Chinese Uighurs News
China Sentences Activist Lawyer to 12 Years on Fraud Charges
A Chinese court has sentenced a lawyer who defended activists and others in sensitive cases to 12 years in prison on fraud charges
What You Need to Know About Terrorism in China
Explosions at Market Today Latest in String of Attacks Two SUVS rammed into shoppers and launched explosives at a public market in a rural Chinese province today, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90 others. The attack occurred around 6 a.m. as elderly residents of China’s western city of
Dozens Dead After 'Thunder-Like' Blasts Rock China Market
A series of “thunder-like” explosions rocked a busy open-air market in China’s western city of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region early today, killing 31 and injuring more than 90 others. Officials are blaming the incident on radical separatists from the country’s Muslim Uighur minority, with
Last of the Persecuted Uighurs Leave Guantanamo
The Pentagon has freed the last three of 22 Chinese Uighurs from the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Announcing the release of Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby today called it a “significant milestone” in efforts...
Beijing Calls Tiananmen Crash 'Terrorist Act,' Detains Five
BEIJING - Two days after a deadly fiery car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Chinese authorities officially called it as an “organized, premeditated violent terrorist act.” On Monday, a Jeep carrying three passengers plowed through groups of tourists and burst into flames right in front...
Tiananmen Square Crash Poses Questions for Officials
BEIJING – Chinese officials are investigating the car crash that killed five people on Monday in Tiananmen Square. Authorities are looking into whether there is a link to Xinjiang province and trying to determine whether the incident was an accident or premeditated attack. Meanwhile, censors ...
Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost Legacy
As competing researchers race to locate Genghis Khan's tomb, discoveries by German and Mongolian archaeologists are shedding light on his son Ögödei's equally impressive accomplishments. His end didn't begin heroically. The Mongolian ruler simply fell off his horse. His hands and legs must have
Bin Laden's Driver Freed from Guantanamo
A Guantanamo detainee described as Osama bin Laden's one-time driver and bodyguard has been transferred to Sudan after having served a two year sentence following a guilty plea before a military commission. At a military commission two years ago, Ibrahim al-Qosi pleaded guilty to conspiracy and
Angry Birds and Joe Biden, the Romney and Rubio Show, the Woman Behind Romney's Voice, His Dad's Dad (PM Note)
Angry Birds – Bird Strike Grounds Air Force 2 in Santa Barbara – http://abcn.ws/HZvJts Voting in France Starts Sunday – http://abcn.ws/HYN1sI Barnstorm – Romney and Rubio will Campaign Together in Pennsylvania Monday Secret Service Scandal Widens, Somehow Finds a Sarah Palin Peg – ...
First Gitmo Detainees In More Than A Year Transferred
Two Uighur detainees were released from the detainee center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Facility to El Salvador Thursday, the first detainees transferred from the facility in more than a year and the first such transfer to Latin America. As a presidential candidate, President Obama...