Qais Azimy

Qais Azimy is a Senior Producer for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan.

War & Conflict

Hamid Karzai: MOAB 'brutal act against innocent people'

Ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells Al Jazeera US bomb reportedly targeting ISIL is a threat to Afghan sovereignty.

War & Conflict

The Afghan war and the feeling of abandonment

The conflict with the Taliban looks unlikely to end any time soon. Afghans are losing hope their situation will improve.


The many faces of Afghanistan's spy chief

As he recovers from an attempt on his life, Asadullah Khalid's controversial past clouds his rising political influence.


Remembering the 'Lion of Panjshir'

Ahmad Shah Massoud, who brazenly fought the Soviet Red Army and Taliban, is now regarded as a national hero by Afghans.


Education 'revolution' comes to rural Herat

Despite financial and cultural constraints, Pashtun Zarghun has made incredible strides towards the education of girls.


Captured suspect reveals Kabul attack details

Suspect in Sunday's co-ordinated Taliban attacks says he was member of 200-strong suicide squad trained in Pakistan.


Former Taliban leader flees for safety

Abdul Salam Zaeef, ex-Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, takes shelter in UAE after US troops attempted to raid his home.

US & Canada

Commander's words shed light on Taliban views

Group's eastern leader candidly discusses Afghan forces, morality police, and how they might act if returned to power.


Karzai's team clash over relations with US

In presence of western officials, Afghan president's chief of staff and senior diplomat accused each other of spying.


No one asked their names

Following the US soldier's shooting spree in Kandahar, the conversation moved to the "backlash" and focused on the accused soldier. The victims became a footnote: just the number 16.


US 'did not co-operate' with Kandahar probe

Karzai, in meeting with families of 16 victims, says his investigators were denied access to the accused US soldier.

US & Canada

Mass murder in Kandahar

US soldier who killed civilians during shooting spree faced no resistance because residents are now used to night raids.