China official admonishes fellow Uighur cadres for ''anti-terror'' failings

A senior Uighur official in China`s restive western region of Xinjiang has admonished other Communist Party "cadres" from the mostly Muslim Uighur minority for failing to pull their weight in the fight against terrorism, state media said.

Apr 05, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Uighur Islamic State fighters vow blood will "flow in rivers" in China

Uighur Islamic State fighters vow blood will "flow in rivers" in China

Hundreds of people have been killed in Xinjiang in the past few years, most in unrest between Uighurs and ethnic majority Han Chinese. 

Mar 03, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Islamic State militants from China vow to return home and "shed blood like rivers"

Islamic State militants from China vow to return home and "shed blood like rivers"

The Islamic State video showed fighters, including heavily-armed children, giving speeches, praying, and killing other "informants".

Mar 01, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
Turkey says Istanbul nightclub attacker probably Uighur

Turkey says Istanbul nightclub attacker probably Uighur

"The terrorist’s identity has been established by security forces and his potential whereabouts have also been determined," Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said.

Jan 05, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

The suicide bomber was an ethnic Uighur who held a Tajik passport in the name of Zoir Khalilov, the GKNB security service said in a statement.

Sep 07, 2016, 13:00 PM IST

Thailand steps up security after Uighurs ''linked to terror'' visit

Thai police have stepped up security after two ethnic Uighur men from China linked to "foreign terror groups" visited a holiday island, a senior officer said on Saturday.

Apr 09, 2016, 14:33 PM IST
Bangkok shrine bomb blast accused to enter pleas

Bangkok shrine bomb blast accused to enter pleas

The bomb killed 20 people and wounded scores more at a shrine popular with ethnic Chinese tourists.

Feb 16, 2016, 10:14 AM IST

Lawyer for Bangkok bomb accused says client confessed

 The foreigner accused of planting a bomb at a Bangkok shrine has admitted involvement in the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday, reversing earlier denials of a confession.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

`Uighur` suspect wanted over Bangkok blast: Thai police

 Thai police on Saturday said an arrest warrant had been issued for an ethnic "Uighur" man over last month`s deadly Bangkok blast, for the first time identifying a suspect as a member of the Chinese minority group.

Sep 12, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Bangkok bomb `suspect` living in Turkey, denies involvement

The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed Monday as police revealed they had two new suspects -- one of whom told AFP she was innocent and living in Turkey.

Aug 31, 2015, 22:33 PM IST

Turkey, China presidents to discuss Uighur tensions

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing today to reportedly discussion ways to reduce tensions arising out China`s treatment of its Uighur minority, which has close cultural and religious links with Turks.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

Turkey`s Erdogan, China`s Xi meet amid Uighur strains

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China on Wednesday after securing NATO`s backing for Ankara`s fight against Islamic State militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China`s mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

Jul 29, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Indonesia jails Uighurs over attempt to join militants

An Indonesian court Monday jailed three members of China`s Uighur minority for six years each after they were caught attempting to join an Islamic extremist group led by the country`s most wanted militant.

Jul 13, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

China says Uighurs being sold as "cannon fodder" for extremist groups

Uighurs from China`s Xinjiang are being given Turkish identity papers in Southeast Asia by Turkish diplomats and then taken to Turkey where some are sold to fight for groups like Islamic State as "cannon fodder", a senior Chinese official said.

Jul 11, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

Xinjiang Uighur official investigated for graft: China

A senior ethnic Uighur official in China's violence-racked Xinjiang is being investigated for corruption, a government notice said on Sunday, as central authorities widen a highly publicised anti-graft probe.

Jun 28, 2015, 19:06 PM IST
China police shoot man dead at train station

China police shoot man dead at train station

Chinese police today shot dead a Uighur man who allegedly attacked several people at a train station with a concrete brick, officials said, in the country's latest deadly station incident.

Jun 17, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

China steps up controls in unruly Xinjiang as Ramadan approaches

 Some local governments in China`s unruly far western region of Xinjiang are stepping up controls on the Islamic faith followed by the Uighur people ahead of Ramadan, including making officials swear they will not fast.

Jun 16, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

450 killed in China's Xinjiang last year, mostly Uighurs: Group

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

Mar 04, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

China arrests Turks, Uighurs in exit scheme: Report

 China has arrested 10 Turkish citizens and nine Uighurs over a plot to smuggle the members of the ethnic minority -- including a wanted "terrorist" -- out of the country, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Jan 14, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Police kill six attackers in China`s Xinjiang: Govt

Police in China`s far-western Xinjiang region shot dead six attackers Monday, a state-run news portal said, amid a security clampdown in the violence-torn, mainly Muslim area.

Jan 12, 2015, 16:55 PM IST