First Russian diplomat sets foot in Somaliland for over 38 years

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First Russian diplomat sets foot in Somaliland for over 38 years

Somaliland – (MoFA) – The Foreign Minister met with the Deputy Consular of Russia Yury Kourchakov who is based in Djibouti.
This was the first time a Russian diplomat set foot in Somaliland for over 38 years.
This occasion was a meet and greet for the Consular to meet the Foreign Minister, and to discuss enhancing ties between the two states.

Dr. Saad Shire (Left) and  Yury Kourchakov
The Foreign Minister explained the struggle Somaliland faced and with virtually no help, Somaliland has earned the label of “emerging democracy” . Somaliland is a remarkable success story that cannot be denied while its neighbor Somalia is unstable. Foreign Minister said ” The Republic of Somaliland should get the international recognition it deserves not only because it is right, but because it is in the best interests of the World for the sake of stability and peace in the region.”
The Representative of Somaliland in Djibouti travelled along with the Deputy Consular of Russia to Somaliland and met prior to this meeting they both had a fruitful discussion. The Representative of Somaliland went on to say “I hope you will see the peace and stability Somaliland enjoys while we travel to Berbera and historical places of Somaliland.”
The Russian Diplomat thanked the Foreign Minister for their warm reception and hopes to revisit Somaliland. The Republic of Somaliland and Russia hope to increase its cooperation to strengthen the economic ties that will be beneficial for both countries

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The letter + appear after you press the star button (*) two times quickly


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How to enter unlock code on Samsung Models: Z320i, Z510, Z650i

