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Sanctions reportedly being sought by lawmakers would target Chinese companies involved in building detention camps and creating surveillance systems to track Uighurs.

China has denied allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps.

'Oppressing <em>Uighur</em> Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

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'Oppressing Uighur Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is needed to prevent a second Syria or Libya.

Beijing ramped up arrests of <em>Uighur</em> Muslims: report

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Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the country's 1.4 ...

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

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Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

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

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

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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 ...

Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Muslim <em>Uighur</em> students

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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 ...

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

Oved Lobel

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

Alex Wright

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 ...

China 'prepares DNA testing' of Muslims in Xinjiang

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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 ...

The New Arab

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 material on social media.

Usaid Siddiqui

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 New Arab

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 ...

Turkish police 'catch Istanbul nightclub killer'

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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.

Turkey arrests two Chinese nationals over Istanbul nightclub massacre

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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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