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  Encyclopedia: Herat province
Badghis province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Helmand province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Oruzgan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Herat-province   (1340 words)

 City of Herat - Centre of Art & Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Herat, northwestern Afghanistan, capital of Herat Province, on the Harirud river.
Herat is the largest city in western Afghanistan and is the main trade city for exports to Iran and now Turkmenistan and Middle East.
Herat is no longer on the front lines of the war, and workers are planting gardens and patching the holes to restore some of the past glory, which was blasted by Soviet artillery in the 1980s during their occupation of the country.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/herat.html   (299 words)

 Report: Maternal Mortality in Herat Province, Afghanistan
The findings of this study indicate that in seven of 13 districts in Herat Province province, maternal mortality over the last ten to twelve years is between 557 and 630 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (point estimate = 593/100,000), despite having a provincial and district hospital capable of handling complicated deliveries.
This is due to the lack of health care facilities in Herat Province, prevailing cultural norms that generally preclude women from being examined by male physicians, and the time it will take to establish and staff facilities with qualified midwives, female physicians and nurses.
In Herat Province, early/forced marriage and inability to negotiate terms of sex, including the use and availability of contraception and possibly birth spacing, may contribute to maternal mortality by leading to a high number of pregnancies starting at an early age.
www.phrusa.org /research/afghanistan/maternal_mortality_interp.html   (1340 words)

 North Coast Journal - Feb. 13, 2003: COVER STORY - From Humboldt to Herat: Local woman brings family planning to ...
During a brief four days spent in Herat province in western Afghanistan, the group got a sense for what supplies and training are needed to help Afghan physicians better combat the leading killer of women in the country -- complications due to pregnancy.
Years of bombing have pockmarked the roads, so the 75-mile trip from the border to Herat City was a jarring experience; Aalto and her colleagues had to hold on for dear life as they were thrown about the inside of the van.
Herat City is believed to have been founded by Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C. With a population of almost 2 million, it's the largest city in western Afghanistan and lies between rugged mountains and expansive plains.
www.northcoastjournal.com /021303/cover0213.html   (2958 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Is Herat a Prelude to the End of Afghan Warlordism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Meanwhile, the newly appointed governor of Herat, Sayyed Ahmad Khairkhwah, seems to be administrating the province with little difficulty.
In August, in official defiance of Karzai and of his own pledge, Ismail Khan organized a Herat Province loya jirga that issued a manifesto calling for the "esteemed al-Haj Amir Mohammad Ismail" to hold two posts: governor and commander of the military corps of Herat.
Sadeq’s killing, apparently by troops loyal to General Abdul Zaher Nayebzadah, commander of the 17th Division that is based in Herat, led to large-scale fighting between Nayebzadah and Ismail Khan’s supporters in the city of Herat.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/pp092604.shtml   (1632 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Afghan governor 'awaits formal appointment'
Ismail Khan, the governor of one of Afghanistan's most significant provinces, Herat in the west, has still not been formally appointed more than a week after the visit of the interim leader of the country, Hamid Karzai.
Traditionally, the governor of Herat province was also the head of a group of western provinces and Ismail Khan had that role when he ruled Herat before the Taleban came.
When the interim leader came to Herat for his first visit more than a week ago there were new national flags on the streets, replacing the local flags of the Emirate of the West.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/south_asia/1825995.stm   (406 words)

 Poyaa.com - News: Herat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
HERAT CITY, October 10 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Thirteen people were wounded, four of them critically, when a bomb went off in a private clinic in the Ghorian district of the western Herat province on Monday.
HERAT CITY, September 29 (Pajhwok Afghan News): More than 20,000 families in the Kuhsan district of the western Herat province will be electrified in the next three months.
HERAT CITY, September 28 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Two former jihadi commanders surrendered huge quantity of light and heavy arms and ammunition to the Disarmament of Irresponsible Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in the Qadis district of the western Badghis province on Tuesday.
www.poyaa.com /local/Herat   (383 words)

 Afghanistan: emirate of Herat, by Julien Bousac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But Ismael Khan, Herat’s governor, ignored this and said that troops stationed in Herat are already "soldiers in the Afghan National Army who have already been disarmed, since the weapons are stocked in central warehouses" (2).
Herat was recalcitrant towards the Taliban and nostalgic for its ousted governor.
Herat is considered one of the safest cities.
mondediplo.com /2003/12/08Bousac   (1859 words)

 News Archive - Afghanistan
HERAT - Girls in Afghanistan have been back in school for just over a year now, and their enthusiasm for learning is greater than ever.
Herat, Western Afghanistan: Emergency food rations that arrived in Afghanistan on an Easter Sunday World Vision flight are on their way to villagers who have been reduced to eating wild plants and twigs to survive.
Staff who visited Gozara district in Herat province to look for a warehouse and arrange distribution using food activities and school-for-food programs were told by the district governor that some villagers were so hungry he could not guarantee the security of any storage depot.
www.wvi.org /wvi/archives/asia/afghanistan.htm   (16324 words)

