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OIC Member States Underline Protection of Palestinians against Israeli Crimes

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SHAFAQNA - Heads of Muslim states who gathered in Turkey for a special summit on recent Israeli massacre Gazans called for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinian people against Israeli crimes. In a final communiqué…

Muslim leaders discuss al-Quds at OIC emergency meeting in Istanbul

SHAFAQNA - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convenes an urgent summit in Istanbul on Washington’s contentious declaration on Jerusalem al-Quds, with the Turkish foreign minister urging Muslim nations to respond by pressing the…

OIC Launches Awareness Campaign on Rohingya Suffering

SHAFAQNA - The Department of Information Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has launched an awareness campaign on social media to highlight the issue of the Rohingya Muslim minority persecuted in Myanmar. This follows…

Heads of OIC Member States to Discuss Plight of Muslims in Myanmar: Iranian President

SHAFAQNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the heads of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) plan to hold a separate meeting in Kazakhstan about the ongoing “human tragedy” in Myanmar. Speaking to…

Can the OIC save Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - In 2016, the UNHCR reported that over 31 million Muslims from seven Islamic countries – 12 million from Syria, 4.7 million from Afghanistan, 4.2 million from Iraq, 2.9 million from Sudan, 2.6 million from Somalia, 2.5 million from…

OIC Drafts Declaration on Palestine

SHAFAQNA- Drafts of the documents on the pursuit of peace in Palestine discussed at the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit were finalized and are ready to be endorsed at the heads of state meeting on the final day of the two-day…

OIC to Include Islamophobia in 2016 Summit Agenda

SHAFAQNA- Sartaj Aziz, Special Adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently said that increasing hardships of Muslims overseas and the issue of Islamophobia will be part of the agenda of the OIC summit to be held in February next…

Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards Planned at OIC General Secretariat

SHAFAQNA- With a view of promoting culturally acceptable, safe and high quality halal food products, a conference on harmonizing halal standards and creating a mutually-accepted accreditation and certification system for halal is to be held…