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Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national territory to claw his way back into relevance.

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

Tanbirul Miraj Ripon

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

Ankara vows response to French ban on Turkish group

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Ankara vows response to French ban on Turkish group

Turkey has vowed to respond to France's ban of Erdogan-linked Grey Wolves group.

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Pompeo urges Indonesians to oppose China's Uighur persecution

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Indonesian Muslim groups not to be swayed by China on the Uighur issue.

Al-Sharif Nassef

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and ...

Yousef H. Alshammari

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a ...

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Family of Covid-hit Egyptian doctor face removal from UK

The wife and children of Basem Enany, an Egyptian cardiologist hospitalised with Covid-19, could be forced to leave the UK when his work visa ...

Uighurs tell of 'intimidation and harassment' from Chinese government

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Uighurs tell of 'intimidation and harassment' from Chinese government

The 5,000 Uighurs resident in Australia, many of them former refugees and their families, say they 'continue to live in fear'.

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Nearly 40 nations demand China respect Uighur human rights

The US, Japan and many EU countries urged China to respect Uighur human rights.

Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

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Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

Birth rates in Muslim-majority Xinjiang have decreased in what critics are calling the outcome of a government-led forced sterilisation of ...

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

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China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a million are held ...

US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

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US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

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Satellite imagery reveals skyrocketing number of China's internment camps

Satellite images from Xinjiang show where hundreds of prisons have been constructed since 2018 to accommodate China's mass incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups

Aniqah Choudhri

A-level U-turn comes too late for Britain's BAME students

Comment: The government's dire handling of A-level exam results will hit already disadvantaged students the hardest, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

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France seeks UN-led mission on China's 'indefensible' Uighur treatment

France's foreign minister has proposed a UN-led observer mission to evaluate the treatment of China's Uighur Muslim population.

Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

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Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

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Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

At least 435 Uighur intellectuals have been imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

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Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

China slams Britain's comments on Uighurs as 'slander'

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China slams Britain's comments on Uighurs as 'slander'

Exiled Uighurs this month called for the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate China for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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