19 of 31 abducted Shiites freed in prisoner swap: Afghan officials

 Nineteen of 31 Shiite Muslim men abducted in Afghanistan in February were released Monday in exchange for scores of Uzbek militant fighters held in government prisons, officials said.

May 11, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

  Even by Afghanistan`s standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary. 

Mar 22, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

Pakistan`s minority Hazaras living in fear

When a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with 300-kg of explosives in a Hazara Shia neighbourhood in this southwestern Pakistani city in January, Sher Mohammed, his friends spent the next few hours collecting body parts.

May 05, 2013, 17:18 PM IST

Pak rights watchdog appeals to President, PM to visit Quetta

A Pakistani rights watchdog appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to visit Quetta and take personal initiatives for security of Shia Hazaras.

Feb 20, 2013, 17:34 PM IST