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More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations' Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters news agency.
The corner where Heyitkah Mosque in China’s restive Xinjiang region once hummed with life is now a concrete parking lot where all traces of the tall, domed building have been erased.
China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
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.
Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas for the first time in about 10 days to try to break up fresh anti-government protests.
The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has taken the step to halt the Professional Football League of Cameroon (LFPC) effective immediately due to the "serious and repeated violation of its obligations, as stipulated in Article 14 paragraph 1a of the Statutes Fecafoot, and Article 2 of its own Statutes ".
Nigerian conservationists have estimated that only about 300 elephants are living in the wild across Nigeria.
Lobi Stars midfielder Dare Ojo is set for a big move to Akwa United ahead of the commencement of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Flood triggered by days of incessant rainfall has damaged the Guri-Adyani and Guri-Dolanzugo roads in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa, the newsmen reports.
The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed 35 out of the 38 nominees of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers in the state.
An anti-corruption group, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC) has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and three others to court over the appointment of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Diden, as chairman of the board of the state’s Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced this on its twitter handle @thenff on Thursday in Abuja.
Arsenal have not managed to sell Shkodran Mustafi or Mohamed Elneny yet this summer and, with just over a week remaining for European clubs to sign players, Unai Emery is not here to play games.
Ndi-Igbo Germany, an umbrella body of Igbo people living in Germany on Monday tendered an unreserved apology to the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, over the weekend attack on him by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra in Nuremberg, Germany.