Author Archives: dailysom

Whither Islamophobia? An instance of SION

The entire humanity together ought to start working, concentrating on underpinning and strengthening the part of compassion, love, and sympathy from enriched Islamic philosophy into the overall human psyche.  Islamophobia may not be confused with the so-called xenophobia. In the ideological debate, the term Islamophobia become a popular term in 2000, referred to as the dread, abhorrence of, or prejudice ...

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Qatar calls for practical steps to establish a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free zone

NA/Vienna The State of Qatar stressed Tuesday that regional and international tensions in the world and the irresponsible calls from some parties to launch a new international arms race requires a strengthening of disarmament and non-proliferation efforts, including action to implement the 1995 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review and Extension Conference. HE Sultan bin Salmeen Al ...

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UN Security Council urges compromise to actualize 2021 universal vote in Somalia

On 21 November 2019, the Members of the Security Council were briefed on the situation in Somalia by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson for Somalia, Francisco Madeira, the Chair of Somalia’s National Independent Electoral Commission, Halima Ismail Ibrahim, and civil society briefer Osman Moalim. The Members ...

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Erdogan: Turkey-Qatar military base serves regional ‘stability’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the construction of a new Turkish military base has been completed in Qatar and it will be named after the famous Muslim commander Khalid bin Walid. Erdogan arrived in Doha earlier in the day to attend the fifth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar High Strategic Committee. He spoke to troops at the Turkish base ...

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The AU Commission to support flood-hit Beledweyne with $87,000 worth of relief items

The Head of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Ambassador Francisco Madeira visited Beledweyne on Saturday where he said that the African Union Commission will soon provide relief support amounting to US$87,000 in the form of medical supplies and non-food items. Beledweyne, in the Hirshabelle State of Somalia, was devastated by heavy rains and flooding which destroyed houses, crops, roads ...

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Forum for National Parties “Ethiopian Forces Abuses in Gedo Region”

The Forum for National Parties has closely monitored the situation in Gedo region in Jubaland state over the past few weeks and it is convinced that Ethiopia is in grave violations against the sovereignty and independence of Somalia’s territorial integrity as its forces maintain illegal presence in our country outside the internationally sanctioned framework of AMISOM but also harass and ...

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Fresh calls for equalities watchdog to launch Islamophobia inquiry into Tory party

The MCB had initially submitted a complaint of more than 20 pages to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) back in May, and are still waiting a response from the organisation. It comes after new allegations of Islamophobia in the party emerged among councillors and parliamentary candidates since then. In September, the BBC submitted evidence of more than 20 ...

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Mike Pence visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest

US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday. The Iraqi government said Pence inspected US troops at the Ain al-Assad base in western Iraq who are taking part in an international alliance fighting Islamic State militants. Pence and his wife Karen Pence met with US forces and offered ...

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Ethiopia’s Sidama vote overwhelmingly to form autonomous region

Ethiopia’s Sidama people have voted overwhelmingly to form their own self-governing region as many of the country’s ethnic groups demand greater autonomy under sweeping reforms led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The country’s electoral board said on Saturday that provisional results showed 98.5% of voters had backed the change in Wednesday’s ballot, with turnout reaching 99.7%. The result grants the ...

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Former president calls for respect of law and legal dispute resolution

Former President Abdikasim Salad has called on politicians in the country to uphold rule of law and use the appropriate channels in case of disputes to avoid fueling conflicts in the country. The former head of state who ruled the country between 2000 and 2004 said there were necessary channels through which disputes could be resolved. The former President who ...

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