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  1. Pakistani smugglers thrive on Afghan border's trade routes

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in the Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan For the chronically impoverished people of Pakistan's rugged tribal areas, where even the hardiest of crops grow only with immense effort, there is one sure-fire way to earn a living if you are w ...

  2. A pawn of the major powers

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Council on Foreign Relations, noted, bin Laden's death is a milestone but not a turning point in the struggle against terrorism. The terror machine is a hydra-headed beast of which bin Laden ... or hardline Islamic? There are few signs of an 'Arab spring' of reformists rising in Pakistan, as they have done through the Middle East and North Africa, to offer another option ...

  3. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-tra ...

  4. Uygurs sentenced to death over terrorism

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and convicted of terrorism, to death or life in jail for threatening state security in the western region of Xinjiang. Prosecutors accused the six of separatism, organising and leading a terrorist ... as the East Turkestan Islamic Party, and had carried out terrorist activities, the report said. The group contacted and received support from overseas terrorists, Xinhua said, but did not name them. ...

  5. Exiled Uygur activist accused of terror plot

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... evidence that Ms Kadeer, released this year and now living in the United States, was 'conspiring with separatists and religious extremists' on ways to 'plan terror attacks ... the 'three forces' of terrorism, religious extremism and separatism. Uygurs make up 9 million of Xinjiang's 19 million population, with many favouring greater autonomy for the mainly Muslim ...

  6. Militants had no overseas terror links, official says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The militant groups that launched three bloody attacks in Hotan and Kashgar in late July were homegrown and had no foreign terror links, Xinjiang ... in late August by the foreign-based Xinjiang-independence group, Turkestan Islamic Party, which sought to take credit for the deadly attacks. Hou noted the group had made similar baseless claims ...

  7. Beijing to tap India's expertise in terror fight

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tap into India's expertise in dealing with insurgency- particularly Islamic extremism. It proposed raising the level of the ongoing Sino-Indian Strategic Co-operative Partnership during ... elevation-cum-broadening of the strategic dialogue to include regional issues like terrorism is not surprising, as India and China face threats which they think stem from a common ideology,' Pranay Sharma, ...

  8. Xinjiang police launch security crackdown

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of police, Chen Zhuangwei, was quoted as saying his forces would seek to prevent religious extremism, separatism and terrorism. 'We must nip in the bud negative factors that influence Olympic ... bombings and attacks. However, rights groups say Beijing has used the September 11 terror attacks to further repress the ethnic group. Meanwhile, the General Administration of Civil Aviation has ...

  9. Terrorist cell broken up, Beijing says

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was initiated and supported by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a separatist group that he said also helped the cell plan its escape from China. The ETIM is allegedly linked to al-Qaeda ... escape routes. Wu said 'terrorist organisations such as ETIM are currently and will be the main terrorist threat to our country'. Beijing regularly blames the ETIM for terror attacks ...

  10. Pakistan working to pacify Afghan border area

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will complete three months of training session next month. Pakistan has handed over more than 400 suspected terrorists in support of the 'war on terror', more than any other country, proof, argues the Foreign Ministry official, that Pakistan is committed to wiping out terrorism. 'Our friends and enemies should be on notice that we take this issue very seriously,' ...




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