Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered Uyghur Muslim families to hand in religious items including prayer mats and copies of the Quran to the authorities.
Authorities in northwest China are implementing a set of “stability maintenance” measures in Xinjiang during Ramadan, but sources say restaurants have been ordered to stay open throughout the Islamic holy month as part of the directive, suggesting efforts to undermine the Muslim tradition of fasting.
A Muslim woman was running to catch a train in Chicago when five police officers tackled her, ripped off her hijab and strip searched her.
Eight months after the firebombing that killed five-year-old Ahmad Dawabshe’s baby brother and parents in the occupied West Bank village of Duma, he is still undergoing treatment in the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan.
Authorities in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang region have detained 17 people for encouraging the region’s mostly Muslim Uyghurs to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, overseas rights groups said on Monday.
Russian citizen Oqil Sharifov, who returned to his home in ex-Soviet Tajikistan on vacation earlier this year, now won’t be going back to Russia until next year after a local court sentenced the 31-year-old man to a year in jail for filming what he determined to be local police violating
Villagers in a remote part of northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang region are being forced by local authorities to spy on their neighbors, watching constantly for behavior deemed “suspicious” or opposed to Beijing’s rule over the mostly Muslim Uyghur region, sources say.
Babar Ahmad speaks to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire about his life and his ordeal in his first TV interview.
Twenty-three years have passed since Israeli-American Baruch Goldstein opened fire inside al-Khalil Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 and injuring 125.
Guled Farah and Farhia Gelle moved from Somalia to Winnipeg, Canada. They were told by Child and Family Services that they weren’t fit parents due to “broken english” and two of their children were taken from them when one had an accident and went to the hospital.