Hazara News

Our Condolences and Condemnation of the Terrorist Attack in Ankara

Our Condolences and Condemnation of the Terrorist Attack in Ankara

Hazara People International Network: As one of the most persecuted people on earth, we are deeply…

How refugee and Nauru detainee Nabi Baqiri became a fruit-picking millionaire

How refugee and Nauru detainee Nabi Baqiri became a fruit-picking millionaire

By Alana Rosenbaum Nabi Baqiri is paying for a tractor part and chainsaw to use in his Shepparton…

Austria holds refugee talks as young Hazaras flee persecution to make ‘dangerous’ journey to Europe

Austria holds refugee talks as young Hazaras flee persecution to make ‘dangerous’ journey to Europe

By Kim Traill As refugees continue to flow into Europe unabated this year, Austria will…

What America Leaves When It Leaves Afghanistan

What America Leaves When It Leaves Afghanistan

In a slum on the outskirts of Kabul, a teacher tries to build a new…

Afshar and Karteh Sahe Massacre 1993

Afshar and Karteh Sahe Massacre 1993

Victims:  Over 1,000 Hazaras were massacred in Afshar and Karteh Sahe Date:  February 11, 1993 Perpetrators: Then former…

A Teacher in Afghanistan: Is the Future Democracy or Muslim Extremism?

A Teacher in Afghanistan: Is the Future Democracy or Muslim Extremism?

By Jeffrey E. Stern A few months ago, in downtown Kabul, a small man stood…

Voice for Hazaras Laments Lost Chances in Afghanistan’s Tumult

Voice for Hazaras Laments Lost Chances in Afghanistan’s Tumult

By David Joly KABUL, Afghanistan — AFTER his return to Afghanistan from exile, in 1986, Azizullah Royesh…

Jeffrey Stern and “The Last Thousand”

Jeffrey Stern and “The Last Thousand”

SEILER SMITH Jeffrey Stern, a former Pulitzer Center grantee, is coming out with his first…

‘If I’m not accepted as a refugee I’ll die in Afghanistan’

‘If I’m not accepted as a refugee I’ll die in Afghanistan’

By Laura Dean, LESBOS, Greece — “My friends call me ‘Darya.’ It means ‘sea,’” says a…

Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

West of the Afghan city of Maidan Shahr is a 40-kilometre stretch of paved highway…

Afghan Kidnappers Prey on Hazaras

Afghan Kidnappers Prey on Hazaras

By Joseph Goldstein and Taimoor Shah, The New York Times writers KABUL, Afghanistan — A…

Where is “Home Sweet Home”?

Where is “Home Sweet Home”?

By Shoaib Mehryar I was compelled to move to Afghanistan in 2012 at the age…

In fact: Why protests in Kabul signal rise of a new Afghanistan

In fact: Why protests in Kabul signal rise of a new Afghanistan

By Praveen Swami Images from Kabul last week were breathtaking: tens of thousands of women,…

Shukria Tabassum

Shukria Tabassum

By Mohammad Younas She was just 9 years old. She didn’t know whether she was…

Protest and Candlelight Vigil on Beheading of Shukria and Other Victims in Front of CNN

Protest  and Candlelight Vigil on Beheading of Shukria and Other Victims in Front of CNN

By Muhammed Rizaee On Friday, November 13, 2015 a peaceful protest and a candlelight vigil…

Afghan guards open fire at Kabul rally against Hazara deaths

Afghan guards open fire at Kabul rally against Hazara deaths

By Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential guards opened fire on Wednesday to…

Afghanistan people march in Kabul to protest Hazara killings

Afghanistan people march in Kabul to protest Hazara killings

By Humayoon Babur, KABUL, Afghanistan – Thousands of people gathered outside the Presidential Palace in…

Thousands of Afghanistanis protest killings of long-persecuted ethnic Hazaras

Thousands of Afghanistanis protest killings of long-persecuted ethnic Hazaras

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL — Thousands of Hazaras staged protests and held candlelight vigils Tuesday…

