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U.S. envoy condemns Afghan airstrikes against Taliban as civilians among 45 killed

23 Jul 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan Afghan government forces killed 45 people, including civilians, in airstrikes against Taliban fighters in a western province bordering Iran on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from the U.S. envoy trying to start peace talks involving all sides.

Afghan all-girls robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to treat coronavirus patients

21 Jul 2020

HERAT In the eastern Afghan city of Herat, 18-year-old high school student Somaya Faruqi adjusts a suction cap as she puts the finishing touches before unveiling a low-cost, lightweight ventilator created by her and six other young women. | Video

Afghan doctors protest over unpaid salaries amid coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months while risking their lives to treat coronavirus patients.

Afghan doctors protest over unpaid salaries amid coronavirus outbreak

19 May 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan May 19 More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months while risking their lives to treat coronavirus patients.

Exclusive: Afghan lawmakers say 45 migrants drowned after Iranian guards forced them into river

08 May 2020

KABUL/HERAT, Afghanistan Iranian border guards killed 45 Afghan migrant workers trying to cross into Iran this month by forcing them into a raging mountain torrent at gunpoint, according to two Afghan lawmakers investigating the deaths.

UPDATE 2-Afghanistan probes reports Iranian guards forced migrants into river

03 May 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan/KABUL, May 3 Afghan officials were hunting on Sunday for Afghan migrants in a river bordering Iran after reports that Iranian border guards tortured dozens and threw them into the water to keep them out of Iran.

REFILE-Afghanistan probes report Iranian border guards forced migrants into river, many drowned

03 May 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan May 3 Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian border guards tortured and threw Afghans into the river to prevent their entry into Iran.

Afghan men reject social distancing for religious gathering amid coronavirus

26 Apr 2020

KABUL Afghan authorities are struggling to implement lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in a province bordering Iran where the outbreak is widening due to an influx of Afghan returnees and men refusing to adhere to social distancing.

Medics infected with coronavirus in western Afghanistan amid Iran exodus

31 Mar 2020

HERAT, Afghanistan Afghan authorities have quarantined 16 health workers, including six doctors, officials said on Tuesday, as Afghans fleeing hard-hit Iran have helped spread the coronavirus in the western border province of Herat.

Patients, at least one with coronavirus, break out of Afghan quarantine

16 Mar 2020

HERAT Dozens of Afghan patients held in isolation, including at least one confirmed to have the coronavirus, escaped from a quarantine facility in western Afghanistan on Monday after breaking windows and attacking hospital staff, officials said.

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