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Xikmada quraanka

Sirta kalimada TOWXIIDKA لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ !!Byalaxmed/Mar 20, 2015Waxaynu ogsoonnahay cibaaradani)لا إله إلا الله(,inay tahay kalimadda ugu weyn ee qof uu yiraahda. Waa kalimadda ama oraahda uu nebigeenna suubban )NNKH( inoo sheegey qofkii yiraahda markuu dhimanaya inuu gelaya Jannada. Sidoo kale kalmadahani ay ka koobantahay cibaaraddu waa kelmadda ugu horreysa ee lagu soo galo diinta Islaamka, waana rukniga )tiirka( koowaad ee tiirarka Islaamka. Waxaynu ogsoonnahay in rasuulkeenna suubban )NNKH( uu inoo sheegey weynida kalimaddaasi ay qabta haddii koonka oo idil kafad la saaro, cibaaradaasina kafadda kale la saaro inay cuslaan lahayd cibaaradaasi towxiidka.Waxaa haddaba isweydiin mudan maxay karaamada iyo qiimaha intaa dhami ku gaartay kalimaddaasi, waynu ogsoonnahay inay tilmaamayso kelinnimada Ilaah, balse ma waxaa jira asraar kale oo qarsoon oo ay leedahay? Maxay u noqotay kelimadda ugu weyn uguna qiimaha badan adduun iyo aakhiraba? Waa middaasi ta aynu wixii Alle innaga fahamsiiya ama uu nooga fududeeyo aanu ka oran doonnamaanta hadduu Eebbe idmo.Kalimaddaasi waxay leedahay sir raqameed )tiro( oo cajiib ah, taas ayaanna lafaguri doonnaa hadduu Ilaaha idmo.Xuruufta ay ka kooban tahay kalmaddaasi waa noocma?Kalimadda)لا إله إلا الله(, waxay ka kooban tahay saddex nooc oo xaraf ah. Waxay kala yihiin xarafka Alif)ا(, xarafka laam)ل(,iyo xarafka haa’)ه(.Ugu horreynba halkan bay kasoo dhalaashay mucjisadii ugu horreysay ee kalimaddaasi.Saddex xaraf oo isku soo noqnoqota ayay iyada dhan ka samaysan tahay weedhaasi qiimaha badan. Waxayna saddexda xaraf noqdeen saddexda xaraf ee ay sidoo kale ka kooban tahay kalmadda)الله(, subxanallaah!!. Alif laam iyo haa’, ayay sidoo kale ka kooban tahay kalmadda Allaah.Sidaa daraaddeed buu Ilaahay cibaaraddii uu isku sifeyn lahaa ama uu kelinnimadiisa ku tilmaami lahaa wuxuu u doortay inay noqota mid ka kooban inta xaraf ee magaciisa )Allaah( uu ka kooban yahay in lamid ah.Saddex xaraf )ا(, )ل(, )ه(. oo ay ku dhisan tahay kalimadda Allaah)الله(, ayaa sidoo kale waxaa ku dhisan cibaarad tilmaamaysa wax aad u weyn oo ah Islaamka iyotowxiidka Ilaahay oo dhan. Saddexdaas xarfood ayaa uu Ilaahay asaas uga dhigey )ل ا إ ل ه إ ل ا الله(.Sidee Buu Alle ugu Sheegey Nebigiisa )NNKH(?Alle sarreeye asagoo nebigiisa suubban )NNKH( usheegaya weynida kalmaddaasi sidoo kalena baraya qiimaheeda kuna boorinaya inuu ogaado in Alle kale jirin Allaah uun mooyaane wuxuu suuradda Muxammad aayadda19d uu ku yiri)فاعلمأنهلا إله إلا الله(.Bal aan is weydiinna muxuu yahay raqamka19dee aayadda? Maxay tahay sirta ka dambeysaee aayaddu ay ugu soo beegmatay raqamka19d ee suuradda? Raqamka19dwaa raqam mucjisaad Quraaneed, sida raqamka7oo kale. Waana sidoo kale raqam cajiiba ah sida itisaalaadka iyo tiknoloojiyada casriga ka marqaati kacday. Asraar kaloo yaab badan ayuu xagga cilmiga casriga ku leeyahay raqamkaasi. Laakiin dhanka Quraanka markaynu eegno aayadda ugu horreysa ee Quraanka waa bisinka Al Faatixa, waxay ka kooban tahay19xarfood. Sidoo kale aayadda 30d ee suuradda Al Muddathir ayaa raqamkaasi si toos ah u cabbireysa, waxayna oranaysaa. Si gaara buu mudan yahay inaan raqamkaasi uga hadalno, laakiin marka hore aynu qeexna xuruufta kalimadda.Kalimaddan )لا إله إلا الله(waxay ka kooban tahay nooc ahaan saddex xaraf, oo soo noqnoqota. Marka la tiriyana waxay noqonayaan 12 xaraf,ل-ا -إ-ل-ه -إ-ل-ا -ا -ل-ل-ه1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1- 1=12 xarfoodTaasoo lamida bilaha sanadka ee hijriga. Bimacnaa halkii xaraf ookamid ah wuxuu u dhigmaa 30 maalmood )hal bil(. Nebigu)NNKH( wuxuu inoo sheegey in kalmad kastoo kamid ah dikriga iyo adkaarta iyo Quraanka halkii xarafba uu u dhigamaya 10 ajar. Bimacnaa xasanad kasta waa 10 ajarkeeda. Laakiin haddii halkii xaraf ee kalmaddan aanu kor kusoo xusnay uu u dhigamaya 30 maalmood, waxay ka dhigan tahay halka xaraf inuu u dhigmo 30 darajo oo ajar ah. Taa waxay kutusineysaa inay la qiimo iyo ajar ahayn kalmadaha kalee Quraanka, dikriga iyo adkaarta. Waxayna dheertahay labo jibbaar, bimacnaa 20 darajo.Waxay sidoo kale ka kooban tahay afar kalmadood.