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Usman Sharifi

Usman Sharifi

    Afghan Taliban announces start of 'spring offensive'
    Afghan Taliban announces start of 'spring offensive'
    The Afghan Taliban have said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday, vowing nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the...
    Afghanistan elections a 'huge success'
    Afghanistan elections a 'huge success'
    Afghans celebrated a largely peaceful election on Saturday, as turnout exceeded predictions despite Taliban threats to disrupt the vote to choose...
    Afghan voters brave Taliban, weather to cast ballots
    Afghan voters brave Taliban, weather to cast ballots
    Afghan voters turned out in large numbers on Saturday, braving Taliban threats, to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power as US-led forces wind down their 13-year war....
    Taliban's Kabul bombing a message to US defence chief Hagel
    Taliban's Kabul bombing a message to US defence chief Hagel
    The blast occurred near the main entrance gate to the heavily-guarded ministry, and Taliban militants immediately claimed the attack was timed to...
    Doubts begin to cloud Afghan transition
    Doubts begin to cloud Afghan transition
    Worrying questions hang over a plan to start switching from Nato to local control in Afghanistan, just weeks before the process is due to start in...
    Nine Americans dead after row with Afghan airman
    Nine Americans dead after row with Afghan airman
    An Afghan ex-pilot opened fire after a row at a Kabul training centre on Wednesday, leaving eight United States troops and an American contractor...