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Buddhists to protest against OIC visit to Myanmar

Source : Agencies | 12 Nov 2013

Hundreds of Buddhists in Rangoon and the Arakan State capital of Sittwe are planning to protest against a visit to Myanmar by a high-level delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) this week.

Tens of thousands of Muslims are have been in temporary camps for more than a year. Tensions in the area remain high, and rights groups say the stateless Rohingya continue to face abuses and restrictions.

Stop Muslim Infighting in Ramadan: OIC

Source : Agencies | 25 Jul 2013

Appealing for solidarity during the holy fasting month, the world's largest Muslim organization has urged warring parties in the Muslim world to halt infighting during Ramadan.

OIC asks for a seat for the Muslim world on the UNSC

Source : Agencies | 20 Apr 2013

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said that there must be a seat for allocated for the OIC in the UN Security Council (UNSC). Talking to Today's Zaman as he is getting ready to leave the Presidency of the OIC at the end of this year after serving for nine years, İhsanoğlu evaluated the current status of the organization that has 57 member states and is the largest international organization after the UN.

OIC Urges UN Action on Burma Muslims

Source : IslamOnline | 17 Apr 2013

Appealing for UN intervention to stop attacks on Muslims in Burma, a world Muslim body has urged the Burmese government to allow in a ministerial delegation to discuss anti-Muslim violence in the Buddhist country.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls on "Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organization's appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit" Burma, the OIC said in a statement cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

OIC channel to confront Islamophobia, boost unity

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | 20 Feb 2013

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation yesterday emphasized its plan to establish an effective satellite television channel to confront Islamophobia and strengthen economic ties between member countries.

“We’ll hold a four-day meeting of experts at OIC headquarters here from Saturday to discuss various aspects of the project in order to present it at the next meeting of OIC information ministers,” said Essam Salim Al-Shanti, director of the media department.

Islamic nations begin summit in Cairo amid disputes with Iran over Syria

By Agencies | 06 Feb 2013

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit began in Cairo on Wednesday as leaders of 56 Islamic nations gathered to push for a solution to the crisis in Syria amid disputes with Iran.

With Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad making an ice-breaking visit to Egypt after 34 years of estrangement, the two-day meeting will focus on how to stop bloodshed in Syria, where Tehran is one of President Bashar al-Assad’s last allies.

Turkey calls on OIC members to recognise Syria opposition

Source : Agencies | 16 Nov 2012

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Muslim nations to recognise a fledgling Syrian opposition coalition on Thursday and warned Turkey had both the will and capacity to defend its borders if violence continued to spill over.

Speaking at an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ministerial meeting in Djibouti, Davutoglu hailed the formation of the new opposition grouping as an "important achievement" and said President Bashar al-Assad's regime was on its last legs.

Obama urged to raise the issue of Rohingya Muslims

Source : Agencies | 13 Nov 2012

No Myanmar reply to OIC plea for a humanitarian office

By Jassim Abuzaid | 18 Oct 2012

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said the OIC had not received formal notification from the government of Myanmar that it will not open an OIC humanitarian office in Myanmar.

He noted that the OIC, once this issue is clarified, would discuss developments at the meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Djibouti in November.

Islamic body urges Myanmar to recognize Muslims

Source : Agencies | 02 Oct 2012

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world's largest Islamic body on Saturday to "treat carefully" the issue of the Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar because it could affect the "reform" process underway in the country, also known as Burma.

Over the past year, Myanmar has introduced the most sweeping reforms in the former British colony since a 1962 military coup. A semi-civilian government, stacked with former generals, has allowed elections, eased rules on protests and freed dissidents.

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