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The International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem concluded its sessions in Ankara, Turkey As part of observing the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the OIC and the UN in partnership with the government of Turkey organized a joint International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem in Ankara, Republic of Turkey, on 12-13 May 2014. read more
International Islamic Fiqh Academy demands immediate release of female students abducted in Nigeria The International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), a subsidiary organ of OIC, issued a statement on the abduction of female students in Nigeria where it expressed utmost indignation and strong condemnation of what has been reported in the media about the Nigerian group "Boko Haram" of kidnapping and detaining a group of students from their schools and announcing that they will deal with these girls as captives and slaves and offering them for sale or forcing them to marry. read more
OIC increases its involvement in the efforts to stop violence and social disintegration in the Central African Republic Following the appointment of Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal as the OIC Special Envoy for the Central African Republic by His Excellency Iyad Ameen Madani, OIC Secretary General, Special Envoy Dr. Gadio visited Bangui twice and established contacts with all stakeholders and parties in order to bring an immediate end to violence and displacement of population in CAR. read more
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
Terrorist Attack on Police Convoy outside Kabul Shocks the OIC Secretary General 01/07/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack that targeted a convoy of police personnel outside the capital of the Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul, on Thursday, 30th June 2016, leading to the death of at least forty police officersand injury of many more others.

In expressing his sadness over the incident, the OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani... read more

OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks at Ataturk Airport 29/06/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday evening, 28 June 2016, killing and maiming many innocent people. Madani expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Government and people of Turkey and wished the injured quick recovery.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani reiterated the solidarity of OIC and its firm support for Tur... read more

OIC Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Alqaa in Lebanon 28/06/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on Al-Qaa in the Baalbek province of Lebanon on 27 June 2016, which killed and injured many innocent citizens. The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, denounced these heinous criminal acts and expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the dead and to the Government and people of Lebanon and wished all the injured quick recovery.

Madani reaffirmed the solidarity of OIC with Lebanon... read more

OIC Secretary General Condemns the Terrorist Attack on a Hotel in Mogadishu 27/06/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack that targeted the Naso Nablod hotel in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu on 25th June 2016 causing the death of at least fifteen people, including the Somali Minister for the Environment, Buri Hamza and injury of scores of others.

Mr. Madani expressed his condolences to the Government of the Republic of Somalia and to the families of th... read more

OIC Calls on Authorities in Myanmar to Investigate Destruction of a Mosque 26/06/2016 -

An unidentified mob partially destroyed a mosque on June 23 and other buildings in the mosque compound in Thuyethamain village, Bago Region near central Myanmar. According to reliable sources, the attack erupted after a dispute about a building under construction in the mosque compound. One Muslim man was injured during the attack, and is currently receiving treatment for head injuries in hospital. It was reported that the authorities have since taken control of the scene, however Muslim... read more

OIC Distributes Ramadan Aid to Rohingya Families in IDP Camps 26/06/2016 -

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has distributed more than 550 bags of rice (50kg each) through the NGO HUMANiTi Malaysia during the month of Ramadan. 

“More than 1100 families living in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, received aid,” said Dr. Syed Hamid Albar, President of HUMANiTi Malaysia and OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar. 

Syed Hamid said the OIC&... read more

OIC Secretary General Receives Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China 24/06/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, received in his office on 22nd June 2016 H.E. Mr. Li Huaxin, the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on important regional and international issues, including peace and security, countering radical extremism and terrori... read more

The OIC Calls for Nonintervention in the Internal Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain 22/06/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation stressed that it follows with satisfaction the efforts exerted by the Government of Bahrain to establish the institutions and rule of law and promoting the exercise by the Bahraini citizens of all their legitimate rights. The OIC urged all stakeholders in the country to place the high interests of Bahrain and its people ahead of all other considerations.

The OIC underlined the need for all external parties not to int... read more

The OIC Condemns the Terrorist Attack against Jordanian Border Guards in Rukban Area on the Border with Syria 22/06/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the terrorist attack on Jordanian border guards in Rukban area on the border with Syria, which claimed the lives of many Jordanian soldiers and injured others.

The OIC Secretary General expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the king, government and people of Jordan, reiterating the OIC’s solidarity with the Hashemite King... read more

OIC Exploring Establishment of a Mechanism for Cooperation with Humanitarian Organizations to Channel Relief to the Needy 22/06/2016 -

The Council of Non-Governmental Organizations enjoying OIC consultative status held its second meeting today in Jeddah, at the OIC General Secretariat’s headquarters. The meeting is scheduled for two days ending tomorrow Thursday, 23 June 2016.

At the opening session, the President of the IDB Group, Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ali, delivered a statement in which he called on the participants to examine ways to activate the resolution adopted by the Islamic... read more

OIC Holds Iftar with Local Rohingya Community in Malaysia 19/06/2016 -

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in partnership with HUMANiTi Malaysia, an NGO, held an iftar to celebrate Ramadan by bringing together more than 500 members from the local Rohingya refugee community.

Rohingya children and families joined in the blessings of this holy month at the iftar event held at the Saidina Othman Ibn Affan Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday, 18 June 2016.

The Director General of the OIC Cabinet and Special Advisor, Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimeen,... read more

OIC Welcomes the Partial Liberation of the City of Falluja in Iraq 19/06/2016 -

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) commended the Iraqi army on the successesin its war against Daesh terrorist organization and the liberation of key parts of the city of Falluja. It considered such successesas important step towards eradicating the terrorist elements and violent extremism and enable the liberation of the whole city of Falluja and the other areas seized by&nbs... read more

OIC Implements Ramadan Activities in some Member States in Partnership with Humanitarian Organizations 15/06/2016 -

In the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's efforts in the holy month each year, its humanitarian offices carried out at the beginning of Ramadan humanitarian activities in a number of Member States, in partnership with several humanitarian organizations, especially in Palestine, Somalia and Central Africa and (for the Syrian refugees) in Turkey. These activities and projects are aimed at helping the neediest families in an attempt to provide the bas... read more

OIC Delegation Meets Officials and Muslim Community in Kingdom of Cambodia 15/06/2016 -

Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, Director General of the Cabinet and Chief Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led a delegation to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 13-14 June 2016 on behalf of the OIC Secretary General Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani.

Dr. Al-Othaimeen held meetings with H.E. Dr. Osman Hassan, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Mr. Oush Borith, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, in the capita... read more

OIC Secretary General Receives ISESCO Director General 13/06/2016 -

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, received on Sunday, 12 June 2016, at the General Secretariat headquarters the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Othman Al-Tuwaijri.

The two parties discussed the main files relating to education, culture and communication, within the framework of the reinforcement of complementarity and coordination among OIC Specializ... read more