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
Press Releases from the OIC General Secretariat
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 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 Secretary General Receives Ambassador of the Peoples 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
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 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 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 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
OIC General Secretariat Calls on Member States and Humanitarian Organizations to Commemorate Orphans Day
12/06/2016 - |
The wide range of disasters, wars and crises witnessed across the OIC Member States left in their wake countless victims, as well as hundreds of thousands of orphaned children. The rights of an orphan are high among the priority rights prescribed in Islam as well as in all other heavenly religions.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has paid particular attention to the issues of orphans. It had launched a special program for the welfare and protection of orphans, after th... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Terrorist Attack in Aktobe
10/06/2016 - |
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has strongly condemned the recent deadly terrorist attack in the city of Aktobe, Republic of Kazakhstan, which killed a number of civilians and security forces, and injured many more.
While expressing his condolences to the people and government of Kazakhstan as well as to the bereaved families, the Secretary General pledged the OIC's support to the government of Kazakhstan in i... read more
OIC Secretary General Condemns Car Bomb Attack in Istanbul
07/06/2016 - |
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemned the car bomb attack in Istanbul on 07 June 2016 that killed at least 11 people and injured many more in the holy month of Ramadan. He offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, Government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of lives, and wished early recovery to the&n... read more