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Hamid Shalizi

Hamid Shalizi

    Landmark Afghan election begins under shadow of violence
    Landmark Afghan election begins under shadow of violence
    Taliban insurgents launched a spate of attacks that killed dozens in the run-up to the vote, which they brand as a US-backed sham but there was no...
    Afghanistan's vice-president Fahim dies
    Afghanistan's vice-president Fahim dies
    The powerful Afghan vice-president died of natural causes on Sunday, a government spokesperson said, only weeks before Afghanistan goes to the...
    Afghanistan pledges to release 88 prisoners, despite US concern
    Afghanistan pledges to release 88 prisoners, despite US concern
    Afghanistan will release 88 prisoners as planned even though the United States considers them dangerous and wants them to remain in detention, the...
    US report claims Taliban ready to retake Afghanistan
    US report claims Taliban ready to retake Afghanistan
    The US military on Wednesday said in a secret report that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control of Afghanistan after Nato-led...
    Afghanistan sets ground rules for Taliban talks
    Afghanistan sets ground rules for Taliban talks
    Afghanistan will accept a Taliban office in Qatar to help peace talks but no foreign power can get involved in the process without its consent, the...
    Kabul suicide bomb kills 13 US troops
    Kabul suicide bomb kills 13 US troops
    A suicide car bomber killed 13 American troops in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, the deadliest single ground attack against the Nato-led...
    Afghanistan passes key hurdle to release aid funds
    Afghanistan passes key hurdle to release aid funds
    The Afghan parliament, in a critical step for the release of blocked foreign aid funds, agreed on Saturday to start repaying the central bank for...
    Afghans mourn murdered ex-president
    Afghans mourn murdered ex-president
    Afghans gathered to mourn assassinated former president and chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani on Wednesday, World Peace Day, as fears...
    Afghan peace council head killed in Kabul
    Afghan peace council head killed in Kabul
    A Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, former Afghan president and head of the government's peace council, a dramatic show...
    Fresh Afghan killings mar quiet transition
    Fresh Afghan killings mar quiet transition
    Gunmen killed an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a gunbattle in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, hours after a long-promised transition...
    At least 10 killed in attack on hotel in Kabul
    At least 10 killed in attack on hotel in Kabul
    At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel frequented by Westerners in the...
    Rockets, attacks strike as Afghan poll opens
    Rockets, attacks strike as Afghan poll opens
    A string of attacks hit Afghanistan's parliamentary election on Saturday, after the Taliban vowed to disrupt a poll that is a crucial test for the...