Afghan government, Taliban to meet in a week: Pakistan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s key advisor Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said that the Afghanistan government and Taliban negotiators are likely to meet in a week`s time.

Chinese man opens plane door, mistaking handle for handrail!

In a bizarre incident, a Chinese man opened the the emergency exit of an aircraft when it was about to take off, mistaking the door handle for a handrail to steady himself.

China bans wearing of burqas in public in Xinjiang province

 Lawmakers in China have reportedly approved a ban on women wearing burqa, a traditional Islamic garment, in public in Xinjinag province, a region with a large Muslim population.

China extends high-speed rail network to Xinjiang

China tied the restive far-western region of Xinjiang closer to the rest of the country Friday, opening a high-speed rail line between its capital Urumqi and Lanzhou, in neighbouring Gansu, nearly 1,800 kilometres away. 

Three injured in knife attack in China's restive Xinjiang

Police in the capital of China`s unruly far western region of Xinjiang have detained a man after three people were injured in a knife attack, state media said, in the latest incident of violence there.

China bans wearing of full-length veils in public in Urumqi

Legislators in the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Urumqi, in China have put a ban on full-face veils and full-body coverings in public in an attempt to curb the spread of religious extremism.

Bus overturns in China, two killed

 At least two people were killed and several others injured when a bus overturned on an expressway in northwest China's Gansu Province.

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.

China jails Uighur scholar for life for `separatism`

A court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China`s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority to life in prison for "separatism", an unusually harsh sentence for a long-time yet moderate critic of Beijing`s policies in the restive Xinjiang region.

Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticised the country's ethnic policies was set to go on trial today on separatism charges in the far western region of Xinjiang.

Heavy security as China puts Uighur professor on trial for separatism

Chinese authorities imposed tight security in Urumqi Wednesday for the separatism trial of a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority, as critics warned the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang.

Chinese police detains five with explosives in Xinjiang

Chinese police have seized 1.8 tonnes of bombmaking material and detained five suspected militants from the restive Xinjiang province, authorities said today.

Beijing subway security stepped up after Xinjiang atttack

China has beefed up security at subway stations here after Thursday`s deadly bomb attack in Urumqi, provincial capital of the restive Xinjiang province, in which 39 people were killed and 94 others injured.

Chinese police detains one suspect in Xinjiang terror attack

Chinese police said that it has arrested one of the suicide attackers who took part in the bloodiest terror attack in Urumqi, Capital of Xinjiang province, while four others were killed in the incident.

China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang : Xinhua

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.

Five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack: Chinese state media

Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China`s troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region.

Chinese police blame separatist group for Urumqi bombing - Xinhua

Chinese police blamed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) for a train station attack in the western city of Urumqi last month that killed three people, Xinhua said on Sunday, the first time the separatists have been directly linked to the assault.The brief report carried by China`s state news agency did not give more details. Seventy-nine people were also injured in the attack in late April.

50 injured as blast rocks railway station in China`s Xinjiang

About 50 people were injured today when a powerful blast struck a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of China`s Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up his first-ever visit to the troubled region during which he vowed to fight terrorism.

Unrest hits China`s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region

More than 100 people riding motorcycles, some of them wielding knives, attacked a police station in western China`s Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, media reports said.

China rushes thousands of police to Xinjiang

China is battling to contain separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement militants in Urumqi.