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Bamiyan’s ancient cave dwellings shelter homeless Afghans

Bamiyan’s ancient cave dwellings shelter homeless Afghans

By Dawn In this photograph taken on June 19, 2015, a Hazara family stands in front of their cave in the old city of Bamyan, some 200 Kilometers (124 miles) northwest of Kabul. -AFP BAMIYAN: Carved into dun-coloured cliffs, hundreds of man-made caves situated next to empty niches that once sheltered giant Buddha statues destroyed […]

The Malalas of Quetta

By Munira Abbas Hazaras light candles for peace against sectarian attacks in Quetta on February 15, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS QUETTA: Twenty-three-year-old Mehrin Kausar sits in front of the stove at her modest residence in Marriabad on Alamdar Road, staring at the swaying flame that her family’s meal simmers on. In her eyes, however, the fire to […]

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By Brisbane Roar Hazara Roar player Rahmat Akbari has been named in the Joeys squad aiming to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Brisbane Roar’s Hazara teenager Rahmat Akbari is living the Australian football dream.  The 15-year-old from Edens Landing has been named in a national squad to begin preparing for qualification for […]

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Policeman, 2 Hazaras killed in Quetta firing

By Syed Ali Shah Men mourn the death of a relative, who was killed with two others by unidentified gunmen on July 6. A policemen and two others were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on them near the passport office at Join Road in Quetta on Monday, according to the police. –Reuters.  Three people […]

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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, seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. (Ali M. Latifi / Los Angeles Times) With his weapon in one hand, Ibrahim answered his cellphone with the other. He was hoping the call would bring news of reinforcements for his Afghan Local […]

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Taliban Killed 30 Hazara Policemen

By Zafer Shayan According to the latest reports, 30 local Hazara policemen have been killed and beheaded in Jalrez District of Wardak Province in Afghanistan. This tragedy happened when the Taliban attacked on security checkpoints in Jalrez district on early Thursday July 2, 2015. Some local and international media reported that several policemen were killed […]

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‘We nearly died’: Hazara refugee risks everything for new life

Zahir Hassan Zada was a teenager when he fled Afghanistan after his father was taken by the Taliban. His family settled in Pakistan but life as Hazara refugees was never safe and in 2010 he left behind a wife and two young sons to find a new life. Today, after spending nearly half his life […]

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The Epitome of Madness

By Ali Bator Only about 600,000 Hazaras live in Quetta Pakistan. They constitute only 0.33% of the Pakistan’s 182 million populations. According to the Hazara Democratic Party, just in the last 15 years about 1500 Hazara men, women and children have lost their lives, and close to 4500 have been injured, in 134 separate target […]

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Latest Taliban Kidnaping includes Two Women and a Child

By Mohemed Rizaee On June 8, 2015, the Taliban kidnapped four more Hazaras from Rasana. Rasana is small Pashtun populated area which is located in Gelan district, and it is controlled mostly by the Taliban. Gelan is one of Ghazni’s districts in Afghanistan. The hostages are two women, one child, and one man, a car […]

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It Is War Against The Hazaras In Quetta

By The Citizen Bureau Unknown gunmen killed five people belonging to Pakistan’s minority Hazara community, as they opened fire in Quetta’s Bacha Khan Chowk area on Sunday evening. Police said that the assailants escaped the area, which soon turned into a ghost-town as panic gripped the streets. Shops and outlets closed their doors, traffic disappeared, […]

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