Latest Organization of Islamic Cooperation News

Saudi-based Islamic group condemns attack on Saudi airport

Jun. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the Houthi rebel attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha regional airport, which wounded 26, and said it supported Saudi policies aimed at countering "the forces of darkness and terrorism." The 57-nation organization released a statement...

Afghan president says he'll visit Pakistan to improve ties

Jun. 4, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country's uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations. Ghani said he agreed to visit Pakistan's...

Saudi king slams Iran's 'terrorist acts' at Islamic summit

May. 31, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran over recent attacks targeting the kingdom, describing the incidents on Saturday in a speech before Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca as "terrorist acts" that threaten global energy supplies. It was the monarch's strongest words yet since...

The Latest: Islamic summit defends Palestinian statehood

May. 31, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The world's largest organization of Islamic nations has completed a summit in Islam's holiest city of Mecca with leaders and delegates from 57 states emphasizing their support for a Palestinian state. The...

The Latest: Iran's president says stay focused on Palestine

May. 31, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to a summit of Muslim countries saying they need to remain focused on the Palestinian issue. In a letter published on the...

Saudi King Salman urges international effort to thwart Iran

May. 30, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Islam's holiest city of Mecca on Friday with a call for the international community to use all means to confront Iran, but he also said the kingdom remains committed to peace. King Salman delivered his...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...