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

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Herat emerges as Afghanistan's epicentre

Herat, the hotbed of coronavirus cases, poses a challenge as Kabul struggles to implement measures to check COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Herat emerges as Afghanistan's epicentre

Coronavirus pandemic

War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases are reported in Afghanistan concerns are raised if country's healthcare system can handle an outbreak.

War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus

Afghanistan

Kabul killings highlight rising drug addiction in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed last week by unknown gunmen in Afghan capital but residents deny they were drug addicts.

Kabul killings highlight rising drug addiction in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as chief executive, issues decree a day after he contested the presidential poll results.

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Afghanistan

CIA-backed Afghan forces possibly committing war crimes: HRW

In a damning report, Human Rights Watch says night raids and aerial strikes have led to mounting civilian casualties.

CIA-backed Afghan forces possibly committing war crimes: HRW

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