OIC Watch

  • OIC Rejects Jerusalem Decision, US Role in Conflict

    December 18, 2017

    Leaders of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation issued a statement from their emergency summit on the recent US recognition of Jerusalem that rejected the US and Israeli positions as "null and void" and that called for a new OIC-led alliance rejecting Washington's role in any future negotiations for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Turkish President Uses OIC Summit to Assert Muslim Leadership

    December 14, 2017

    Turkey's president called the emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to demand a unified position by the global Islamic block of 57-member-states against America's declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, using the OIC meeting to claim his leadership of Muslims worldwide and to position himself as the Muslim defender of all Arab peoples against Israel.

  • Turkey Calls Emergency OIC Meeting over Jerusalem

    December 14, 2017

    Turkey's President has called for an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss cutting diplomatic ties with Israel by all members of the 57-member-state global entity, calling the US announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a "red line" for Muslims worldwide and warning of a "ring of fire" in reaction to the status issue.

  • OIC Steps up Rail Project to Integrate Member-States

    November 28, 2017

    The 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced plans at its recent economic summit in Istanbul to accelerate its Transafrican Dakar-Port Sudan rail network project, in partnership with the African Union and China, to create a “multimodal transport corridor” to boost the economic development and trade integration of African OIC member-states.

  • OIC Chiefs Discuss Global Islamic Economic Integration

    November 20, 2017

    Government ministers from the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are holding a summit in Turkey to discuss the integration of transnational transport corridors that can expand and deepen the OIC as a global economic bloc committed by the organization’s charter to sharia principles and goals.

  • OIC Takes Annual Halal Expo to Turkey

    November 20, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Halal Expo in Turkey this month as the "World Halal Summit," bringing together heads of state and private and public sector stakeholders from the OIC's 57 member-states in a platform aimed to position Turkey as a global center of the $1.5 trillion Islamic finance industry.

  • OIC Criticizes Yemeni Houthi Missile Launch at Saudi Capital

    November 15, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a statement of "deep concern" over the recent launch of a ballistic missile by Iran-backed Houthi militias at war with Saudi-backed forces in Yemen’s ongoing civil war.

  • OIC Chief Slams Israel for "Disfiguring" Jerusalem

    November 08, 2017

    As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Secretary General announced that the global Islamic entity will cooperate with UNESCO in programs to combat the destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage and artifacts, he condemned Israel as an occupying power using policies "to alter and disfigure" the demography and cultural heritage of East Jerusalem.

  • OIC, GCC Create Body Promoting Political Cooperation

    November 01, 2017

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have established a high-level joint commission to develop an agenda for strategic cooperation on priority "political issues for the Muslim world."

  • OIC Body Pushes UN on Media Coverage of Islam

    October 25, 2017

    At a recent conference, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the UN to combat the "increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric and violent acts in Europe and the US” and to cooperate with OIC member-states to "promote freedom of expression in a responsible manner."

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