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Feb 19, 2009

China is ready to host U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will be making her first trip to Beijing in her new position.  Secretary Clinton arrives in the Chinese capital, Friday. 

Feb 19, 2009

The U.S. is allowed to hold the 17 Uighurs even though they are no longer considered dangerous, a federal appeals court says, reversing an earlier decision.

Feb 19, 2009

The federal appeals court in Washington on Wednesday unanimously overturned a judge’s order that would have freed 17 detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, into the United States, adding a new complication to the Obama administration’s efforts to close the prison there.

Feb 19, 2009

Federal appeals court reverses an order that the 17 men be released into the US.

Feb 19, 2009

First, the good news. Adel Abdul Hakim, one of five Uighurs (Muslims from China’s oppressed Xinjiang province), who was released from Guantánamo in May 2006, has had his asylum claim accepted by the Swedish government.

Feb 19, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to China (February 20-22) caps off her groundbreaking first official trip abroad. By visiting Asia first, Clinton has provided an encouraging sign that she understands the region's importance to America's future and the central role that American leadership plays there.

Feb 19, 2009

They lose one in court. They should win in the White House.

Feb 18, 2009

A US federal appeals court has rejected the release of 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees onto US soil, reports say.

Feb 18, 2009

Human rights and church groups in Canada are hoping that US President Barack Obama would raise the issue of Guantanamo prisoners with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday during his six-hour visit to Ottawa.

Feb 18, 2009

Xinjiang's gold output will maintain a momentum of continuous growth, and is expected to exceed 9 tons in 2009, according to news form Xinjiang Daily.

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