Uighur News – the latest from Al Jazeera

China

Egypt arrests Chinese Muslim students amid police sweep

Scores of Uighurs forced to flee in Cairo and Alexandria after police sweep on Beijing's request, rights groups say.

Egypt arrests Chinese Muslim students amid police sweep

Asia

China bans 'abnormal' beards, veils in Xinjiang

Beijing says new rules are necessary to fight 'extremism' but rights groups have called similar restrictions repressive.

China Uighurs: Ban on long beards, veils in Xinjiang

Asia Pacific

China's Communist Party hardens rhetoric on Islam

Regional Chinese officials make repeated warnings about threat of religious 'extremism' during meeting in Beijing.

China's Communist Party hardens rhetoric on Islam

China

ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.

ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

War & Conflict

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

Uighur

For Uighur exiles, Kashmir is heaven

A second and third generation of Uighurs far removed from their Chinese homeland find home in Jammu and Kashmir.

For Uighur exiles, Kashmir is heaven

Opinion

Is China changing its policy towards Uighur Muslims?

Neighbouring states are questioning China's ability to treat its Uighur population fairly and halt terrorism.

Ahmed Rashid

by Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid

ISIS/ISIL

Indonesian forces kill two Chinese Uighur fighters

Men were fighting for ISIL-linked group led by Santoso, Indonesia's most-wanted man.

Indonesian forces kill two Chinese Uighur fighters

China

China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Chinese courts convicted 1,419 people last year for national security and "terrorism" crimes, top judge says.

China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Special series

The Guantanamo 22

How a group of men from China's Uighur community were sold in Afghanistan and imprisoned in Guantanamo as terrorists.

Uighur

China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

Beijing says the dead were behind an attack on a mine in September that killed 16 people.

China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

Asia Pacific

Malaysia makes arrests over deadly Bangkok blast

Authorities to question eight people, including four ethnic Uighurs, over blast that left 20 dead in Thailand's capital.

Malaysia makes arrests over deadly Bangkok blast

Reporter's Notebook

Terrified of returning to Xinjiang

Uighurs say China's policies are encouraging radicalisation in the region.

Interactive

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.

Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

Human Rights

Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China

Rights groups and Turkish protesters condemn Bangkok's decision to deport minority Muslims.

Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China