Afghanistan’s President Karzai greets a Mujahiden leader during a lunch to mark the anniversary of the 1992 Mujahedin victory at the presidential palace in Kabul

Abdur Rab Rasul Sayyaf, alleged to be responsible for the Afshar massacre of 1993 and accused by the 9/11 commission of training Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the US attacks in 2001, has been polling marginally more votes than his closest rival as MPs debate how to choose a speaker after two inconclusive rounds of voting. Photo:REUTERS/Massoud Hossaini/Pool

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