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Indonesia Police Use Water Cannon Against Papua Protesters
Pro-Macron parties in New Caledonia plan merger
New Caledonia pro-independents consolidate position
FLNKS insists on full sovereignty for Kanaky New Caledonia
Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support
Air Vanuatu repatriation flights bring home 5000 stranded people
United States Announces Indigenous-Led Commitments at Our Ocean Conference 2022
Coalition completes repatriation of 600 i-Kiribati seafarers trapped for nearly two years due to the pandemic
French Polynesia and France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Eutelsat delivers connectivity to Tuvalu

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How Aboriginal Territorians will benefit from major investment reforms
West Papuan Laurens Ikinia helps empowering fellow overseas wantoks
New Caledonia’s green nickel plan to stand out in global market
Vanuatu police crack down with arrests over ‘slander’ of MPs accused of breaking Covid lockdown
Vanuatu church group demands government stops youth vax plan
Car crash kills Papua New Guinea’s deputy PM, Sam Basil
Chad Blair: Why Micronesian Students Struggle In Hawaii
Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help
Macron phone call to Putin ally Xi Jinping underlines deep differences
Arrival Revival: A new era in travel to the Cook Islands has started

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$600 million for Aboriginal initiatives aimed at Closing the Gap
This picture tells the story of a prison that was – and remains – medieval for Aboriginal inmates
Does Indonesia have a healthy free press? Not according to West Papua
Protester critically injured by rubber bullet, 7 arrested in protest over West Papua carve up
‘Return to Palau’ wins award at International Christian Film Festival
7 Surprising Facts about the Nuclear Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll
Atoll Celebrates Kwajalein Kamolol Day
Pacific countries stand with Ukraine
Kiribati cultural day kicks off creative project
Samoa court orders swearing in of women MPs

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As Australia votes, indigenous people press call for inclusion in constitution
Vanuatu president warns against ‘dictatorship’ if Justice Ministry is abolished
Papua New Guinea grapples with tuberculosis epidemic
Writing workshop encourages Pasifika students to tell their stories
Tuvalu, sinking in the Pacific, fears becoming a superpower ‘pawn’
Launch of Tuvalu’s National Trade Development Strategy
Three American Samoans, in ask for birthright citizenship, answer Gorsuch’s call for a chance to overturn Insular Cases

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West Papua students ’emotionally unstable’ over scholarship loss
New Zealand, Japan and Samoa set to reopen to visitors

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Aboriginal land claim approved for historic Sydney site
Paid research training for Aboriginal women in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
See The Giant 12-Foot Coins Of Tropical Micronesia

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New doco, Ablaze, tells story of Australia’s first Aboriginal filmmaker, William ‘Bill’ Onus
Aboriginal ABC host Stan Grant slams his OWN employer as having ‘utterly failed’
Sydney’s Inner West Council Has Replaced the State Flag With the Aboriginal Flag in Four Locations
Tamihere calls for self determination Budget
Xi Jinping looms large over Australia’s election
New Zealand to speed up electric car adoption to cut emissions
Lobbying underway in Vanuatu for next President
Fiji Named Worst Nation in Pacific for Press Freedom and Open Civic Space
Disconnected: Electrification in Papua New Guinea
Top baby names in Guam, CNMI, American Samoa
US blocks release of mental health funds for Marshall Islands
“The right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – what does it mean for States, for rights-holders and for nature?”
Former Kiribati president slams Australia’s ‘politicisation’ of climate action and power of fossil fuel lobby
Guam-based admiral not involved in upcoming US compact negotiations
Remote areas in Kiribati get World Bank climate resilience boost
King’s Guam World Tennis Tour descends on Dededo courts
Guam son graduates from Army Basic Leader Course
$1.6M Project to boost Digital infrastructure in the Pacific Islands
Flosse’s Amuitahiraa party names candidates for French elections
Tonga volcanic eruption confirmed as the largest explosion recorded since 1883
M/S Paul Gauguin To Host Blue Climate Summit In French Polynesia

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Americas: Rodeo of Reads

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‘Nature doesn’t fix itself fast’: Greenland weighs up economy v climate crisis
Indigenous Futurism: Stories from Stardust
French Guyana: Pastor shot dead, church set on fire after meeting delegation of Evangelicals

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Belize Barrier Reef one of the most successful coral restoration projects in the world
How the Falkland Islands became one of the world’s most affluent places
British Virgin Islanders poke fun at former leader’s arrest with memes

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Nicaragua: New law heralds damaging crackdown on civil society, UN warns
Argentine President rages at Britain after ‘inalienable’ Falklands Island claim
Suriname journalist detained, investigated on defamation charges after reporting on police
St Vincent opens first legal marijuana cafe in Eastern Caribbean
The Bahamas’ ‘Sand Dollar’ Needs Improved Cybersecurity, IMF Says
Dominican Republic bus is highjacked in Haiti
US Charges Third Suspect in Assassination of Haiti’s Moise

