Ali M Latifi

Europe

Holiday Season Brings Uncertainty to Afghans Who Are Desperate to Make It to Europe

As waves of people flee increasingly desperate conditions in their native Afghanistan, migrants and refugees have become increasingly susceptible to lies from smugglers out of fear that the gates to Europe will soon close in 2016.
Ali M Latifi
12.24.15
war and conflict

Inside the Volatile Afghan Province Ruled by 130 Militias and Warlords

Citizens of Afghanistan’s Ghor province are getting caught in the crossfire as warring factions battle for money, power, and control of the drugs and weapons trade.
Ali M Latifi
8.15.15
enduring freedom

Second Blast Hits Kabul 24 Hours After Suicide Bombing Kills 15

VICE News was on the streets of the Afghan capital after the fatal attack, where residents struggled to cope with the devastation. Yet those people not in hospital were returning immediately to work.
Ali M Latifi
8.7.15
asia & pacific

'Justice Has Not Been Served': One Year Sentence for Afghan Police Who Failed to Stop Mob Killing

The family of Farkhunda, who was fatally beaten and burned by a mob in Kabul while police stood by, say the lenient sentence is just the latest failure of the Afghan justice system.
Ali M Latifi
5.19.15
asia & pacific

Afghanistan's President Slams Reports Pakistan Will ‘Train and Equip’ Their Spy Agency

Reports have emerged of an agreement signed by Kabul and Islamabad in recent days that would see Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence work closely with Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security.
Ali M Latifi
5.18.15
middle east

Afghan Victims of Terror Attack Forgotten by Almost Everyone — Including Taliban Perpetrators

Mohammad Mohammady was among five Afghanis killed in Kabul's Park Palace Hotel attack this week, but the focus has largely remained on foreign victims.
Ali M Latifi
5.15.15
enduring freedom

Taliban, Helped by Foreign Fighters, Makes Inroads in Kunduz

As Taliban advances toward the northern city, provincial governor claims IS-allied forces and supporting and training the Afghan militants
Ali M Latifi
5.7.15
middle east

Family of Afghan Woman Murdered by Mob Says She Was 'Devoted to Islam' and Did Not Burn the Quran

We spoke to the father and brother of the 28-year-old woman whose horrific killing Thursday near a shrine in Kabul was captured in graphic video footage.
Ali M Latifi
3.21.15
Afghanistan

In Afghanistan's Remote North, Rescuers Battle the Elements as Avalanche Death Toll Tops 200

Heavy snowfall has set off a string of avalanches and floods that have claimed lives across several provinces — and officials fear that more fatalities could still be discovered.
Ali M Latifi
2.27.15
Afghanistan

Meet the Afghan Workers Restoring Historic Landmarks Destroyed by the Taliban

Khan Ali — a simple bricklayer whose only previous experience was working on construction sites — and his team have become experts in restoring Afghanistan's landmark cultural sites.
Ali M Latifi
12.28.14
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Why Ashraf Ghani Succeeded on his Rocky Road to the Afghan Presidency

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was once thought to be alienated from the Afghan people and lost the 2009 election heavily. Now he's the country's new president.
Ali M Latifi
10.1.14
Afghanistan

Assassination of Afghan President's Cousin Leaves Power Vacuum and a Difficult Legacy

Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed by a suicide bomber on Tuesday. The demise of a controversial figure poses many questions for Afghanistan.
Ali M Latifi
7.30.14
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