All you need to know about Uighur “Jihadis” in Syria- Interview with Haytham Mouzahem

The Levant News — Here is an interview with Dr. Haytham Mouzahem, President of Beirut Center For Middle East Studies, regarding the Uighur fighters in Syria: Q- Is there now clear and undisputed evidence emerging from Syria of a significant Uighur presence? What is their number? I have seen everything from 100 up to several …

Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China’s embassy

By Olga Dzyubenko for Reuters – A suicide bomb attack on the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital last week was ordered by Uighur militants active in Syria and carried out by a member of the East Turkestan Islamic movement, Kyrgyzstan’s state security service said on Tuesday. The suicide bomber, whose car rammed the gates …

China says seeks closer military ties with Syria

The Levant News — China wants to have closer military ties with Syria, state media on Tuesday cited a senior Chinese officer as saying during a rare visit to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of …

UK lists East Turkistan Islamic Movement as terrorist group

The Levant News — The British government has officially listed the East Turkistan Islamic Movement as an Islamic terrorist and separatist organization. The latest list has officially listed the Turkistan Islamic Party as a terrorist group. The TIP is also known as the East Turkistan Islamic Party and the East Turkistan Islamic Movement. In describing …

Uyghur leader questions Pakistan’s silence on Beijing’s Ramadan ban

Uyghur leader Dolkun Issa accuses Pakistan of turning a blind eye to the Muslims of Beijing. The Levant News — Uyghur leader Dolkun Issa has questioned Pakistan’s silence on the Beijing imposed ban on Xinjian’s Muslim population from observing Ramadan. In a statement which has been widely circulated across East Asia, Issa said Pakistan which …