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Apologies and promises are not enough to end TB in the North
Montserrat reaches out to diaspora to tackle nursing shortage
El Salvador: woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide after miscarriage
IMF welcomes “strong economic rebound” in Bahamas
Kuujjuaq, Que. healing centre encourages reconnecting with Inuit identity
Duwamish Tribe Prepares to Sue Federal Government to Secure Tribal Sovereignty
This Guatemalan teen can speak 9 languages
Xiomara Castro’s First 100 days in the Honduran Presidency
Over 400 people “disappeared” in Panama in the last 12 months
The Right to Abortion in Chile Isn’t Forged in Stone
Ecuador prison riot leaves at least 43 dead and more than 200 escape
The Grandeur of Cuba, a New 3-Part Documentary (on Youtube)

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Boy with a Flag During the 11J Protests Escapes from Cuba
Guyana Is On Track To Become A Leading Global Oil Producer
Google Translate adds 24 new languages, including its first indigenous languages of the Americas
Care Giving and Unemployment Increase for Cuban Women
A crypto-libertarian paradise just lost an existential battle with Honduras
Ancient DNA gives new insights into ‘lost’ Indigenous people of Uruguay
A Pulitzer for History to Cuban Author Ada Ferrer
The Boy from Buzwah: Dr. Cecil King’s memoir an essential Indigenous perspective on Indigenous language and education
Ex-Honduras police chief worked with ex-president to ship drugs, prosecutors say
Paraguay drugs prosecutor killed on honeymoon on Colombian beach
Indigenous languages ‘marginalized’ in Canada: Mary Simon
Mastercard launches new financial inclusion program for millions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras
Bolivian president will not attend U.S. summit if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are excluded
Trail of Tears: Cherokee women to ride 950 miles to honor ancestors’ devastating displacement
Oil, Water, and Climate Change in the Guyana-Suriname Basin
St Kitts and Nevis: Six ministers suspended as Timothy Harris dissolves parliament
Study sheds light on dark history of U.S. Indigenous residential schools
Measat-3d satellite set to launch from French Guiana to enhance high-speed broadband access
Ex-minister Oduber of Aruba detained
First Nations leaders renew call to stop B.C. pipeline projects as UN raps Canada
Partnership between South Dakota National Guard, Suriname results in community improvements
1902 Martinique volcanic disaster

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Dominican Republic to outsource consular services
Ecuador’s 2022 spot on the line as FIFA open case into whether Castillo is in fact Colombian
Struggle against “violent erasure” of Indigenous languages continues today
AQ Podcast: Haiti’s Political Crisis: An Overview and Ways Forward
Costa Rica declares national emergency amid ransomware attacks
Chilean journalist dies after being shot while covering Workers’ Day marches
Haiti: A wave of violence strikes Port-au-Prince
New research program hopes to shed light on climate change in Inuit Nunangat
US turns to “economic and diplomatic” measures to keep pressuring Nicaragua
Official: Suspects break into Haiti court, ransack offices
Arauco-Malleco Coordinating Committee calls for Mapuche armed resistance in southern Chile
Ontario program forming Inuit survivors’ committee on sexual exploitation
France and Cuba strengthen trade union ties
Nicaragua’s Cocktail of Media Repression
British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie heard saying “not my first rodeo” in U.S. drug sting recording
US Interior Department Begins Documenting Dark History of Indian Boarding Schools
Safe house in tiny Nunavik village aims to break generations of trauma for Inuit
What does Daniel Ortega want with Nicaragua?
Ortega Holds Nicaraguan Business Leaders Hostage
University of the West Indies warns UK to ‘retreat’ over direct rule of British Virgin Islands
Burial sites linked to Native American boarding schools ID’d in government report
Ex Cuban Prosecutor Admits Made-to-Order Trials & Sentences
Weaving an Altar to Guatemala’s Pre-Hispanic Glory
Illegal migrants test Cayman’s housing capacity and other limits
Besides the US, Nicaraguans are Fleeing South to Costa Rica
Native demonstrators call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous relatives
Guatemala Judge Gets Death Threat After Decision on Civil War Crime
PM hints at major announcement as Grenada prepares for early election
Meet the independents determined to put First Nations issues front and centre
Brighter smiles for Suriname
Grenada: Confronting my family’s slave-owning past
‘A community of care’: First Nations House celebrates Indigenous grads at U of T
‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza
Barbados upgrades infrastructure thanks to FIFA Forward Programme
Coding training offered for Yukon First Nations students
Uruguay’s Next Big Challenge: Social Security Reform
Barbados, Jamaica officials hold talks

