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The curse of being a Hazara

by Ali Karimi Being a Hazara in Kandahar, Afghanistan An Indonesian Buddhist named Agustinus Wibowo who worked in Afghanistan for more than two years had a great deal of troubles for being mistaken for a Hazara. A report about him says: The Indonesian Embassy in Kabul advised him to pretend to be Sunni while in […]

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Another target killing: Hazara Olympic boxer Abrar Hussain was killed in Quetta

Police say armed men have shot and killed three-time Hazra Olympic boxer Abrar Hussain. Police officer Hamid Shakil says Hussain died after assailants shot him in the head while he was driving from his office in Quetta. The 50-year-old Hussain represented Pakistan in the 1984, ’88 and ’92 Olympics. Photo copyright: GETTY IMAGES and AP […]

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UN, refugees say queue jumping ‘a myth’

Source: Auskar Surbakti, SBS As the federal government’s refugee swap deal with Malaysia hangs in the balance, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ruled out sending asylum seekers to Nauru. Instead, the government hopes that by sending boat arrivals to the back of the refugee processing queue in Malaysia, others will think twice about making the […]

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A Hazara labor

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A Hazara labor

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WHAT AN OPEN LETTER FROM A TERRORIST GROUP LOOKS LIKE

The banned Pakistani terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has reportedly published an open letter addressed to the Hazara community in Quetta, Pakistan. The letter, reproduced and translated from Urdu below, is an example of the hate literature from sectarian groups that has been published from time to time in Quetta and other Pakistani cities. Coming in the […]

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Beheading of Afghanistan politician seen as message from insurgents

By Laura King The beheaded remains are those of an official in Bamian, perhaps the most peaceful of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. The intelligence service condemns the slaying as part of a campaign to try to show that Afghan security forces don’t have the capability to take over in areas slated for security transition. Reporting from […]

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Taliban killed Bamiyan’s head of Provincial Council

by Ali Karimi As usual, all the hot news about Afghanistan breaks by my Facebook friends – way sooner than the big media like BBC Persian, TOLO, or newspapers or even bloggers. This time it is the sad news of Jawad Zahhak’s death. He was the head of Bamiyan Provincial Council and was kidnapped on […]

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Majority of Australians oppose Malaysian asylum-seeker swap plan

Steven Scott From: The Courier-Mail June 07, 2011 12:00AM ONLY a quarter of voters support Julia Gillard’s plan to swap asylum seekers with refugees from Malaysia. About 66 per cent of people oppose the deal, with 42 per cent saying they are “strongly opposed” to it in a Galaxy poll conducted for The Courier-Mail. A […]

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Dr Sima Samar Receives Tipperary International Peace Award

Dr Sima Samar, chairwoman of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, was presented with the Tipperary International Peace Award at Ballykisteen Hotel in Limerick Junction on Thursday last at a ceremony attended by members of the diplomatic corps and leading public figures, which included National Women’s Council director Susan McKay and Senator David Norris. Speaking […]

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