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  Afghanistan - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The western provinces of Herāt and Sistan came under Arab rule, but the people of these provinces revolted and returned to their old beliefs as soon as the Arab armies passed.
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, Afghanistan was fought over by the rulers of the Mughal Empire, centered in India, and those of the Safavid dynasty, in Persia.
Dost Muhammad Khan emerged as the new ruler, or emir, in Kābul by 1826.
encarta.msn.com /text_761569370___42/Afghanistan.html   (4885 words)

 Afghanistan Provinces
A 1990 estimate of the population of Daikondi was 127,661.
In the past, the country was known as "Democratic Republic of Afghanistan", "Republic of Afghanistan", "Islamic State of Afghanistan", and (according to the Taliban) "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan".
Kahmard district was moved from Baghlan to Bamian; Jaghatu district moved from Ghazni to Vardak; Gizab, Kijran, and Shahristan districts moved from Oruzgan to Daikondi; Nesh district moved from Oruzgan to Kandahar; Azra district moved from Paktia to Lowgar; and Shamul district moved from Paktia to Khowst.
www.statoids.com /uaf.html   (1100 words)

  Geography Afghanistan
The altitude, climate, and soil conditions in Afghanistan varies greatly on where in the country you are.
This region of Afghanistan, has deep, narrow valleys, as well as high mountains which have proven to be historically important to the defense of the country.
The farmlands in the province of Kabul have been lost due to degradation resulting from the expansion of the urban institutions.
www.southtravels.com /asia/afghanistan/geography.htm   (1086 words)

 UMCOR Afghanistan, Programs and Projects
The Integrated Return to Paktya and Khost Provinces program is assisting with the rehabilitation of 500 homes, as well as providing income generation inputs to beneficiaries to ensure that they have the means of securing income for themselves and their families.
UMCOR Afghanistan combines community development techniques with all of its work to include: community mobilization for reconstruction of agricultural fields, homes, schools, and wells; and an emphasis on the need for community groups to discuss common problems, set priorities and mitigate the negative effects of the war.
UMCOR Afghanistan aided their return by providing clothing, psycho-socio care, healthcare, and monitoring of the family reunification process that was carried out by Afghanistan's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/ngo/afghanistan   (2789 words)

 ANDS | Afghanistan National Development Strategy
The Afghanistan National Development Strategy was completed and approved by President Hamid Karzai on 21 April 2008.
Based on Afghanistan National Development Strategy, donor countries have committed to spend a large amount of the assistance through the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan...
High-level International Meeting on Afghanistan will be chaired by the Afghan President and the UN Secretary-General September 23, 2007
www.ands.gov.af   (188 words)

 SOVIET AIR POWER:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Afghanistan, as in Czechoslovakia in 1968, the Soviets used the surprise landing of airborne units at strategic centers, particularly around the capital, in conjunction with the speedy movement of ground units along strategic routes toward vital centers to gain the initiative.
Half of the city of Herat (Afghanistan's third largest city, with a population of 150,000) was leveled in an extremely heavy, brutal, and prolonged attack.
Afghanistan, which is about the size of Texas and has terrain that varies from deserts to rugged mountains, affords the Soviets ample opportunities (and time) to experiment with their aircraft, tactics, weapons, and command and control equipment and procedures.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1985/jan-feb/nelson.html   (5591 words)

 Afghan Warrior: Violence Continuing in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rebels intensified their attacks after the landmark parliamentary election in different parts of the country, particularly in the southern and southeastern provinces and have killed dozens of government forces and also a few coalition forces.
Over the past 2 weeks, 5 suicide attacks were conducted by the enemies and also the rebels have accelerated their military operations in different provinces of Afghanistan.
The NATO Secretary General, during his visit to Afghanistan, said that NATO was ready to increase their forces and deploy them to the southern provinces.
afghanwarrior.blogspot.com /2005/10/violence-continuing-in-afghanistan.html   (380 words)

Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) approved a 162-article constitution on 04 January 2004, establishing a presidential system of government with a bicameral legislature, enshrining equal rights for men and women and scheduling national elections later in the year.
Afghanistan remains an unstable place, where Al Qaeda loyalists continue to launch attacks against government forces, and officials in Kabul struggle to curtail the influence of regional warlords.
Afghanistan is at risk of becoming a "narco-state" unless immediate measures are implemented to contain drug trafficking.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/intro.htm   (2399 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Afghanistan's first democratically elected leader said his his top three priorities are improving Afghanistan's economy, ending corruption and reducing drug trafficking.
Afghanistan is a country where the physical scars of war are all too apparent among the thousands of landmine victims who have lost arms and legs or both.
Afghanistan's provincial security chiefs must tell poppy growers in their districts that planting poppies this season is against Islamic law and the next crop will be targeted for eradication with no compensation being paid to farmers.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra/?id=110005895   (8366 words)

 Afghanistan Country Analysis Brief
Afghanistan currently is governed by a transitional administration headed by Hamid Karzai (national elections are scheduled for September 2004), who took office after a U.S.-led coalition defeated the previous Taliban government, which had provided sanctuary in Afghanistan for the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Afghanistan’s crude oil potential is more modest, with perhaps up to 100 million barrels of medium-gravity recoverable from Angot and other fields that are undeveloped.
Besides oil and natural gas, Afghanistan also is estimated to have 73 million tons of coal reserves, most of which is located in the region between Herat and Badashkan in the northern part of the country.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/afghan.html   (2405 words)

 Afghanistan : AF
Afghanistan : AF The Islamic State of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia.
Afghanistan is a mountainous country, although there are plains in the north and southwest.
Afghanistan is an extremely poor country, highly dependent on farming and livestock raising.
www.findword.org /af/af.html   (2001 words)

 Think Again: A Forgotten War - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the news from Afghanistan, which has slowed down to a trickle due to the media’s unwillingness to put reporters on the ground, is not particularly good.
Afghanistan may never have been a candidate to become a new Vietnam, but it is clearly on its way to becoming a central Asian Colombia.
Afghanistan’s problems are linked, in part, to the continuing tribulations of its eastern neighbor, Pakistan.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=14530   (1402 words)

 International Medical Corps | Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IMC is conducting midwifery training programs in two eastern provinces in Afghanistan (Nangarhar and Khost) and has established a third midwife training program in a northern province (Parwan).
In Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, IMC is involved with nearly every aspect of the development of the Rabia Balkhi Hospital for Women.
Afghanistan has been central to IMC's humanitarian efforts since the organization’s founding in 1984, when volunteer American doctors first traveled to the country in response to the dire needs of Afghan civilians suffering under the Soviet invasion.
www.imcworldwide.org /loc_afghanistan.shtml   (949 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Afghanistan has two academic years--one running from March until December in areas affected by cold winters, and the second beginning in September in areas where the summers are too hot to hold classes.
Afghanistan's economy will maintain its robust growth this year but security, better roads and lower oil prices are needed to keep a lid on inflation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan said on Wednesday.
Afghanistan's neighbors are already assisting with development of communication links: "Iran has allocated a grant of 60 billion rials [$7 million] to Sangan-Herat railway project which is currently under construction in Afghanistan.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra?id=110005642   (6068 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN | Web Special | Bitter-Sweet Harvest: Afghanistans New War
Afghanistan is the leading world producer of opium, replacing the 'Golden Triangle' of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, which led global production in the 1960s and 1970s.
This danger is perhaps the greatest threat to Afghanistan, for it undermines all the processes currently guiding the country towards democracy and the development of civil society.
His stated fear, and that of many in the international community, is that Afghanistan could be derailed by opium before the institutions that could establish the rule of law can be put in place.
www.irinnews.org /webspecials/opium   (1842 words)

 Afghanistan: Self-Immolation Of Women On The Rise In Western Provinces - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suraya Sobah Rang, Afghanistan's deputy women's affairs minister, says forced marriages and a continued lack of access to education is contributing to the growing despair among Herat's women.
There are many other cases of women burning themselves in the villages, in the city, in some of the provinces.
There is a strong social stigma attached to suicide in Afghanistan, and many families are reluctant to seek help for victims of self-immolation or talk about the reasons behind the attempt.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/03/ea74ad8e-9b91-4cbd-b7f7-f13b521dce2b.html   (1114 words)

SFL oversaw the construction of 4,000 emergency shelters for drought victims in Central and Western Afghanistan.
SFL is creating the foundation for community stability through the construction of thirty-two schools and twenty clinics in five provinces across Afghanistan.
These provinces harbor many extremist groups who oppose the work of humanitarian agencies and the Afghan Government; constructing schools and clinics in these provinces has been extremely challenging and dangerous.
www.shelter.org /countries/afghanistan.php?r=resp   (521 words)