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May 13, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falkland Battle
Russian Tycoon’s Yacht Goes Dark on Way to Bahamas
Latin America’s Choice and the Cross-strait Diplomatic Battle
Pope to visit Canada to apologize for Indigenous abuses
Trinidad and Tobago features in Netflix documentary on Yoruba culture
How world’s first-ever Bitcoin City in El Salvador will look like
Jazz’ n Creole Festival celebrated with great pomp at Dominica’s shores
Seven more survivors of capsized boat rescued near Puerto Rico
Interpol rejects Suriname’s request for international arrest warrant for former finance minister
Solutions for Indigenous Communities in Nicaragua
Mass Cancellation of Flights To Jamaica After Strike at Montego Bay Airport
Dominica joins AirBnB’s “live and work anywhere” campaign to welcome digital nomads
More than 20,000 Nicaraguans request asylum in Costa Rica in the first quarter of 2022
Jamaica’s Barbara Gloudon, a giant of journalism and theatre, passes away at 87
We must not forget that Guyana remains an agricultural country
Antigua and Barbuda gears up to host Green Climate Fund events
Jamaica Prepares to Strike Anew at Lottery Scammers
One Sioux chef’s attempt to reclaim Native American cuisine
Honduras ‘retakes sovereignty’ by nixing corporate enclaves
Jamaicans in US get prison time for lottery scamming
Antigua and Barbuda PM Browne to boycott Summit in solidarity with allies Venezuela and Cuba
Native America Calling: Indigenous hockey
‘Incredible cruelty’: gang battles leave 150 dead in Haitian capital
Guyana’s private sector to partner with businesses in China
President of India to visit Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Grenadines from May 15 to 21
‘Now it will only get worse’: Cuba grapples with impact of Ukraine war
Honduras Recognizes Its Responsibility in Trans Killing
First Nations groups call for investigation into Chelsea Poorman’s disappearance and death
Cuba explosion: last body recovered from Havana hotel ruin, taking toll to 45
Grenada: MP calls for peaceful election season as activities heat up
Guyana: Former finance minister appears in court
Where is Daniel Ortega Taking Nicaragua?
A project for resilience in the mountains of Guatemala
The Voice of Saint Lucia Search Begins
Lopez Obrador’s Tour in Central America and Cuba
Chile Constitution Writers Enter Final Stretch for Draft Charter
Carnival Cruise Line to create ‘transformational’ new Bahamas port

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1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day

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Africa: More Aid Needed In Tigray

Military Stalls Return To Constitutional Rule In Five African Countries
Ethiopia: Essential aid reaches Tigray region, but more still needed

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In Some Tiny Countries, Big Progress Made on Press Freedom
Irresistible Pan-African Fusion from São Tomé and Príncipe
Two Islamic extremist attacks kill 11 Burkina Faso soldiers
Anglo-French Perenco declares force majeure after oil terminal leak in Gabon
Morocco Minister of Agriculture Calls to Accelerate Amazigh Officialization
Congo: First round of legislative elections set for July 10
Tamikrest: A shining Saharan ray of Tuareg music, roots and culture
High Court in Eswatini blocks recognition of LGBTQ rights group

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Mauritania
Beyond Botswana and Rwanda’s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out success stories
Comoros 2009 plane crash goes on trial in Paris
UN experts favor keeping South Sudan arms embargo

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Heavily armed militants break 60 inmates from Burkina Faso prison
Sao Tome and Principe President Visits Angola
Maxime Mokom: the man from the Central African Republic on trial at the ICC
Prices go up again in Mauritius

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IPOB to UK: you’ll benefit from Biafra
Perenco in damage-limitation mode at Cap Lopez oil terminal
Mauritania to Become a New Global Gas Hub as Market Expansion Intensifies
A Year After a Dictator’s Death, There is Still Time to Support Democracy in Chad
Haratin : IRA-Mauritania President Biram Dah Abeid Meets With UN Special Rapporteur On Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Botswana invites bids to build 200 MW solar plant
Books in Africa. How this French company competes with Amazon
Hargeysa International Book Fair 2022 for Somaliland in July
Mali: France opposed to Assimi Goïta’s junta demanding an end to defence agreements
The world must stand with the Batwa community in DR Congo
Analysis: Can Niger become the main Western ally in the Sahel?
Famine in Ethiopia: the roots lie in Eritrea’s long-running feud with Tigrayans

