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Sep 9, 2008

 Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur democracy leader, and Mr. Alim Seytoff, UAA general secretary, have attended the Iftaar Reception at the U.S. State Department hosted by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in the evening of September the 8th.

Sep 8, 2008

Local governments in a Muslim desert region in western China have imposed strict limits on religious practices during the traditional Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began last week, according to the Web sites of four of those governments.

Sep 8, 2008

China has signalled that it is not comfortable with the change of guard in Pakistan, which it has repeatedly described as a "all-weather friend for the past four decades".

Sep 8, 2008

An official radio station in Xinjiang sacks an outspoken employee, who is now detained.

Sep 7, 2008

After the worst violence there in a decade, officials in China's northwesternmost region tighten curbs on the observance of Ramadan.

Sep 5, 2008

Authorities in China's Muslim-populated far northwest are seeking to prevent mass prayers and the distribution of religious material as part of a security crackdown for Ramadan, government notices said.

Sep 5, 2008

Authorities in China's Muslim-populated far northwest are seeking to prevent mass prayers and the distribution of religious material as part of a security crackdown for Ramadan, government notices said.

Sep 5, 2008

China dispatched large numbers of soldiers and armed riot police to quell two major protests, officials and a rights group said Friday, in the latest public discontent to rock the communist nation.

Sep 5, 2008

UNPO draws attention to the plight of ethnic minorities in Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and East Turkestan.

Sep 5, 2008

Muslims in China's far northwest region of Xinjiang are banned from performing Tarawih prayers, special nightly prayers performed during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, with men prevented from growing beards and women from covering their faces, in the latest restrictions on China's Muslim minority.

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