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It’s inhumane’: Hazara react after 63 killed in targeted ISIS attack

Demonstrators from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority attend a rally for community’s rights, outside the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016.

Nothing being done to halt Hazara genocide

Pakistan’s Hazara community, which mostly consists of Shiites and most of whom reside in the province of Balochistan, again suffered a huge blow when on Friday they were targeted again by terrorists. A bomb exploded in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, in…

US Peace Deal with the Taliban: An Ethnic Dimension

The US deal with the Taliban has had several dimensions but one dimension that is overlooked is the ethnic or tribal one. All sides involved in promoting the deal, have had an element of the ethnic contribution that facilitated or…

There Is a Crisis of Empathy in Afghanistan

On May 12, a terrorist attack targeted a maternity clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in West Kabul, killing dozens of mothers and newborn children. The heinous attack brought Afghanistan’s lack of empathy for victims and the aggrieved Hazara ethnic group…

Ghori girl on her way to US Congress: Who is Zainab Mohsini?

Ghori girl on her way to US Congress In the midst of my daily scrolling of social media while looking for the latest Afghan developments, I came across a tweet from a friend who wrote that Zainab Mohsini, a first-generation…

Persecution and perseverance: Survival stories from the Hazara community

By Derakhshan Qurban-Ali and Hannah Scott in Toronto, Canada | All photos by © UNHCR/Chris Young Few have heard of the Hazara, an ethnic group native to Afghanistan. For over a century, the Hazara community has suffered from targeted discrimination, persecution,…

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