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Biafra: Igbos not leaving Nigeria – Umahi
Central African Republic: Averting Further Fragmentation of the Armed Forces
The story of the Mauritanian
Europe looking to get a million tonnes of coal annually from Botswana, says President Masisi
Sierra Leone launches bid for UN Security Council seat
Botswana and Namibia plan joint bid for AFCON 2027
COVID-19, polygamy force young widows onto the streets after deaths of older husbands
‘If our animals survive, we do.’ Somaliland grapples with drought.
A New Wave of Creatives Is Transforming Dakar, Senegal’s Capital City
Despite truce, Tigray aid ‘too little to sustain life,’ says WHO chief
Mali: Gamou, a general as uncontrollable as he is indispensable
Kiir and Machar: insights into South Sudan’s strongmen
Mali: The Moura Massacre – Social media monitoring: 09 May 2022
Rwanda: Ex-top official on trial in France for 1994 genocide
Africa: Burkina Faso’s Junta Under Pressure to Deliver On Security Promises

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Gabon, eight others beat Nigeria to private infrastructure investment
Global Coalition Preparing ‘Holistic’ Assault on Islamic State in Africa
TİKA Continues to Support Education in South Sudan
Netherlands backs Morocco’s Western Sahara autonomy plan- statement
Bank of Central African States Urges CAR to Annul Bitcoin as Currency
South Sudan urged to implement economic reforms to get IMF, World Bank loans
Nnamdi Kanu to appear in court May 18 —Lawyer
A spying scandal and the fate of Western Sahara
Pretoria has submitted to ‘bullying’ by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, says author Michela Wrong
Heineken Hosts Biggest UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Africa
Cape Verde’s recycling initiatives face off against global trash
Zimbabwe police detain and charge 2 journalists covering attempted arrest of opposition politician
Washington threatens sanctions against Libya’s election spoilers
Saudi aid agency distributes 700 food baskets in Chad
I will not stop ‘interfering’ in Zimbabwe, says Maimane
Africa’s solutions to conflict are in crisis
Russia denies imposing any restrictions on Libyans to grant visas
A record of 39 candidates running for Somalia’s presidential election
Amid gold fever, Italy’s Ara Pacis offers to mediate with defectors turned rogue miners
Fish-Rich Mauritania looks to its Nouadhibou Port for a Brighter Future
Should Zambians be excited about FQM’s $1.25bn investment or worry?
Draghi to Biden: Libya could be major supplier of oil and gas to Europe
World Bank approves $75m loan for Eswatini to accelerate post-COVID-19 economic recovery
Malawi struggles to curb human trafficking
US organization IPA to help Togo fight poverty using AI
‘Spiritual healer’ arrested for sexually abusing about 900 women in Tunisia
‘Second chance’: In Malawi, a teacher’s salary runs an orphanage
Lesotho Faced with Serious Plastic Waste Problem-Director
Senegal: State distributes aid as global economic crisis hits
Mozambicans fleeing a violent jihadist insurgency find refuge in Malawi
Tunisia to raise prices of some foodstuffs following protests by farmers
Debt distress in Africa: biggest problems, and ways forward
Germany to increase military presence in Mali as part of UN mission
Tunisia: protest calls for solution to social issues
Fighting resumes between Tigrayans and Eritreans
Burkina Faso: Conflict aggravates ongoing food crisis
Tunisia boosts security for seasonal pilgrimage to historic synagogue
Eritrea: As Pastoralists in Eritrea Settle
Burkina Faso: Sankara assassination suspects ordered to pay US$1.3 million in damages
Biologist fighting plastic pollution to save sea turtles wins ‘Green Oscar’
Burundi says ready for ‘dialogue’ with rebels in DRC
Germany shifts focus of military missions in Mali, Niger
Is Africa Ready for Green Growth? New Report Assesses Gabon, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia
Peacekeeping in South Sudan: it’s a race against time for the UN