–لا–إله– إلا-الله– 1- 1- 1- 1=4 kalmadoodTaasoo lamid ah bilaha afarta ah ee xurmeysan ee sanadka )Rajjab, Dil Qacdah, DilXajja iyo Muxarram(.Dhismo Raqameed Cajiib ah iyo Caalaqada raqamyada 7 iyo 19Haddii aayadda uu Ilaahay ku barayay nebigiisa suubban)NNKH( kelinnimadiisa iyo qiimaha cibaarada–لا–إله– إلا-اللهay ku jirtay suuradda Muxammad, aayadduna ay ahayd aayadda19d, bal aynu dib ugu laabanno, qeexid iyo calaaqada raqameed ee ka dhaxaysa kalmaddan iyo raqamka19.Ugu horreyn aanu qorna cibaarada oo dhan, dabeetana aan ku hoos qorna kalmad kastoo kamid ah inta xaraf ee ay ka kooban tahay raqamka muujinaya. Taniwaa luuqadda raqameed, ee ugu caansan luuqadaha adduunka, waxayna muujineysaa in Quraanka hadduu Carabi kusoo degey uu u soo degey dhammaan dadyowga dunida, siduuba Ilaahay meela badan taasi ku muujiyey, isagoo inooga warramaya in Muxammad )NNKH( uu u direy basharka oo dhan Carab iyo Cajamba. Haddaba luuqaddan oo cid kastaahi ay fahmi karta ayuu Ilaahay u adeegsaday kitaabkiisa si loo fahma mucjisada iyo balaaqadadiisa cajiibka ahi.Sidaa darteed aanu qorna marka hore cibaaradda oo dhan-لا- إله- إلا- الله– 4 —-3—–3—–2Kalmad kasta inta xaraf ee ay ka kooban tahay raqamka xaqiiqda ah ee tilmaamaya marka lagu hoos qora, waxaa inoo soo baxaya afartaasi raqam ee kalaah4 3 3 2.Haddaynu sidey yahiin isugu dhaweyno waxaynu heleynaa ama ay noqonayaan sidan4332,taasuna waa raqamka19oo labo mar la isku dhuftay, dabeetana lagu dhuftay inta xaraf ee ay kalmadda mubaasharatan ka kooban tahay oo ah12.12x 19×19=4332Subxanallaah!!.Waxaad isweydiisaa maxay tahay labo jibbaarka raqamkan19)yacni 19,19( iyo raqamkan12? Miyay wax calaaqa ah tiradani la leedahay raqamka7ee ah midka asaasiga u dhismaha raqameed ee Quraanka,iyo aayadaha kowniga ahi?Tiradani )4332( arqaamta aynu ku helnay waxay ahaayeen raqam mucjiseedyadani12)xuruufta kalimadda Laa’Ilaah Illaa- Allaah( x19)raqamka aayadda kujirta suuradda Muxammad ee tilmaamaysa kalimadda towxiidka( x 19 )xuruufta aayadda ugu horreysa ee Quraanka kariimka(.Haddaba haddaynu raqamyadani )12,19,19( siday yahiin isu garba dhigna sidee bay noqonayaan? Waxay noqonayaan121919.Taasuna waxaynu ku heli karnaa dhowr jibaarka raqamka7. Subxanallaah!! waa calaaqada cajiibka ah ee tirooyinkani iyo raqamka7ka dhaxaysa.7x 17417 =121919 Subxanallaah!!Haddaynu raqamyadaasi )121919( si caksi ah ka dhigno, waxay noqonayaan sidan 919121,bimacnaa taasoo ah sidoo kale raqamka7oo dhowr jibbaaran. Subxanallaah!! waa taas calaaqada cajiibka ee kalimaddan iyo raqamka19iyoraqamkeeda12d iyo raqamka7ka dhaxaysa.7x 131303= 919121Subxanallaah!!.Mar kale haddaanu ixtimaalno oo raqamka goonida ahi aanu dhexda gelinna labada raqam ee isu egna aan labada dhinac marinno waxaa inoosoo baxaysa sidan 191219, Subxanallaah!! tanina waa dhowr jibbaarka raqamka7.7x 27317= 191219 Subxanallaah!!.Haddaynu sii ixtimaalno mar kale, waxaynu sameynay labada raqam ee isu eg ayaan labada dhinac marinnay, raqamka goonnida ahina dhexda ayaan gelinnay, markaasaynu helnaay sidan 191219. Haddaba haddii tiradan aan si caksi ah u qorna waxaa inoosoo baxaya sidan 912191, subxanallaah!! tanina waa dhowr jibbaarkaraqamka7.7x 130313=912191 Subxanallaah!!.Maxaa tani loola Jeedaa?Waxaa loola jeedaa Allaah sarreeye wuxuu cibaaradda iyo oraahda ugu qurxoon ee isaga isku sifeeyay uu u doortay arqaam cajiib ah iyo xuruuf cajiiba oo aanan ka badneyn 3 xaraf, kuwaasoo sidoo kale uu horey magaciisa )Allaah( ugu soo koobay. Waxayna daliil iyo burhaan u tahay tani xaqnimada towxiidka iyo Quraanka kariimka ah ee xaggiisa ka yimid Subxaanah!!.Maxaa kale!!?Intaas oo qura maahan xaajadu, balse aynu mar kale eegno cibaaradda quruxda badan iyo xuruufteeda-لا- إله- إلا- اللهWaxay xuruufteeda ka kooban yahiin sidaan horeyba u soosheegnay saddex nooc xaraf ah, oo kala ah Alif, Laam, iyo haa’. Haddaba aynu is weydiinno xaraf kastaa oo kamid ah cibaaraddani inta mar ee uu kusoo arooray ama kusoo noqnoqday isla cibaaraddan.Xarafka alif aanu siinna raqamka 1, xarafka laam aanu siinna calaamaddan #, xarafka haa’ aanu siinna caalamaddan ¤.-ل- ا- إ- ل-

