Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Sharafuddin Stanikzai

Article Images

HERAT CITY (PAN): Female provincial council candidates on Tuesday said they could not travel to districts fearing attacks on them if they plunged into electioneering in western Herat province.They said women were often attacked in Herat City by... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One inmate was killed and two others were wounded when central jail prisoners clashed in western Herat province on Sunday, an official said.Dr. Syed Naeem Alami, the provincial hospital director, told reporters in Herat City... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The administrative head for the fourth municipal district of western Herat City was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, an official said.Naqibullah Erwin, the area’s deputy administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): An amount of 233 million afghanis in cleanliness tax is payable by government and non-governmental organisations in western Herat province, an official said on Monday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Herat Mayor... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): One policeman has been killed and three others have been injured during a remote-controlled bombing in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.Three policemen were injured when their vehicle struck the bomb in Shindand... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Officials in western Herat province on Thursday said they were trying to provide work opportunities for 20,000 Afghans in neighboring Iran.Addressing a media briefing in Herat City, Governor Fazlullah Wahidi said they had assigned... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Dozens of government employees in the western zone have been arrested this year on charges of involvement in corruption, negligence and embezzlement, officials said on Monday.Activities of the department were going well in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A district police chief on Sunday said he had escaped unhurt along with his colleagues in a bomb attack in western Herat province.Col. Abdul Qayyum Noorzai told Pajhwok Afghan News he survived the remote-controlled blast before... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A number of provincial council candidates in western Herat province on Saturday announced the creation of a new association ahead of the presidential and provincial council elections.Mohiuddin Noori, a provincial council election... read more
ASADABAD/HERAT CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and six Taliban have been killed in fresh clashes in eastern Kunar and western Herat provinces, security officials said on Saturday.A spokesman for the 207th ANA Zafar Corps in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Trader community leaders in western Herat province on Thursday warned of withdrawing their investments and moving abroad if the Cabinet did not reverse its decision granting permit to Ghazanfar Group to establish an oil refinery... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Herat police on Thursday said they would not allow anyone to violate a presidential decree banning the hunting of wild birds and animals in Afghanistan.Provincial police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN):  A woman was axed to death by her husband in an attack driven by domestic violence in the Aab Kamari district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday.The governor’s spokesman, Mirwais Mirzakwal, told... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ HERAT CITY (PAN): Two exhibitions showcasing hundreds a wide variety handicrafts and artefacts -- began simultaneously in Balkh and Herat provinces on Tuesday, officials said.The Balkh and Herat exhibitions -- “Freedom Plan” and “Who... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A big exhibition showcasing 60 different food items is inaugurated by the department of agriculture and livestock in western Herat province on Tuesday.Faqir Ahmad Bayangar, provincial agriculture and livestock head, told... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Iran has been forcefully deporting Afghan refugees by the thousands on a daily basis to western Herat province, an official said on Monday.Provincial Refugee and Repatriate Department head Hamidullah Khatibi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people on Wednesday staged a protest in the capital city of the western Herat in support of inclusion of words Afghan and religion in new computerized national identity cards.The protest was organized by the Afghan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Residents of this western city of Herat on Sunday complained they have been without clean drinking water due to reduced supply by the department concerned.Farid Ahmad, who lives in 11th police district, said a majority of residents... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): United States Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham on Wednesday underlined the need for early signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington.At a meeting with Herat Governor Syed Fazlullah... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five militants were killed during a clash with border police in northwestern Badghis province, while 350 kilograms of drugs seized in western Heart province, officials said on Tuesday.Gen. Mohammad Juma Adil, the western zone... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of small and heavy arms have been handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in western Herat province, an official said on Monday.Provincial police chief, Maj. Gen. Samiullah Qatra, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Officials in western Herat province on Monday ordered two cable television networks to stop airing programmes against religion, culture and moral values.Information and Cultural Director Arya Rofyan told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): At least nine security personnel were wounded during a clash with militants in the Bala Murghab district of western Badghis province, an official said on Friday.The overnight incident took place when militants attacked an Afghan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The mayor on Wednesday said another 3,00 poles would be erected to install solar powered street lights at various squares and parks in 15 municipal districts of this capital city of western Herat province.Mohammad Saleem Tarakai... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A three-day conference on saffron cultivation and encouraging its trade, featuring experts from neighbouring countries, began in western Herat province on Monday.Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mir Amanuddin Haidari, speaking on the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Residents of this ancient western city of Herat and some districts complain they are shocked by a sudden hike in prices of essential daily-use commodities, accusing the municipality of failing to control the trend.Haji Sharif Khan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Eight militants and a policeman have been killed in Shindand and Ghoryan districts of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.The fighters were killed during a daylong police-army operation against rebel hideouts in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A group of 12 saboteurs, allegedly involved in disruptive activities, was busted on Thursday in western Herat province, an official said.Police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the group was detained in the... read more
