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  • OIC Summit Shows Tensions Between Key Islamist Regimes

    June 03, 2019

    Tensions at a leadership summit of the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia illustrate the competing national and geopolitical interests among members of the world's largest multilateral organization after the United Nations.

  • OIC Summit Will Focus on Israel, Islamophobia

    May 29, 2019

    The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is intensifying calls for worldwide Muslim solidarity and mobilization on "justice for the Palestinian cause" and on combating the “global problem of Islamophobia" in the runup to the forthcoming OIC Islamic Summit of Foreign Ministers.

  • OIC Summit Agenda Seeks Global Unity of Islamic Interests

    May 29, 2019

    The upcoming Mecca summit of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will focus on resolving Sunni-Shiite sectarianism in the interests of unity within the global Muslim community (umma), as well as on solidarity among the OIC’s 57 member-states on the ongoing issue of Palestinian interests vis-à-vis Israel.

  • UAE Hosts OIC Festival on Islamic Cultural Diversity, Tolerance

    April 26, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the second annual Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Festival designed by the global entity to build solidarity among OIC countries by promoting awareness of multicultural “tolerance and diversity within Islam” under the slogan of “One Nation Unified by Benevolent Cooperation, Justice and Tolerance.”

  • UAE Hosts OIC Festival on Tolerance, Justice in Islam

    April 23, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the second annual Festival of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 57-member global entity that is committed to upholding sharia principles worldwide, with this year’s event focusing on  promotion of global awareness of the  “teachings of tolerance and justice foundational to Islam.”

  • OIC Denounces US, Israel for Golan Heights Recognition

    April 23, 2019

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the US decision to recognize Israel's claims of sovereignty over Syria's Golan Heights, condemning the move as a violation of international law and UN resolutions.

  • OIC Schedules Emergency Meeting on Christchurch Response

    April 22, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has scheduled an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers from all 57 member-states that make up the global entity to consider responses to the New Zealand mosque attacks as a form of Islamophobia.

  • Pakistan Raises Profile in OIC

    March 14, 2019

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan burnished its credentials as a leader of global Islamic activities with the country’s recent election to the deputy chairmanship of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC).

  • OIC Conference Cites Islamic Values as Antidote to Terrorism

    February 11, 2019

    Presenters at a forum affiliated with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey urged the promotion of “traditional Islamic values of peace and solidarity” as the antidote to interstate divisions and suggested the Islamic theocratic model of the Ottoman Empire as a model for trust-building mechanisms between Muslims and non-Muslims.

  • OIC Expands Global Islamic Heritage Agenda

    February 06, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is expanding its programs for the promotion of global Islamic heritage with the launch of the first Annual Islamic Culture Festival, hosted by Egypt, to emphasize what the OIC leadership defines as Islamic “values of tolerance, renunciation of violence, extremism and terrorism.”

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