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Police Defuse Bombs After Blast in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:26

Chinese authorities try to keep a lid on the blast which occurred a day after deadly attack in Urumqi.

Over 100 Detained After Xinjiang Police Open Fire on Protesters

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 22:39
A Uyghur family at home in Xinjiang's Kashgar Prefecture, Aug. 16, 2013.

Uyghur villagers had called for an end to officials' harassment of women wearing headscarves.

Interview: China ‘Shunning Away’ from Core Problem in Xinjiang

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 21:36
Rebiya Kadeer at a press conference in Tokyo, June 20, 2013.

Rebiya Kadeer says the world should ‘stand up for the oppressed’ in the wake of the Urumqi attack.

Q & A: Gardner Bovingdon on Uighur Discontent and China’s Choices

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:07
Uighurs chatting in an alley near a mosque in Urumqi before proceeding to Friday Prayer.

By MICHAEL FORSYTHE
May 23, 2014 6:56 am

China: Xinjiang Bombing an Atrocity, Restraint Needed

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:06

The bombings in Xinjiang were a horrific act for which Chinese authorities need to respond by respecting basic human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

31 Killed in Worst Attack in Years in Xinjiang's Capital Urumqi

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:03

Updated at 12:00 p.m. ET on 2014-05-22

China attacks: Urumqi eyewitness accounts

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:01

Officials have said a "violent terrorist incident" in the Chinese city of Urumqi has left more than 30 people dead.

Biggest attack in years kills 31 in China's troubled Xinjiang

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:00

Explosives hurled from two vehicles which ploughed into an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region killed 31 people on Thursday, state media reported, the deadliest act of violence in the region in years.

Jakarta Activists Call for Uighur’s Release

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:58
An Uighur man walks past armed policemen standing guard behind iron fences near the grand bazaar in downtown Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Rights groups have accused China of long-running discrimination against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs, who in turn have been blamed by Beijing for a series of violent attacks directed at Han Chinese.

Rights activists in Indonesia have joined international calls for China to release Abdukiram Abduveli, an ethnic Uighur man now in the third month of a hunger strike as authorities heap additional sentences to his initial term.

China sentences 39 on terrorism charges in crackdown

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:00
  Police carrying guns walk along a street during a drill against emergency terror incidents in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 14, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Stringer

China on Wednesday sentenced 39 people to jail terms of up to 15 years on terrorism charges, as authorities crack down on the restive far western region of Xinjiang, hit by a recent string of knife and bomb attacks blamed on Islamist separatists.

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