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  • Turkey, OIC Extend Islamism into Caribbean with Suriname Visit

    November 30, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Islamic Development Bank is expanding the footprint of the 57-member, global Islamic entity into the Caribbean, organizing a visit by Turkey's Foreign Minister to Suriname to discuss deepening trade and infrastructure investment by the OIC in the Caribbean region.

  • OIC Calls for Respect of Islam, Limits to Free Speech

    October 03, 2018

    The Foreign Ministers’ Council of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a statement at the opening of the UN General Assembly calling for the conditionalizing of free speech according to the responsibility to respect “ethical, moral, and legal obligations” relating to Islam’s “revered personalities and symbols.”

  • OIC Uses Financial Power to Promote Economic Integration

    September 11, 2018

    The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, which belongs to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Islamic Development Bank Group, and the League of Arab States have signed an agreement aiming to accelerate “intra-Arab trade,” showing the OIC’s use of soft power to achieve regional economic integration among its members.

  • OIC Denounces Dutch Cartoon Competition

    August 03, 2018

    The Secretary General of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned Dutch politician Geert Wilders' announcement of a cartoon competition featuring images of Islam's prophet Mohammed, rejecting Wilders' claim that the contest constitutes an important exercise of free speech.

  • OIC, Muslim League Condemn Israel for Jewish Nation-State Law

    July 23, 2018

    The two largest organizations representing Muslims worldwide, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim World League, condemned Israel’s new “Jewish nation-state” law, arguing that the legislation violates international law, constitutes racism, and “ignores the historical rights” of Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

  • OIC Meeting Pushes for Taliban Peace Talks

    July 11, 2018

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a global entity claiming to speak on behalf of the world’s Muslims, is convening a conference of Islamic scholars to explore mechanisms for achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan by encouraging the Islamist extremist Taliban to negotiate an end to its 17-year jihad against the Afghan government.

  • OIC Bank Seeks to Expand Global Islamic Finance, Sharia Ideas

    July 09, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Islamic Development Bank is touting its AAA rating by Moody's Investors Service as it aims to leverage the rating for the launch of a $2.5-billion sharia-based bond offering that will support development in OIC countries and that will help to spread sharia ideas through a new innovation incubator called Engage.

  • OIC Lauds Anti-Israel UNGA Resolution

    June 22, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has lauded a UNGA resolution calling for the creation of an international protection mechanism for Palestinians and condemning Israel for its use of force during recent clashes with Palestinians at the Gaza border.

  • OIC-led Coalition Condemns Israeli Settlements

    June 04, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has joined with the Arab Red Cross Organization and Arab Red Crescent to condemn Israeli settlement in the Palestinian Territories and call on the international community to take measures against Israel "to ensure enforcement of international law."

  • OIC Calls for UN Protection Force for Palestinians in Gaza

    May 21, 2018

    An emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened in Istanbul called on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to address Israel's response to Palestinian protests at the Gaza border and the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by establishing an "international protection force" for the Palestinians.

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