NZ says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolation
ISTANBUL (AP) — New Zealand's deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in prison...
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on tensions between India and Pakistan (all times local):
Pakistan's foreign ministry says the world's largest body of Muslim-majority...
The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on a bomb attack targeting a church in the southern Philippines (all times local):
The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen.
The general secretary of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Yousef Al-Othaimeen has also expressed his "deep indignation" at Sunday's terrorist attack.
UN rights resolution would condemn abuses against Rohingyas
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path to citizenship for the embattled minority.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A summit of religious scholars organized by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called for a new cease-fire in Afghanistan, a request already dismissed out of hand by the Taliban.
The summit held by the 57-nation organization ended Wednesday. Participants issued a communique asking all sides in the conflict to put down their arms and begin "direct Afghan negotiations" to end the country's nearly 17-year war.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation is hosting a two-day conference to encourage peace talks to end Afghanistan's nearly 17-year war.
The OIC, a 57-nation organization based in Jiddah, began the summit on Tuesday.
The gathering includes senior religious scholars who will "discuss ways of contributing to the efforts of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan," the organization said.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Muslim nations on Friday condemned Israel and the inauguration of the American embassy in contested Jerusalem as a "provocation and hostility against" the Islamic world, while Turkey's president called for action, including a peacekeeping force.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local):
The world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations says it "strongly rejects and condemns" the White House's "deplorable action" to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A grouping of Islamic countries said Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims is a "serious and blatant violation of international law" and it is calling for international support in solving the crisis.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation issued a joint statement Sunday at the end of a two-day conference in Bangladesh, which has taken in more than 700,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar since August.
Turkey’s president to meet Pope Francis, discuss Jerusalem
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president is on his way to Italy to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican, where the status of Jerusalem is expected to top their agenda Monday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before leaving Turkey on Sunday that the United States is "alone" in the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Muslim leaders to convene extraordinary summit for Jerusalem
ISTANBUL (AP) — Leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries will meet Wednesday in Istanbul for an extraordinary summit to discuss "repercussions" from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation session aims to produce a "unified Islamic position." The umbrella organization of 57-members called U.S. President Donald Trump's statement last week an "illegal decision" and a "serious escalation."
UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday calling on Myanmar's authorities to end military operations against Rohingya Muslims, ensure their voluntary return from Bangladesh and grant them "full citizenship rights."
Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees.
Malaysia, which has urged Myanmar to stop what it calls a policy of genocide toward Rohingya, is hosting a meeting of foreign ministers from OIC nations in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday to discuss the crisis.
Head of Saudi-based Islamic group resigns after Egypt joke
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The secretary-general of the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has resigned just days after making a joke about the purportedly frugal ways of Egypt's president, the group said.
Egyptian FM warns Muslim bloc after its mocking of el-Sisi
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Minister has protested remarks by the chief of the world's largest bloc of Muslim countries, for mocking Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Sameh Shukry warned Iyad Madani, the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, on Saturday that Egypt will be "reviewing its position toward the secretariat of the organization."
Muslim bloc concerned over Kashmir violence
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The head of world's largest bloc of Muslim countries has expressed concern over human rights violations in India-controlled Kashmir, which has seen weeks of deadly clashes between Muslim protesters and police.
Iyad Madani, the secretary-general of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation, told a news conference in Pakistan that the situation in Kashmir was deteriorating and urged the international community to act.