Hazara take protests to Kabul as Afghan sectarian fears rise

Hazara take protests to Kabul as Afghan sectarian fears rise

By Mustafa Andalid A protest convoy drove the bodies of seven members of Afghanistan’s minority…

Protest against ‘killings of Hazara by ISIL’

Protest against ‘killings of Hazara by ISIL’

By Shereena Qazi Hundreds demonstrate in city of Ghazni after seven Hazara found with their…

Media

  • Inheritors of Misery: The Hazara killing
  • What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned
  • Sydney: Hazaras protest kidnappings
  • From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas
  • Documentary Highlights Sectarian Issues
  • Hazara Refugees in Indonesia; Who Are We Anyway?
  • We Celebrate Hazara International Solidarity Day
  • Pakistan on Brink of Political Change
  • Protest Against Terrorism of Taliban in Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan and Ghor:  Stop Hazara Killing
  • Poets discover Hazara while NATO fails to protect them from terrorists
  • What is driving the ongoing violence and prejudice against  minorities in pakistan?
  • Swiss: Inaugural Exhibition of the Hazara Artist Mohsen Taasha Wahidi
  • Flag of Hazaristan
  • “I Am Hazara” the documentary screen on International Exile Film Festival in Sweden

Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

West of the Afghan city of Maidan Shahr is a 40-kilometre stretch of paved highway known as “Death Road”, where drivers say the country’s ethnic Hazara minority are slaughtered by militants “like sheep and cows”. “The spit dries in our mouths from fear when we pass it,” says Mohammad Hussain, who ferries passengers along the…

Hunted Hazaras travel ‘Death Road’ through Afghanistan

Afghan Kidnappers Prey on Hazaras

By Joseph Goldstein and Taimoor Shah, The New York Times writers KABUL, Afghanistan — A campaign of kidnappings against the Hazara ethnic group intensified on Saturday as gunmen stopped a number of buses along Afghanistan’s main highway and separated out the Hazara passengers, officials said. By morning, between 14 and 30 Hazara passengers had been…

Afghan Kidnappers Prey on Hazaras

Part 2: Local or Neighborhood Trade in Hazarajat

Nomad Expansion and commerce in Central Afghanistan A Sketch of Some Modern Trends By Klaus Ferdinand Local or neighborhood trade in Hazarajat Despite the differences existing between the nomads and the settled population in Hazarajat, economic relations and, on some points, cooperation, of benefit to both parties came into being at an early stage. It…

Part 2: Local or Neighborhood Trade in Hazarajat

From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

by Philip Reeves Aziz Royesh is a man whose life has been defined by one over-arching ambition: He says he simply wants to be a teacher. At 46, he has achieved that goal in one of the most difficult and dangerous environments in the world — Afghanistan. He has also founded a school that is now…

From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Journalist expelled from her job with Tolo Tv due to a tweet about Kuchi-Taliaban involvment in Jalriz massacre

 Saleha Soadat’s press statement  Dear friends and fellows, As you may aware, I was expelled from my job with the Tolo News earlier this month after I shared a tweet via my personal account about unpopular incident of Jalriz District of Maidan Wardak in which tens of local police officers were brutally killed by Taliban.…

Journalist expelled from her job with Tolo Tv due to a tweet about Kuchi-Taliaban involvment in Jalriz massacre

Afghanistan News

Ethnic Hazaras Fleeing Pakistan in Dangerous, Uncertain Journey to Safety

Ethnic Hazaras Fleeing Pakistan in Dangerous, Uncertain Journey to Safety

By Rabu, Father and brother of Sadiq Ali. (Photo: Naeem Sahoutara) Ethnic Hazaras say that over the past year, Taliban-linked militant groups have killed hundreds in their community, including women and children. Persecuted in their homeland of Quetta, in Pakistan,…