 Herat, Afghanistan - Current News & Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the western province of Herat, the warlord Ismail Khan imposes Taliban-like decrees.
In the western province of Herat, for example, which is ruled by the warlord Ismail Khan, some of the most oppressive practices of the Taliban era have been...
Delegates from western Herat province, which is governed by powerful warlord Ismail Khan, told reporters on the eve of the loya jirga that they favoured a...
www.4newz.net /world/am/Herat.html   (7649 words)

 Afghanistan: Self-Immolation Of Women On The Rise In Western Provinces
A Herat regional hospital last year recorded 160 cases of attempted suicide among girls and women between the ages of 12 and 50.
The rise of self-immolation among women in Herat is causing concern among the authorities and citizens.
Herat Public Television last year broadcast a program urging husbands to treat their wives with greater consideration.
www.payvand.com /news/04/mar/1007.html   (1026 words)

 washingtonpost.com: As U.S. Retreats, Iran Puts Its Money Into Afghan Province
HERAT, Afghanistan -- Schoolboys in crisp khaki uniforms stood at attention, chanting "God is great," at the dedication of Afghanistan's newest public school, which has marble-lined walls, computers, a microscope and powerful friends.
When the Taliban seized Herat in 1995 during its rise to power, Khan was imprisoned, but escaped three years later and fled to Iran.
Herat's ties to Iran are centuries-old and extend into every aspect of life.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2606-2003Jun16?language=printer   (1583 words)

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Herat Province Case Study Introduction Herat province is located in the western part of Afghanistan, bordering on Iran in the west and Turkmenistan in the north.
Of the total number of karmand teachers in Herat, only 21 percent report their field of education in a specific discipline such as science or history; the balance have been educated in religion, the national language, or are generalists — see  REF _Ref66337418 \h Table 14 for details.
Directors of the Province and District Education offices in Herat all claimed that the education level in Herat used to be very high, and that there is a strong demand for education today.
www1.worldbank.org /publicsector/civilservice/Herat.doc   (6970 words)

 "All Our Hopes Are Crushed:
Ghor Province: Human Rights Watch also received reports from Ghor province, located to the east of Herat province and at the time entirely under Ismail Khan's control, that loya jirga candidates in Chaghcharan city, the provincial capital, were arrested in late May and that three were killed.
One Herat resident, familiar with events during the loya jirga elections, told Human Rights Watch that the only reason that more people were not arrested, beaten, or physically intimidated during the loya jirga elections was that people were too afraid of Ismail Khan to challenge him.
In Herat city, where five spots were reserved, Ismail Khan used proxies and subordinates to control the selection process and then tried to control their behavior at the meeting in Kabul.
www.hrw.org /reports/2002/afghan3/herat1002-04.htm   (5486 words)

 Reports from Herat province
Most of the teenagers from Herat have left the city for Iran because they are constantly subject to the Taliban's molestation.
On Jan. 1, 1999, two members of the Taliban's religious police went to Leilami street in Herat and started beating the shopkeepers and street vendors, and then two old workers named Abdollatif and Abdolhadi, who were working on an exploratory well, asking them why they hadn't attended the prayers.
It is interesting to mention that this same constable, when Ismail Khan was ruling Herat, on many occasions had called the Taliban mercenaries of Pakistan and the US and declared jihad against them.
www.rawa.org /herat-e.htm   (2011 words)

 General Mohammad Ismail Khan
In Herat, Gen. Ismail Khan ruled as a semi-independent baron -- and entertained emissaries from Iran, who were anxious to expand their sphere of influence.
March 2004 witnessed violence in western Herat province as fighting began on 21 March between forces loyal to the regional warlord Ismail Khan and Afghan army units under General Abdul Zahir Nayebzadeh, a Pashtun who professes loyalty to Karzai's administration.
The ANA were sent to the garrison of the 17th Herat Division of the Defense Ministry's 4th Corps.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/ismail.htm   (1521 words)

Meanwhile, reports emerged that troops loyal to the central Afghan government's Herat division commander, General Abdul Zaher Nayebzadah, were on the move toward Herat from two neighboring provinces, Badghis and Ghor.
Herat's deputy chief of intelligence, Abdul Wahid Tawalaki, said some of the assailants were detained and that they implicated General Abdul Zaher Nayebzadah, the commander of the Afghan Army's 17th Division, as having allegedly ordered the killing of Ismail Khan, "The New York Times" reported on 22 March.
Fahim said Sadeq "was martyred in a plot" and "consequently the situation in Herat was disturbed." The delegates from Kabul talked to both sides in the conflict and "instability and insecurity was prevented," Fahim added.
www.rferl.org /reports/afghan-report/2004/03/12-250304.asp   (4701 words)

