Xinjiang

  • China official says Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals 08-04-2014 10:13 AM

    The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism. Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia,...
  • Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes western China 12-02-2014 04:31 PM

    An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but in a very remote and sparsely populated area. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The USGS had previously put the magnitude at 6.9, but later downgraded...
  • China replaces top army general in volatile Xinjiang 04-11-2013 11:43 AM

    China has replaced the top army general in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang following what the government called a terrorist strike in the heart of the capital Beijing, state media reported. Peng Yong was relieved of his position on the party's regional standing committee, the ruling Communist Party newspaper...
  • Terror emanating from 'neighbourhood' affected India,China, says PM 24-10-2013 05:35 PM

    With Pakistan in mind, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, warned that terrorism and radicalism emanating from "our neighbourhood" had directly affected both India and China and could lead to instability across Asia. Singh made the remark without naming any country while addressing future leaders at the Chinese Communist Party's...
  • China, Pakistan to hold joint air exercise in Xinjiang 29-08-2013 05:05 PM

    The Chinese and Pakistani air forces will hold a joint exercise next week in a region bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The joint drill will be held during September 2-22 in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The exercise, code-named Shaheen (Eagle)-2, is another cooperative project...
  • Xinjiang violence: two suspects killed in China 02-08-2011 09:57 AM

    Beijing: Two "suspects" allegedly involved in recent attacks in China's troubled Xinjiang province, were shot dead by police near Kashgar city, where 20 people were killed in violence blamed on militants trained in Pakistan. Memtieli Tiliwaldi, 29 and Turson Hasan, 34, who were wanted in connection with the case, were...
  • 20 killed, China blames terror camps in Pak 01-08-2011 12:04 PM

    Beijing: China on Monday blamed "extremists" trained in terror camps in Pakistan for orchestrating attacks on civilians in the troubled Xinjiang province, where 20 people, including alleged militants, were killed in violent incidents over two days. While nine people were killed in a violent attack on Saturday, another 11, including...
  • Two moderate earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley 02-04-2011 01:43 PM

    Srinagar: Two moderate intensity earthquakes were felt in the Kashmir Valley but there were no reports of any damage, officials said. An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Saturday morning, at 9.24 am. The epicentre was located at Ladakh-China (Xinjiang) border, the officials said. On Friday night also at 7...
  • Five dead in ongoing protest in China 05-09-2009 10:04 AM

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  • Watch: Unrest in China's Urumchchi region 09-07-2009 04:22 PM

    The video has been shot from a mobile phone, obtained from Urumchchi. ...
  • Xinjiang riots: Uighurs take on Han Chinese 09-07-2009 09:31 AM

    So far, nearly 160 people have been killed in the ethnic violence. ...
  • 156 killed in communal riots in China 06-07-2009 06:14 PM

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  • 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits southwest China 21-03-2008 11:32 AM

    Johannesburg: Australia took a 30-run first innings lead despite a strong South African fightback on the second day of the second and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Thursday. Australia were bowled out for 296, losing all their wickets for 122 runs after an opening partnership of 174 between...