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Blast rocks Afghanistan`s Herat city

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 02:12

A blast rocked Afghanistan`s Herat city Saturday night. However, there was no immediate report of any casualty, a security source said.

Afghan presidential candidate`s aides shot dead

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 02:57

Gunmen shot dead two aides of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, officials said, highlighting the security threat surrounding the April poll.

Afghan ex-minister escapes assassination attempt

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:06

A former Afghan warlord who served as water and energy minister in previous administration narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the country`s western Herat province, a police spokesman said.

10 Taliban fighters lay down arms in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:37

Ten Taliban militants gave up fighting and resumed normal life in the western Afghanistan province of Herat Wednesday.

Around 50 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 12:42

Nearly 50 militants were killed in police operations in Afghan provinces in the past 24 hours, the Afghanistan`s interior ministry said Tuesday morning.

Iran denounces Afghan protest at Herat consulate

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:59

Iran denounced on Sunday a protest outside its Herat consulate in which one person was reportedly killed and demanding more security for its diplomatic missions in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Afghan dead as protestors raid Iranian consulate

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 12:48

One person was killed and three injured on Saturday when protestors raided the Iranian consulate in Herat city, the provincial capital of the western Afghan province of Herat, police said.

More women join police forces in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 10:10

Women have shown increasing interest in joining the police in the western province of Herat.

King Richard`s heart preserved in frankincense, mercury

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 17:29

Scientists have found that the heart of King Richard I, who ruled England in the 12th-Century, was preserved using mercury, mint and frankincense, among other sweet-smelling plants.

Afghan suicide bombing: 18 dead, 45 injured

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:35

A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people in Afghanistan`s relatively peaceful western Herat province near the border with Iran.

Blast kills 21, wounds 12 in Afghanistan`s Herat

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 13:02

Two minibuses appeared to have been hit by either a land mine or another type of roadside explosive.

Italy says Herat could be handed to Afghans by 2011: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 00:31

The Afghan city of Herat could be under Afghan control by the end of 2011, Italian Defence Minister said today.