Protection of refugees an Islamic duty, says UNHCR

By RIYADH: WALAA HAWARI, ARAB NEWS STAFF The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ended a two-day international ministerial conference on refugees in the Muslim world in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, yesterday. The conference focused on the refugee situation in the Muslim world. The […]

OIC to dispatch humanitarian aid to Syria

By JEDDAH: GALAL FAKKAR, ARAB NEWS STAFF The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will send humanitarian assistance to Syria after Damascus gave its consent to the move, the Jeddah-based organization announced yesterday. “The OIC secretariat received a written letter from the Syrian government allowing it to send humanitarian aid […]

OIC rights commission and the challenges ahead

By EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU ARABNEWS With the approach of the first official session of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Feb. 20, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is embarking on a path replete with challenges, not the least of which is promoting and protecting human […]

OIC/Australia: Ihsanoglu seeks to establish new international relations in his official visit to Canberra

JEDDAH,15 Rabi al-Awwal/7 Feb.(IINA)-The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu will lead a high level delegation in his official visit to Australia starting next Sunday, 11 February 2012. Ihsanoglu is set to visit a number of cities where he will meet with the Australian […]

OIC to launch Syria initiative

By IBRAHIM NAFFEE | ARAB NEWS Published: Feb 8, 2012 23:52 Updated: Feb 8, 2012 23:52 JEDDAH: The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is making international efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis following a veto by Russia and China at the UN Security Council that foiled ratification of a […]