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Latest update : 2014-05-01

Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability (part 2)

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

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Hadeel AL SAYEGH

Senior reporter for The National, United Arab Emirates

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

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2014-08-14 United Nations

Libya unrest: National Assembly asks for UN help to dissolve militias

We take a closer look at what exactly is unfolding in Libya: more than three and half years of turbulence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. There are killings, kidnappings and...

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2014-08-19 riots

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-19 corruption

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-18 police

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny (part 2)

The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question,...

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2014-08-18 police

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question,...

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