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OIC sets up its own rights watchdog

Source : Siraj Wahab | Arab News
ASTANA : Kazakhstan | 29 Jun 2011

In a monumental step forward, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has established a human rights panel to safeguard basic freedoms for Muslims.


NATO warships fire on Qaddafi forces — Libyan rebels

Source : Hamuda Hassan | Reuters
MISRATA : Libya | 29 Jun 2011

NATO warships off the Libyan coast fired on government forces near the strategic town of Zlitan where they are blocking rebels from advancing on the capital, a rebel spokesman said on Wednesday.

More than 90 days into a NATO bombing campaign, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is refusing to relinquish power, leaving Western states counting on a combination of rebel advances on Tripoli and an uprising in the city itself to dislodge him.


Malaysia state mulls rewarding good polygamous men

Source : Eileen Ng | AP
KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia | 29 Jun 2011

A Malaysian state governed by a conservative Islamic party plans to reward “good” Muslim men who declare their polygamous marriages and are able to take proper care of their multiple households, an official said Wednesday.

Muslim men in mainly Muslim Malaysia can have up to four wives at one time but must fulfill various requirements, including obtaining consent from existing spouses and from the state religious department.


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Saudi troops "to start leaving Bahrain"

Source : Reuters

Manama | 28 Jun 2011


Saudi Arabia will withdraw most of its security forces from neighbouring Bahrain, where they helped quell protests in March, a Bahrain government source said on Tuesday.

Security forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were sent into Bahrain in mid-March to help clear the streets of protesters who had been staging demonstrations since February. Emergency rule, imposed at the time, was lifted earlier this month.


OIC chief calls for 'decade of action'

Source : Siraj Wahab | Arab News
ASTANA : Kazakhstan | 28 Jun 2011

The secretary-general of the renamed Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called for a decade of action on political reforms and peaceful resolutions for Palestine, Libya and Syria.


‘Leaders come and go,’ says Russian envoy to Syrian opposition

Source : Associated Press
MOSCOW | 28 Jun 2011

A Russian envoy told Syrian opposition members Tuesday that “leaders come and go” — an apparent signal to Syrian President Bashar Assad that he cannot count on his ally’s unconditional support after months of protests demanding his ouster.

It remains to be seen, however, if Mikhail Margelov’s comments indicated a change in Moscow’s opposition to tough UN action on Syria for Assad’s bloody crackdown on his opponents.


ICD priorities: Financing of SMEs, food security and housing

Source : Arab News
JEDDAH | 26 Jun 2011

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), a multilateral organization affiliated with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, is currently engaged in tackling issues related to the financing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and projects providing food security and housing among member countries.

Aside from SMEs, the ICD is considering the financing of projects for providing food security among member countries on priority.


Tunisia’s Islamists say they fear planned vote delay

Source : Andre Hammond & Tarek Amara | Reuters
TUNIS | 27 Jun 2011

Tunisia’s key opposition party said on Monday it had withdrawn from a body charged with preparing for elections after this year’s uprising, saying it feared further plans by interim authorities to delay the vote.


IDB seeks new economic order

Source : P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News
JEDDAH | 27 Jun 2011

Islamic Development Bank President Ahmed Mohamed Ali called for a new economic order to promote global progress and prosperity at the group’s annual conference here Monday.


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