Ali M Latifi

Ali M Latifi

Ali M Latifi is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English based in Kabul. He has covered stories in Afghanistan, Greece, and Qatar. He reports on Afghanistan, migration and refugee issues.

Follow Ali on Twitter: @alibomaye

Asia

Low turnout, technical glitches mark Afghan presidential election

Millions of Afghans brave persistent Taliban threats to cast their ballots in the fourth presidential polls.

Low turnout, technical glitches mark Afghan presidential election

Afghanistan

Afghan presidential election: Security still tops voters' mind

Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid violent attacks by Taliban.

Afghan presidential election: Security still tops voters' mind

Afghanistan

'Maximum carnage': Kabul wedding attack leaves families mourning

Survivors say they are devastated as wedding hall organisers look to beef up security following the deadly ISIL bombing.

'Maximum carnage': Kabul wedding attack leaves families mourning

Afghanistan

Afghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre

Debate over marking 100th year of independence had been intensifying even before Kabul blast saw celebrations postponed.

Afghanistan halts independence festivities after wedding massacre

Afghanistan

'It's something we use for fun': A new street drug in Afghanistan

Users describe why they are increasingly addicted to so-called tablet k pills, a drug that officials know little about.

'It's something we use for fun': A new street drug in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Life in the city: Tackling Kabul's urban challenges

Security and environmental concerns prompt residents and experts to seek better urban strategies and living conditions.

Life in the city: Tackling Kabul's urban challenges

Asia

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

Allegations that members of Afghan administration offer posts in exchange for sexual favours need probe, officials say.

Afghan officials call for probe into sexual favours scandal

Asia

Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan's healthcare

The war-torn South Asian country faces an additional issue of funding as it struggles to build its healthcare system.

Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan's healthcare

Afghanistan

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

Bullet holes mark Darul Aman Palace but while most support the rebuild, others reject glossing over scars of conflict.

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

Afghanistan

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Residents call to self-arm after ISIL assault on wrestling gym in Dasht-e Barchi, the latest in a string of attacks.

As Ashoura nears, Shia neighbourhood on alert after ISIL attacks

Human Rights

Refugee: The Afghan returnee's struggle back home

Like countless other Afghan returnees, Bibi Nekbakht, tries to build a new life in Kabul after fleeing Pakistan.

Refugee: The Afghan returnee's struggle back home

Asia

Afghanistan's voter registration nightmare

With only two weeks of registration left, people in Kabul stand hours in queues to get voter card.

Afghanistan's voter registration nightmare