UN removes Isis from list of hurricane named after goddess of Egypt

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United Nations, April 18: United Nation's (UN) world Meteorological Organization (WMO) has removed Isis from the official list of future Pacific hurricane names, media reported.

The committee found it inappropriate because of eponymous militant group. ISIS is used as acronym for the militant group Islamic State. They have continued to create havoc and captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Their barbarity has no bound.

Isis no more hurricane name

The US and allied forces launched airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria in September last year.

The hurricane was named after an Egyptian goddess Isis, worshipped as a patron of nature and magic. She was an important representation of the pharaoh‟s powers.

"The Hurricane Committee removed the name Isis from the rotating list and agreed to replace it with Ivette," The Daily Mail reported citing WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis as saying.

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The WMO has rotating lists of storm names for various regions that run from A to Z alternating between male and female.

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