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 Uyghur men leave the Id Kah Mosque following Eid prayers in old Kashgar, Xinjiang  Photo: Getty

China sends thousands of troops to combat Xinjiang violence

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:22

China plans to dispatch 3,000 former soldiers to its violence-stricken border region in a bid to "maintain stability" following wave of riots and terror attacks

Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand after visiting women and children at a separate shelter, March 26, 2014.

Uighur refugees' fate in balance

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:20

The government has said it is dealing with 200 detained Uighur refugees on a humanitarian basis while the national verification process for the group is under way.

HRW in favor of Turkey giving home to Uighur

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:15

Human Rights Watch has applauded a request by Turkey to have a group of Uighur discovered in a Thai border camp in March relocated to Ankara, highlighting the country's role in providing them with consular services.

China investigates senior Xinjiang security official for graft

  • Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:07

Prosecutors have begun an investigation into a former senior security official in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang for suspected abuse of power and corruption, the government said on Monday.

China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees

  • Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:29

China on Friday lashed out at Turkey for offering shelter to roughly 200 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang who were rescued from a human-smuggling camp in Thailand.

Attack in Western China Leaves at Least 15 People Dead

  • Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:24

The police in Xinjiang, the volatile region of western China, shot dead 11 members of a gang who killed four people and wounded 14 in an attack on a street lined with restaurants and food stalls, official Chinese media said Saturday.

Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti's seven students almost certain to receive jail terms, rights lawyer says

  • Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:53

Lawyer expects all seven to be convicted but not for life like their famous economics teacher

FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, paramilitary policemen with shields and batons patrol near the People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang. So far this month, police in China's restive western region of Xinjiang have broken up 23 terror and religious extremism groups and caught over 200 suspects, state media reported Monday, May 26. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China mulls new law to deploy counter-terrorism troops abroad

  • Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:45

China has drafted a new legislation to deploy troops in counter-terrorism missions abroad with the consent of the nations involved, a law if passed could enable Chinese military to directly take on Xinjiang militants active in neighbourhood countries including Pakistan.

Tohti was jailed in September for separatism

Students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti on trial in China

  • Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:36

Seven university students linked to jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have reportedly gone on trial in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang.

Uyghurs sit near the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

China announces net results of Xinjiang ‘strike hard’ campaign

  • Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:56

Rights monitors say the crackdown has led to curbs on religious freedom, uptick in Uyghur executions

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