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  Farah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farah River is a river in western Afghanistan.
Farah, Afghanistan is a town in southwest Afghanistan on the banks Farah River.
Farah Province is one of the western provinces of Afghanistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farah   (127 words)

  
 Farah Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Farah is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
The people of Farah are considered very courageous and hard working in nature and have a reputation for their interest in land and money, the latter mainly due to the deprivation the city has been historically subjected to.
Some of the things Farah is associated with are dried meat, bigamy (among the less educated ones) and large families (normal minimum of four children).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Farah_province   (148 words)

  
 RAWA
Farah lies in western Afghanistan, surrounded from the north by Herat, south by Nemroz, east by Ghore and west by Iran.
The Farah River, which is the source of life for the whole province, was completely dry for four consecutive years.
Farah was not the main battle field of the Afghan-Russian War, but due to the presence of a military air base (north of Farah), this province was turned into a place used by the former Soviet military.
www.rawasb.org /farah.html   (1403 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Seven Afghan Policemen, Five Taliban Killed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gunmen killed seven Afghan policemen in an ambush in the western province of Farah at the weekend, the latest in a spate of violence ahead of elections supposed to be held in September, an official said on Monday.
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen killed seven Afghan policemen in an ambush in the western province of Farah at the weekend, the latest in a spate of violence ahead of elections supposed to be held in September, an official said on Monday.
Farah borders Iran, one of the main routes for the export of Afghanistan's massive opium and heroin output.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/06/28/seven_afghan_policemen_five_taliban_killed_1088416520?mode=PF   (415 words)

  
 Laura Bush Kabul visit preceded by rising violence -- Middle East Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Taliban attack on the border police happened on Tuesday in the western province of Farah, which is normally relatively free of violence by the ousted fundamentalist militia.
"Farah border police were ambushed by terrorists as they were in a patrol and four police were martyred on Tuesday," Falah said.
In a separate incident on Tuesday in the same province one suspected Taliban insurgent was killed, another was wounded and four were arrested with eight AK-47 rifles, interior ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said.
www.metimes.com /print.php?StoryID=20050330-055141-3527r   (500 words)

  
 Heavy rainfall bring flooding to centre and southwest
Reports from the department of rural rehabilitation and development in the province indicates that at least six people and 200 livestock are reported missing, after a flood in the Purchaman district of Farah on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, reports from Western Ghor province, indicate heavy rain on Monday damaged houses in the villages of Barakhana, Karistan and Jarmatu in Chaghcharan district, and that floods had damaged agricultural land in Taiwara, Tulak, and Shahrak districts, he added.
In Parwan province, although there have been no reports of flooding, the water level of the River Ghourband River is high - an early warning of probable flooding.
www.kashar.net /complete.asp?id=1014   (537 words)

  
 Afghanistan Farah puco.de - the geographic database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farah is a town in southwest Afghanistan on the banks Farah River.
Farah Province during a search-and-rescue operation by coalition forces.
Farah, who lost her leg to a landmine in Afghanistan ten years ago,.
www.puco.de /afghanistan/farah.php3?LANGUAGE=e   (426 words)

  
 News
The floods triggered by heavy rain hit the south-central province of Uruzgan, Farah and Ghor provinces in the west and Jawzjan in the north on Friday.
The interior ministry said 85 died in the provincial capital of Farah city, 680 kilometers (425 miles) west of Kabul, and a woman and two children were killed in neighbouring Ghor province.
The Farah Rod river flows down from the mountains in Ghor through the provincial capital of neighbouring Farah province, but Rasa said authorities in Kabul were still unclear exactly where the worst damage was.
www.tmb.ie /exodus/news.asp?id=45339   (629 words)

  
 UN News Centre - News Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Salang tunnel in Parwan province is open since yesterday for commuters from the south to the north.
Wedged between Herat and Nimroz, Farah province is rather an isolated "transit" province between Herat and Kandahar.
UNHCR office in Farah, which was established in 1996, re-opened in April 2002 after temporary closure in October 2001.
www.un.org /apps/news/infocusnews.asp?NewsID=349&sID=1   (2669 words)

  
 Team Builds Up Remote Corner of Afghanistan - DefendAmerica News Article
Farah unique, the mission is the same: help the Afghan people build a better future.
But the base that houses the Farah Provisional Reconstruction Team is a beacon of hope and a magnet for reconstruction and a better life for the Afghans who live near.
This provisional reconstruction team is the only one in the Farah province, a large chunk of land bordering Iran.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/aug2005/a082305la3.html   (1045 words)

