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Rising kidnap cases spark strike in Herat City

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Pajhwok News Agency (Kabul), 8 August 2012 Workers of industrial companies, moneychangers, doctors, jewellers and traders went on strike in protest against rising kidnappings in western Herat province.

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Even the Taliban eat ice-cream – Afghan confectioner beats the odds

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Guardian, 26 July 2012 Emma Harrison’s must-read story about The Icecream-Maker of Herat, for which she even sacrifices herself as a tester of different flavours – with astonishing results. And also congratulations for her to condemning the ‘most annoying’ automatic tunes the icecream sellers are playing (and surely suffering from all day): Celine Dion’s Titanic […]

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Transition and Peace Talks: Optimism and Confidence in Herat?

Hamisha Bahar

Transition of security and the possibility of a process of peace talks with the Taleban are a concern to most Afghans. According to reports, house prices are falling, investors are getting more careful and more and more people are contemplating to leave the country because of concerns that the situation may get worse. However, the […]

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‘Let Our People Live’: Herat Activists Call for End to War

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Tolo News, 19 April 2012 The Kabul-based private TV station reports about a rare civil society-organised pro-peace demonstration in Herat, although not giving the number of participants.

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The Enteqal Seven (4): Herat, the Seeds of Fear

Fabrizio Foschini

Herat was a logical choice for the transition: rich, cultivated, well-connected, Herat makes the kind of city that can stand on its own feet without much effort. But of course, transition comes with a price. As it seems more and more apparent, the insurgents are keen on targeting these new would-be symbols of success for […]

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Herat Media Freedom Alarm

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IWPR, 30 January 2011 Journalists in Herat province insist local and foreign officials, both security and civilian, are refusing to cooperate with them, have been ordered by their superiors not to respond to requests for information and comment, hampering their ability to produce balanced reports and restricting freedom of speech.

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Herat’s decorative glass industry on the brink of collapse

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Pajhwok, 2 November 2010 The historic decorative glass industry in western Herat province is teetering on the brink of collapse due to lack of market, officials said on Tuesday.

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Afghan Former Militants Rejoin Insurgency

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IWPR, 8 August 2010 Afghan reporter Zia Ahmadi describes how former Taleban fighters who ‘joined the government’ in Herat defected back to the insurgents after Kabul failed to fulfill promises of work and development – which should serve as a warning for everybody too enthusiastic about ‘reintegration’..

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Restaurierung der Altstadt von Herat: Wettlauf mit der Zeit (Race against Time: The Restauration of Herat’s Old City)

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al-qantara website, 12 December 2009 Britta Petersen’s reportage about the gems of an ancient cultural capital (in German).

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