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Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

China demands all mosques to raise national flag

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China demands all mosques to raise national flag

Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association said.

Al-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

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Al-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

Beset by infighting and assassinations, the extremist group has been driven from nearly all of the northern province of Aleppo in the past three ...

China bans Hui Muslim children from religious activities

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China bans Hui Muslim children from religious activities

The educational authorities in China's Linxia county are enforcing new measures to further curb the influence of religious education in the ...

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Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

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China to deploy 'Night Tigers' to Syria

The Chinese Ministry of Defence intends to send troops from its Special Operations Forces to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's ...

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Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim Uighur students

Chinese students from the Uighur ethnic minority have been detained in Egypt in a broad police sweep that has shaken the country’s ...

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Is al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate adopting IS tactics in Russia?

Comment: If the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda is adopting the technique of remote radicalisation, there are serious implications - not least for ...

Middle East meets Far East: Trying out <em>Uighur</em> cuisine

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Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our series focused on Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Dilara in East London's Finsbury Park, where ...

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China 'prepares DNA testing' of Muslims in Xinjiang

China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of Muslim-majority Xinjiang amid human rights ...

After name ban, China arrests Muslim for 'tweeting Quran'

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After name ban, China arrests Muslim for 'tweeting Quran'

A Muslim woman in China's troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has been arrested for posting passages from the Quran and other religious ...

China's <em>Uighur</em> oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

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China's Uighur oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

Comment: The Chinese state oppresses some of its Muslim communities while working closely with others. Beijing's restrictions on Uighurs are ...

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

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China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

Chinese authorities have banned Islamic baby names in the country's largest Muslim province, as part of a crackdown on alleged "extremism" that ...

Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

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Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

A report released by Israel's foreign ministry claims that thousands of Muslim Chinese are fighting in the ranks of militant groups, including ...

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China's communists to take harder line against 'Islamic extremism'

A series of recent speeches by top Chinese officials has shown that the government intends to increase control over the country's Muslims under the pretext of fighting extremism.

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China latest target of IS in new propaganda video

A chilling video showing Chinese children undergoing military training with the Islamic State group highlights a new threat for Beijing of ...

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Turkish police 'catch Istanbul nightclub killer'

Turkish state TV have said police caught an IS-linked gunman who shot dead 39 people on New Year's night at an Istanbul nightclub.

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Turkey arrests two Chinese nationals over Istanbul nightclub massacre

Two Chinese men of Uighur origin have been arrested over the mass shooting at Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve, which left ...

Suspected shooter in Istanbul New Year attack 'identified'

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Suspected shooter in Istanbul New Year attack 'identified'

A known Uzbek militant with links to IS is said to be identified as the man held responsible for the killing of 39 people in Istanbul on New ...

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Turkish media run 'selfie video' of alleged nightclub gunman

The video broadcast on Turkish television shows the alleged gunman filming himself with a phone at Istanbul's Taksim Square.

China and Saudi Arabia hold joint anti-terrorism drills

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China and Saudi Arabia hold joint anti-terrorism drills

Special Forces from each side exchanged combat skills and tactics, as China says it faces a growing threat from terrorism due to its increasing ...

Muslim-Chinese 'Mandela' awarded prominent human rights prize

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Muslim-Chinese 'Mandela' awarded prominent human rights prize

A Chinese professor, sentenced to life in prison for 'separatism', won a human rights prize today for his work in improving communication ...

Islamic State flaunt 81-year-old fighter in propaganda bid

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Islamic State flaunt 81-year-old fighter in propaganda bid

The self-proclaimed caliphate flex their militant muscle by releasing photos of their elderly extremist

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