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China restricts Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:51

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday.

China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang : Xinhua

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 08:43

Chinese police have identified five suspects who carried out a suicide bombing in the deadliest attack in the country`s restive Xinjiang region in years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China beefs up security in Xinjiang after multiple blasts

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:07

Stepping up security in restive Xinjiang province after a series of blasts in the provincial capital Urumqi, China has asked the local administration to severely punish the "terrorists" responsible for the attack.

Xinjiang railway station attack in China: Two out of three killed were attackers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 09:51

Calling for “decisive actions” to suppress the terrorists from China`s restive Xinjiang province, President Xi Jinping on Thursday vowed to take resolute measures.

We demand referendum, we are not terrorists: World Uighur Congress’ Dolkun Isa

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 20:28

Uighurs have again come to the limelight after Malyasia Airlines flight MH370 went missing.

Thailand sentences suspected Uighur asylum seekers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 15:30

Thailand on Saturday sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China`s Uighur minority for illegal entry, an official said, despite a US appeal for their protection.

US urges Thailand to protect Uighur asylum seekers

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 05:52

The United States urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers from China`s Uighur minority, with activists fearing that Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them.

China train station attack: Xinjiang separatists blamed as 29 stabbed to death

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 09:13

In what is said to be a violent terrorist attack by the separatist forces in Xinjiang, terrorists brandishing knives went on a stabbing-spree at a railway station in Kunming city, slashing to death 29.

China denies detained Uighur professor access to lawyer

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 14:53

A prominent Uighur economist who has been charged with separatism in China`s far western Xinjiang region was denied access to legal counsel on Thursday, his lawyer said, on grounds that the case involves "state secrets".

Uighur professor could face death sentence in China: Lawyer

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:22

A prominent ethnic Uighur economist is unlikely to receive a fair trial and could face the death penalty after being charged with separatism in China`s far western Xinjiang region, his lawyer said.

Uighur groups condemn China charge against academic

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:14

Rights groups condemned China on Wednesday for charging a prominent Uighur critic of government policy towards the mostly-Muslim minority with separatism -- which can carry the death penalty.

China paper attacks `malicious` detained Uighur academic

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 13:52

China must punish the "brains" behind terrorists and fight against those who preach with "malicious intent", a state-run newspaper said Saturday in an editorial justifying the arrest of a prominent Uighur academic.