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Afghans go to polls to elect country’s next president

The polling opened at 7:00 am. local time (0230 GMT) and will continue uninterrupted till 3:00 pm. local time (1030 GMT) in the country’s 34 provinces, according to Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials. The election time is likely to be extended.


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Solving Donald Trump’s Mystery

Recently, as I picked up a book from my bookcase, I realised that one word in its title had the answer to a problem that had been bothering me for months. The book is “The Voice Imitator” by Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. And the word that solved the mystery, you may already have guessed it, …

Cesar Chelala

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President-elect Trump deserves a chance

Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected both at home and abroad. It is no secret that I wrote an op-ed in August 2015 backing …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Mohamed Abdel Atty Water minister

Irrigation minister briefs Al-Sisi on flood status, water saving

Minster of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty received a phone call from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Saturday with whom the minister reviewed the status of the recent Nile flood. The phone call focused on saving water in the country’s waterways, major sub-surface waterways, and canals, especially in light of the tightened circumstances …

Dina Amr

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Lungu takes early lead in Zambia election

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has taken a slight lead as vote counting from Thursday’s election continues. Zambians have raised concerns over the delay in the release of the final results. Chrispin Mwakideu reports.

Deutsche Welle

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Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s scapegoat

EU Commission President Juncker is being blamed for many of the bloc’s woes: waning interest in Europe, far-right populism and – recently – the Brexit. But how far is he really to blame? Barbara Wesel from Brussels.

Deutsche Welle

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Riek Machar: ‘We made a deal’

In South Sudan, ceasefire monitors have warned of “appalling” violence in breach of a peace deal, despite the formation of a unity government under former rivals President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.

Deutsche Welle