HERAT City (PAN): The land-grab culture among warlords and other influential people in some parts of the country has caused complicated problems for authorities, an official said on Monday.Herat Governor Fazlullah Wahidi told a gathering of mayors... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Civilian casualties rose by 60 percent in western Afghanistan over the past 10 months, when 230 women and children were killed and wounded in roadside bomb explosions alone, a UN official said on Sunday.During the period, 736... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Two gunmen have been detained in connection with a private radio station's security guard in western Herat province, police claimed on Sunday. Zuhul Radio's guard was shot dead on his way to office in Herat City on Saturday, police... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Many road projects have been left incomplete or delayed because of old graves at the sites in western Herat province, municipality officials said on Saturday.This year, they say, construction work was initiated on 52 urban roads,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Four kidnapped workers of a road construction company have been freed after spending a month in captivity in western Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.Working on a ring road project in Badghis province, the men had been... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Security forces discovered a depot of explosive and arrested an individual in this connection in the Guzra district of Herat province, an official said on Wednesday.Nisar Ahmad Popal, the district chief, told reports the explosives... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Asphalting of a 45-kilometer road between Guzra and Pashtun Zarghon districts of western Herat province began on Tuesday, an official said.Public Works Director Habibullah Timori told Pajhwok Afghan News the project was estimated... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A 15-member insurgent group and its commander joined the reconciliation programme in western Herat province, an official said on Monday.Led by Mullah Basir, the group surrendered on Sunday in Yaka Drakht area of Adraskan district,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The municipality department of western Herat province has collected more than one billion afghanis in revenue over the past seven months, showing a several-fold increase, compared to the previous two years, the mayor said on Sunday... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The mayor on Saturday said a township has been illegally constructed west of Herat City, the provincial capital.A probe into Taqi Naqi Township documents revealed the residential scheme has been implemented without approval by... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A primary court sentenced five individuals to death and a sixth to 20 years in jail in a kidnap-murder case in western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday.The convicts had kidnapped two brothers in Jibrael area four... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): Seventy-two prisoners, including four women, have been released from the central jail in western Herat province in compliance with a presidential decree, an official said on Wednesday.The inmates were pardoned in light of the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): As many as 6,000 farmers in western Herat provinces would receive improved wheat seed and chemical fertilisers, an agricultural official promised on Tuesday.Growers of the provincial capital and 15 districts would be given 152... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five workers of a mine-clearing organisation have been rescued from their captors in western Herat province, a security official said on Monday.The Halo Trust staffers were kidnapped on their way to work in the Ahmadabad area of... read more
HERAT CITY/CHARIKAR (PAN): Seven militants were killed in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province while two others were arrested with magnate bombs in central Parwan province, official said on Sunday.The Badghis governor’s spokesman, Mirwais... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least four Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed after a group of insurgents stormed their post in northwestern Badghis province on Thursday, an official said.The incident took place in Mullakafa area of Bala Murghab district... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A number of candidates for next year’s provincial council (PC) elections possessed “fake high school certificates” in western Herat province, the provincial education department claimed on Sunday.Education Director Basir Arvin... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Four road construction workers were released by their captors on Sunday, two days after they were kidnapped in the Karkh district of western Herat province, an official said.The four went missing on Friday while travelling home on... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A 13-member insurgent group, led by two commanders, reconciled with the government in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.Led by commanders Malook and Mullah Abdul Karim, the group which had been active in Injeel... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Three policemen lost their lives to separate incidents of violence in western Herat province, while four road construction workers have been kidnapped in northwestern Badghis, officials said on Saturday.Insurgents stormed a police... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Representatives from 30 countries arrived in the capital of western Herat province to attend a two-day conference on regional security that began on Saturday.An initiative of the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS),... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people, including women, on Monday staged a peaceful demonstration to express solidarity with 2,000 striking prisoners in the central jail of western Herat province.Public representatives say 20 of inmates on hunger... read more
HERaT CITY (PAN): Three civilians and two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed during an insurgent attack on a security checkpoint in western Herat province on Monday, an official said.Four insurgents were also killed in a subsequent clash... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday voiced its concern over continued hunger strike by 2,000 inmates in the central jail of western Herat province.AIHRC chief for the western zone, Abdul Qadir... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Thousands of people in western Herat province on Saturday asked for a delay in presidential and provincial council elections, slated for April 2014.The call came at a gathering organised by the Loy Kandahar Shura and attended by... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A district police chief on Saturday said he had survived a roadside bombing but his vehicle was partially damaged in the attack in western Herat province.Shindand police head Col. Mohammad Ghaus Malyar told Pajhwok Afghan News his... read more
HERAT CTY (PAN): A dozen suspected militants have been detained during a counterinsurgency operation in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.The suspects were detained in the Shidaee camp area on the outskirts of Herat City, the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of prisoners on hunger strike at the central jail in western Herat province held five policemen hostage for a third day in a row on Wednesday, officials said.Around 1,500 inmates in the facility in Herat City, the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): As part of Peace Week celebrations, dozens of paintings were put on display in western Herat province on Tuesday to spread the message of reconciliation, organisers said.The three-day exhibition has been organised by the provincial... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Taliban’s finance manager for western Farah province, Mullah Tajmeer, has been detained in Herat, officials said on Wednesday.Tajmeer was arrested on the basis of an intelligence report in the 3rd police district of Herat City,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Weeks after a Taliban attack on the American consulate in western Herat province, the US ambassador to Afghanistan promised damaged parts of the mission would be repaired.Flanked by Herat Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, James B.... