I am a journalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan. I produce long features and explanatory articles to uncover the country.
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While millions of Afghans have found refuge in neighboring Iran, some of them also die in the hands of Iranian authorities as they cross the country to reach Europe.
When Afghans woke up on the morning of May 12, and found out about two new terrorist attacks, they were reminded that the ongoing war had reached new levels of...
Iran is one of the countries worst affected by COVID-19, thanks in part to political disagreements and a lack of coordination among government authorities.
“The opportunity for their talents to flourish is taken away from them. The war prevents them to develop their potential. Future scientists have no chance to emerge.”
“I have had already this powerless feeling, and there was nothing to do, except voting."
"I had this normal life, free of stress. There were no suicide bombings, no killings. Today our lives are full of uncertainty."
“The doctors wanted to discharge me. I begged them to keep me in longer.”
Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.
“Everyone there was telling Shukria that she would not able to walk, but I was telling her that she had to walk.”
Few give 2014's runner-up Abdullah Abdullah a hope of winning and his entry into the race has given many a feeling of deja vu.
After years of struggle Shukria Attaye owns a successful dairy farm that counts her elder brother among its employees.
Elections set for October 20 are a cause for celebration but also an excuse for militants to ramp up attacks.
"Just start your work. Do your work with what you have now. It's time to start."
The capital Kabul is already thirsty, and its population is set to grow by over a third in the next three decades.
Sachin Tendulkar, a retired Indian batsman often viewed as the greatest of all time, says Khan is the best spin bowler in T20I cricket.
"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"
"What a painful day. What a hard job. What a dark time in Kabul. TariqMajidi is covering the funeral of his colleague."
"The only aim of the sit-in is to stop fighting from both sides. The Taliban should not send bombers and the government should not drop bombs on them."
"Happy Nawroz to all. May this year be a year of peace, harmony and an end to suffering. Peace will prevail. We are optimistic for it."