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Syria, Mali Take Center Stage at Islamic Summiti
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February 06, 2013 9:00 PM
Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are holding a summit in Cairo. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the first visit to Egypt by a leader of the Islamic Republic, is among those taking part. Historically, the OIC has been tepid on political issues, but in a time of sweeping change within its member states, some hope the forum will grow more dynamic. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has more from Cairo.

Syria, Mali Take Center Stage at Islamic Summit

Published February 06, 2013

Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are holding a summit in Cairo. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the first visit to Egypt by a leader of the Islamic Republic, is among those taking part. Historically, the OIC has been tepid on political issues, but in a time of sweeping change within its member states, some hope the forum will grow more dynamic. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott has more from Cairo.


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