We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
Qais Azimy is a Senior Producer for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan.
As he recovers from an attempt on his life, Asadullah Khalid's controversial past clouds his rising political influence.
10 Dec 2012 13:31 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Canada, Pakistan
Ahmad Shah Massoud, who brazenly fought the Soviet Red Army and Taliban, is now regarded as a national hero by Afghans.
09 Sep 2012 16:28 GMT | Afghanistan
Despite financial and cultural constraints, Pashtun Zarghun has made incredible strides towards the education of girls.
14 Jul 2012 15:38 GMT | Asia
Suspect in Sunday's co-ordinated Taliban attacks says he was member of 200-strong suicide squad trained in Pakistan.
Mujib Mashal, Qais Azimy | 19 Apr 2012 11:06 GMT | Politics, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Abdul Salam Zaeef, ex-Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, takes shelter in UAE after US troops attempted to raid his home.
Qais Azimy, Mujib Mashal | 09 Apr 2012 14:45 GMT | Politics, Asia, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Group's eastern leader candidly discusses Afghan forces, morality police, and how they might act if returned to power.
Qais Azimy, Mujib Mashal | 04 Apr 2012 13:15 GMT | US & Canada, Afghanistan, Qatar, United States
In presence of western officials, Afghan president's chief of staff and senior diplomat accused each other of spying.
Qais Azimy, Mujib Mashal | 21 Mar 2012 08:43 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States
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.
Qais Azimy | 19 Mar 2012 16:53 GMT | Asia
Karzai, in meeting with families of 16 victims, says his investigators were denied access to the accused US soldier.
Qais Azimy | 16 Mar 2012 20:48 GMT | Politics, Asia, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Kuwait
US soldier who killed civilians during shooting spree faced no resistance because residents are now used to night raids.
Qais Azimy, Mujib Mashal | 12 Mar 2012 16:43 GMT | US & Canada, Afghanistan, United States
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France