 RAWA.org: Self-Immolation Of Women On The Rise In Western Provinces
The Afghan government is expressing concern over the growing number of women in Herat Province who have killed themselves through self- immolation.
But these are women we can't give any estimates on, partly because they never reach the hospital or because they die in their villages or city.
Just recently in Herat a women's shop which was employing a lot of women was closed.
www.rawa.org /immolation2.htm   (1144 words)

 EurasiaNet Civil Society - Afghanistan: Self-Immolation By Women in Herat Continues at Alarming Rate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Self-immolation by women in the western Afghan province of Herat continues to alarm officials and aid workers more than a year after a delegation from Kabul investigated the trend.
Like many women from Herat who have tried to burn themselves to death during the past year, Fazela says she thought suicide was the only way to escape a physically and emotionally abusive husband she had been forced to marry.
At the Herat hospital, several teenagers are now recovering from burns they say they received when the mothers of their husbands poured boiling water on them.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/civilsociety/articles/pp020605.shtml   (1081 words)

 The Tajikistan Update - Maps of Afghanistan
Herat Area Topographic Map in Russian (University of Texas)
Map of Administrative Districts of Badghis Province (AIMS)
Map of Administrative Districts of Herat Province (AIMS)
www.angelfire.com /sd/tajikistanupdate/afghanmaps.htm   (535 words)

 CPJ Protests: 2003
On March 19, security agents in the western city of Herat assaulted and detained Behzad after the journalist raised questions about the human rights situation in Herat Province.
Behzad was held for six hours at the Amniat compound in Herat, but says he was not further harmed in detention.
We respectfully ask you to guarantee that all journalists working in Herat will be free to carry out their duties without political interference or fear of physical reprisals.
www.cpj.org /protests/03ltrs/Afghan28mar03pl.html   (472 words)

 rediff.com US edition: Northern Alliance captures Herat
Meanwhile, Iranian state television reported that people in Herat were celebrating from their rooftops as Khan's forces arrived.
Separately, Al Jazeera channel said the ruling Taleban militia has denied the fall of Herat and the northeastern town of Kunduz to the opposition Northern Alliance.
"Claims about the fall of Herat province are unfounded; the Taleban are in control there," Al-Jazeera's Kabul correspondent reported, quoting Taleban military sources.
www.rediff.com /us/2001/nov/12ny3.htm   (321 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | 'Rebel' governor rejects Karzai offer
Ismail Khan, governor of the western province of Herat, had been given a job as minister of mines and industries.
The move is being seen as an attempt by Mr Karzai to strengthen his position ahead of the elections in October.
A statement from President Karzai's office also said he was replacing the governor of Ghor province which borders Herat.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3647404.stm   (383 words)

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A purported assassination attempt against the powerful Herat Province governor Mohammad Ismail Khan failed on 21 March, Afghanistan Television reported.
Unnamed sources quoted from Herat by Peshawar-based Islamic Press on 21 March said Nayebzadah had "staged a coup d'etat" against Ismail Khan.
Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded in Tarin Kowt, the provincial capital of Oruzgan Province, on 18 March, AP reported.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/03/25.asp   (3777 words)

 Indo-Asian News Service -> Afghanistan-Terrorism/Crime-Drugs -> Large arms cache seized in Herat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) Security forces have seized a large cache of arms and ammunition in a raid in Afghanistan's Herat city, the official Bakhter news agency reported Tuesday.
The arsenal included Kalashnikov rifles, guns, pistols, rocket shells and two kilograms each of opium and heroin.
The agency also reported that the police destroyed a large tract of poppy fields in the Garmsir area of the southern province of Helmand bordering Pakistan.
www.eians.com /stories/2005/02/22/22arms.shtml   (92 words)

 Mythology's Myth*ing Links = Eurasia / Central Asia: Afghanistan
The way the grape vines are cultivated in Herat is unique by itself, and this method is not used anywhere else in the world.
Instead of trimming the plant to a small size in a plain land which is common anywhere in Afghanistan as well as other countries, in Herat the plant is allowed to grow as long as five to ten meters on a slope.
The reason is due to the wind and other climatic and environmental factors unique to the Herat valley.
www.mythinglinks.org /eurasia~Afghanistan.html   (7040 words)

The delegation traveled to Herat following the 21 March killing of Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Mirwais Sadeq and subsequent fighting between troops loyal to Sadeq's father, Herat Province Governor Mohammad Ismail Khan, and forces loyal to General Abdul Zaher Nayebzadah, the commander of Herat's 17th Division (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 22 and 23 March 2004).
The governor asked Karzai not to keep the people of Herat waiting and instead take swift action against "the plotters." Herat youths addressed Ismail Khan by saying, "We are your soldiers and we listen to your orders," according to Herat Television.
Expediency Council member Habibullah Asgaroladi-Mosalman said on 11 March of the previous month's parliamentary elections, "God guided the hearts of the pious throughout this land in such a way that of the 225 elected representatives, 160 were fundamentalists," "Aftab-i Yazd" reported.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2004/03/6-SWA/swa-240304.asp?po=y   (1544 words)

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