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated deputy governor for northwestern Badghis province has been killed along with two companions during a clash with security forces, police claimed on Tuesday.A group of insurgents attacked security posts in Qadis... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) regional office in western Herat province on Monday said the polls’ legitimacy would be questioned if the women were denied participation.Addressing a public awareness conference for women... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Truck drivers from the Bala Murghab district of western Badghis province on Sunday accused highway police of seeking bribes from them.They complained highway police took 2,500 afghanis ($45) in bribe from the driver of each truck... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Shindand district chief escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.Abdul Hamid Fazli was traveling from Herat City, the provincial capital, to Shindand when his vehicle struck... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The death toll from a Taliban attack on the US consulate in western Herat province reached 10, a public representative said on Saturday.A group of suicide bombers stormed the consulate, an attack that lasted five hours and involved... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents unleashed car bombs on a US consulate in this western city of Herat in a major attack that came to an end Friday noon with the death of seven attackers and two Afghan guards, officials said. Another 19, mostly... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Eight insurgents were killed and seven villages of cleared of them during a late night operation in the Shindand district of western Herat province, a military official said on Thursday.The operation that began the night between... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Police guards at the Iranian consulate on Saturday opened fire at protestors in western Herat province, killing one and injuring four others, an official said.The protest involving dozens of residents, mostly labourers, was staged... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents killed four Afghan Local Police (ALP) members during an attack on their post in the Shindand district of western Herat province, a public representative said on Thursday.Provincial council member Noor Mohammad... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Civil society activists on Tuesday asked the government to ensure the upcoming elections took place without any interference from irrelevant individuals in the western zone.The call was echoed at a gathering of civil society... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): More than a hundred kilograms of narcotics were set afire in northwestern Badghis province, while 20 people have been detained on different charges in western Herat, officials said on Monday.Badghis Governor Ahmadullah Alizai told... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of engineers on Monday observed a two-hour silence to mourn the death of their colleagues in violence and protest threats to their lives in western Herat province.About 200 construction engineers, who had gathered in front... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A dozen people, mostly militants, have been killed and six others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different province, officials said on Sunday.One policeman was killed and three others were wounded late on Saturday... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Wheat production in northwestern Badghis province has more than doubled this year, compared to the 2012 yield, an official said on Sunday.Citing a survey, Agriculture Director Hafizullah Benish told Pajhwok Afghan News this year’s... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Thirty government servants and tribal elders had been killed since the Eidul Fitr festival (Aug. 8) in western Herat province, a public representative said on Friday.At a meeting with 12 police district chiefs, the provincial... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A dreaded militant commander was killed along with eight associates in western Herat province, security officials claimed on Friday.Abdullah Akbari, the insurgent leader, and his accomplices were eliminated in an overnight Afghan... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Iran has been providing anti-Afghan government elements with weapons and military equipment in western Herat province, alleged the provincial council chief on Thursday.Syed Wahid Qatali levelled the allegation against Iran at a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Three policemen and 10 militants were killed during a clash in the northwestern province of Badghis on Tuesday, officials said.The clash erupted after the Taliban attacked a local police checkpoint in Bala Murghab district, the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The airport chief for the western province of Herat has been arrested on corruption charges, an official said on Tuesday.Attorney Gul Ahmad Ramesh told Pajhwok Afghan News Mohammad Azam Azimi had been detained on the basis of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Six workers of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) were killed two days after being kidnapped in the Gulran district of western Herat province, officials said on Tuesday.The victims included four engineers and two drivers of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Six workers of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) have been kidnapped in the Gulran district of western Herat province on Monday, police said.The kidnap victims included four engineers and two drivers, Herat police spokesman... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people attended a gathering in western Herat province on Sunday and asked the government to arrest a notorious criminal, Hakimullah Shujai.Shujai, a resident of southern Ghazni province, has allegedly killed 121 people... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of kilograms of drugs destined for neighbouring Iran have been seized in the Ghoryan district of western Herat province, police said on Saturday.The opium, weighing 330 kilograms, was recovered from a house in a remote... read more
HERAT CITY/JALALABAD (PAN): Two policemen have been killed and four others wounded in different security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and northwestern Badghis provinces, officials said On Saturday.Mirwais Mirzakwal, the Badghis governor's... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Representatives of civil society organisations in western Herat province on Thursday condemned the interference of Iranian intelligence in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, officials said.Residents 15 districts of the province... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents of western Herat province on Sunday staged a protest against target killings of policemen and government officials.Carrying the body of a policeman who was killed on Saturday night, nearly 200 people took to... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Voter registration cards have been distributed to more than 32,000 people in western Herat province, an Independent Election Commission (IEC) official said on Sunday.Ahmad Tariq Arian, the IEC official, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Nine workers of a road reconstruction company have been killed in the Karkh district of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.Militants killed the workers after they suffered heavy casualties in a clash with police... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): Five insurgents and two Afghan soldiers have been killed during separate incidents in western Herat province, the NATO-led forces and an official said on Friday.The five insurgents were killed and as many injured during an... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Two separate domestic violence incidents claimed four lives in Badghis and Ghazni provinces, officials say.In the western province of Badghis, a man shot dead his wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law in Dara-i-Boom area of Qades... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban militants were killed on Sunday when two rival factions clashed in the Pashtun Zarghon district of western Herat province, police said.The early morning clash between two rival Taliban commanders – Abdullah Akbari and... read more
