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Global conference in Kuwait seeks to raise $1.5 bln for Syrian refugees

By Agencies | 30 Jan 2013

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah pledged $300 million on Wednesday to help fund humanitarian efforts for millions of Syrians affected by nearly two years of conflict.

Announcing the pledge at an aid donor conference, al-Sabah added that “horrifying reports” of violence had raised questions over the future of Syria and aid efforts had to be redoubled.

Speaking at the conference, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to all combatants in Syria’s civil war to stop fighting “in the name of humanity.”

Islamic leaders urge Muslims to engage other faiths

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | KL | 06 Oct 2012

Muslims have all the potential to engage in dialogue with other faith communities and they should do it effectively in order to bring about communal harmony and strengthen global peace and stability, said Professor Zaleha Kamaruddin, rector of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Extraordinary Muslim summit in Mecca: Saudi King warns against ‘sedition’

Source : Middle East Online | 23 Jul 2012

Call to promote China-Muslim ties

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News | 07 Jul 2012

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) organized an international conference in Beijing recently, highlighting the long-standing history and cooperation between China and the Muslim world.

The conference titled “China and the Muslim World: Cultural Encounters” discussed topics such as the historical relations between China and the Muslim world, China and the Muslim World in global context, as well as topics related to art and culture.

"Russian Ijmaa" on Jihad and Ideological Split of Muslim Community

By Dr. Ruslan Kurbanov | IslamiCity | 15 Jun 2012

Last week of May a whole cascade of revolutionary events has fallen upon Moscow. All of them have happened on the first in the Russian history International Theological Conference "Islamic doctrine against radicalism" or immediately after it. This Conference has taken place on May 25-26 in Moscow hotel "Ritz-Carlton".

Social media can help spread Islam

By Nadeem Al-Hamid | ArabNews | Jeddah | 24 May 2012

The International Forum on Introducing Islam, which concluded here yesterday, emphasized the importance of the interfaith dialogue initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and said it must be used as a means to spread the message of Islam.

GCC chief sees union a reality

Source : Sharif M. Taha | Arab News | Riyadh | 25 May 2012

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdulatif Al-Zayyani said yesterday that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s proposal to move the GCC from a cooperation to a union would soon become reality.

Al-Zayyani, speaking on the 31st anniversary of the founding of the GCC, extended congratulations to the leaders of the member states on the occasion. The GCC was announced in Abu Dhabi on May 25, 1981.

Muslim Scholars Meet in Russia on Radicalism

By Ruslan Kurbanov | OnIslam | Moscow | 23 May 2012

A host of Muslim scholars and religious leaders will gather in the Russian capital this week to issue a fatwa condemning radicalization and extremism.

In a conference themed "Islamic Doctrine Against Radicalism", about 50 Russian muftis and imams and nearly 40 prominent Muslim scholars and thinkers will meet in Moscow on May 25.

The two-day conference is organized by International Center “al-Wasatya” (Kuwait), Scientific-Educational Center (Russia) and the International Union for Muslim Scholars.

Prophet’s Path Conference held in Turkey

Source : Agencies | Gaziantep | 12 May 2012

The Islamic World has been shaken by social strife and political upheavals in recent years. Hoping to begin the process of dealing with the many of complex issues facing Muslims, renowned Islamic leaders from 60 countries gathered recently in the southern Turkish province of Gaziantep for a conference titled “In the Path of the Prophet: Solutions to Social Problems.”

OIC to hold conference on refugees in Muslim world in Turkmenistan

Source : Cihan | 24 Apr 2012

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is preparing to organize an international ministerial conference on “Refugees in the Muslim World” in Ashgabat, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The conference will take place on May 10-11. According to a press statement from the OIC, the main objective of the conference is to highlight the organization's support for member states as they assist large-scale refugee populations, as well as the mandate and responsibility of the UNHCR towards refugees.

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