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By Zahra H. Editor’s note: Members of the Hazara ethnic minority were attacked and killed at Afshar, Mazar-i Sharif, Yakaolang Robatak, Ghor, and Jalriz. In Ghor province armed Taliban halted a car, separated the occupants into Hazara, Tajik, and Pashtoons, and then killed the Hazaras. In Jalriz, Taliban recently attacked and killed Hazaras. I am going to puke […]

Frontiers of Hope – Indonesia To Australia

by Jewel Topsfield Australia resettled 11,600 people in 2014. But in our neighbourhood, thousands of genuine refugees remain in limbo. Khadim Dai is one. Khadim Dai has met Oscar-winning filmmakers and Indonesian politicians. He was a panellist on the SBS show Insight and is being recruited by the art school at Monash University in Melbourne, […]

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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 a car in east Afghanistan, only a few days after they kidnapped and shot dead four Hazara students in the same province last Wednesday. Tuesday’s kidnapping in the province of Ghazni follow a spate of suicide bombings in Kabul last […]

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When They Leave: The Fate of Hazaras in Afghanistan

By Melissa Chiovenda I clearly remember one of my first conversations concerning international military involvement in Afghanistan. It was 2011, and I was an anthropology PhD student conducting initial fieldwork on Hazara ethnic identity in the central province of Bamyan. One day, I was sipping tea with my host mother, a Hazara, when she suddenly turned […]

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Living in the shadows: A Hazara man finds solace in poetry

By Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Ali Baba Taj. –Photo provided by the writer Quetta was once a beautiful garrison town with a thriving culture. Now, many of its residents do not even recognise its former self. A community that is intrinsically linked to that city is the Hazara community. After the Anglo-Afghan war a number of […]

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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 Dec. 18, 1997, left, and after its destruction on March 26, 2001. (Muzammil Pasha, Sayed Salahuddin/Reuters) The late Taliban leader Mohammad Omar played a major role in history. By giving Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda haven after they were expelled […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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