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U.S.-based Muslim activist urges U.N. probe of Chinese terror raid that killed 18

  • Wed, 01/10/2007 - 11:00

An exiled Chinese Muslim activist urged China on Wednesday to allow an independent probe of a bloody raid in the country's restive west and challenged Beijing's claim that 18 alleged militants killed had links to international terrorists.

Chinese separatists killed in raid

  • Wed, 01/10/2007 - 11:00

More than 2000 police and residents in the Xinjiang region of north-western China attended the funeral of a police officer killed in a gun battle at what Beijing called a terrorist camp, state media said.

Kazakh Parliament Approves New Prime Minister - An Ethnic Uyghur

  • Wed, 01/10/2007 - 11:00

Kazakhstan has a new prime minister as a joint session of parliament today overwhelmingly approved Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's nomination of Karim Masimov, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported.

Doubt raised over 'terrorism' in China's restive west

  • Tue, 01/09/2007 - 11:00

In the worldwide battle against terrorism, China has until now stood out as a terrorism free zone. Yet on Tuesday, the country's citizens woke to the headlines: 'Terrorists killed in Xinjiang.'

China admits fear of Muslim terror as police kill 18 in mountain battle

  • Tue, 01/09/2007 - 11:00

China revealed the depth of its fear of Islamic-linked violence yesterday when police disclosed that they had killed 18 terrorists and captured another 17 after a fierce battle at a secret training camp in a remote northwestern region.

China steps up campaign against exiled Uighur rights activist

  • Mon, 01/08/2007 - 11:00

China's ruling Communist Party has stepped up a campaign denouncing an exiled dissident nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize as a separatist and "terrorist".

Chinese police kill 18 suspects in raid on alleged terror camp

  • Mon, 01/08/2007 - 11:00

Chinese police killed 18 suspects and arrested 17 others during a raid on an alleged terrorist camp in a far western mountain region near the Pakistan border, a police official said Monday.

Ethnic tensions still a problem in China: report

  • Thu, 01/04/2007 - 11:00

Interference from outside countries, economic disparities and racial problems are causing friction between China's different ethnic groups, according to a newspaper article published Thursday.

Uighur tribals peeved at denial of share in tourism revenues

  • Wed, 01/03/2007 - 11:00

A sleepy village of grape-growers strung along a stream trickling out of the arid mountains in China's remote northwestern Xinjiang region, its main attractions are a small Muslim shrine and a handful of defaced Buddhist grottoes.

Wife urges action on jailed hubby minister

  • Thu, 12/28/2006 - 11:00

The wife of a Canadian man imprisoned in China hopes an overseas trip by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay will help bring her husband home.

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