Saudi chief of major Islamic body resigns
JEDDAH: The world’s largest pan-Islamic body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, said its Saudi chief resigned Monday, days after infuriating Egypt over a remark that mocked President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. OIC Secretary General Iyad Madani “has resigned for health reasons”, the Jeddah-based organization said in a statement, two days after Cairo condemned the comment that provoked outrage among Egyptians. Saudi Arabia has nominated its former minister of social affairs, Youssef Al-Othaymeen, to replace Madani, the statement said. Egypt’s foreign ministry said it supported the nominee, “appreciating the important role Saudi is doing in the support of the activities and goals of OIC”.