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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.

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 billion.

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 an explosive court case in Kazakhstan

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately ...

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 sizeable ...

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

The New Arab

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 ...

China's Uighur oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

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 ...

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang

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 ...

Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

The New Arab

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 latest target of IS in new propaganda video

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 39 people dead.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Laith Saud

The Othering: Justifying the persecution of the world's Muslims

Comment: Inventing some barbaric enemy allows the equally false creation of one's own heroic identity, writes Laith Saud.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

IS agents in Thailand 'to hit Russian interests'

Ten Syrians linked to the Islamic State group entered Thailand in October to attack Russian interests there, Thai police said in a leaked ...

Turkish connection probed in Bangkok bomb search

AAAJ and agencies

Turkish connection probed in Bangkok bomb search

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish man who is the husband of a Thai suspect already being sought in connection with ...

AAAJ and agencies

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to China after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants, but ...

Turks outraged by reports of Ramadan ban in China

AAAJ and agencies

Turks outraged by reports of Ramadan ban in China

Ties between China and Turkey are strained as demonstrators took to the streets of Turkish cities to protest against China’s reported ban on its ...

Obama rolls the dice in Iraq...kind of

Michael Brenner

Obama rolls the dice in Iraq...kind of

Obama’s decision to launch a major new project in Iraq to be augmented by up to 1,000 more American troops reveals how IS/Iraq/Syria his ...

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