Shereena Qazi

Shereena is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English. She covers stories in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reports on war, conflict, militancy, politics and human rights.


Man and two sons killed by US troops in Nangarhar

A man and his two young sons were killed in Nangarhar when US troops opened fire after their vehicle hit a bomb.


Fear penetrates Kabul after deadly cycle of violence

Streets in Afghan capital largely empty as residents say they feel unprotected after multiple attacks in recent days.


Afghan plane forced to fly back after MPs miss flight

MPs deny involvement, but aviation bosses open probe after Bamiyan-bound plane is forcefully diverted back to Kabul.


Hezb-i-Islami's Hekmatyar to Taliban: Lay down arms

At first public gathering in 20 years, controversial Afghan leader calls on fighters to come to the negotiating table.


Gulbuddin Hekmatyar appears at Hezb-i-Islami meeting

Controversial commander returns from self-imposed exile after his group signed a peace deal with the government.


UN cuts cash grant to Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan to resume, with cut in cash grant for returnees.


1,100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

Some 400,000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.


Investigation into ISIL claim of Kabul hospital attack

As Afghans grieve and funerals are under way, officials assess ISIL claim of hospital assault that killed more than 40.

Human Rights

Pakistan approves landmark reforms for tribal areas

Five-year plan merges restive tribal areas with key province, extending basic rights to citizens for first time ever.


Sufis bring message of unity to Sehwan Sharif

Pilgrims who lost loved ones in ISIL attack at Sehwan Sharif pledge to continue the shrine's centuries-old traditions.


Pakistan mourns victims of Lahore rally blast

Pakistanis call for greater security as they mourn 13 victims of suicide attack while flags fly at half-staff in Punjab.


UN lifts sanctions against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Hezb-i-Islami leader removed from UN sanctions list following the signing of a peace deal with the Afghan government.