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Islamic world mulling measures against countries following U.S. move on Jerusalem

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 18, 2018. The 57-member OIC on Friday vowed to take “all necessary steps” to prevent other countries from following the U.S. example of moving their Israel embassies to Jerusalem. (Xinhua/Anadolu Agency)

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Palestinian PM calls for multi-sided mechanism to handle conflict with Israel

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

ISTANBUL (Xinhua) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Friday reaffirmed a call for a multi-sided international mechanism to be set up to help resolve the conflict with Israel, as the Islamic world is mulling over how to respond to Israeli violence against Palestinians and the U.S. relocation of its Israel embassy to Jerusalem. Addressing […]

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Turkey to host OIC emergency summit over Gaza violence

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANKARA, (Xinhua) — Turkey will host an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday over Israeli violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced Tuesday. Yildirim has invited his counterparts from five countries, Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar and Algeria, to join the emergency summit by phone, state-run […]

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We want to improve halal industry, says Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has underlined the OIC’s keenness to cooperate with Russia to bolster trade and investment, including encouraging trade and finance and boost the Halal industry as well as rural and agricultural development. Addressing the launch ceremony of the 10th International Economic Summit entitled Russia-Islamic World: […]

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OIC expresses concern over Rohingya, Palestine issue

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

ANKARA – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “deep concern” over the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, adding that the violence “reached the level of ethnic cleansing”. In a declaration on Sunday from the 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the OIC […]

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OIC forms committee to handle Rohingya issue

By   /  May 6, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

DHAKA: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday decided to form a ministerial committee to handle and monitor the Rohingya issue internationally. The decision came on the last day of its Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting. Abubacarr Tambadou, Gambia’s attorney general and justice minister, tabled the proposal. The committee will collect information and evidence […]

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation commission reviews rights of children in Muslim countries

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Organization of Islamic Cooperation commission reviews rights of children in Muslim countries

JEDDAH: The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) is revising the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) covenant on the rights of children in Islam to reinforce their rights in member states. Dr. Raja Naji Al-Makkawi, who was representing Morocco at the session, told Arab News that the Islamic child rights convention has not sufficiently highlighted some […]

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International Women’s Day: OIC Calls for Review of Women’s Conditions

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Religion  /  Comments Off on International Women’s Day: OIC Calls for Review of Women’s Conditions

Date: 06/03/2017 On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, on the 8th of March, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen, stressed that the day bears a particular interest for the OIC. It is an opportunity to emphasize the importance OIC accords to women’s role […]

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