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Malawi steps up action against illegal charcoal trade (analysis)
‘People are dying’: Ethiopians escape war only to face hunger in Somaliland
Biafra: IPOB sends warning signal to Fulani terrorists in Igboland
Tunisia is sliding back into authoritarianism
First stroke unit opens in Malawi
Seychelles: African Development Bank approves $20mln loan to support Covid-19 recovery
Ex-Biafran war veterans protest non-payment of 44-year entitlements
US Official to Visit Tunisia to Support ‘Political and Economic Reforms’
#VisitBurundi: Influencers trying to remake their nation’s image
Sahel: A food crisis fueled by conflict is set to worsen during lean period
Equatorial Guinea launches operation against gangs
A boost for food security in South Sudan
Liberia: Poor Regional Relations Responsible for Hostilities’
The Need to Strengthen African Financial Solutions Emphasized During Equatorial Guinea Business Forum
Twenty-year search for Rwanda genocide suspect ends in Zimbabwe grave
Liberia: Gov’t Commits US$2 Million to School Feeding
Russian Mercenaries Linked To Civilian Abuses In Central African Republic
Most wanted Rwanda genocide fugitive ‘died in 2006’
Former child soldier turned literary sensation returns to Sierra Leone
Stablecoin is gaining currency in Africa
Zimbabwe borrows from bank of bad ideas, again
Togo suffers its first deadly jihadist attack
Europe and Asia must consider African priorities in hunt for gas imports – Rystad
Why a Zimbabwean firm offers pensions denominated in cows
In Togo, Africa Ceo Forum and Ecobank will co-organize a business forum next week
The Hunters: the small UN unit that tracked down Rwanda’s worst killers
Why stay away will not work in Zimbabwe
U.S. museums are trying to return hundreds of looted Benin treasures
Eswatini pupils leave their country’s ailing schools for SA
Turkish Airlines Launches Somalia’s Only Non-Stop Route To Europe
Guinea opposition parties reject junta’s proposed 39-month transition timeline
How Chinese lending to Africa is evolving
A sense of history and urgency as Somalia moves to elect a new president
First-Ever Modular LNG FSRU Ready for Deployment in Senegal
Micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy reduces complications at birth
Anglo American to return to Zambia with Arc Minerals copper deal
Mali court summons French Foreign Minister over passport concession allegations
International elephant corridor put at risk by killing of Botswana’s largest tuskers
Zambia must consider establishing a Lusaka metal exchange – Nkoma
Violence in Burkina Faso ‘displaces’ over 1.8M people
Great opportunities for Botswana citrus farming
Investing in nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage in Zambia and Malawi
Burkina Faso search party closer to men trapped in flooded mine
Namibia launches sovereign wealth fund following oil discoveries
Time to make Zambia’s relationship with China mutually beneficial…

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1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day

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Europe: amidst Putin’s incursion in Ukraine

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Brittany votes to ask for autonomy from France after Corsica statement
Sweden ramps up efforts to protect Gotland island
Liechtenstein’s Royal Family-Owned Bank to Offer Crypto Services
Estonia expels pro-Kremlin hate-speech individual
The Vatican prepares a gallery in the metaverse with NFT’s
Reporter’s Notebook: Memories of Talking to Belarus’ Stanislav Shushkevich
Crimean Tatar doctor working in Azovstal asks Turkey for help
‘Nyet nyet Soviet’ exhibit opens in Rīga
Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics Cancel Parade On May 9
Lithuanian team arrives in Ukraine to help investigate war crimes
Russia Simulated a Nuclear Strike in Kaliningrad
‘Soviet eyesore’: Authorities ask to remove Red Army monument from Vilnius cemetery
Stoltenberg: “Finnish membership will make Nato stronger”
Polish-Lithuanian gas link will contribute to security of all Baltic states and Finland – Levits
Finland to send EUR 70M, military equipment to Ukraine
Head of intelligence: court approved espionage of Catalan president and Puigdemont’s allies

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Finland: Pro-Russia convoy organisers discuss violence, guns in closed group chat
Half of Flanders residents favour switching off Russian gas, even if it costs more
Scottish council election results: The winners and losers of every vote in Scotland
Far-Right Groups a Lingering Cyber Threat to North Macedonia
Ukrainians in Finland rely on private food donations due to process delays
Euskal pilota: The Basque Country’s centuries-old ball games
What is Catalangate and what are latest developments
Fake: Crimean Tatars Unanimously Support Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine
US Paratroopers from Alaska Training in Northern Norway for the First Time Ever
Sinn Fein say Irish reunification referendums ‘possible in next five years’
Denmark and U.S. Host Meeting on Situational Awareness in the Baltic Sea Region
Bulgaria and Greece plan joint gas deliveries for southeast Europe
Sweden says one of its nationals detained by Iran amid strained ties
Bulgarian professor achieves dream of creating world-class tech powerhouse
Posters in Moscow accuse famous Swedes of backing Nazism
Ukraine calls on Doctors Without Borders to evacuate Mariupol defenders
NATO Eyes ‘Heightened Presence’ Around Sweden, Baltic
Kazakhstan, Denmark mark 30th anniv of diplomatic relations
Finland ramps up military exercises in case Russia threatens war
Kremlin says Poland might be a source of threat
Belarus has lifted embargo on imports of European fruit & vegetables
Taiwan announces sanctions against Belarus over invasion of Ukraine
Estonian police more vigilant as Soviet Victory Day nears
Soviet memorial’s days are numbered, confirms Latvian PM
Vilnius conference looks at how to hold Putin personally accountable for crimes in Ukraine
Lithuanians train Ukrainian dogs to look for mines
Estonia’s military aid to Ukraine totals €230 million
May 9 brings provocation risks, says Latvian security service
A history of Russian oppression fueled Lithuanian energy independence
Baltics were the first to support Ukraine with arms, diplomacy – Zelensky

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Baltic states reaffirm support for Ukraine’s EU membership path
Putin’s war failing, but return to normalcy will take years
How Russia Tries to Counter Moldova Separatist Region’s Westward Drift
‘I Hope She Is Alive’: Family Seeks Answers To Disappearance Of Crimean Health-Care Activist
1000s demonstrating in Iruñea for language rights, justice, equality, social cohesion, and right to live in #Basque country

