Albania Hires Tom Ridge to Boost NATO Bid

  • Mon, 09/11/2006 - 12:00

In attempt to boost its bid for a 2008 accession into NATO, the Albanian government has hired former U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge as a consultant to Prime Minster Sali Berisha.

Guantánamo Detainees in Court Today to Argue for Right to a Speedy Trial in the U.S.

  • Mon, 09/11/2006 - 12:00

September 11 - This morning, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the orders staying the cases of a dozen Guantánamo detainees in the D.C. Circuit Court. All of the men-10 ethnic Uighurs, a refugee arrested in Afghanistan, and an Egyptian man who fled persecution in Egypt-have been held for more than four years without charge.

China Criticizes US Use of Secret Prisons

  • Sat, 09/09/2006 - 12:00

China has criticized the United States following the confirmation this week by President Bush that the Central Intelligence Agency is running prisons overseas to house terror suspects.

Viewpoints: The world since 9/11 - Many governments have tried to exploit the rhetoric of the war on terror

  • Fri, 09/08/2006 - 12:00

On 12 September 2001, many commentators and political leaders declared that the world had changed for ever. Five years on, what exactly has changed? 

Beijing's suffocating control over Xinjiang's Muslim Uighurs

  • Fri, 09/08/2006 - 12:00

Young people and teachers are denied the right to worship. A mosque is torn down to leave space for a shopping mall. For experts the region’s energy resources are behind China’s policies.

War on Terror Equals War on Minorities

  • Fri, 09/08/2006 - 12:00

The U.S.-led global war on terror -- which began five years ago after a rash of terrorist attacks on the United States -- has been transformed primarily into a war against minorities, says a London-based human rights organisation.

A case of federal ignorance?

  • Thu, 09/07/2006 - 12:00

Burlington man sits in Chinese jail on spurious premise that he's a terrorist because he's Muslim

Highway linking China, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan expected to be in service in 2008

  • Tue, 09/05/2006 - 12:00

A central Asia highway corridor linking China, Kirgizstan and Uzbekistan is expected to in service by the end of 2008, said an official from the Chinese Ministry of Finance on Friday.

Xinjiang jade worthy of an emperor in short supply

  • Fri, 09/01/2006 - 12:00

Expert in Beijing warns that if the government does not intervene against unrestricted mining, the rare Khotan jade mines will be depleted in five years.

PetroChina To Boost West-East Gas Pipeline's Capacity 42%

  • Fri, 09/01/2006 - 12:00

PetroChina Co. (PTR), China's largest oil producer by output, plans to expand the capacity of its west-east gas pipeline by 42% next year, to meet booming demand for the clean fuel in the country's east, its parent company said Friday.