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Feb 27, 2006

China, facing what it says is terror threat in its restive far northwest, has sent a U.N. convention that tackles the financing of terrorism to parliament for approval, Xinhua news agency said.

Feb 26, 2006

Notes from Uighur Country

Feb 24, 2006

A near-record 191 Nobel Peace Prize nominations were made for 2006, including a Finnish peace mediator, Indonesia's President, two Irish rock stars and a former U.S. secretary of state.

Feb 17, 2006

Calls for tougher birth control enforcement in China's Muslim west have provoked protests by activists who say such measures would lead to further human rights violations against the region's native Uighur ethnic group.

Feb 16, 2006

Five Detainees Cleared By Pentagon, But Cannot Go Home

Feb 13, 2006

China's western development policy has just entered its sixth year. There is little doubt the program is having a huge impact on the frontier regions in the west while strengthening central government control and national unity.

Feb 13, 2006

Five Chinese Muslims, captured in Pakistan by mistake, try to get the US Supreme Court to take their case.

Feb 8, 2006

The US won't release the Chinese Muslims being held illegally at Guantanamo Bay. Sabin Willett can't let them go either.

Feb 6, 2006

Chinese authorities have tightened curbs on minority Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, banning any government officials, state employee, Party members, and in some cases women from entering mosques.

Feb 2, 2006

Beijing says plan will help minority, but critics say culture is being shoved aside

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