 Afghanistan - Holidays in Afghanistan - Travelling to Afghanistan - www.reiswijs.co.uk
Provinces in Afghanistan [ velayat ]: Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Balkh, Bamian, Farah, Faryab, Ghazni, Ghowr, Helmand, Herat, Jowzjan, Kabol, Kandahar, Kapisa, Konar, Kondoz, Laghman, Lowgar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, Oruzgan, Paktia, Paktika, Parvan, Samangan, Sar-e Pol, Takhar, Vardak, Zabol
The Afghanistan nation-state as it is known today came into existence in 1746 under the Durrani Empire, but control was ceded to the United Kingdom until King Amanullah acceded to the throne in 1919.
Pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan (before 651), Islamic conquest of Afghanistan (642-1747), The Durrani Empire (1747-1826), European influence in Afghanistan (1826-1919), Reforms of Amanullah Khan and civil war (1919-1929), Reigns of Nadir Shah and Zahir Shah (1929-1973), Daoud's Republic of Afghanistan (1973-1978), Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (1978-1992), History of Afghanistan (1992 to present).
www.reiswijs.co.uk /destinations/asia/afghanistan/afghanistan.html   (2205 words)

 BBC News | In Depth | War on Terror | Key Maps
Estimated to be in excess of 45% of the population, the Pashtuns have been the most dominant ethnic group in Afghanistan.
They speak varying dialects of Pashto/Pukhtu and are principally concentrated in the southern provinces of Afghanistan but also prevalent in Kabul and some communities live scattered in other parts of the country due to resettlement policies at the turn of the century.
The mass departure of people during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was 85% Pashtun.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2001/war_on_terror/key_maps/ethnic_pashtun.stm   (85 words)

Afghanistan, approximately the size of Texas, is bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west.
The country is split east to west by the Hindu Kush mountain range, rising in the east to heights of 24,000 ft (7,315 m).
In the 19th century, Afghanistan became a battleground in the rivalry between imperial Britain and czarist Russia for control of Central Asia.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107264.html   (1542 words)

 Afghanland.com Afghanistan Language
DARI - Dari is derived from "darbari" meaning the language of the court of kings, spoken in the Central, Northern, and Western Provinces of Afghanistan
- Pashto is spoken in the Southern, South eastern Provinces of Afghanistan, Pashtu could possibly be the ancestors all Hebrew Languages, and the language of the lost tribes of Israel.
The Major Languages of Afghanistan are Pashto and Dari where an Afghan is familiar with at least one of these languages.
www.afghanland.com /culture/language.html   (180 words)

 Kapisa Province - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Image:Afghanistan-Kapisa.png Kapisa is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
The area of the province is 1,871 km
There was once a large textile company, which was destroyed during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and one cinema, which was also destroyed.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Kapisa   (264 words)

Rina Amiri returned to her native Afghanistan in February 2002 to take part in peace-building and reconstruction efforts following three decades of instability and war.
Currently a political affairs officer in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, she serves as a member of the political unit implementing the Bonn Peace Accords.
Amiri oversaw and managed elections for women, nomads, refugees, and minorities at risk in the 32 provinces of Afghanistan and in the refugee camps in Iran and Pakistan.
www.womenwagingpeace.net /content/conflict_areas/afghanistan.asp   (339 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » NGO insecurity in Afghanistan
NGOs operate in all provinces of Afghanistan, including in areas where there is minimal UN or Government presence.
On May 1st, authorities found the bodies of three women in Baghlan province, at least one of whom was apparently killed because she worked for an NGO.
In Afghanistan, the specific targeting of NGO staff by armed elements – in addition to the general situation of insecurity in Afghanistan – has created an environment in certain areas of the country (especially in the southern, southeastern and eastern regions) where many NGOs are either unable to operate, or are constrained in their operations.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-6C53JT?OpenDocument   (699 words)

 Rural Expansion of Afghanistan's Community-based Healthcare (REACH) : Background   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001, MSH was asked again to return to Afghanistan to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health.
With the data from this survey, the Afghanistan Ministry of Health is developing a basic package of health services with particular focus on women and children.
The REACH program is ensuring that an estimated 6.5 million people throughout Afghanistan have access to a basic package of health services, and focuses on the delivery of crucial health services to underserved provinces.
www.msh.org /afghanistan/2.0.htm   (299 words)

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