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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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Latest update : 2014-04-04

The scramble for Afghanistan - Will the election end an era of uncertainty?

Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan certainly signals change. With the outgoing Hamid Karzai out of the running and US-led forces drawing down you could say there's a mix of anticipation and foreboding. And there's no denying the US drawdown has further heightened the weight of regional players in this election, neighbours who've all stepped up aid to Afghanistan as they jostle for influence.

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah

By François PICARD

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Assad OMER

Ambassador of Afghanistan in France

Alissa Johannsen RUBIN

New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris

Ghalib IQBAL

Ambassador for Pakistan in France

Vikram SINGH

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2017-02-22 France

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-21 Assassinations

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 2)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter is opening in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announces an offensive to retake the western part of...

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