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Researchers believe that the actual number of Uighurs suspected of being forced into the cotton picking industry could be hundreds of thousands higher.

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man picking olives

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man picking olives

Muhammad Salibi, 77, was beaten by Israeli forces who ordered him to leave his own land and stop picking his olives.

Tunisian family of alleged Nice knifeman in disbelief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian family of alleged Nice knifeman in disbelief

The family of a 21-year-old Tunisian man were shocked to hear of his involvement in the killing of three French church-goers on Thursday.

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers begin attacks on Palestinian olive farmers

Israeli settlers and forces have been attacking Palestinian olive farmers, in the wake of harvesting season.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative poppy ...

Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

Two Syrian farmers were killed and three others injured in a Syrian regime attack in Idlib province.

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, ...

Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

The New Arab

Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

Upgrade comes after Amnesty International discovered security risks with a Covid-19 tracing app

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

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.

Italy's Salvini boycotts Nutella for using 'Turkish hazelnuts'

The New Arab

Italy's Salvini boycotts Nutella for using 'Turkish hazelnuts'

Italy's ultranationalist party leader revealed to rally-goers he no longer ate Nutella because its key ingredient was being imported from ...

Uighur researchers say China running more 'concentration camps'

The New Arab & agencies

Uighur researchers say China running more 'concentration camps'

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement said on Tuesday it has documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain Uighur ...

Muhammad Shehada

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Comment: Israel is looking stop the Palestinian Authority economically disengaging from its occupier, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The New Arab

Masked Israeli settlers beat elderly Rabbi assisting Palestinian farmers

Eighty-year-old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai suffered blows to his head and a broken arm after masked settlers attacked him with a crowbar for helping ...

CJ Werleman

The NBA should stop whitewashing Chinese crimes against Uighurs

Comment: In a shameful pursuit of profit, the NBA is curtailing freedom of speech and helping brush Chinese human rights abuses under the rug, ...

The New Arab

Israeli settlers burn Palestinian olive trees as harvest begins

Israeli settlers have burned down dozens of Palestinian olive trees near occupied Nablus.

China '<em>harvesting</em> organs' from Muslim Uighur minority

The New Arab

China 'harvesting organs' from Muslim Uighur minority

The China Tribunal made the allegations at the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the Chinese government of taking hearts, lungs, kidneys and ...

Abdul Razzaq al-Hawassali

Syria's fuel crisis reveals a corrupt Assad regime

Comment: Syria's corrupt fuel industry cannot blame its woes purely on sanctions, writes Abdul Razzaq al-Hawassali.

Syrian refugees exploited <em>harvesting</em> hazelnuts for chocolate giants

The New Arab

Syrian refugees exploited harvesting hazelnuts for chocolate giants

Syrian refugees, some of them children, are toiling long hours for less than the minimum wage on Turkey's hazelnut farms to supply confectioners ...

African, Asian students had to work on Israeli farms

The New Arab

African, Asian students had to work on Israeli farms

'I feel humiliated, exploited,' recounts one student, made to work more than 12 hours a day as part of a masters'degree offered by Tel Aviv ...

'Greening the desert': What drives militants' environmentalism?

Austin Bodetti

'Greening the desert': What drives militants' environmentalism?

Analysis: Propaganda or genuine concern? From al-Qaeda to the Taliban, armed groups have long been pushing demands for environmental ...

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