Chinese Uighurs News
For More Than 7 Years, Former Guantanamo Detainee Still Waiting for 'Home'
Bermuda may be the last place you'd expect to find a former detainee of the Guantanamo detention center, one of the most notorious prisons in the world, but Khalil Mamut has called the beautiful, scenic island in the Atlantic Ocean home for a little more than seven years. In 2009, he and three
Strong Earthquake in Remote Far-Western China Kills 1
A strong earthquake in a remote area of China's extreme west has killed at least one villager after a home collapsed
Strong Earthquake Shakes Remote Far-Western China
A strong earthquake has shaken a remote area of far-western China, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage
Bob Woodruff: What Happened When I Went to the Alleged ISIS Breeding Ground in China
As we drove through the streets of Yarkand, a desert oasis town in China’s far western province of Xinjiang , police and counter- terrorism forces line almost every corner. Our cameras are kept close to our chests, out of sight, because despite official laws allowing journalists to travel here
Questions That Whiz Kids Have Faced at the Annual National Geographic Bee
Can you name the large bay that the Potomac River empties into? Or in which country Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak? Or which Southeast Asian country besides the Philippines has a Roman Catholic majority? Ten whiz kids from around the country who qualified for the 2015 National Geographic Bee
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...