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Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

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Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

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Iran under pressure: Tehran vows retaliation after Ahvaz attack

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'US aims to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan'

The US was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now military commanders are talking about a commitment that could see troops staying in the country for decades. They're facing a resilient Taliban insurgency as well as groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State group. There are now nearly 10,000 US forces in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, power struggles within the Afghan government have undermined its effectiveness on security as well as on other issues.

Barnett Rubin is a former advisor to the late Richard Holbrooke, who was the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Rubin tells FRANCE 24's Armen Georgian about the shortcomings in US policy towards those two countries, and assesses the prospects for peace talks with the Taliban.

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Venezuela's exodus: How long can Latin America cope?

Although the Venezuelan migrant crisis was initially met with compassion in neighbouring countries, as the flow continued, tensions over the migrants grew and some neighbours...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Former ECB head Trichet: 'We avoided another Great Depression in 2008'

Ten years ago, the financial world was rocked by the collapse of a Wall Street giant. Lehman Brothers' spectacular bankruptcy sparked a global market sell-off, and was seen by...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Ahed Tamimi: ‘Any Palestinian starts resisting Israeli occupation from birth’

Almost two months after her release from an Israeli jail, 17-year-old Palestinian protest-icon Ahed Tamimi has granted an interview to FRANCE 24. Tamimi was speaking during a...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Saudi crown prince 'not well advised', former Qatari PM tells FRANCE 24

Former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani granted a 30-minute interview to FRANCE 24. He discussed relations with Saudi Arabia as well as the ongoing Gulf crisis,...

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2018-09-13 The F24 Interview

'The extreme far right has made itself appear more mainstream'

Since the Brexit referendum, voters in several European countries have expressed their anxiety at the ballot box about immigration, cultural values and security. Professor...

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