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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) secretariat has called on the Member States and humanitarian organizations to commemorate Orphan’s Day in the Islamic world.

The UN Secretary-General has appealed to the people of the Central African Republic to lay down their weapons and end the bloodshed and killings in their country.

Charitable non-governmental organizations have pledged USD 400 million to alleviate the plight of millions of Syrians affected by the Arab country’s nearly three-year-long conflict.

Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion she told OnIslam.net had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian.

Rights group Amnesty International has censured Saudi Arabia for not addressing the “dire human rights situation” in the kingdom.

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Takfiri militants killed 190 civilians and held over 200 others hostage in Syria’s western province of Latakia in August alone.

Over two million Syrian refugees are now living outside their country and more than four million are displaced inside Syria, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Human Rights Watch criticized the UN Security Council resolution ordering the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal for failing to deliver justice for the conflict’s victims.

No Attack On Syria, London

Over 2,000 anti-war activists from around the UK marched from Embankment, past the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street, to Trafalgar Square.

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