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Saudi move to relax male guardianship welcomed by women’s advocates

By Heba Kanso BEIRUT, May 5  – A move by Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by further relaxing a controversial male guardian system was tentatively welcomed on Friday as another small step for women in the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia is well known as one of the world’s most

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EXCLUSIVE: OIC Chief Calls for Fixing the Global Humanitarian System

By Hesham Youssef Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The plight of refugees has once again reached the world’s screens. This time, it is not the sight of drowned children washed up on the beach or news reports about capsized boats overcrowded with refugees; It is U.S. President Donald Trump’s

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Saudi Secretary-General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Resigns

DOHA, November 1 – The Saudi secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resigned on Monday for health reasons, according to a statement from the organisation. Iyad Madani, 70, had held the post since 2012. A statement by the IOC said Saudi Arabia had nominated Yusuf al-Othaimeen, a former minister of social affairs, as

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Defying ICC Arrest Warrant, Sudan’s Bashir Arrives in Indonesia

KHARTOUM, March 7 – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Indonesia on Sunday, defying an international warrant for his arrest, to attend an Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit, the Sudanese state news agency said. The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Bashir in 2009 and 2010, accusing him of masterminding genocide and

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