HERAT CITY/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN):  A Taliban commander and a former jihadi leader have respectively been killed in western Herat and northern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Friday.The Taliban commander known as Sheikh was found dead in the... read more
HEART CIYY (PAN): The problem of issuing visas to foreign skilled workers at the industrial park in western Herat province has been resolved, officials said on Tuesday.The issue was resolved in line with industrialists’ demand and recommendation of... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Security forces said on Friday two soldiers and three insurgents were killed during a clash in northwestern Badghis province. A senior official of 207th Zafar Military Corps told Pajhwok Afghan News an explosive device was found in... read more
HERAT CITY/KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Thursday alleged neighbouring countries, seeking to sell their substandard products to the landlocked nation, had succeeded in undermining some Afghan factories.The... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): Two kidnapped Iranian citizens were released as a result of a rescue operation by police in western Heart province, an official said on Thursday.Both oil tanker drivers, the men were released 20 days after they were seized  on... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Residents and civil society activists on Monday took to the streets in Herat City, the capital of western Herat province, against prolonged power cuts and low voltage.Around 200 people took part in the protest demonstration,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Shindand education officer was killed by unidentified gunmen in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.Abdul Rahim Bimar was shot dead on Saturday evening by two motorcyclists in the district, the town’s... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Tanker drivers and representatives of transport companies on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in front of the governor’s house in western Herat province.The demonstrators, who gathered in Injeel district, arrived in front of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Tens of illegal groups would be disarmed to improve the security situation and pave the way for development projects in northwestern Badghis province, an official promised on Thursday.Two people were killed and as many wounded... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The governor of the western Herat province on Wednesday acknowledged government employees could not attend offices in Shindand district due to insecurity.Residents complain they have to travel to Herat City, the provincial capital... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The new governor on Monday accused the Iranian consulate in western Herat province of receiving bribes from the Afghans in return for visas.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi, in an exclusive talk with Pajhwok Afghan News, said an investigation... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN):  Two commanders were among 22 rebels who joined the government-managed peace process in western Herat province on Sunday, officials said.At a weapons surrender ceremony, Herat Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi pledged to provide... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): The Anti-Corruption Unit in western Herat province on Saturday said it had submitted evidence and complaints against the Norms and Standards Department -- a fuel testing facility -- to the attorney’s office for allegedly clearing... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Thursday said the government remained willing to invite Taliban representative to talks in Kabul.But the Taliban negotiators, who shut their political... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta's brother was gunned down in western Herat province on Wednesday morning, an official said.Also a district attorney, Mohammad Wali, came under attack from an unidentified gunman in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Up to 100 insurgents have been killed and 130 others wounded during Afghan National Army (ANA)’s spring operations over the past three months in western Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.During the period, the ANA conducted a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Three Afghan employees, including a woman, of a Norwegian aid organisation were freed in western Herat province on Friday, an official said.The Norwegian Refugees Council (NRC) workers had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The foundation stone for the paramedical institute was launched in the western province of Herat on Thursday, officials said.Governor Fazlullah Wahidi told the foundation stone-laying ceremony the construction of the building was... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Herat provincial council chief has sought work opportunities for reconciled Taliban and guarantees for their security after renouncing violence.At a ceremony for a number of fighters who joined the peace process, provincial... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday condemned a motorised rickshaw explosion which claimed 19 lives in the Obe district of western Herat province.The incident took place in Taj area late on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Seventeen people were killed on Tuesday when a motorised rickshaw exploded in the Obe district of western Herat province, security officials said.The incident took place at around 5am in Taj area, killing at least 16 people and... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): A three-day exhibition showcasing women-made handicrafts and food items was inaugurated in eastern Herat province on Saturday.The show at the Khudijatul Kubra women’s bazaar has been arranged by the Herat Women’s Affairs department... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Three Afghan employees, including a woman worker of a Norwegian aid organisation, have been abducted in the Guzra district of western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.The Norwegian Refugees Council (NRC) workers were... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The new governor of western Herat province assumed charge on Wednesday, pledging to counter administrative corruption, narcotics trade and prevent foreign interference.Syed Fazlullah Wahidi,, who replaces Daud Shah Saba, has also... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Twenty-two historical artifacts, destined for smuggling abroad, have been seized from a house in western Herat province, police said on Sunday.Herat police chief, Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Sapi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HEART CITY (PAN): Commander of a surrendering Taliban group in western Herat province on Thursday asked his former colleagues to cease fire after they had opened their political office in Qatar.“There is no need to continue fighting after the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The governor of western Herat province, Daud Shah Saba, on Thursday said he had resigned under pressure from powerful individuals and favour-seeking elements.Saba said this at a meeting with senior officials, including provincial... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five policemen, including an officer, have been killed during a militant ambush in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.Col. Ali Ahmad, in charge of the 7th police district, and his bodyguards came under attack... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A modern fuel-testing laboratory was inaugurated at the Islam Qala Dry Port in western Herat province on Monday, a move to prevent the import of low-quality oil, officials said.The import of sub-standard fuel would be checked with... