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Latest update : 2014-05-01

Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability

The last time Iraqis went to the polls was in 2010, during the run-up to the departure of US-led forces. This time, they're long gone and sectarian violence is at its worst since 2008. Traffic was banned on election day to prevent car bombings. Voting was almost non-existent in mostly Sunni Anbar province where jihadists have capitalised on simmering anger with Baghdad's authorities. So what's left of Iraq and its democracy? After Saddam Hussein, have the US and UK washed their hands of Iraq?

By François PICARD

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Régis LE SOMMIER

Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

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Hadeel AL SAYEGH

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2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank? (part 2)

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-26 French politics

Hollande's Last Chance: Can Weakened President Reform Without Left Flank?

It may be the boldest move of his troubled tenure as French president. François Hollande has cut off the left wing of his Socialist party with a surprise cabinet reshuffle that...

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2014-08-25 François Hollande

Hollande Reshuffles: Moment of Truth for Under-Fire French President (part 2)

It's a surprise cabinet reshuffle that could well determine the legacy - or seal the fate - of France's beleaguered president. Elected in 2012 thanks to endorsements that went...

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