OIC warns of exploiting Islamophobia phenomenon

Updated 12 November 2012
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OIC warns of exploiting Islamophobia phenomenon

Jeddah: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said today that it will present its 5th report to Islamophobia Observatory during the 35th meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers to be held in Djibouti on Thursday.
The OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu warned in a press statement today that the West has been witnessing a process of institutionalization and legitimization of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in a systematic process over the past five years.
The report cautioned of the exploitation of religion for political purposes which may threaten global peace and security, noting in this regard the incident of burning the Holy Qur’an in Florida, the United States of America, and the film which offended the Prophet and broadcast on ‘YouTube’ as the most prominent violations against the Islamic religion.
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.