  
 Herald Sun: Taliban kill four police (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Taliban attack on the border police happened yesterday in the western province of Farah, which is normally relatively free of violence by the ousted fundamentalist militia.
"Farah border police were ambushed by terrorists as they were in a patrol and four police were martyred on Tuesday," Mr Falah said.
In a separate incident in the same province, one suspected Taliban insurgent was killed, another was wounded and four were arrested with eight AK-47 rifles, interior ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5478,12702375^401,00.html   (690 words)

  
 Islamic Networking - UK engineer 'kidnapped by Taliban'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gunmen also abducted the unidentified Briton's Afghan interpreter after the attack on a road construction project in the western province of Farah, Afghan officials said.
Farah province has seen attacks on mine clearance workers as well as reconstruction workers building a ring-road to link Afghanistan's major cities, but to date it has had a bigger problem with criminal gangs than the Taliban.
Italian aid worker Clementina Cantoni was kidnapped and then released by a in the Afghan capital Kabul this May, although authorities blamed her abduction on a criminal gang not Islamic militants.
stateofislam.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4613   (528 words)

  
 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
The teams have reached each district of Bamyan province and Kapisa, Parwan and Panjshir provinces in order to collect information about floods, provide technical services and help people if they come, the UN spokesman said.
In Farah province, both those who fled to other safe areas and others who are settled in Farah city say they are living in terrible conditions.
He warned that all rivers around Farah have filled up with water and larger more destructive floods are expected in spring.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/297DA4E6494A6F4A87256FC1004907CD?OpenDocument   (576 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HERAT:—A number of residents of the western province of Farah have expressed concern over increasing insecurity claiming that robberies and violence has been on the rise on the Herat-Farah highway.
He claimed that the police were involved in robberies along with the gunmen and that officials were unable to deal with insecurity.
Sayed Ahmad Hamdard, an official of the Farah Governor's office said: "Most of the mujahideen commanders are armed at the moment and the presence of arms cause insecurity problems." He said the scale of the incidents was so little that they would be controlled soon.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=21665   (333 words)

  
 Women of Afghanistan find a leader | World War 4 Report
But on a Friday in Farah's capital, the offices of Malalai Joya, who is running for parliament, crackle with life.
Beyond Farah, other Afghans are taking up her cause as their country wakes up from 25 years of war and despair.
The reserved seats are distributed to the provinces in proportion to the seats each has, with a minimum of one each.
ww4report.com /node/1100   (1214 words)

  
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Many people fled their provinces of origin as a result of conflict, drought and persecution between 1996 and 2001.
In addition, 1,743 IDP families were living in 11 districts of Farah province, and 860 other families (mainly from Faryab, Ghor, Farah, Badghis, Herat, Kbaul, Hilmand and Bamyan provinces), were living in spontaneous settlements in Badghis and Farah provinces.
There are 3,182 families in Maslakh camp, 400 families in spontaneous settlements (Minaret and Shaidayee locations), 231 families living in scattered spontaneous settlements in Farah City, and Purchaman and Gulistan districts of Farah province.
www.idpproject.org /Sites/idpSurvey.nsf/wViewCountries/F561F04325947116C1256A33004CCCC7?OpenDocument   (466 words)

  
 Slideshow of RAWA Canals Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A large-scale construction project was conducted at the end of 2002 by RAWA members in Farah, a western province of Afghanistan.
The people living in Farah Province have tasted four consecutive years of severe drought and a quarter century of continuous war which has resulted in the complete interruption of their irrigation system.
The revival of irrigation in Farah will have a tremendously positive impact on food prices and income generation in the province.
www.rawa.org /canal.htm   (289 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Taliban Kill Six Afghan Police, Kidnap Plot Foiled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The officers were killed in a clash in the Chakab area of Farah province where police prevented the kidnap of the foreign engineers who were working on a highway project, local police officer Shah Mohammad said.
The attack in Farah was the second on police guarding a highway in the province in less than two weeks.
The province lies near the border with Iran, a key smuggling route for Afghanistan's massive narcotics output.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/07/07/taliban_kill_six_afghan_police_kidnap_plot_foiled?mode=PF   (365 words)

  
 Afgha.com - Afghan floods claim at least 88 lives
The floods, triggered by heavy rain, hit the south-central province of Uruzgan, Farah and Ghor provinces in the west and Jawzjan in the north yesterday.
The Interior Ministry says 85 died in Farah province, 680 kilometres west of Kabul.
In Ghor province, some 266 families have been displaced due to floods.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=48226&newlang=english   (381 words)

