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China has issued an ardent defence of its alleged mass internment of Uighur minorities in far west Xinjiang region amid a global outcry, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing "terrorism" through "vocational education" centres.
Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak because they did nothing wrong, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.
Malaysia has freed 11 ethnic Uighurs detained last year after they broke out of prison in Thailand and crossed the border, despite a request from Beijing for the men to be returned to China.
Suspected Chinese abuses in the region of Xinjiang should be addressed through engagement with the government, the new EU ambassador to China said on Friday, a contrast to the position of U.S. officials who are considering sanctions.
The Trump administration is considering sanctions against China over its treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority, according to reports in the US media.
China on Tuesday called for U.N. human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, to respect its sovereignty, after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of Xinjiang and expressed concern about the situation there.
China said on Thursday that the United States had no right to criticise its policies on ethnic minorities, after U.S. lawmakers called for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.
An official Communist Party newspaper said China's campaign of pressure against its Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the Xinjiang region from becoming "China's Syria" or "China's Libya."
The Hong Kong Cardinal, Joseph Zen on Tuesday warned that a pending deal between the Catholic Church and Beijing could be a “disaster” for religious freedom in China.
Nigeria has so far saved over $1 billion through the application of the Direct Sales, Direct Purchase (DSDP) agreement, the architect of the system, Engr. Salihu Garba Aliyu has said.
The candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Abia South Senatorial Zone, Chief Chris Nkwonta, has vowed to defeat the Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in 2019 senatorial election in the zone.
A plane had to make a u-turn midair because someone had left a human heart on board, it has been reported.
Air Peace has apologized to its customers over the disruption of their flights on different routes on Friday.
The Federal Government has said that 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory will soon access the World Bank’s $750m loan and grant facility.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday enjoined state governments to shun unfriendly policies or laws inhibiting the growth and development of the nation’s mining industry.
Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye, is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, according to reports.
The federal government would no longer accept excuses from Electricity Distribution companies for failure to distribute power to consumers.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed meeting with the country’s 36 state governors.
Nigeria Police Force says the ban against the use of fireworks or ‘knock out’ before, during or after the yuletide celebration in still in place