By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country’s far west.
Biswal to head South, Central Asian affairs
A woman who left a small town in India at age 6 to come to America has become one of the most important leaders in the United States Department of State. On Nov. 21, Nisha Desai Biswal was sworn into office as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs.
Police focus on Uighurs after fatal Tiananmen car attack
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police were seeking information Tuesday on two ethnic Uighur suspects believed to be linked to an apparent suicide car attack near Tiananmen Square in the country’s capital that killed five people and injured 38.
China confirms raid on alleged terror cell
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Aug. 28 that police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, although details about the death toll and identities of those killed in the bloody incident remain sketchy. Officials have refused to discuss the […]
After kids, Central Asian woman still dreams of a complete education
Do you think of the home to the Persian civilization? Do you see news clips containing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and protesters in the streets? Does your mind conjure up images of women wearing black chador?
Kyrgyz journalist dies after alleged beating
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A journalist in Kyrgyzstan died after police beat him, said relatives and colleagues.
Muslim minority riots erupt in China’s west
BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China’s far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders, and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.