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Sardar Muhammad Nadir Naeem
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Sardar Muhammad Nadir Naeem - king's grandson withdraws

Sardar Muhammad Nadir Naeem, 58, is a grandson of the former king, Mohammed Daoud Khan, a Pashtun of the Barakzai dynasty.

Zalmai Rassoul
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Zalmai Rassoul - the cosmopolitan candidate

Zalmai Rassoul, 70, former head of National Security Council, resigned foreign affairs minister to run.
Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy - talks show host picks political fight

Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy, 61, is a Pahstun from the Ghilzai tribe. A former pilot and TV talk-show host, he was an MP for Ghazni province in 2005.

Ahraf Ghani
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Ashraf Ghani - technocrat with warlord running mate

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, 60, a Pashtun from Logar province, came fourth in 2009 with just three per cent of the votes.
Abdullah Abdullah signs the register of 2014 presidential candidates
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Abdullah Abdullah - 2009 runner-up back in fray

Abdullah Abdullah, 54, was the runner-up in the 2009 presidential election with 30.5 per cent of the votes. After alleging fraud he bowed out of the race, thus avoiding a second round.
Who will succeed Hamid Karzai? Afghanistan's 2014 election signals the end of an era
13/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014

Afghan presidential election 2014 - your questions answered

Who's in with a chance of winning Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election? Will voters be safe? Will it be free and fair? Will it be over when it's over?

Alain Resnais at the Cannes Film Festival with (L-R) Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Anne Consigny and Denis Podalydes
02/03/2014 - France

From Hiroshima mon Amour to the Life of Riley, French film-maker Alain Resnais dies, aged 91

French film-maker Alain Resnais died "surrounded by his family" in Paris on Saturday evening, the producer of his last films, Jean-Louis Livi has announced.
Resitance fighter, concentration camp survivor, peace campaigner Germaine Tillion
20/02/2014 - France

Hollande to name two women resistants for France's gender-imbalanced Pantheon

French President François Hollande is to announce the transfer to the Pantheon of the remains of four victims of the Nazi occupation in World War II, according to reports.
Michelle Obama, François Hollande and Barack Obama at the White House dinner on Tuesday
12/02/2014 - Analysis: France - US

New best friends? Hollande White House visit seals change in France-US relations

As has been widely remarked, François Hollande travelled to the US alone this week.
Part of the crowd on Sunday's Manif pour Tous demonstration in Paris
02/02/2014 - Analysis: France

French right on offensive against 'familyphobe' Hollande government

France's anti-gay marriage campaigners hoped to revive their movement on Sunday with a demonstration against two measures the government is not proposing and a theory that does not exist.