Indonesian forces kill two Chinese Uighur fighters

Men were fighting for ISIL-linked group led by Santoso, Indonesia's most-wanted man.


China pledges new crackdown on 'hostile forces'

Chinese courts convicted 1,419 people last year for national security and "terrorism" crimes, top judge says.

Special series

The Guantanamo 22

How a group of men from China's Uighur community were sold in Afghanistan and imprisoned in Guantanamo as terrorists.


China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

Beijing says the dead were behind an attack on a mine in September that killed 16 people.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia makes arrests over deadly Bangkok blast

Authorities to question eight people, including four ethnic Uighurs, over blast that left 20 dead in Thailand's capital.

Human Rights

Terrified of returning to Xinjiang

Uighurs say China's policies are encouraging radicalisation in the region.


Interactive: China's Uighur unrest

Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.

Human Rights

Thailand returns scores of Uighurs to China

Rights groups and Turkish protesters condemn Bangkok's decision to deport minority Muslims.


China vows to bring 'modern civilisation' to Xinjiang

Military commander in mainly Muslim region says army must develop economy in area and discourage "religious extremism".


China bans Muslims from fasting Ramadan in Xinjiang

Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region.


China executes Uighurs convicted of mass stabbing

The three men were accused of taking part in attack that killed 31 people at train station in Kunming last year.


Eight sentenced to death for China attacks

Convicts accused of carrying out two deadly attacks in the violence-torn far-western Xinjiang region.

Human Rights

Chinese activist and journalist go on trial

Reporter Gao faces charges of revealing state secrets while Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti's life sentence appeal rejected.


China imposes restrictions on Muslim Uighurs

Beijing says some Muslim Uighurs are now receiving funding and training from foreign armed groups.

Human Rights

Life sentence for prominent Uighur activist

Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the rights of Muslim ethnic group, jailed by court in China on separatism charges.