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80pc Balkh residents live in extreme poverty

Afghanistan has seven million acres of cultivable land, with only 20 percent having access to water By Zabihullah Ehsas MAZAR-I-SHARIF – Ten out of 100 families in northern Balkh province earn a living with the assistance of others while 80 percent people are living in extreme poverty, an official said on Tuesday. Dr. Fardin, food […]

Taliban Influence Grows in North

By YAROSLAV TROFIMOV PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan—The Taliban’s influence in northern Afghanistan has expanded in recent months from a few hotspots to much of the region, as insurgents respond to the U.S.-led coalition’s surge in the south by seizing new ground in areas once considered secure. Taliban militants stop traffic nightly at checkpoints on the road from […]

Preserving Memory of Afghanistan’s Giant Buddhas

by RENEE MONTAGNE When the Taliban were driven from power in 2001, they left behind a broken country and an infamous act of destruction: reducing to rubble two monumental Buddhas that had stood for 1,500 years. Five years later, it is still a shocking to look across the Bamiyan Valley and see two huge empty […]

Banditry, Misogyny Keeps Afghanistan Backward

President Obama has telephoned British premier David Cameron to offer an apology. This comes after Linda Norgrove (pictured), a British aid worker, was killed in a rescue attempt that went horribly wrong. Ms Norgrove, aged 36, had been working with US firm Development Alternatives Incorporated. On September 26 while in the northeastern Afghan province of […]

A talented Hazara youth invents first ever Aeroplane in Afghanistan

Every nation’s continuous development depends on its people and the nations, which have suffered the brutalities of wars, can learn from its outcome to capitalize their strength to present souvenir to the nation. The Hazaras, unfortunately, were sacrificed for many prolonged years by illiterate leaders who fettered them off from learning education. Still this ominous […]

Samar May Win Nobel Prize for Advocacy of Afghan Women’s Rights

Dr. Sima Samar

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) — Human rights advocate Sima Samar may become the first person from Afghanistan to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote women’s health and education, according to the International Peace Research Institute. Samar, 53, is the “top pick,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the Oslo-based institute, which ranks […]

2010 Elections: What if the Hazaras win in Uruzgan?

Martine van Bijlert, 02-10-2010: Afghanistan’s parliamentary election, as is by now well-known, is seriously pulled out of balance by fraud, insecurity and an unusual variation of the Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV), an electoral system that is prone to erratic outcomes. This has been played out rather illustratively in Uruzgan, where a small and secure corner […]

Nobel experts predict low-key prize after Obama

By KARL RITTER and BJOERN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writers STOCKHOLM—As the secretive Nobel Prize committees huddle for their final deliberations to select the 2010 winners, the question looms large: Are the jurors preparing another Obama-style shocker? After the unusual ruckus caused by honoring Barack Obama less than nine months into his presidency, Nobel experts […]

Ghazni: At least 5 Hazaras killed by a Pashtun suicide bomber

Afghans gather at the a site of a suicide bombing in Ghazni, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. The bomber rammed a motorized rickshaw loaded with explosives into one of two vehicles in a convoy taking Deputy Gov. Khazim Allayar (Hazar)to his office in Ghazni city. His adult son, a nephew and a […]

U.S. Probes Karzai’s Kin

Mahmood Karzai, whom U.S. prosecutors in New York are investigating, helped develop the Aynomina housing community on the edge of the city of Kandahar./ Joel van Houdt for The Wall Street Journal

Prosecutors Focus on Mahmood Karzai, Posing Diplomatic Risks for Washington By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, DEVLIN BARRETT And ADAM ENTOUS Federal prosecutors in New York have opened a criminal probe of one of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s brothers, raising the stakes in Washington’s sometimes-contentious dealings with the Karzai government. U.S. officials said Mahmood Karzai has become a […]

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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