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Muslim Uighurs kneel on prayer carpets outside of Id Kah Mosque at the end of Ramadan month in Kashgar, Xinjiang province western China. Source: Pete Niesen/Shutterstock

China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:39

FOR centuries, acts of terror have been employed to instill fear in the populace, however today the world is witnessing an unprecedented amount of attacks.

China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard at Davos on Tuesday

Tibetans and Uighurs protest in Geneva

  • Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:44

Around 150 Tibetans and Uighurs protested in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday against a visit to Switzerland by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.

Cutting Tools Must be Registered With Police, Authorities in a Xinjiang County Say

  • Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:32

The move appears aimed at discouraging use of the tools as weapons in terrorist attacks in the volatile region.

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 16, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a former university professor from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority is facing a life sentence for separatism, as critics warn the prosecution will worsen in violence-wracked Xinjiang.  GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:39

A town in the restive region of Xinjiang has ordered that citizens engrave their ID numbers on all knives.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi holds a meeting with Interpol president Meng Hongwei (left) in Beijing.  BERNAMA pix.

28 militants deported to China since 2013, thanks to intel-sharing effort: Zahid

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:22

Malaysian police have arrested and deported 28 militants back to China since 2013.

World Report 2017: China

  • Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:18

Authorities made no moves in 2016 to lift restrictions on fundamental human rights and end pervasive ethnic and religious discrimination in Xinjiang, home to 10 million predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and an increasing number of Han Chinese migrants. 

Police Shoot Dead Three Terror Suspects in Xinjiang

  • Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:35

At the South China Morning Post, Violet Law reports that police on Sunday shot and killed three people suspected to have been involved in a terror attack two years ago in Pishan, Hotan, a region that has experienced many attacks in recent years.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 6, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]

Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation

  • Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:31

The short working visit produced the predictable statements on Bishkek’s commitment to fight the “three evils.”

FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Chairman Shohrat Zakir speaks during the Xinjiang delegation group’s meeting on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Bejing, China. China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Mark Schiefelbein, File/Associated Press)

China’s Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

  • Tue, 01/10/2017 - 18:49

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

'We are against extremist ideas and terrorism. This is a concern for our peaceful lives here,' Alisher Nasrakhunov, chairman of the Uighur council of elders says [Zhalil Saparov/Al Jazeera]

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

  • Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:01

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

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