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): An Afghan trader is funding the constructing of an orphanage in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.Abdul Zahir Bashiri, the owner of a private firm who is financing the facility, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): German and Italian defence ministers on Thursday said troops from their countries would remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014.The two ministers said this at a joint press conference in Herat City, the capital of western Herat province.... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Six people, including Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, have been killed in different incidents of violence in western Afghanistan, an official said on Friday.Three ANA troops were killed on Friday morning when the vehicle they... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Taliban publicly hanged a fugitive in the kidnap-murder case of a nine-year-old boy, the son of an industrialist, in western Herat province, an official confirmed on Tuesday.Kamal, who surrendered to the Taliban before police... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The director of information and culture of northwestern Badghis province was detained on Monday on charges of misuse of his position and corruption, an official said.Ahmad Ihsan Sarooryar was detained by Herat police after he was... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief on Thursday said civilian casualties had risen nearly 10 percent in the first two months of the year, voicing her concern at the surge in violence.Seema Samar told... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Fifteen hundred patients from northwestern Badghis province are being sent to neighbouring Turkmenistan for treatment over next nine months, officials said on Wednesday.Governor Sharfuddin Majidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY/KABUL (PAN): A woman legislator from western Herat province has died along with two children in a road crash in neighbouring Iran, officials said on Monday.Wolesi Jirga member Shahnaz Himmati was a killed late on Sunday evening when she... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A man was detained by police on the charge of raping and killing a two-year-old girl in the western province of Herat, officials said on Sunday.The 22-year-old raped killed the girl after raping her late on Saturday in the Chinari... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Counter-terrorism police have captured a wanted insurgent commander near the Iranian border in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.The arrest came hard on the heels of a media report that a high-level Taliban... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A primary court in western Herat province has sentenced a young man to death for killing his mother last year, an official said on Friday.Judge Ghulam Rasul Mansoor told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mohammad Salim, 22, had been... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): At least 10 people, including four Taliban fighters, were killed during separate clashes in western Herat and Badghis provinces, officials said on Thursday.In Herat, four insurgents were killed after they attacked police posts in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Eighty-five weapons were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Group (DIAG) in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.Lt. Gen. Rahmatullah Safi, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Police have closed down nearly 400 coffee and hookah shops in western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday.The shops were shut on the basis of public complaints, the provincial police chief, Col. Abdul Hameed Hamidi, told... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Iran has deported up-to 1500 Afghan children to the eastern province of Herat in the past two months, an official said on Tuesday.The deportees aged between 10 and 18 years included females, Herat Refugees and Repatriation... read more
FARAH CITY (PAN): Two Italian soldiers and as many Afghan civilians were injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a convoy of the US-led troops in the western province of Farah on Monday, officials said.The attack took... read more
HEART CITY/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen insurgents were killed during security operations in western Herat and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.Seven militants were killed during an Afghan military operation in the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Seven police guards were killed on Tuesday by a powerful roadside bombing that ripped through their vehicle in the Chasht-i-Sharif district of western Herat province, an official said.The public protection force officers, who were... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Afghan traders, concerned at their problems in Pakistan and Iran, on Monday asked the government to find alternative transit routes for their import and export businesses.The traders who held a gathering in Herat city, the capital... read more
HERAT CITT (PAN): In compliance with a presidential decree, two murderers of Ali Sina, an eight-year-old son of a businessman, were hanged early Saturday morning at the central jail in western Herat province.Satisfied with the punishment, parents of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The power utility on Thursday said it had installed two new electricity transformers that could provide 50 megawatts of electricity each to residents of western Herat province.Costing 117 million afghanis, the transformers have... read more
HEART (PAN): Six bomb makers were arrested with some explosives in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said.They were detained in Aziz Abad area, said Najibullah Najibi, the 207th Zafar Military Corps' spokesman. He did not... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Ninety-seven prisoners were released on Monday from the main prison in western Herat in province in compliance with a presidential decree issued on the Mujahidin Victory Day, an official said.Eight women were among the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead three civilians in western Herat province, where a man was stabbed to death in a separate incident, an official said on Sunday.In northwestern Farah, a Taliban commander was detained along with two... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five passengers were killed and 16 others injured when a passenger coach veered off the road in western Herat province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place on the Herat-Rabat Sangi road on Saturday evening, the... read more
Security for the Balamurghab’s district of northwestern Badghis province transitioned from foreign troops to Afghan forces on Wednesday, officials said.The security responsibility for Qala-i-Naw and four districts was given to Afghan forces last... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A young man stabbed his 40-year-old mother to death in western Heart province on Monday, an official said.The 25 years old killer was arrested by police, but the motive behind the matricide remained unclear, the urban prosecutor... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five border policemen were killed as a result of an insurgent attack in the Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Monday. Nearly 200 fighters attacked a border police checkpoint in the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A demonstration against the detention of a local police official in the Shindand district of western Herat province entered its second on Monday. More than 800 angry protestors blocked Herat-Kandahar highway, asking the government... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Dozens of residents of Shindand district in eastern Herat province on Sunday staged a rally against the detention of a district police chief in the kidnap-slaying incident of a nine-year-old boy.The demonstrators, who gathered in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A woman has committed suicide in western Herat province, where two suspects have been detained in connection with the incident, a police official said on Sunday.The young woman named Rahimi killed herself by taking poison in Payeen... