OIC Watch

  • EU, OIC Seek Cooperation on Common Interests in Europe

    February 17, 2017

    The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 57-member multilateral organization that claims to represent Muslims worldwide, met in Brussels to explore an agenda for intensified dialogue and partnership on issues of common interest in Europe.

  • OIC Advances Global Sharia Finance with Law Project

    February 08, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Islamic Development Bank, working with regional and national banking and finance authorities in Africa and Asia, is sponsoring a Model Sharia Law Project with the goal of regularizing and globalizing Islamic financial markets and products.

  • OIC Threatens Retaliation for US Embassy Move in Israel

    January 23, 2017

    A meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers concluded with a rebuke to the incoming US presidential administration for its plans to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and a warning of OIC actions against the US for such a "hostile move."

  • OIC, UNESCO Explore Future Partnership

    January 11, 2017

    At a recent meeting with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova pushed for bolstered cooperation between UNESCO and the OIC to reduce global "conflict, intolerance, and hatred – often fueled by misconceptions and ignorance" of Islam.

  • Turkey Donation Underlines Key Role in OIC

    January 02, 2017

    Turkey's recent funding tranches to multiple institutions of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) underscore the country's key role as a founding member and strategic actor in the "principles, activities, and objectives" of the organization that asserts it represents the world's 1.6 billion Muslims.

  • OIC Info Chiefs Agree on Global Social Media Strategy

    December 30, 2016

    Information Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member-states have concluded a conference in Saudi Arabia on the development of an integrated, global OIC multi-media strategy, with aims to address "growing terrorism and Islamophobia" and with commitments for continuing OIC media activism on Israel-Palestinian issues.

  • OIC Hails UN Security Council Vote on Israeli Settlements

    December 30, 2016

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc in the UN General Assembly, hailed as "historic" a UN Security Council vote that condemned Israel for building settlements in the Palestinian Territories.

  • OIC Ministers Strategize on "New Media and Islamophobia"

    December 20, 2016

    Information Ministers from the 57 member-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are convening in Saudi Arabia to discuss the group's strategy for using new media "to fight terrorism and to combat Islamophobia and strengthen the unity of the worldwide community of Muslims."

  • UN Supports Closer Cooperation with OIC on Violent Extremism

    November 22, 2016

    While it pledged support for a plan by one of the major financial institutions of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to invest nearly $9 billion to counter the globalization of Islamist extremism and violence, the UN General Assembly critiqued the fact that only 18 of the 57 member states of the OIC belong to the global coalition against the Islamic State.

  • OIC Emergency Meeting Deals with Sunni-Shiite Violence

    November 16, 2016

    Foreign Ministers from the 57 member-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are holding an emergency meeting to address the alleged ballistic missile launch by Iran-supported Houthi militia in Yemen against the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the latest spillover and escalation of the Yemeni proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran.

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