Afghan guards open fire at Kabul rally against Hazara deaths

Afghan guards open fire at Kabul rally against Hazara deaths

By Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential guards opened fire on Wednesday to disperse thousands of protesters marching outside the palace compound in Kabul to denounce recent abductions and killings of seven members of the Hazara Shiite minority.…

Seven Kidnapped Hazaras Beheaded in Afghanistan & Two Hazaras killed in Pakistan

Seven Kidnapped Hazaras Beheaded in Afghanistan & Two Hazaras killed in Pakistan

By Mohammad Ali Farhath On September 30, 2015, seven Hazaras, including a nine years-old girl, two women and four men were kidnapped while they were traveling from Jaghuri district of Ghazni province to Kandahar for medical treatment. At Gelan district…

Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

By Kevin Kusmez Facing discrimination and a lack of opportunity, ethnic Hazara are among those…

TALIBAN vs. ISIS Hostility Race in Afghanistan: Hazaras The Main Victims

TALIBAN vs. ISIS Hostility Race in Afghanistan: Hazaras The Main Victims

Hazara People International Network Ghazni: Taliban terrorists kidnapped 17 members of ethnic minority Hazara from…

What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

By Adam Taylor A combination photo of the 180-foot-high Buddha statue in Bamian, central Afghanistan on…

Afghan fighters accuse Kabul of neglect in deadly battle with Taliban

Afghan fighters accuse Kabul of neglect in deadly battle with Taliban

By Ali M. Latifi Ibrahim, left, and Ali, two members of the Afghan Local Police,…

The Epitome of Madness

The Epitome of Madness

By Ali Bator Only about 600,000 Hazaras live in Quetta Pakistan. They constitute only 0.33%…

Latest Taliban Kidnaping includes Two Women and a Child

Latest Taliban Kidnaping includes Two Women and a Child

By Mohemed Rizaee On June 8, 2015, the Taliban kidnapped four more Hazaras from Rasana.…

Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality

Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of kidnappings followed by numerous beheadings of…

Gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara community in southern Afghanistan

Gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara community in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said…

Refugees & Asylum Seekers

‘If I’m not accepted as a refugee I’ll die in Afghanistan’

‘If I’m not accepted as a refugee I’ll die in Afghanistan’

By Laura Dean, LESBOS, Greece — “My friends call me ‘Darya.’ It means ‘sea,’” says a…

Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

By Kevin Kusmez Facing discrimination and a lack of opportunity, ethnic Hazara are among those…

Hazara refugee now doctor tells modern day refugee success story

Hazara refugee now doctor tells modern day refugee success story

By Tony Moore Hazara refugee, now doctor Homa Forotan is just one Brisbane example of…

Hazara asylum seeker feared dead after self-immolation during video call

Hazara asylum seeker feared dead after self-immolation during video call

By Melissa Davey Khodayar Amini was speaking with refugee advocates on Sunday when he threatened…

More than 20,000 asylum seekers receive work rights after years living in forced destitution

More than 20,000 asylum seekers receive work rights after years living in forced destitution

By  Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter How sweet it is to wake to a new day – a day…

Asylum seekers’ plight in focus at insightful breakfast

Asylum seekers’ plight in focus at insightful breakfast

By Dr. Marco Ceccarelli It is difficult to hear the personal account of Mr Ashraff…

How refugee and Nauru detainee Nabi Baqiri became a fruit-picking millionaire

How refugee and Nauru detainee Nabi Baqiri became a fruit-picking millionaire

By Alana Rosenbaum Nabi Baqiri is paying for a tractor part and chainsaw to use in his Shepparton orchard. The former refugee hands over a cheque and asked the sales assistant to fill in the date and transaction amount. “I don’t know how to…

Austria holds refugee talks as young Hazaras flee persecution to make ‘dangerous’ journey to Europe

Austria holds refugee talks as young Hazaras flee persecution to make ‘dangerous’ journey to Europe

By Kim Traill As refugees continue to flow into Europe unabated this year, Austria will host a summit this week of Balkan states in another attempt to find a solution to the crisis. The meeting comes after Macedonia closed its…

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