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Security forces rescued three NGO workers, including a foreign citizen, from kidnappers in western Herat province on Saturday, an official said.The Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) staffers included a Pakistani... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Journalists staged a protest against a life attempt on their colleague in western Herat province on Tuesday.Ali Asghar Yaqubi, a local media worker who is also an information department employee, was seriously wounded in an attack... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Police on Sunday rescued an Iranian businessman from his captors and detained two alleged kidnappers in western Herat province.Milad, a trader from the Iranian capital of Tehran, had gone missing in the Kohsan district of the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN):  A Taliban court ordered cutting off a hand and a foot of two men convicted of robbery and cooperating with a security firm in western Herat province, officials said on Saturday.The victims were then taken to a hospital in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said the Karzai administration lacked political will to hold fair and free presidential elections taking place next year.The Afghanistan National Front leader told a press... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Relatives and residents of western Herat province on Thursday refused to bury the dead bodies of 13 Afghans executed in Iran until an international probe into the deaths was launched.Placed in coffins, the bodies were on Wednesday... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Placed in coffins, 13 dead bodies of Afghan citizens executed in Iran were on Wednesday handed over to their families in western Herat province, family members and officials said.Nearly 100 people rushed to the civil hospital in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were killed and three others sustained injuries on Wednesday when a roadside bomb tore through a truck carrying a Kuchi family to the Shindad district of western Herat province, officials said.The incident occurred... read more
KABUL (PAN): Police have detained and charged four men with gang rape of two girls in northern Balkh and western Herat provinces, officials said on Saturday, adding a hunt for another two rapists on the loose was underway.The detainees included a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban, including the shadow Oba district chief, have been detained in separate operations in the western province of Herat, officials said on Sunday.Mullah Sharafuddin, the Taliban district chief, and another rebel... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Construction of unlawful residences and other buildings on historical sites by powerful individuals are fuelling concerns among residents of western Herat province, but the government has taken no step to address the issue,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A former Soviet soldier, who was listed as missing in action in Afghanistan 33 years ago, said on Thursday he would not return to his country. Instead he prefers to spend the remaining days of his life in Herat province.... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Intelligence operatives on Sunday thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up the Salma dam in western Herat province, confiscating a huge quantity of explosives.National Directorate of Security officials seized 1,300 kilograms of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing in northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.The incident happened late on Friday when a military vehicle struck a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Six fighters were killed and four others wounded during a military operation in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.The operation was conducted late on Wednesday in Abkal and Mandal areas of Shindand district, Col... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Four residents were wounded during a protest against the killing of a child by Afghan forces in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Sunday.District chief Abdul Ahmad Noor confirmed the incident, saying the insurgents... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The crime graph rose by 30 percent in western Herat province during the outgoing solar year, an official said.As many as 2,180 criminal cases were registered with the attorney office in the year 1391, showing a 30 percent increase... read more
 HERAT (PAN): Five members of a local militia have been beheaded in the Muqar district of northwestern Badghis province, a security official said on Thursday.The incident took place in the Dara Boom area of the district on Wednesday night, the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): As many as 350 insurgents were killed and another 200 wounded in security operations over the past one year in western Afghanistan, an ISAF commander said on Wednesday.Gen. Ranieri Dario of ISAF, Afghan National Army's 207th Zafar... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): A group of 16 insurgents including their commander joined the government-initiated reconciliation process in western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday.    Led by Arbab Mohammad Qasim, the group... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): A Herat-Dilaram highway police officer was killed and two others were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb on Tuesday, an official said.The police vehicle hit the bomb during a highway patrol in the Khurma area... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Ten jail staffers in western Herat province have been arrested in connection with a Taliban commander’s escape from the central prison, an official said on Monday.The detainees, including senior prison officials, were being... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Pashto-medium schools would be opened in Pashtun-dominated areas of western Herat province, officials said on Sunday.Pashto-medium schools have to be set up for Pashtun students under the Construction, which says that children have... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Flash floods triggered by heavy rains destroyed several homes and swept away livestock and household items in the capital of southwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.The floodwaters played havoc in the first and... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Acting on intelligence reports, Afghan National Army (ANA) commandos detained five insurgents allegedly planning an attack on a military base in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said on Friday.ANA's... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The incumbent government has turned a blind eye to the countless sacrifices rendered by residents of Herat against the then Soviet-backed regime in 1979, participants of a gathering said on Thursday.Government troops attacked... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The authorities in western Herat province on Wednesday confirmed a political prisoner, a government reference to insurgents, has escaped from the Central Jail.           The... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Unknown assailants blew up a newly-built school building in Qala-i-Naw, the capital of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Tuesday.They lobbed a hand-grenade into the building on Monday evening , comprehensively... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The governor has warned district chiefs in eastern Herat province of dismissing them if failed to prevent poppy crop cultivation in their respective areas, his spokesman said on Monday.Muhiuddin Noori said the governor had also... