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Jan 12, 2007




Sipping orange juice before their midday prayers sit three men once treated as terrorists by two of the world's most powerful nations.

Jan 11, 2007


Voice of America Chinese Service Satellite Television has interviewed Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the Uyghur people, in its program "Issues and Opinion" on Wednesday. This is a live program directly broadcast to China via satellite. Many Chinese callers have called in and asked questions from Ms. Kadeer. She has eloquently answered all of them.

Voice of America Chinese Service Satellite Television has interviewed Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the Uyghur people, in its program "Issues and Opinion" on Wednesday. This is a live program directly broadcast to China via satellite. Many Chinese callers have called in and asked questions from Ms. Kadeer. She has eloquently answered all of them.

Jan 11, 2007

Human rights conditions in China deteriorated last year, dashing hopes the leadership would bring reforms and that there would be an improvement ahead of the 2008 Olympics, a watchdog group said on Thursday.

Jan 11, 2007

America's former terror suspects are embarking on new lives as refugees in Albania.

Jan 10, 2007

An exiled Chinese Muslim activist urged China on Wednesday to allow an independent probe of a bloody raid in the country's restive west and challenged Beijing's claim that 18 alleged militants killed had links to international terrorists.

Jan 10, 2007

More than 2000 police and residents in the Xinjiang region of north-western China attended the funeral of a police officer killed in a gun battle at what Beijing called a terrorist camp, state media said.

Jan 10, 2007

Kazakhstan has a new prime minister as a joint session of parliament today overwhelmingly approved Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's nomination of Karim Masimov, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported.

Jan 9, 2007

In the worldwide battle against terrorism, China has until now stood out as a terrorism free zone. Yet on Tuesday, the country's citizens woke to the headlines: 'Terrorists killed in Xinjiang.'

Jan 9, 2007

China revealed the depth of its fear of Islamic-linked violence yesterday when police disclosed that they had killed 18 terrorists and captured another 17 after a fierce battle at a secret training camp in a remote northwestern region.

Jan 8, 2007

China's ruling Communist Party has stepped up a campaign denouncing an exiled dissident nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize as a separatist and "terrorist".

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