The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

The New Arab

Turkey envoy slams US senators over Uighur comments

US senators have accused Turkey of mistreating muslim Uighurs who have escaped prosecution in China.

Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The New Arab

Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uighur crackdown

The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill urging President Donald Trump to toughen his response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority.

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

James Snell

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and ...

Jan-Peter Westad

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Lawyers and activists are calling for the UK to ban Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over the alleged use of forced labour involving Uighur Muslims.

David Powell

Is the coronavirus pandemic encouraging authoritarianism?

Comment: As China uses the Covid-19 pandemic to try to repair its international reputation, other nations look to increase the remit of their ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK urged to suspend imports from Chinese 'prison camps'

The World Uyghur Congress and the Global Legal Action Network called on the British government to suspend cotton imports from China's Xinjiang ...

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Comment: Authoritarian governments from China to the US are weaponizing the coronavirus to seize greater power, writes Sam Hamad.

US lawmakers push to ban imports from Xinjiang

The New Arab & agencies

US lawmakers push to ban imports from Xinjiang

US lawmakers are calling for action after a report found major brands, including Coca-Cola, Patagonia and Nike, are suspected of directly or ...

Tasnim Nazeer

Uighurs for sale

Comment: Big brands must be held responsible for forced Uighur labour, no matter how far down their supply chain, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

China's detained Uighur Muslims forced to work in factories

The New Arab & agencies

China's detained Uighur Muslims forced to work in factories

When Uighur detainees 'graduate' from Chinese camps, many are believed to be sent to work in factories producing products for global brands.

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

Uighur activists say coronavirus measures causing widespread hunger

The New Arab & agencies

Uighur activists say coronavirus measures causing widespread hunger

Activists are also concerned the virus could spread to detention camps where more than million Muslim minorities are being held.

CJ Werleman

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

Opinion: Documents leaked of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims are final proof Beijing is carrying out cultural genocide in Xinjiang, or what was once independent East Turkestan, writes CJ Werleman.

Sabena Siddiqui

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

Stopping short of completely ignoring the situation in the Kashmir Valley since the Indian government completely scrapped its special status, ...

The New Arab & agencies

China's appalling mistreatment of Uighurs exposed in leak

A new leak confirms that China's surveillance and mistreatment of its Muslim citizens is far wider-reaching than first thought.

The New Arab

China 'may use' coronavirus as cover for Uighur deaths

Uighur Muslims with relatives held in Chinese 'concentration camps' say they live in fear the government will pin the deaths of their loved ones ...

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its ...

Hind Berji

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

The addition of the Chinese language to Saudi curriculums reveals a carefully planned strategic partnership that points beyond linguistic ...

Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

The New Arab & agencies

Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

Apple is engaged in a conflict with the US government over its refusal to unlock the Pensacola gunman's phones, citing security concerns of its ...

US Congress urges action into China's Uighur abuse

The New Arab & agencies

US Congress urges action into China's Uighur abuse

US lawmakers have urged action into China's treatment of the minority Muslim Uighur population.

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

Narjas Zatat

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

As China gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the country continues to face accusations of horrific human rights abuses against its Uighur ...

Most Popular

Most Popular