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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

China steps up political arrests, prosecutions: Rights group

China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offences in 2013, the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported Thursday as the ruling Communist party continues a crackdown on dissent.

Students of Uighur scholar in secret China trial: lawyer

Seven students of a prominent scholar from China`s Uighur minority have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, after their professor lost an appeal against a life sentence for the same offence.

Students of Uighur scholar in secret China trial: ;Lawyer

Seven students of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have been tried in secret for separatism, a lawyer said Wednesday, days after the professor lost his appeal against a life sentence for the same offence.

China courts put reporter on trial, reject Uighur scholar's appeal

 An outspoken Chinese journalist went on trial on Friday accused of revealing state secrets as a court rejected an appeal by a prominent Uighur scholar whose life sentence on separatism charges had sparked an outcry from the West.

China targets "wild imams" in mass public sentencing

China has jailed almost two dozen people including "wild imams" who preach illegally in the western region of Xinjiang where the government says Islamists are waging a violent campaign for a separate state, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.