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A film festival, featuring a hundred of films made in Afghanistan and foreign countries, continued for a second day on Friday in western Herat province.The three-day event opened on Thursday at the historic Ikhtyaruddin Palace is a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A district chief died when the car he was travelling in flipped on a highway between the western city of Herat and Kohistan district, an official said on Friday.Deputy police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi told Pajhwok... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion rocked this western city on Thursday as a planned political gathering of opposition leaders, including Ahmad Zia Massoud, had just begun, officials said.Massoud, Haji Mohammad Muhaqiq and Faizullah Zaki were to... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): Over 72 tonnes of substandard flour imported from Iran was recovered and buried in western Heart province on Tuesday, an official said.“The flour was recovered in Isalm Qala and buried in the presence of various government... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): One militant commander was killed and two gunmen were captured in separate incidents in Kashk Kuna and Guzra districts of western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.Rebel commander Mullah Abdul Rahim was killed in the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Residents of western Herat province on Saturday demanded implementation of death sentences handed down to kidnappers.Residents issued the call came at a meeting, attended by about 20,000 people, in front of the governor’s house in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of angry residents blocked Herat City-Islam Qala highway in the western province of Herat on Thursday morning, officials said.Nearly 500 people of Kohsan and Ghoryan districts staged a demonstration in the Ahmadabad... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): A military court on Tuesday sentenced five Afghan National Army (ANA) officials to 15 years in jail on charges of kidnapping a moneychanger in western Farah province.  Brig. Gen. Abdul Wase headed the court that... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): The Taliban’s shadow chief for Gulran district was arrested in western Herat province on Tuesday, an official saidAbdul Khaliq Baloch was captured by Kashk Kohna district police, said Col. Noor Khan Nekzad, the western zone... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A number of former insurgents, who reconciled with the government in the Shindand district of western Herat province, have joined a vocational training programme, an official said on Tuesday.Funded by the High Peace Council, the... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): Five militants and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed during a search operation in the Rabat Sangi district of western Herat province, an official said on Monday.A notorious rebel commander, Mullah Haidar, was... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A primary court awarded the capital punishment to three men and sentenced two co-accused to 20 years each in jail in western Herat province for kidnapping three people, including a doctor, and murdering one of them."One of the... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five armed rebels have been killed and two policemen injured in two separate incidents in western Herat and northwestern Badghis provinces, officials said on Sunday.Three insurgents were killed after they stormed police-check posts... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Two women committed self-immolation while a man perpetrated suicide over the past 24 hours in western Herat and Farah provinces, officials said on Thursday.A woman, evacuated to zonal hospital with 95 percent burn injuries on her... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): As part of the third phase of transition, the security responsibility for the Shindand district of western Herat province was handed to Afghan forces, officials said on Thursday.A ceremony marking the security switch was held... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Italian ambassador to Afghanistan on Tuesday said his country would provide 600 million euros (42.2 billion afs) in assistance to western Herat province for reconstruction and training Afghan forces over the next three years.... read more
HERAT (PAN): Thirty-five armed rebels joined the government-initiated peace process in western Herat province on Sunday, an official said.The individuals were active in Shindand, Pashtun Zarghoon and Oba districts, police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Thousands of residents of this western city on Saturday took to the streets, rejecting as illegal the election of Syed Wahid Qatali as provincial council chief.Qatali won a second round of the ballot that involved 12 members and... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman in the Guzra district of western Herat province on Thursday morning, an official said.The 30-year-old was gunned down by hooded motorcyclists on her way from her home in Guzra to Herat City,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Herat governor has rejected as 'a coup against him' the election of Syed Wahid Qatali as the provincial council head in the second round. The first round ended in a 9-9 tie between two sitting members.Governor Dr. Daud Shah... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The governor of western Herat province has not tendered resignation and has proposed administrative reforms, his spokesman said on Tuesday.While talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, Mohiuddin Noori rejected media reports about Governor... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A border policeman was killed and his three colleagues sustained shrapnel injuries when a roadside bomb tore through their vehicle in the Gulran district of western Herat province on Saturday, officials said.The blast took place in... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): An urban court ordered 80 lashes to a man for drinking alcohol in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.The ruling came after the man had confessed to drinking the banned beverage, said Abdul Rassoul Mansoor, the judge... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Police on Wednesday claimed to have recovered 1200 kilograms of drugs from four Iranian nationals after they were arrested in Farah city, the capital of western Farah province bordering Iran, a day earlier.The men were travelling... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) troops on Monday delivered winter aid including food items and clothing to flood-affected families in western Herat province, an official said.Nearly 150 families were distributed blankets, winter... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Herat police chief has resigned and his replacement, Col. Rahmatullah Safi, would assume the office soon, an official said on Monday, a day after industrials ended a four-day-old strike that brought to a halt industrial production... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): At least three people died and four others sustained injuries as flash floods unleashed by heavy rains hit 15 districts in western Herat and Badghis provinces, officials said on Sunday.Floodwaters inundated many parts of Herat City... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Fifteen insurgents were killed and seven more were detained during an ongoing Afghan military operation codenamed "Naveed" in two western provinces, officials said on Sunday.The offensive by Afghan National Army troops began three... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Thousands of people on Saturday protested the death of a 9-year-old boy in captivity of his kidnappers in western Herat province, refusing to bury the dead until suspects arrested in the case were punished.Ali Sina Noorzai, son of... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Industrialists in western Herat province on Thursday announced a three-day halt to production activity to mourn the death of a colleague's son in captivity of his kidnappers.The protesting industrialists asked the government to... