Pakistani PM urges Islamic nations to mediate in Ukraine warMarch 22, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday urged foreign ministers from Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia's war in Ukraine, appealing also to China's top diplomat to join the effort.
Iranian diplomats arrive in Saudi Arabia after yearsJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Saudi Arabia to represent Tehran in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, state TV reported Monday.
The report said the diplomats arrived several days ago, marking the first time that Saudi Arabia is receiving diplomats from Iran since 2016.
Islamic world pitches ways to aid desperately poor AfghansDecember 19, 2021 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Islamic countries scrambled on Sunday to find ways to help Afghanistan avert an imminent economic collapse they say would have a “horrendous” global impact.
The hastily called meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad ended with a promise to set up a fund to provide humanitarian aid through the Islamic Development Bank, which would provide a cover for countries to donate without dealing directly with the country's Taliban rulers.
Pakistan to rally Muslim countries to help AfghanistanDecember 18, 2021 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is rallying Muslim countries to help Afghanistan stave off an economic and humanitarian disaster while also cajoling the neighboring country's new Taliban rulers to soften their image abroad.
UN rights chief: Israeli strikes in Gaza may be war crimesMay 27, 2021 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The top U.N. human rights body on Thursday passed a resolution aimed to intensify scrutiny of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, after the U.N. rights chief said Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and faulted the militant group Hamas for violations of international law in their 11-day war this month.
UN body asked to up scrutiny of Israel’s human rights recordMay 26, 2021 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to set up a permanent commission to report on human rights violations in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.
Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other’s ties to itMay 16, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A league of Muslim nations on Sunday demanded that Israel halt attacks killing Palestinian civilians amid heavy fighting between it and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, even as fissures between countries over their recognition of Israel emerged.
NZ says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolationMarch 22, 2019 GMT
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 and called for solidarity to eradicate "hate-filled ideologies...
The Latest: OIC condemns US embassy move to JerusalemMay 14, 2018 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local):...
Head of Saudi-based Islamic group resigns after Egypt jokeNovember 1, 2016 GMT
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...