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Who are the Hazaras and what are they escaping?

STOCKHOLM Hazaras are a mainly Shi’ite community, several thousand of whom have fled to Sweden in recent years to escape abuse and poverty in marginalized communities in Afghanistan and Iran.

Accused New York bomber's wife back; lawyer seeks access to suspect

NEW YORK The wife of the Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged in last weekend's bombings in New York City and New Jersey has returned to the United States, a law enforcement official said on Thursday, as a defense lawyer pressed to get access to the accused man.

U.S. watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president

WASHINGTON An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published on Thursday.

Investigators try to determine if accused New York bomber had help

NEW YORK U.S. authorities on Wednesday were looking into whether an Afghan-born American citizen charged with carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey acted alone or had help as the city's top federal public defender sought access to the suspect.

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From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House.