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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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The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 2)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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2016-07-19 Turkey

The purge: Sharp backlash after failed coup in Turkey (part 1)

After Turkey's coup attempt, the backlash. Even though the government says only a tiny fraction of the army took part in last Friday's uprising, authorities have suspended or...

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Nice attack fallout: Was Bastille Day rampage preventable? (part 1)

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