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

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

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

China to deploy 'Night Tigers' to Syria

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 ...

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

Umar Lateef Misgar

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

Comment: Having an ally as strong as China in international diplomatic circles, could prove instrumental to the Kashmiri cause, writes Umar ...

Emanuel Stoakes

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

In-depth: Uyghur Muslims seeking refuge in Cairo are being forced to return to China, while others have gone into hiding, fearing persecution - or worse - upon deportation.

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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 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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped by armed gunmen last month in ...

Beijing makes Ramadan difficult for China's Muslims

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Beijing makes Ramadan difficult for China's Muslims

Beijing authorities are reportedly making the Ramadan holy month as difficult as possible for observant Muslims in China's 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 ...

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 ...

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 Uighurs are ...

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority <em>Xinjiang</em>

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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 ...

The New Arab

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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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 ...

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb injures dozens in Pakistan days after major attack

An explosion targeting a judge in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta has injured at least 13 people, just days after an IS-claimed suicide ...

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

The New Arab

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

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

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.

China's giant leap towards the GCC

Naveed Ahmad

China's giant leap towards the GCC

Comment: Beijing is known for its long-term pragmatism, and is investing massively in the infrastructure needed to develop oil and gas imports, ...

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