The Id Kah Mosque in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province.     Getty Images

Divine Intervention: Xinjiang Officials Punished for Playing Favorites With Pilgrims

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:54

Prospective Muslim pilgrims in China’s western Xinjiang region typically endure long waits to get on state-organized trips to Mecca. Helping them jump the line, though, could mean landing in hot water.

Obama’s Anti-Islamic State Push May Be Helping China Crack Down on Its Uighurs

  • Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:50

When President Barack Obama in September secured passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution requiring nations to prevent their citizens from traveling abroad to participate in acts of terrorism, it was mostly hailed as a landmark achievement to counter the phenomenon of foreign fighters in Syria.

Suspected Uighurs from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla. Two police raids in January freed a total of 636 people.(Photo: Reuters)

Turkish NGOs seek support from UN, Thailand for Uygur refugees’ protection

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:52

Representatives of 23 Turkish NGOs gathered in İstanbul on Tuesday to send a joint letter to the UN and Thailand, saying the Uygur refugees rescued from a Thai human trafficking camp should not be delivered back to China.

Ethnic Uighur Muslims line up beside a police van in Khlong Hoi Khong of southern Songkhla province, Thailand, Mar. 15, 2014.

Turkish NGOs rally for help to Uighurs in Thailand

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:50

A group of Turkish non-governmental organizations staged a rally in Istanbul on Tuesday asking the government to help the hundreds of Uighurs detained in Thailand, as well as calling on authorities to reach out to them against their deportation to China, where they would face a death sentence

The Uighurs are said to have attempted to leave China via Shanghai's Pudong airport

China 'breaks Turkish-Uighur passport plot'

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:46

China arrested nine Muslim Uighurs and 10 Turkish nationals in November over a fake passport plot, state media report.

China arrests 10 Turks who may have helped terror suspects: Global Times

  • Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:43

Police in Shanghai have arrested 10 Turkish nationals suspected of supplying fake passports to ethnic Uighurs from China's far-western region of Xinjiang who were described as terror suspects by state media.

The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:55

China is in the midst of a crackdown on what it describes as "terrorism driven by religious extremism". The campaign is focused on the western province of Xinjiang, home to China's Uighur ethnic minority who are predominantly Muslim.

Armed Chinese police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang. (Photo: AFP/Files)

ID required to buy New Year fireworks in China's Xinjiang

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:46

"The move is meant... to prevent terrorists from obtaining raw materials to make explosive devices," said Li Jianghui, an official with the region's work safety department quoted by state media.

Authorities in capital of China's Xinjiang province ban burqas

  • Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:43

Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the far-west Chinese province of Xinjiang, issued a new law Wednesday banning the wearing of burqas in public.

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Six Dead in Police Shooting in China's Restive Xinjiang

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:15

An exile Uyghur group casts doubt on official media reports of attempted suicide bombers.