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OIC countries seek to be dependent on their own halal vaccines

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are forging a way to become self-reliant on vaccines and medicines to the Islamic nations as representatives of their respective heads of national medicine regulatory authorities are meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the first time.

Bishkek named capital of Islamic Culture

Source : Agencies / 21 May 2014

Bishkek, the capital city of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, has been declared the capital of Islamic culture in 2014, hosting five month activities to mark the event.


First Saudi woman appointed to a top OIC post

Source : Saudi Gazette / 01 May 2014

Maha Akeel, a Saudi journalist who was the managing editor of OIC journal, has been appointed the Director of Information and Public Relations at the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The appointment of a woman as a Director of a department is a shot-in-the-arm for women empowerment.


The Rohingya and the OIC: A voice against the ethnic cleansing?

Source : Aysenur Goksen / 18 Nov 2013

A delegation composed of the members from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led by Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and seven foreign ministers from member states, including Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday and travelled to Arakan State the following day. During the visit, which was due to start on Thursday, the OIC delegation is expected to visit the camps where the Rohingya Muslims live, meet representatives from humanitarian aid organizations and community leaders of both religious groups, and hold meetings with local and national authorities, including the country's vice president, Nyan Tun and foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin. The purpose of the visit was mainly to discuss the torture and repression faced by the Rohingya Muslims in the Arakan State.


OIC head of cultural affairs speaks on Islamophobia

Source : Saudi Gazette / 05 Nov 2013

An international law, represented by Article 20 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), clearly states that denigration of symbols or persons sacred to any religion is a criminal offense, according to Rizwan Saeed Shaikh, head of department of cultural affairs at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Shaikh was addressing the members of Pakistan Executive Group (PEG) as a guest speaker at Marhaba restaurant recently.


OIC cultural event highlights Islamic art

Source : Maha Akeel | Arabnews / Jeddah | 09 Mar 2011

It was a magical evening of a visual, sound and flavor festival, which combined traditional Islamic arts, music and cuisine.

Under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the spouse of the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Mrs. Fusun Ihsanoglu, hosted a cultural event from Feb. 27 to March 7 at her residence in Jeddah, which was attended by princesses, spouses of members of the diplomatic corps, artists and distinguished guests.


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