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Tunisia’s key opposition party said on Monday it had withdrawn from a body charged with preparing for elections after this year’s uprising, saying it feared further plans by interim authorities to delay the vote.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


Syria's exiled opposition seeks Russian support

Source : Reuters
Damascus | 28 Jun 2011

Members of Syria's opposition in exile said they would use a visit to Moscow on Tuesday to urge Russia to condemn a violent crackdown on protests in the Middle Eastern nation.

Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were due to meet Moscow's Africa envoy Mikhail Margelov, who has been involved in Rusian efforts to mediate in North Africa and the Middle East -- regions that have been hit by a wave of popular uprisings.


Palestinian leaders vote to go for UN recognition

Source : Mohammed Daraghmeh | AP
RAMALLAH : West Bank | 27 Jun 2011

The West Bank Palestinian leadership formally decided to press ahead with efforts in September to win UN recognition of a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, in what could be a blow to efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.


'Israel, US bases in Gulf within reach of Iran's missiles'

Source : Ali Akbar Dareini | AP
TEHRAN | 28 Jun 2011

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander claimed on Tuesday that his country is capable of producing even longer range missiles than the ones it now has but won’t make them because Israel and US bases in the Gulf are already within its reach.


Present a pivotal time for OIC: Summit promises to be lively one

Source : Siraj Wahab | Arab News
ASTANA : Kazakhstan | 27 Jun 2011

The next few days here could prove to be extremely important for the global standing of both Kazakhstan and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) as the foreign ministers of the organization’s 57 member states convene their annual summit.


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