran wants to transfer the extracted materials to an ore processing plant on its soil across the border but Afghanistan is
Tolo News: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 negotiations table with Mujahideen leaders. He
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 23, 2018 Leaders and senior officials from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and India have inaugurated the start of work on the Afghan part of a multibillion-dollar pipeline project that they hope will meet the region’s energy needs. The Afghan and Turkmen presidents, Ashraf Ghani and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, were joined by Pakistani
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan will host leaders from Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India on Friday for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Afghan section of a much-delayed multi-billion dollar gas pipeline connecting the four nations. The $10 billion mega project, known as Turkmenistan-Pakistan-Afghanistan-India, or TAPI, will connect Central Asia with South Asia
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2018 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 organization said on February 15 that its Afghan staff had cleared more than 600 minefields in the western province, an effort it said has
Tolo News: Last year Iran issued 100,000 work visas to Afghans and have reportedly doubled the quota for this year. Hundreds of Afghans are lining up outside the Iranian consulate in the western province of Herat to get visas every day. Click here to read more (external link).