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"I will finally be able to go home. I can die in peace now," the 72-year-old said after military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced that Islamist fighters had been ousted from Libya's second city.Like thousands of his fellow Benghazi residents, Mabruk took to the streets to celebrate the victory late on…
09.22 / 01:04
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The 22-year-old Tunisian, ranked at 114, defeated sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3 at the French Open, having earned her place in the main draw as a 'lucky loser' after being beaten in qualifying.However, she said her unexpected run means she will have to defer her Ramadan fasting obligations until her Roland Garros adventure…
09.21 / 18:10
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But despite urgent challenges facing the country, candidates have struggled to inspire voters disillusioned by what many see as broken government promises and a tainted political system."Corruption has plagued politics. How can you vote for a candidate who has paid to be selected by a party?" asked Ali, a merchant in the town of Blida, 45 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of…
09.21 / 12:09
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Islam Times - Al-Shabab Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six people in the central Somali city of…
09.21 / 10:03
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Close to the Chott Essalem beach and in front of a rare coastal oasis, the state-owned Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) has been processing phosphate since the 1970s.The authorities say the plant pumps 14,000 tonnes of phosphogypsum into the sea every day. On top of the toxic mud, the factory also pumps phosphoric acid into the…
09.15 / 05:08
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The comments from Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano came as Save the Children and Sea Eye announced they were suspending operations in the area in response to the Libyan move.Libya's navy last week ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, saying the measure was aimed at non-governmental organisations it accuses of facilitating illegal…
09.15 / 05:08
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Six years after the North African country's revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, "Le Dictateur" vies for the foodie business in the upmarket Cite Ennasr suburb of Tunis."We had to make ourselves known, to come up with a name and concept that attracted attention because good cuisine alone is often not enough," said owner Seif Ben…
09.14 / 19:06
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"President Beji Caid Essebsi decided on Wednesday to extend the state of emergency for four months starting from Thursday, June 15," his office said on Facebook.The state of emergency has been in place since a November 2015 jihadist bombing in Tunis that killed 12 presidential…
09.14 / 19:06
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"May God help you -- it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups.The North African country's rubbish woes have worsened because municipalities are not dealing with the problem in advance of local elections slated for…
09.14 / 19:06
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Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army seized Al-Jufra base 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Tripoli, LNA spokesman Khalifa al-Abidi said.The base had been occupied by the Benghazi Defence Brigades coalition, a rival to Haftar's forces that includes Islamists driven out of Libya's second…
09.14 / 14:05
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