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ShareAround two million Muslims are gathering near Saudi Arabia’s Mecca for the peak day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. From dawn to dusk on Thursday, the crowd will visit Mount Arafat to spend the day in supplication and contemplation. Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon on the granite hill more than 1,400 years ago. “We hope that...

ShareA judge in northern India has sentenced the leader of a popular sect to 20 years in prison for raping two of his female followers. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced amid intense security on Monday at a prison in the town of Rohtak, where the 50-year-old guru has been held since his conviction last week. Singh was given two 10-year jail terms, which will run consecutively,...

ShareIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of building sites in Syria and Lebanon to manufacture precision-guided missiles, with the goal of deploying them against Israel. His allegations on Monday came at the start of a meeting with Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, who is on his first official visit to the region since taking...

ShareUS President-elect Donald Trump has said the United States does not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of “one China,” questioning nearly four decades of policy in a move likely to antagonise Beijing. Trump’s comments on “Fox News Sunday” came after he prompted a diplomatic protest from China over...

ShareSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye is scheduled to face an impeachment vote on Friday over a scandal that could lead to her becoming the country’s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office in disgrace. The parliamentary vote is scheduled to begin at 06:00 GMT, and if the motion passes with a two-thirds majority, the country’s Constitutional...

ShareThe nation’s first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called “ISIS” by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C. Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar detailed the incident on her Facebook page on Wednesday. She said the cab driver called her ISIS, lobbed sexist taunts and threatened to remove her hijab during a brief ride on Tuesday...

Share The 2016 presidential and lower and upper house MP elections are scheduled to happen between October 10th and November 30th of this year, making it one of the most popular discussion topics among youth. The youth believe that this election cycle will have more legitimacy in contrast to the elections of 2012 where only 135 clan elders chose the 275 Somali MPs. This...

Share In 2014 Somalia sued Kenya, for maritime border dispute before the International Court of Justice, asking The Hague-based court to determine the “precise geographical co-ordinates” of the maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean between the two neighboring countries, adding that diplomatic negotiations regarding the matter have not resolved the dispute. In October...

Share Meru Governor Peter Munya has said his life is in danger after he was blamed for a ban on miraa flights to Somalia. A combative Mr Munya said miraa cartels are likely to “trail and kill him” after Somali Ambassador to Kenya Gamal Hassan said he was to blame for the ban that took effect on Tuesday. The county boss who spoke at Mituntu Health Centre in Tigania...

ShareA staggering 26 members of Nigeria’s Under-17 side failed an age test carried out ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier. A mandatory Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening of the squad revealed almost half were ineligible to play. Only last year the Golden Eaglets, as they are known, won the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile for a record fifth time. The...

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