Backed by the kingdom's oil wealth, the crown prince is pushing once-close allies to follow Riyadh’s lead.
The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
Islamic summit ends in Malaysia with PM Mahathir Mohamad saying Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, and Qatar are considering "trading using the gold dinar and barter" as a hedge against any future economic sanctions.
Numan Kurtulmus praised Turkey’s development under the AK Party leadership and said his country was taking all necessary steps to establish a humanist world order.
Ainon Mohd, Communication Coordinator between Ankara, Kaula Lumpur, Islamabad on their joint efforts to tackle anti-Muslim sentiment, told TRT World that there is more to come besides launching a TV channel to tackle anti-Muslim hatred worldwide.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses on Thursday.
Islamabad scrambles to play a balancing act to pacify allies in the Muslim world.
Since India revoked Article 370, effectively ending Kashmir's autonomy, the region has been facing a lockdown, curfews and more while tensions between neighbours Pakistan and India have skyrocketed.
A Malaysian court ordered former prime minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB.
At the UNGA in September, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said India "invaded and occupied" the disputed region. His comments lead to Indian traders calling for a boycott of Malaysian palm oil.
Turkey's Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun says a joint TV project between Turkey, Malaysia, and Pakistan is only an element of the struggle against anti-Muslim sentiments.
Blazes have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters and thousands of security forces to tackle them. In recent days, fires sent toxic smog floating over Malaysia triggering a diplomatic row.
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