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The Netherlands wants to lead Europe’s hydrogen strategy – but should it?
Moldova: ‘A small country with a big heart’
Thousands of young #Euskara speakers this weekend at the #HerriUrrats Basque language festival in Itzulera
Thousands rallied for #Asturian official status in Uvieu

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1950 May 9: Schuman Declaration, Europe Day
First woman of colour crowned Miss Wales in contest’s 70 year history
GaelTalk – a virtual reality immersive Irish Language learning experience – wins SciFest@DCU
Ukraine Faces an Economic Abyss
Andorra 2027 publishes sustainability plan in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships bid
Borrell Proposes To Use Frozen Russian Central Bank Assets To Help Ukraine
Attack on LGBTI+ activist in North Macedonia
Norway to co-host the next Arctic Science Ministerial
Serbia threatens Kosovo over Council of Europe membership bid
Catalangate phone hacking victims call for rights to be safeguarded
Serbia, Bosnian Serb Entity, Salute Russia on Victory Day
Enterprises Across Belarus Stop Production
Transnistria Cancels May 9 Parade Over Mysterious Explosions
Nicola Sturgeon promises ‘refreshing and very positive’ new case for independence
Moldova’s struggle with ‘frozen conflict’ and Russian uncertainty
Finnish head coach quits Russian national volleyball team
National Alliance once again proposes transitioning to education only in Latvian language
Estonia to support rebuilding of Ukraine’s Zhytomyr Oblast
European solidarity meets self-interest amid China’s beef with Lithuania

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1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day
Timeline of NATO expansion since 1949
Green power: Record demand for solar panels in Flanders
Dylan Thomas to be honoured with Welsh language blue plaque
Becoming Belgian: Only by birth, say Flanders residents
Allied Maritime Sharpshooting Exercise Started Monday off Andøy Island, Norway
A Guide to Three Flanders Cities, Belgium
Prince Charles in Union plea after SNP and Sinn Fein election wins
Faroe Islands finally approves sanctions against Russia, but leaves fish out
Finland: Sámi Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner steps down, cites lack of resources
Tidal array build-out plans launched for Faroe Islands
Plans to legislate on Irish language set out in Queen’s Speech
Channel Islands mark Liberation Day with first full-scale events in two years
Lithuania Adopts Resolution Calling Russia ‘Terrorist State,’ Accuses Moscow Of ‘Genocide’
Members of Pussy Riot Currently in Iceland
Queen’s Speech: Why Ian Blackford and SNP MPs wore white roses
Contesting the silence: Irish language writers on the Civil War
May 9 crowds in Tallinn around a third of those of previous years
New Irish language film has lots of Donegal connections
Gaudí’s Casa Batlló: first UNESCO World Heritage site to become live NFT
Ta’ Hagrat Temples, Mgarr, Malta
Latvia and Finland to submit joint bid to organize next year’s Ice Hockey World Championships
Constantinople Ends Schism with North Macedonia Church
UK Government to legislate on culture and language in Northern Ireland – prompting concerns
Kosovo War Widow Wins ‘European of the Year’ Award
Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine’s 1st president, dies at age 88
Lessons of War: Kosovo Trains Ukrainian Women in Demining
Spanish government dismisses head of intelligence agency amid espionage scandals
Russian-Ukrainian war could spill over into the Balkans, Kosovo FM warns
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at ‘bit of a stalemate’ -U.S. intel official
NGOs Ask Macron to Finally Grant Free Movement to Kosovo Citizens
Thirty-one years after communism, Albanians demand democratic reform
Portugal investigates alleged misuse of Ukrainian refugees’ personal data
Germany reopens embassy in Kyiv
Greece struggling to cope with fallout from Ukraine war
Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine
UAE, Greece sign $4.2 billion agreement
Belarus has good reason for concern over Putin’s nuclear intimidation
Ukraine war speeds Greece’s transition to EU energy gateway
Could the Ukraine war spill over into Moldova?
Slovakia is slowly transitioning to a greener future
Moldova celebrates Soviet victory, but divisions deepen amid war
Bulgaria finds middle ground on weapons deliveries to Ukraine

