OIC

A fragmented OIC?

A fragmented OIC?

Today, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is fragmented for numerous reasons. These include the Saudi-Iran rivalry, Saudi-Qatar rivalry as well as the competing interests and priorities of various member states. Recently, the organisation has taken a great leap by inviting India as a ‘guest of honor’ in the 46th session of its Council of […]

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Trump Hits Palestine Again

Trump Hits Palestine Again

In a series of blows to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, moved the U.S. Embassy there and cut funding to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees. Then, last week, Washington said it would withdraw US$25 million in support from hospitals in East Jerusalem. In a current decision, […]

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OIC and the Trump decision

OIC and the Trump decision

Formed in 1969, spanning over four continents with 57 member countries, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which claims to be a ‘collective voice’ of the Muslim world, has gradually lost its effectiveness due to internal rift and competing national interests among its member states. However, Trump’s recent decision on Jerusalem has presented the OIC […]

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Trump, Jerusalem and the OIC Summit

Trump, Jerusalem and the OIC Summit

The emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states was held in order to collectively condemn the American decision of making Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with other state dignitaries represented Pakistan at the conference. The Trump’s decision not only sparked the condemnation from the […]

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Sailing through Arab-Ajam Syndrome!

Sailing through Arab-Ajam Syndrome!

All indicators point that ongoing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have peaked off. Both are poised to continue struggling with the debris of over-reaction, however. In the first place Iran over-reacted to execution of a Saudi national by the Saudi government; in the second place Saudi Arabia overreacted to an attack over its embassy […]

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Burma’s Burning Rohingya’s Crisis

Burma’s Burning Rohingya’s Crisis

  Rohingyas are the 1.3 million Muslim minority ethnic group residing in the Rakhine state of Burma, formerly known as Arakan. According to UN, Rohingyas are the most persecuted community in the world. Labelled as world’s most persecuted people, Rohingya are now becoming Asia’s new boat people. Since 2012, there has been a forcible displacement […]

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GAZA & Inane World Response

GAZA & Inane World Response

Howard Zinn once remarked, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” So, did the meetings of the United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry with Egyptian and Arab League leaders bring anything tangible? If not, your visits Mr. Kerry were pointless. How about stopping the 4 billion […]

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