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A city of northwest Afghanistan on the Hari Rud west of Kabul. Located at a strategic position on an ancient trade route, it was ruled by numerous conquerors, primarily the Persians. Herat became part of Afghanistan in 1863.
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(Placename) a city in NW Afghanistan, on the Hari Rud River: on the site of several ancient cities; at its height as a cultural centre in the 15th century. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)
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a city in NW Afghanistan. 140,323.
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Noun1.Herat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient citiesHerat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Kish Airlines has resumed flights between Iran's Northeastern city of Mashhad and Afghanistan's Northwestern city of Herat, as Afghans are demanding more for air travel to the Iranian destination.
At least 17 others were injured in the incident which took place at around 5.00am (0030 GMT) on the Herat - Kandahar highway in Bala Buluk district, Mujib Faizi, a spokesman for the governor of neighbouring Herat, told .
The explosion occurred in the Shawiz area when a bus carrying dozens of passengers was en route to Farah province from Herat, an official of Herat hospital, Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammadi, told Tolo News.
HERAT -- Counter-narcotics department of Herat province said that more than 60, 000 addicts exist in Herat province of which 13 percent are females.
Three assailants launched the attack in Herat city, the capital of Herat province.
At least 16 people including civilian and anti-government gunmen were killed and wounded during separate incidents of violence in Shindand and Herat provinces of Afghanistan, sources said Friday.
Herat was among the provinces heavily infested by tens of thousands of landmines and unexploded ordnances.
In 2011, Uzbek state railway company, Ozbekiston Temir Yollari, built a short link between Herat and, a town on the Uzbek-Afghan border, and Mazar-i-Sharif, a major city in northern Afghanistan.
Cases of car theft in Herat and Farah are on the rise.
HERAT (CyHAN)- A total of 11 armed militants laid down arms and gave up fighting in Gazara district of the western Herat province 640 km west of Kabul on Wednesday.
KABUL, Jumada II 22, 1436, Apr 11, 2015, SPA -- An Afghan health official said more than 100 students from the same school in the country's western Herat province have been hospitalized after falling ill.