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EBRD 2022: Coal-dependent Kosovo prepares for leap to renewables
Former president Torra disqualified for further 15 months for second disobedience case
Swiss seek migration deal with Georgia
Telegraph suggests Welsh Government’s national tree giveaway program causing ‘harmful pollen’
US Offers to Help Bulgaria Avert Gas Shortage
Catalonia’s (uneasy) relationship with the Eurovision song contest
Basque Football Federation does not give up official status, despite the negative response from UEFA and FIFA
Welsh Government minister launches new Ukraine fundraiser
Bulgaria to receive US LNG deliveries from June
Barcelona looks to boost green energy with solar panels on residential buildings
‘Please don’t let them die’: Wives of Ukrainian fighters meet with Pope Francis
Case against Welsh language campaigner who refused to pay English-only car park fine thrown out
Bulgarians fear Russia could attack their country
Self-determination top topic for Catalans discussing Europe online with 52% of mentions
Russian Tanker Stuck in Greece Switches Flag ‘to Avoid Sanctions’
US House Passes $40 Billion Bill to Bolster Ukraine Against Russian Invasion
Hungary demands full exemption from Russian oil import ban
Belgrade’s ‘Graffiti War’ Over Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine
Belgium has become ‘European gas crossroads’, says Fluxys CEO
Hungary to supply Uzbekistan with NPP cooling technologies
Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy
Croatia summons Hungarian ambassador over Orban’s comments
Slovenia reintroduces fuel price caps
Czech Republic replaces Russia on UN Human Rights Council
Russia Aims to Link Crimea to Transnistria – US Intelligence Chief
Pirelli replaces Russian tyres for export to Europe with ones from Romania, Turkey
Belgium in Brief: When is a Belgian not a Belgian?
Estonia to keep fifth of yearly natural gas supply in strategic reserve
News digest: “People in Slovakia are literally angry”
‘I’m here to make Lithuanian cool’: Monika Liu advances to Eurovision final
In ‘historic first,’ Reykjavik names streets after Baltic countries
Excavation of Possible Kosovo War Mass Grave Begins in Serbia
Latvia: Access denied to Soviet monument after pro-Russian rally Tuesday
Tribunal for Putin: a guide to holding Russia’s leadership accountable for war crimes in Ukraine
Norway Launches 30 GW by 2040 Offshore Wind Investment Plan
Ahead of defence opt-out referendum, Denmark opposes EU Treaty change
Sanctioned Russians lose Janakkala holiday home, Jyväskylä rally cars
Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of captured Russian
Luxury Yacht Of Russian Oligarch Akhmedov Arrested In Hamburg
Belarusian Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya Links Ukraine’s Fight With Belarus’s Democratic Struggle
The Largest Importer Of Russian Gas In Germany Refused To Pay In Rubles
Help Ukraine now, and it could power Europe later
On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbour
Agreement between Denmark and Greenland about Arctic Capacities
Nordea downgrades Finnish economy outlook
Finland and UK sign joint security declaration
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Living Putin’s Dream – Not So Big In Asia

China casts its ‘SkyNet’ far and wide, pursuing tens of thousands who flee overseas
44% of China’s Imprisoned Journalists Are Uyghurs
Book highlights 76 European towns’ adoption of towns, villages in Tibet
Turkmenistan: Keeping tabs on discord

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Sunset, 4 May: 1948 Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day
These pistols are manufactured only by the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant in Udmurtia
Iraqi Kurdistan hit by multiple missile attacks as threats rise
Indigenous Peoples Re-Energize Negotiations for a Stronger Voice at the United Nations
Yazidi militia says Iraqi army attacks linked to Turkey’s anti-PKK campaign
Ingush lose all hope 1991 law on rehabilitation of repressed peoples will ever be enforced
Shingal’s displaced Yazidis shelter in Kurdistan Region, ‘unwilling to return’
Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow accuses Israel of sending mercenaries to Ukraine
Amid war, bitter exchanges continue to spoil Tbilisi-Kyiv relations
China amphibious assault ship held live-fire drills in South China Sea
Houthis committed 2,158 violations against mosques in Yemen in 4 months
Seven teachers from high school in China’s Xinjiang confirmed imprisoned
Turkmenistan cut our abortion rights overnight. Our ‘allies’ did nothing
Experts Anticipate Stricter Rule in Hong Kong Under Beijing’s Favored Candidate
Why are people disappearing in Balochistan?
Wife Of Jailed Kazakh Politician Fined For ‘Violating Law On Mass Gatherings’
Beauty Ban: Turkmenistan Puts Severe Restrictions On Women’s Appearance, Ability To Travel
Finding a pathway out of genocide for the Rohingya
Situation In Yerevan Tense After Another Day Of Armenian Anti-Government Protests
The cashmere trail: On the road with the Mongolian nomadic community
Hecklers interrupt Israel PM’s Memorial Day speech on unity
Three takeaways from Timor‑Leste’s presidential election
North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities
Former pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung leaves Hong Kong for Canada after jail term
Cambodia’s Supreme Court upholds 7-year sentence for opposition party activist
Tibetan couple arrested for communicating with exiled relatives
Tajikistan: Illegally deported Pamiri leader gets 18 years in prison

