Islamic leaders gather for summit shunned by Saudi Arabia | AFP

Leaders of Muslim nations, including Saudi rivals Iran, Turkey and Qatar, attend a summit in Kuala Lumpur, which analysts say is aimed at rivalling the OIC, a 57-member pan-Islamic body headquartered in the Saudi city of Jeddah. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday mounted a veiled attack on the summit, saying such gatherings would weaken Islam. IMAGES

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Family photo of states leaders attending the OIC meeting in Mecca | AFP

State leaders attending a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca pose for a family photo ahead of a meeting called by Saudi Arabia as it ratcheted up tensions with regional rival Iran after a series of attacks. IMAGES

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OIC urges recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), seeking a coordinated response to the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.