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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.

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on ...

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.

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 harassment, writes James Snell.

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 ...

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 ...

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Comment: In the absence of US support in the Middle East, China is turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for a PR triumph, writes ...

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

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.

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 ...

Uighurs for sale

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

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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch is urging Kazakhstan to keep two Kazakh asylum seekers instead of sending them back to China, over worries that the two men ...

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 ...

Hundreds of Uighur refugee children are orphans in Turkey

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Uighur refugee children are orphans in Turkey

Uighur children are being orphaned after their parents travel to China to visit family, never to be heard from again.

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