Islamic Development Bank and Azerbaijan sign financing framework deal News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Development Bank is set to provide a financing framework for Azerbaijan through a new agreement.  The IsDB and the country’s Ministry of Economy signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperative funding structure to potentially strengthen the bank’s support for Azerbaijan’s social and economic development, according to a release by … Read more

Malaysia’s top court declares several Islamic laws in Kelantan state unconstitutional News

Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel’s report that questioned his memory, handling of docs WASHINGTON: A special counsel report released Thursday found evidence that President Joe Biden willfully retained and shared highly classified information when he was a private citizen, including about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, but concluded that criminal charges were … Read more

Organization of Islamic Cooperation issues 1st bulletin on Israeli crimes against Palestinians News

DUBAI: Since the eruption of the latest war in Gaza on Oct. 7, the international community has sought an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and a clear pathway to a two-state solution as a means to settle the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has made it clear he would not allow the … Read more

Islamic Civilization Village project to boost visitor experience in Madinah News

Designs for Saudi Arabia’s planned Royal Diriyah Opera House celebrate both tradition and modernity DUBAI: Opera houses ring the Arab world like a necklace of pearls, as shining embodiments of sophistication and taste, and in their ornate settings offer local audiences the best in regional and international performances. In 1869, the Khedivial Opera House in … Read more

IsDB Institute begins developing Islamic Finance Knowledge Pavilion Marketplace News

The Islamic Development Bank Institute has kicked off the development of the pioneering Islamic Finance Knowledge Pavilion Marketplace. The pavilion will provide a digital marketplace of validated solution providers (institutions, consultants, and experts) in Islamic finance and economic development, and offer a one-stop shop for listing opportunities and seamless digital experience in the matchmaking of … Read more

Islamic Ministry exhibition draws 50k visitors in Morocco News

Saudi culture ministry launches Arabian Leopard story competition to mark international day RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture announced the launch of the Arabian Leopard Story Competition on Tuesday as a digital contest directed at children and adolescents, the state-run SPA news agency reported. The completion runs until Feb. 10, coinciding with the International Day … Read more