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Afghanistan- Karzai Keeps His Word

By Dr. Hussain Yasa On Saturday, January 25, 2014 President Karzai announced in two different events in Kabul that he would not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States unless they met his preconditions. Keeping up his anti American rhetoric, he declared that Bagram had become a production line turning out Taliban. […]

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THE HAZARAS

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THE HAZARAS

By Julian Burnside AO QC. Since about 1998, a significant proportion of boat people coming to Australia have been Hazaras from Afghanistan or Pakistan. On 26 August 2001, the Norwegian cargo ship MV Tampa rescued the passengers of a small boat called the Palapa. The Palapa was breaking up in moderate seas in the Indian […]

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Anniversary of twin bombings: Remembering the Hazara mowed down in Quetta

  By Maha Mussadaq / Photo: Muhammad Javaid Published: January 11, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Smartly-turned out in his neatly-combed hair and zipped-up jacket, Hassam Haider, 13, would occasionally step out to relight the candles struggling to fight the chilly wind at the vigil held in the memory of human rights activist Irfan Ali here on Friday evening. […]

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Besmellah Taban Future president of Afghanistan

I will run for President of Afghanistan in 2029,” says Besmellah Taban, a 26-year-old philosophy student from Ghazni currently studying for an MA in Criminology in Kazakhstan. Taban already has a slogan, ‘Boldness and Hope’, and even policies. “I have the right to vote and run for office. When I become president, I plan to […]

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The Anti-Apartheid Leader’s Farewell

Hazara People International Network:The world has lost a great man of our time today; a man who spent his life time fighting for justice and equality. As one of the most oppressed ethnic group in the world, the Hazaras value Mandela’s struggles for peace and justice as they have been the victims of injustice and […]

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Afghanistan: the quest for security

by Rohallah Haidar Many nations can only dream of a bilateral accord with the first ever true global power let alone having the privilege of signing one; be it economic, strategic, or more importantly security. In modern day community of nations, if there was any one nation that needed a bilateral security pact with America […]

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Arming the Taliban? Whatever floats your gunboat

November 19, 2013     Blunt Instrument John Birmingham tells stories. Most of them true. Twitter   Dateline. Canberra. The Abbott Government announced today it had offered the Taliban a squadron of helicopter gunships to interdict the movement of Hazara refugees out of Afghanistan. Buoyed by the Sri Lankan government’s enthusiastic receipt of two gunboats […]

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Afghan minister grilled over migrant rights

Afghans protest in front of parliament as Refugees and Repatriation minister questioned by parliament over corruption.   Ali M Latifi Last updated: 09 Nov 2013 21:15 Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Jamaher Anwari, has appeared before the nation’s parliament to address allegations of widespread corruption within the ministry. Anwari survived a […]

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Amazing story of survival

  Mohammad Reza Froogh has been through a lot more than most other 19-year-olds in his short life so far. From being shot at by the Taliban, doing time in a Bali jail and then escaping, to being rescued from a sinking boat, the Naracoorte resident’s story is nothing short of amazing. An Afghanistani refugee, […]

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