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Herat boy takes life after failing entrance test

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Dec 23, 2014 - 20:20
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A 16-year-old boy has committed suicide by hanging himself after he failed the university entry test in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Man sentenced to death in murder case

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Dec 22, 2014 - 16:59
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A primary court in western Herat province sentenced a man to death in a murder case and awarded 18 years imprisonment to a co-accused.
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Herat insecurity blamed on weak coordination

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Dec 22, 2014 - 12:31
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A spate of assassination attempts, kidnappings and lack of coordination have contributed to growing insecurity in western Herat province, a delegation said on Monday.
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Militant attack on Shindand beaten back

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Dec 11, 2014 - 11:16
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Thursday Afghan security forces had pushed back the militants who attacked the Shindand district bazaar in western Herat province.
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Protest against spiraling insecurity held

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Dec 10, 2014 - 19:23
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Over a dozen civil society activists on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against growing insecurity in western Herat province.
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Girls’ hostel inaugurated in Herat

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Dec 10, 2014 - 19:00
HERAT (Pajhwok): A girls’ hostel has been inaugurated within the compound of Herat University on Wednesday, officials said.
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Exhibition of food products opens in Herat

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Nov 29, 2014 - 19:50
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An exhibition and an warehouse for agricultural produce were inaugurated in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said.
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Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan

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Nov 25, 2014 - 19:38
HERAT CITY/JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): In a gathering arranged on eve of International Women’s Day, speakers on Tuesday voiced concerns that violence against women has surged in some provinces of the country, including Nangarhar, Helmand, Herat and Takhar provinces.
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Bomb-making expert killed by own explosives

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Nov 22, 2014 - 19:32
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s mine-making expert was killed in a blast caused by his own explosives in the Shindand district of western Herat province on Saturday, police said.
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Half a dozen women killed

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Nov 17, 2014 - 13:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two women have been killed in northern Faryab province, increasing the number of females killed in the province this solar year to 18.
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Herat PC elects chief amid protest outside

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Nov 16, 2014 - 18:38
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Supporters of failed provincial council candidates on Sunday staged a fresh protest demonstration in western Herat province, vowing not to allow those involved in fraud to enter the provincial council office.
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Thousands attend slain Shiite cleric’s funeral

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Nov 15, 2014 - 16:23
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, attending funeral prayers for a slain prominent religious figure in western Herat province, on Saturday asked the government to arrest the assassins.
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Prominent cleric gunned down in Herat

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Nov 13, 2014 - 19:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): A prominent religious figure and member of the Afghanistan Ulema Council, Sheikh Azizullah Najafi, was shot dead on Thursday by unknown gunmen in western Herat province, police said.
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Mortar explosion kills father, son in Herat

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Nov 12, 2014 - 19:53
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A father and his son were killed when a mortar shell exploded in their shop in western Herat province on Wednesday, an official said.
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Pajhwok photojournalist laid to rest in Herat

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Nov 11, 2014 - 00:44
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The body of Pajhwok photojournalist Syed Maula Daad Yaqubi was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in western Herat province on Monday.
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Herat IEC officials accused of fraud

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Nov 04, 2014 - 19:59
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Losing provincial council (PC) candidates and their supporters on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in western Herat province, blocking a key road.
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Herat boy raped, strangled to death

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Nov 01, 2014 - 23:55
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): In a horror story, a 12-year-old boy has been raped and then suffocated to death in this western city of Herat, a medic said on Saturday.
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Herat students rally against sacrilegious article

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Oct 27, 2014 - 16:11
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Students staged a rally in western Herat province on Monday to denounce the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based daily last week.
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Herat blind rally against govt apathy

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Oct 19, 2014 - 20:55
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of blind people staged protest in western Herat province on Sunday, asking the government to give more attention to resolving their problems.
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President orders strict security around Salma dam

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Oct 14, 2014 - 19:01
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday ordered foolproof security around Salma dam in western Herat province.
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