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Omid Bidar

Omid Bidar, is an Electonic Engineering student at Birmingham Metropolitan College. He is passionate about social networking, photographing and designing.
Omid tweets @omidbidar and writes his thoughts on (peacecycle.wordpress.com)

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1 May 2013

“Women Can Change Afghanistan”: Interview with Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar, 22, is an Afghan women's rights activist and a prolific blogger. She believes that there has been a lot of positive change for women's rights in Afghanistan over...

18 February 2013

Pakistan's Hazara Shias Demand Arrests, Protection After Deadly Bombing

In the latest attack against Pakistan's Hazara Shia minority, a bomb ripped through a busy market in the southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan on February 16, claiming as many...

31 January 2013

Why Death for Distributing Polio Vaccine in Pakistan?

Aid workers administering polio vaccination projects across Pakistan are increasingly coming under attack from Islamist militants. While some Pakistanis accuse humanitarian organizations of spying on behalf of the United States,...

13 January 2013

“We Are All Hazara” Protests Across Pakistan

Thousands across Pakistan and worldwide are showing solidarity with the Shia Hazara minority, as their sit-in protest enters its second day in the country's southwestern city, Quetta.

14 December 2012

Most Corrupt Country Award Goes to Afghanistan

Afghanistan ranks as the world's most corrupt country in the latest survey by a global corruption watchdog. The release of the survey triggered a wave of anti-corruption rallies across the...

27 October 2012

Afghanistan Post-2014: Will the Dark Days Return?

With two years to go until NATO troops leave Afghanistan the country’s netizens have mixed feelings about the eventual withdrawal. While many are terrified at the prospect of the return...

24 September 2012

Afghans Show Restraint Over Anti-Islam Film

In spite of fears, Afghanistan saw relatively muted protests a result of the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims. On the internet front, YouTube was blocked and Afghan hackers targeted a...

13 August 2012

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

6 August 2012

Afghanistan: Girl's Murder Sparks Anger and Protests

Shakila, a 16-year-old girl, was reportedly raped and murdered by a powerful politician in Afghanistan's Bamyan province some six months ago. Although the politician's supporters claim that Shakila took her...

14 July 2012

Afghanistan: Adultery Execution Video Sparks Outrage

A 22-year-old Afghan woman was recently executed publicly for alleged adultery in a small village not far from the capital Kabul. Her killing has sparked outrage both in the country...

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