Day: January 14, 2018

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Mali PM hails Algeria’s support for its quest for peace, stability

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Algiers (UNA-OIC) � Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou BoubAye MaA�ga, who is currently visiting Algeria, praised the North African nation’s “availability” to support Mali in the recovery of peace and stability, Algeria Press Service reported.

“The meeting I had with my Algerian counterpart has been an opportunity to witness the Algerian availability to stand by the side of Mali so we can progress in the country’s stabilization process,” MaA�ga told a news briefing held with Premier Ahmed Ouyahia.

MaA�ga highlighted the Malian Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, signed by all the Malian parties in Bamako in 2015, was the result of Algiers talks process. He pointed out that Algeria plays an important and major role, concerning peace, stability and security in Mali and in the sub-region, expressing the wish of the Malian authorities to make considerable advances and be able to stabilize all the country.

Premier MaA�ga also said that his country wants to draw on the Algerian experience in terms of national reconciliation, stressing that this experience “constitutes a good example. He added that his visit to Algeria has been an opportunity to evaluate the Algerian-Malian relations and consider giving them a new impetus by mastering the security issues.

The Malian prime minister arrived in the capital Algiers on Saturday for a two-day working visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Ouyahia.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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NCCM denounces craven attack on Toronto Muslim girl

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Toronto (UNA-OIC) – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) categorically condemned the recent incident on Khawlah Noman, an 11-year old Muslim girl in Toronto, who was attacked in broad daylight by a man who attempted to cut off her hijab as s…

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ISESCO slams Trump’s derogatory remarks about African countries

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Rabat (UNA-OIC) � The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned the racist and offensive remarks by US President Donald Trump against African countries and people of African descent.

ISESCO said in a statement: “These racist and derogatory abuses against entire nations and peoples by a head of state made up of immigrants from all over the world is a moral decline that is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the values and principles of humanity enshrined in international covenants and conventions and acts of hatred that incite racism and contempt for others.

The Organization affirmed its solidarity with the African countries, including ISESCO member states, and with all those of African descent in rejecting and condemning these abhorrent racist statements.

President Trump’s reported derogatory comments about African countries and Haiti drew condemnation from around the world. In a tweet on Friday, Trump denied using the term shithole to refer to some countries during a private White House meeting on Thursday but conceded he used tough language during the negotiations.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Germany voices concern over Israeli settlements in West Bank

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Berlin (UNA-OIC) – Germany expressed Friday its concern over Israel’s approval of thousands of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.”We note the plans to extend Israeli settlements in the West Bank with great concern,” the co…

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PLO calls for UN-sponsored conference for Palestine

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Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee called for a UN-sponsored international conference to solve the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, local media reported on Saturday.Palestine’s offi…