(gôr), or


(go͝or), mountainous region and province (1979 est. pop. 341,000), 14,085 sq mi (36,479 sq km), W central Afghanistan, including a ruined medieval city of the same name. Chagcharan is the provincial capital. The powerful Muslim Ghorid dynasty was established in the former city of Ghor in the 12th cent. It was overthrown by Muhammad of Khwarazm in 1215. Mongols under Jenghiz Khan took Ghor in 1221, after which the Karts (Mongol clients) ruled (c.1245–1379). The city then lapsed into obscurity.
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The woman, identified only as Rokhshana, was thrown into a hole in the ground and stoned to death, according to Abdul Hai Khateby, spokesman for the governor of central Ghor province.
Tenders are invited for Construction of New RCC Septic Holding Tank and Relevant Works inside Ghor Hospital, Ghor Province, Afghanistan.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 50 insurgents surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in Western Ghor province, local officials said.
Shoaib Bakhshi was killed and four other ANA soldiers wounded in a mortar shell fired by Taliban in western Ghor province today.
by Muhammad Hassan Hakimi on 18 September, 2014 - 12:02 FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Four school buildings were inaugurated on Thursday in western Ghor province, where 90 percent of schools lack proper buildings, officials said.
Only in July this year, for the second time the Hazaras are being targeted by the Taliban, once in Urozgan and then in Ghor province.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime.
KAByL (CyHAN)- A string of possible terror attack had been thwarted in western Afghanistan's province of Ghor, the country's intelligence agency said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the operations were carried out in Ghor, Farah, Herat, Paktia, Khost, Maidan Wardak, Uruzgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Parwan and Nangarhar provinces, during which the troops, in addition to killing 17 armed militants, have also injured five more Taliban and captured 12 others.
27 (Petra) -- The weather will be relatively cold in most areas of the Kingdom over the next three days and fair in Ghor and Aqaba, with the appearance of clouds at high altitudes, while winds will be southeasterly moderate.
Les eaux ont deferle dans les villages et certaines parties de la ville de Cheghcheran, dans la province de Ghor (centre) samedi, engloutissant des dizaines de maisons, a indique a l'AFP le porte-parole provincial Adbulhai Khatibi.
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