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Shakir Essa biography

Shakir Essa is a senior journalist and news tv reporter, he takes a big role on somali social media,
He wrote a famous book of ” We are behind the curtain and the ogaal daily program
currently based on cincinnati Ohio, united states

More info about Shakir Essa

The Shakir Essa Report, first aired January 2012, is a thirty-minutes, weekly investigative documentary in which he reports on African immigrant stories northern Africa, Libya and Tunisia. Shakir Essa is a social media activist in east african communities he served as manager at somali journalists and producer of Somali Today Tv


Shakir Essa was born in mid  1980s in the jameecada district of HargeisaSomaliland.[3] He attended high school in Hargeisa,

He later studied Telecommunication technologyat the international Horn University,where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. In 2004, he moved to Malaysia and pursued an advanced degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the TIU in malaysia .[3] He later on attended the cyber security and and advanced information technology at University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, USA.


He is also multilingual, speaking SomaliUrduArabicand English

FBI administrative processing

Administrative Processing FBI Name checks A DV2015 selectee from the forum named Martin has done a bit of research on the FBI name checks. These checks are not specific to DV lottery selectees, but the information gives an insight into some of the reasons why some cases are more likely to go on AP than others. In some countries there is a high chance of AP, in other countries it will happen rarely. I have also speculated that KCC might be calling for some of these checks as part of the DS260 processing – and that might be something introduced this year with the new DS260 system. Perhaps I am giving USCIS/DoS too much credit – but if true it would at least explain why the DS260s are talking so long to process compared with the previous paper based process. That would be advantageous to DV lottery selectees because as annoying as it is waiting for the DS260 to be completed, AP is far more detrimental since many AP checks failed to finish in previous years. Starting those checks earlier in the process would give AP cases a better chance to complete in time. My thanks to Martin for this informative piece! The Office of the Secretary of State for Visa Services maintains, that the FBI background check is a necessary process for sifting out terrorists, spies, and people that illegally transfer sensitive technologies. It also claims it only affects 2% of applicants, so if you’re unlucky to be chosen, be prepared to wait 12-360 days for a response, which might be a revocation of your previously approved visa. Most times, though, you would be approved. The background check level you get depends on the application data or, specifically, nationality, you will be assigned one or more categories or class. These are code named: Mantis: (potential illegal transfer of sensitive technology) Bear (for foreign government officials, representatives to international organisations, and their families) Donkey (name hits, certain nationalities) Merlin (for refugees and asylum seekers) Eagle(certain nationals of Cuba, China, Russia, Iran, Vietnam) Condor (certain nationalities e.g. Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen.) Hawk (for immigrant visas). Horse (diplomatic visa holders of certain nationalities) Pegasus (officials of Commonwealth of Independent States) Afterwards, your information is forwarded to the pertinent agencies for a very thorough check– mostly FBI. Others could be CIA, DEA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Interpol, and the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation. This is where the delay really occurs. If everything goes well, you can have your approved visa in as little as three weeks, but if there is a problem of any sort, a delay could be anything from 30 days to 360 days. The most painful part is that you don’t know exactly how long it’s going to take, and there are no step by step updates, so you are stuck in a timeless time of waiting. Here are some reasons for delay: 1. Errors in the visa submission : The US Embassy from the country you are applying might mistakenly submit your information in a wrong format (different from what the agencies want), so the agency returns the data to the embassy. This obviously prolongs the security check and approval process. This situation happens every now and then, but it seems that the various agencies are working to standardise the submission format, which would help reduce such mistakes. 2. False Hits(Especially for Visas Mantis and Visas Condor): If your name matches that of someone on the FBI’s (or any other agency’s) list, you will be subjected to more scrutiny till you are either cleared or marked as a concern to security. Imagine if you are from a country wi Copyright Britty Simon Posted by Shakir Essa

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