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Sep 12, 2006

Kamila Telendibaeva has received unconfirmed word that her husband, Muslim activist Huseyin Celil, has been sentenced to 15 years in a Chinese prison.

Sep 12, 2006

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook northwestern China early Tuesday, but there were no deaths or damage in the remote, thinly populated area, the government said.

Sep 12, 2006

China today strongly questioned the intentions of those who nominated "secessionist" Rebiya Kadeer for the coveted Nobel Peace Prize after a court in the Communist nation sentenced her for leaking state secrets and endangering national security.

Sep 11, 2006

China announced rules on Sunday requiring foreign media to seek approval from its state news agency to distribute news, pictures and graphics domestically, and warned against reports that ``endanger national security.''

Sep 11, 2006

Arab oil wealth has created an unusual job opportunity for an ethnic minority in a depressed and remote area of China.

Sep 11, 2006

China counted on Rebiya Kadeer, a Muslim businesswoman-turned-activist, fading into political irrelevance like most exiled Chinese dissidents when she left for the United States last year. But it may have miscalculated. Kadeer, 58, an ethnic Uighur jailed for more than five years in China for providing state secrets to foreigners before her exile, won a Rafto Prize for human rights in Norway in 2004 and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Sep 11, 2006

China - From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys traveled along the Silk Road through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns.

Sep 11, 2006

In attempt to boost its bid for a 2008 accession into NATO, the Albanian government has hired former U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge as a consultant to Prime Minster Sali Berisha.

Sep 11, 2006

September 11 - This morning, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the orders staying the cases of a dozen Guantánamo detainees in the D.C. Circuit Court. All of the men-10 ethnic Uighurs, a refugee arrested in Afghanistan, and an Egyptian man who fled persecution in Egypt-have been held for more than four years without charge.

Sep 9, 2006

China has criticized the United States following the confirmation this week by President Bush that the Central Intelligence Agency is running prisons overseas to house terror suspects.

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