  
 Malalai Joya: Karzai asked not to induct criminals into new cabinet
The young and dynamic lady from the remote Farah province of Afghanistan was elected as member of the Loya Jirga to represent women and voice for their rights, which earned her wrath and enmity of the religious-minded warlords and she has suffered at their hands considerably.
She was invited to the United States and Italy after her remarks made headlines after the powerful warlords branded her as communist and anti-religion because she opposed the election and induction of warlords in the Loya Jirga and the government.
PESHAWAR - Member of Loya Jirga from Farah province of Afghanistan, Malalai Joya Sunday asked Afghan President Hamid Karzai not to induct warlords in his new cabinet, who she termed a serious threat to peace and stability of the country.
www.geocities.com /malalaijoya/thenews.htm   (1315 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Afghan women's-rights activist wins seat
Only 36 percent of the voters in Farah province are women, indicating that Joya won support from men.
In Kabul province, three of the four top spots were held by men who had fought in the country's wars.
Joya was one of the first seven unofficial winners announced yesterday from the remote western provinces of Farah and Nimroz.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002545165_afghanvote07.html?syndication=rss   (588 words)

  
 3 Afghan Soldiers, 4 Rival Fighters Killed in Clash Near Border With Iran
It was the latest violence to hit the province, which until recently was considered one of the safer parts of Afghanistan, and shows the difficulties President Hamid Karzai faces trying to bring stability ahead of landmark elections expected later this year.
On Wednesday, six policemen were killed in an attack in Farah province’s Chakab area which police said was a failed attempt by Taleban guerrillas to kidnap Turkish road workers.
Farah province is on the border with Iran, a main smuggling route for Afghanistan’s massive narcotics output.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=48107&d=10&m=7&y=2004&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (599 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Afghan Province Of Farah Comes Under Control Of Local Population   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farah, another southwestern province of Afghanistan, which is mainly inhabited by Pashtoons has come under the control of the local Shura /a council of the elders of tribes/.
A shura has been formed of 100 elders and field commanders in the province of Faryab in the country's northwest.
At the same time, the Pashtoon leaders have warned the ally of the Northern Alliance, Ismail Khan, who is controlling Herat, against deploying his units in Faryab.
newsfromrussia.com /war/2001/11/20/21430_.html   (191 words)

  
 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Another RFE/RL correspondent from Northern province of Sarepul has reported that floods destroyed hundreds of hectares of farmland and at least three people are confirmed dead.
Karzai said "We, ourselves [should act decisively], through each individual and people's cooperation in villages, in districts, and provinces, we should stand up together and fight natural disasters." Karzai also said that Afghanistan must be rebuilt with "hard work." The United Nations is flying aid to the flooded areas.
The western Farah province is among other areas that have been hard-hit by the flooding.
www.azadiradio.org /en/news/2005/03/1B22E0BA-0E22-49A2-95A8-39752A321D99.ASP   (479 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: New Provincial Reconstruction Team Broadens Coalition's Efforts
FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2004 -- Leadership from the coalition, the U.S. Embassy, the Afghan national government and Farah province gathered at the site of the Farah provincial reconstruction team for its official opening Sept. 15.
For about three weeks, members of the PRT have been working not only to establish their home in the province, but also to establish a solid working relationship with the province's residents and leaders.
These efforts, combined with a strong relationship with the people of Farah, will be the keys to helping the province progress.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2004/10/mil-041001-afps01.htm   (366 words)

  
 Flood relief under way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"As of 22 March, three men and a woman have been reported dead in the Gezab district of [the central province of] Uruzgan and 750 houses destroyed in Dehrawood district of that province," Dad Mohammad, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told IRIN in Afghan capital Kabul.
A total of 25 mt of wheat, rice and pulses were sent to the province last week.
A flash flood in the central province of Uruzgan's Deh Rawud district on 18 March led to the evacuation of 400 people to the provincial capital, Tirin Kot.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=46261   (685 words)

  
 Newsroom - Emergency Report
(b) UN missions to south eastern and southern provinces remained impeded due to insecurity with missions on the Kabul—Gardez road and in the vicinity of Kandahar city being cleared on a case-by-case basis.
In Kabul province, movement in Dih Sabz district Butkhak, south of Pol-E-Charkhi was restricted.
In addition, WFP distributed 39 MT of mixed food commodities as emergency assistance to 215 Afghan families (1,290 beneficiaries), in Farah province affected by the earthquake in Bam, Iran, who returned back to Afghanistan to bury their lost family members.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/emergency_reports_new/emergencyReport.asp?Item=560   (4842 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His comment came after explosions in an electoral office in Farah city, the provincial capital of Farah province Thursday night that wounded six policemen.
With the establishment of the new PRT in Farah, the number of the US-run civilian-military units in the post-war Afghanistan would reach to 14.
One PRT has already been operating in the factional fighting-hit province of Heart where the US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad brokered a ceasefire between Heart's governor Ismael Khan and his rival commander last week.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=18723   (272 words)

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