July 2011

Fifteen die in bomb and knife attacks in restive Chinese province of Xinjiang

  • Sun, 07/31/2011 - 12:00

At least 15 people have died in a weekend of violence in China's restive far western province of Xinjiang, as fears rise that tensions between the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority native to the region and the majority Han Chinese are set to explode again.

China knife attack and explosions leave several dead

  • Sun, 07/31/2011 - 12:00

Two men knock down and stab pedestrians as blasts are heard, leaving several dead and injured in Xinjiang

'Eruption of violence' in China's Xinjiang

  • Sun, 07/31/2011 - 12:00

Four Uighur suspects killed by police in clashes following twin knife attacks that left 10 civilians dead.

Weekend violence in Uyghur region kills 14

  • Sun, 07/31/2011 - 12:00

A blast in a northwest China city killed three people Sunday afternoon, state media reported. Police subsequently shot and killed four suspects and arrested four more.

Deadly Attacks in Kashgar

  • Sun, 07/31/2011 - 12:00

At least 14 people were killed and 40 others injured in fresh violence in the ethnically torn Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region over the weekend, according to state media and other reports.

UN Human Rights Committee Raises Concern over the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Its Review of Kazakhstan

  • Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:00

In concluding observations and recommendations released today, a United Nations expert body noted with concern that Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member state Kazakhstan “may be willing to rely” on diplomatic assurances provided within the SCO framework “to return foreign nationals to countries where torture and serious human rights violations might occur.”

Understanding the Hotan (Xinjiang) Riot in China

  • Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:00

The riot in the Uighur –dominated Hotan town of Xinjiang on 18 July 2011, resulting in loss of human lives (14 shot dead by Police and 4 others killed), has happened within few days after the second anniversary of the serious disturbances that took place in the region on 5 July 2009.

China's Uighur Problem: One Man's Ordeal Echoes the Plight of a People

  • Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:00

Who is Ershidin Israil? An Islamic terrorist? A brave journalist? Or a Chinese spy? This much appears to be clear. In 2009 after riots convulsed Xinjiang, the tumultuous northwestern region of China that is home to the ethnic Uighur people, the 38-year-old teacher decamped to neighboring Kazakhstan.

Xinjiang: Let them shoot hoops

  • Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:00

THE situation in Xinjiang, said a Chinese foreign-ministry official in early July, is “good and stable”. Less than two weeks later, on July 18th, the restive region in China’s far west was again rocked by violence. Officials say police opened fire on separatist rioters in the oasis town of Khotan, killing 14.

Security And Islam In Asia: Lessons From China's Uyghur Minority

  • Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:00

The death of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011 has once again put the media spotlight on Al-Qaeda. The movement’s weakening due to the loss of its main leader does not amount to its elimination:

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