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US House approves Uighur Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over Muslim detainment camps

The Uighur Act of 2019 is a stronger version of a bill that angered Beijing when it passed the Senate in September. The US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Muslim minority, drawing swift condemnation from Beijing. The Uighur Act of 2019 ...

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Minister praises Qatar support to Somalia

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) participated in a ceremony held by Somalia in connection with the rehabilitation project of the Diplomatic Institute. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ahmed Eissa Awad, Qatar’s ambassador to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, ministers, parliamentarians and ambassadors accredited to Somalia, and the chairman and members of the Parliamentary ...

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Cardi B Responds to Offset Cheating Rumors Amid Instagram Hack

According to The Shaderoom, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s girlfriend took to Instagram earlier this morning to post a video showing that the Migos rapper allegedly slid into her direct messages on the social platform to tell her, “Miss u fr.” In the Instagram post, Tekashi’s girlfriend wrote, “Your wife @iamcardib has a OPEN CRIMINAL CASE, why are you writing me you don’t respect her??????? There [is] a lot ...

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What is behind state violence in Chile?

In mid-October, mass protests erupted in Chile’s capital Santiago after the local authorities decided to increase the fare for its metro service. On October 14, when about 200 public high school students, mainly women, swarmed a metro station in defiance of the fee increases and the state responded with violence, the situation finally reached boiling point. Within only two weeks, millions ...

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What can the Muslim world do to save the Uighurs and Islam in China?

Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25, I was in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. Invited by the State Council Information Office of China and Xinjiang, I was part of a group of journalists who were sent to visit three major cities: Urumqi, Aksu, and Kashgar. Our visit, which was covered by the Chinese authorities, was stage-managed by Xinjiang ...

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Trump signals trade deal with China could be delayed until after 2020 election

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that the White House’s trade war with China could drag on for some time after he said it might be better to wait to sign an agreement with Beijing until after the 2020 presidential election. “In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to ...

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Somalia Minister Lauds Qatar For Aiding Somalia

Somalia Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ahmed Eissa Awad, has lauded the Qatar government’s continuous support to Somalia. He pointed out that the opening of the institute represents a qualitative addition to the Somali diplomatic activity through the training of diplomatic cadres at the ministry in co-operation with brotherly and friendly countries. Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) participated ...

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Somalia To Field Foreign-Based Players In Cecafa Tournament In Kampala

Somalia will field foreign-based players in their teams during the 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The regional tournament that brings together national teams in the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region will take place from December 7 to 19 in Uganda. Somalia will field foreign-based players in their teams during the 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. ...

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Senate Approves New Bill During Meeting In Mogadishu

The Members of the Upper House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia have today approved a number of issues that have been at the parliament. The 20th session was presided by the 1st Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Senator Abshir Mohamed Ahmed. The Upper House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia has approved the amendment of the National ...

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Puntland promotes reduced-charcoal cooking stove to save money and trees

A reduced-charcoal cooking stove being promoted by the Puntland government is cutting fuel costs for local families and starting to have a positive environmental impact. A total of 4,850 stoves have been distributed by Puntland government in conjunction with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to families and traders in Bossaso, Garowe, Qardo, Galkayo, Badan, Dangoroyo and Burtinle. Faduma Yusuf was ...

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