OIC Watch

  • OIC Puts Israel in Crosshairs over Mosque Controversy

    July 28, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has warned Israel that the OIC's 57 member-states hold Israel responsible for the escalating tension over access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and that Israel has provoked Muslims worldwide by "making the political conflict into a religious one."

  • Indonesians Protest Israel's Mosque Policy

    July 24, 2017

    Muslims in Indonesia demonstrating against Israel's imposition of restrictions on access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem have called on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as the representative of the global Islamic community, to pressure Israel to provide access to and security for the mosque.

  • OIC-UN Conference Focuses on Jerusalem Developments

    July 19, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a conference in Azerbaijan on the increasingly tense conditions in Jerusalem, with specific focus on the OIC's core concerns of access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli government policies "aimed at judaizing Jerusalem and altering its historic landmarks as well as its Arab, Islamic and Christian character."

  • OIC Condemns Israel for Mosque Shutdown

    July 17, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli government's decision to temporarily cut off access to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem in the aftermath of violence at the site, characterizing the decision as blatant attack on holy places and religious freedoms of Palestinian Muslims.

  • Bangladesh Wins Bid for 2018 OIC Foreign Ministers Conclave

    July 14, 2017

    Bangladesh won its bid to host the 45th Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 2018, reflecting the significance of South Asia as an operational environment for the global Islamic entity.

  • OIC Foreign Ministers Tout Counter-terrorism Efforts

    July 12, 2017

    The 44th summit of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) committed the global Islamic entity to economic and cultural cooperation to combat terrorism and congratulated the 57 member-states for "promoting positive dialogue and tolerance and for rejecting violent extremism.”

  • Turkey Will Host OIC Meeting on Global Markets, Food

    June 14, 2017

    Turkey will host the 57 member-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the 5th annual World Halal Summit, convening public- and private-sector stakeholders committed to promoting growth in global markets and standards for goods, textiles, and biopharmaceuticals produced in accordance with sharia law.

  • EU Envoy Explores Cooperation with OIC

    June 02, 2017

    The EU Ambassador to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met with OIC Secretary-General in Saudi Arabia to expand on concrete modalities for EU-OIC cooperation on "peace, dialogue, and counter-terrorism," with the OIC leader speaking on behalf of the 57-member-state global organization that claims to represent Muslims worldwide.

  • OIC Fund Continues Growth in Islamic Project Finance

    May 31, 2017

    The Islamic Solidarity Fund, established by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support education and welfare needs and micro-financing opportunities in the poorest of the organization's 57-member states, reports that sustained contributions from key OIC member-states enabled continuing growth in project financing during 2017.

  • OIC Chief Calls for Global Muslim Solidarity

    May 26, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Muslims worldwide to show solidarity in "rallying the forces and safeguarding the rights" of the global Islamic community (ummah) against threats and characterized the Saudi Arabia-based OIC as the voice of moderation in international Islam.

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