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Nato Tankers Stranded PDF Print E-mail
Pakistan is considering charging millions of dollars in annual taxes on Nato trucks and fuel tankers, which pass through Pakistan on their way to Afghanistan. The supply route is a lifeline for Nato troops but Pakistan closed it last month after 24 of its soldiers were killed in a Nato air strike. Thousands of tankers are now stranded. (BBC, 12 Dec 2011)
 
Islamists Threaten Kazakhstan PDF Print E-mail
Two explosions hit the oil city of Atyrau in Kazakhstan. Last week, an Islamist group threatened Kazakhstan with violence unless  authorities abolished a new anti-Islamic law. (BBC, 31 Oct 2011)
 
Chinese Kill Muslims PDF Print E-mail
Chinese police shot seven Muslim Uighurs dead after clashes in Kashgar, Chinese-occupied East Turkistan (Xihgiang). (BBC, 2 Aug 2011)
 
Tajikistan Cedes Land PDF Print E-mail
Tajikistan ceded 1,000 sq km of land in the Pamir mountains to China. This ends a century-old border dispute. (BBC, 13 Jan 2011)
 
Islamists Kill Tajik Soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Islamist fighters in Tajikistan killed 23 soldiers in an ambush in Rasht Valley, an Islamic stronghold in the 1990s civil war against the Russian-backed government. (BBC, 20 Sep 2010)
 
Thousands Displaced in Kyrgyz Fighting PDF Print E-mail
Fighting between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz cities of Osh and Jalalabad left 170 people dead and 250,000 displaced. 80% of Kyrgyzstan is Muslim. (BBC, 16 June 2010)
 
Kyrgyz Ethnic Clashes PDF Print E-mail
The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has declared a state of emergency in the city of Jalalabad after two people died in clashes between etnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. There has been hostility between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks before in southern Kyrgyzstan. Several hundred people were killed in 1990.(BBC, 19 May 2010)
 
Thousands of Japanese Protest Against US Base PDF Print E-mail

100,000 people attended a rally in Japan's southern island of Okinawa demanding that a US military base be moved off the island. (BBC, 25 April 2010)

 
Kyrgyz President Ousted PDF Print E-mail

Kyrgyzstan President Bakiyev was ousted last week in violence that left at 78 people dead and more than 1,600 injured. (BBC, 12 April 2010)

 
150 Die in Avalanches PDF Print E-mail

150 people killed in a series of avalanches in Afghanistan. (BBC, 10 February 2010)

 
Harsh Life in East Turkestan PDF Print E-mail

Following the crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang (Chinese-occupied East Turkestan) in July 2009, internet access, text messages and international calls there have been severely restricted. (BBC, 3 February 2010)

 
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