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World

ISIL takes control over Tikrit city in Iraq

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Iraqi security officials say militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have seized control of the central Iraqi city of Tikrit. Local police said on Wednesday that the al-Qaeda-linked militants also seized a military camp south of Tikrit. “…Tikrit is in the hands of the militants,” a police colonel said of the seizure, with a police brigadier general confirming that...

National

Tunisia: Day of Rage on Republic Day

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Photo Courtesy of Takwa Hlel Tunisia, Friday, July 25th 2014 - Hundreds of Tunisians met in the country’s largest cities yesterday to join their voices to those of millions around the world in manifestations for Gaza. In Tunis’s town centre, The Tunis Times witnessed citizens from all walks of life gathered, with no particular political or religious orientation, to share solidarity with Palestinians...

Entertainement

The French Minister of foreign affairs dozes off on duty

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The French minister of foreign affairs, Laurent Fabius, could not resist taking a little nap during a conference in Algiers. The FM was on a two-day visit to discuss the security challenges in the Sahel region. The minister did not seem to relish his nap with all the cameras around. The least that can be said is that his sleep was erratic accompanied by intermittent wake ups. Conscious about the...

The Opinion Page

Opinion: President Obama’s Foreign Policy

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Photo credit:Junko Kimura-Matsumoto | Bloomberg | Getty Images   Recently the New York Times in an Op Ed reflected on President Obama’s widely criticized foreign policy and frustrations over his indecisiveness. Reacting to criticism from many sources President pointed out that many conflicts had been avoided and the initiative to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran was an historic turning...

Tunisia: Day of Rage on Republic Day

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Photo Courtesy of Takwa Hlel Tunisia, Friday, July 25th 2014 - Hundreds of Tunisians met in the country’s largest cities yesterday to join their voices to those of millions around the world in manifestations for Gaza. In Tunis’s town centre, The Tunis Times witnessed citizens from all walks of life gathered, with no particular political or religious orientation, to share solidarity with Palestinians...