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NUR-SULTAN - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has close ties with its neighbor China.

Mike Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has close ties with its neighbor China.
Kazakh police detain protestors in Almaty, southeastern Kazakhstan, on October 26, 2019. – More than two dozen people were detained in Kazakhstan’s main cities after a banned opposition group called for a protest against the government and Chinese economic expansion. (Photo by Ruslan PRYANIKOV / AFP)

Police detain 26 at anti-government protests in Kazakhstan

Police detained more than two dozen people on Saturday in Kazakhstan’s main cities for participating in protests called by a banned opposition group where they criticised the government and Chinese expansion.
STRASBOURG, FRANCE - The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for separatism.

Jailed Uighur Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov Rights Award

The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism".
A woman holds a baby as she stands next to female fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces near Baghouz [Rodi Said-Reuters]

US-backed force expects ‘decisive battle’ against ISIS on Sunday

A US-backed Syrian force closing in on ISIL's last territorial bastion near the Iraqi border expects a "decisive battle" on Sunday after advancing slowly, a spokesperson said.
China is facing criticism for its treatment of the majority Muslim Turkic-speaking Uighur people [Burhan Ozbilici-AP Photo]

US ‘weighing’ China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

The Trump administration is considering sanctions against China over its treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority, according to reports in the US media.

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Enyimba pay tribute to late Kano Pillars coach

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