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eight militants were killed during clashes with Afghan security personnel in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Tuesday.Five of the insurgents were killed in Konjak area of Qaisar district and three others during a... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Herat provincial council chief election produced no clear winner, with both runners bagging nine votes each and claiming the top slot, officials said on Monday.Each of Dr. Abdul Zahir Faizzada and Syed Waheed Tatali won nine... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the western province of Herat, officials said on Sunday.The incident took place on Saturday evening when the fighters opened fire on the soldiers in Rabat... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Nearly 200 jobless people, including beggars, on Saturday staged a protest in western Herat province, asking the government for work opportunities and financial assistance.The protestors closed the road in front of the Governor’s... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN):  With the hanging of a girl, the number of females killed in western Herat province has reached 45 since Mar. 21, 2012, officials said on Saturday.An 18-year-old girl was found hanged in the Sar Asyab area of Injil district,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Owners of shoemaking firms on Wednesday staged a protest in western Herat province, asking the authorities to support domestic products and increase taxes on footwear imports.Nearly, 200 protestors gathered in front of the governor... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Twenty addicts have been discharged from a drug rehabilitation centre in Herat prison, where another 630 are still languishing in jail, an official said on Tuesday.The 20-bed rehabilitation centre was set up at a cost of $100,000... read more
HERAT (PAN): Two women and six militants were killed during operations by Afghan and NATO-led forces in western Herat province, a military official said on Thursday.The insurgents were killed and two Kalashnikovs, a walkie-talkie and13 motorcycles... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Nearly one million Afghans are living in mined areas in different parts of the country, with the invisible weapon continuing to threaten their lives, an official said on Thursday.Around 599 square kilometres of Afghanistan’s land... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): An attorney and a police official were detained in the capital of western Herat province on Wednesday, authorities said.High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption chief in the western zone Mohammad Tahir Anbari said the attorney... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A newly-wed woman was killed by her in-laws in the fourth police district of the capital of western Herat province, officials said on Saturday.Dunia, 22, was killed in Baraman area late on Friday, police spokesman, Noor Khan Nekzad... read more
ERAT CITY (PAN): Four Afghan National Police (ANP) members were killed and five others injured during two separate rebel attacks in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Friday.The insurgents attacked police checkpoints in Aab Kamari and... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Twenty-three women sergeants graduated from a training course at 207th Zafar Military Corps of Afghan National Army (ANA) in western Herat province on Thursday, officials said.   A spokesman for the military crops, Col.... read more
 KABUL/HERAT CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) says investment in the country rose by 26 percent in 2012, indicating entrepreneurs’ growing confidence in the government policies.In 2011, an investment of id="... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): A woman was detained after killing her husband with a stick in the western province of Herat, officials said on Monday.Abdul Rahman was beaten to death by his spouse due to a family dispute in the Kashk Kohna district, the... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): The agriculture department on Sunday said that 90 percent of saffron produced in western Herat province had been exported to foreign countries during the outgoing year.Three tonnes of saffron was produced by 700 hectares of... read more
 HERAT (PAN): Six people were killed and three others wounded in a fire exchange between two rival commanders in northwestern Badghis province on Saturday, an official said.Brig. Gen. Sharafuddin Sharaf, the provincial police chief, told... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Residents of this western city of Herat on Thursday asked the government to lock down the provincial water and energy department for what they said failing to maintain an uninterrupted power supply to dwellers.The rally of about... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN):  Two customs officials have been arrested in the western province of Herat after they were charged with bribery by the attorney office, officials said on Wednesday.The detainees included a clerk at the passport section of the... read more
 KABUL/HERAT CITY (PAN): Two uniformed men opened fire at a joint Afghan-ISAF patrol in the western province of Herat, but there were no casualties, officials and the alliance said on Tuesday.The latest insider attack took place on Monday in... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): An Iranian citizen was found shot dead on a busy highway in western Herat province near the Iranian border, an official said on Tuesday.             The body... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Electricity remained suspended for a second day on Friday in western Herat province, pushing residents into deep trouble.Local officials blamed the blackout on technical problem in the transmission line coming from neighbouring... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A man was arrested on Thursday after his two guests died from drinking too much alcohol at his home in western Herat province, police said.The two had been taken to hospital after they fell unconscious, but passed away on the way,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): As a result of family violence, a 17-years-old girl set herself on fire in the Guzra district of western Herat province on Wednesday, an official said.Family members evacuated her in critical condition to hospital after suffering... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of small arms were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in western Herat province by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), an official said on Tuesday.The weapons, including 208 guns, 64 AK-47... read more
 HERAT CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed in a roadside bombing on the Herat-Kandahar highway in Bakwa district of western Farah province, an official said on Monday.The overnight blast hit a car that was on its way from Kabul to Herat,... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Iran on Saturday asked the Afghan government for compensating the damage to its consulate following a violent protest in western Herat province.Addressing a news conference in Herat City, Iranian Consul-General Rahim Mohammadi... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): A four-day exhibition of drawings by 140 children in the capital the western Herat province concluded on Friday with the selection of three best pieces, officials said.The contestants -- aged between seven and 14 years had their... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): The Iranian consulate in western Herat province has been closed, following a violent protest earlier in the week, an official said on Tuesday.The consulate has been shut for repairs of the portions damaged by the protestors and... read more
HERAT CITY (PAN): Dozens of protestors took to the streets on Sunday in western Herat province and hurled stones at the Iranian consulate to protest against Iran for not surrendering dead bodies of their relatives, alleged killed in the neighbouring... read more

Advertisement