OIC Watch

  • 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.

  • Russia, OIC Host Islamic Economic Summit

    May 22, 2017

    The strategic economic cooperation between the Russian government and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is on full display at this week's 9th Islamic World International Summit in the Russian city of Kazan, with over 50 countries participating in an economic "Expo" to boost Islamic investment in the Russian region of Tatarstan.

  • OIC Group Announces $1 Billion in Trade, Finance Support

    May 22, 2017

    The Saudi-based International Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC), part of the diverse entities comprising the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announced that it will sign $1 billion in new financing frameworks this week to support the development of strategic economic sectors in OIC member states, especially in Africa.

  • OIC Places Rights Commission in Saudi Arabia

    May 18, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) inaugurated the headquarters for its Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission, which is committed to implementing international human rights standards subject to sharia law, in Saudi Arabia to improve the country's negative international image caused by a poor human rights record.

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