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Russia’s Relentless Hunt of Chechens Decades After Putin’s War
Hêza, the story of the revenge of a Yazidi girl
Russian crimes in Chechnya and Ukraine are identical – Anzor Maskhadov
Russia’s Ukraine War Could Offer Chance to Resolve South Caucasus Conflicts
Buryatia: ‘Everything here smells like the dead now’
Public Opinion on China Waning in Central Asia
Dagestan received largest Hajj quota in Russia
Xinjiang officials said to pay Uyghurs to perform dance at Kashgar mosque
“We’ve Been at War with Russia for 400 Years”: How Chechens Fight on the Side of Ukraine
Xinjiang cotton found in Adidas, Puma and Hugo Boss tops, researchers say
North Koreans roll their eyes during May Day lectures about socialism’s superiority
Ukraine and China Topped Agenda on Japan’s PM’s SE Asia Swing
Tibetan political prisoner in poor health said to be released from jail
Bangladesh detains 450 Rohingya celebrating Eid on beach
Israeli Medics Say 3 Killed in Stabbing Attack Near Tel Aviv
Another Tibetan man arrested for WeChat comments
Can Azerbaijan Help Europe Kick Its Russian Gas Habit As Kremlin Threatens To Shut The Taps?
Israel tightens grip on West Bank with planned restrictions
China arrests Tibetan couple for contacting overseas relatives, 2 others for language right posts on WeChat
Indonesian government lagging independent effort to recognize Indigenous lands
Russia’s Ukraine War Weighs Heavily on Tajikistan
Kazakhstan: No Justice for January Protest Victims
Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev to lose his place in constitution

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Confronting Russia will deter China, says Japanese defense minister
Georgian opposition leader: ‘War in Ukraine could end our pro-Russian regime’
Displaced Yezidi woman commits suicide in Zakho
Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos
China razes Kashgar’s iconic Grand Bazaar
Tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan back on the agenda
Mongolia’s inflation headache goes from bad to worse as thirst for scarce dollars mounts
Tight jeans, dyed hair forbidden as North Korea cracks down on ‘capitalist’ fashion
Released by coalition, dozens of Houthi war prisoners return to Yemen
In Some Tiny Countries, Big Progress Made on Press Freedom
European Parliament calls on Cambodian government to stop targeting opponents
Nearly 4M Russians Left Russia in Early 2022 – FSB
World community should challenge Chinese government over ‘de-Tibetanizing’ of Tibetan children by using education as a colonial tool
Laos’ ‘circle of cronies’ keeps a tight lid on country’s news outlets, report says
Sri Lanka, Nepal woes are both headache and opportunity for India
New Hong Kong Media Outlet Aims to Fill Media Vacuum
Adivasis Have Lower Standards of Living, 82% of Households Heads Not Matriculates
Facing Mass Protests Calling For Him To Resign, Armenia’s Prime Minister Is Running Out Of Options
Repression of Uyghurs by China continues, 7 teachers imprisoned in Xinjiang
China installing former security chief as Hong Kong leader
Has Shanghai Been Xinjianged?
Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters air defence zone
Vietnam Protests China’s Imposition of Annual South China Sea Fishing Ban

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Indigenous Nenets people had to be forcibly relocated
Zozan Cewlik: Kurdistan movement fights for all repressed peoples
Buryatian tank ace, 25, crowned world champion is killed after Putin sends him into real war in Ukraine
Israel destroys home of Palestinian accused of killing settler
Is another Russia even possible?
Balochistan running out of water
British YouTube star “Bald and Bankrupt” arrested at Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan
Uyghur representatives meet Norwegian leaders, seek Xinjiang genocide recognition
Russia’s Economic Doldrums Causing Hardship In Kyrgyzstan
More resettlement offers for Rohingya refugees, says minister
Tortured to death: the 14 Cypriot men killed by British in 50s uprising
East Timor’s coral reefs are the most biodiverse in the world. Why are they surviving climate change?
Hong Kong’s intrepid press corps battle dislocation, nostalgia and unemployment
Hong Kong more unequal, less free as Carrie Lam leaves office

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Crops go thirsty across Sindh with canals running bone-dry
Russia’s ultimate political survivor faces a wartime reckoning
Madhya Pradesh lynching of Adivasis: Govt ‘mute spectator’, hate groups on prowl
Baghdad to implement court’s decision on Kurdistan oil ops
WHO Action on Scabies: Outbreak in the Rohingya displacement camps
Ukraine ‘Fighting For All Of Us,’ U2’s Bono Says In Kyiv Subway Station Performance
Yezidi woman killed by her husband in Germany
Barry’s 16th Century Chechen Tale Explains The Rest Of Season 3’s Story
Israeli police arrest two Palestinians over independence day attack
On Victory Day Kazakhstan Honors and Pays Tribute to World War II Veterans
Sikh community in Shediac marks religious holiday with celebratory parade

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Who Are the Young Self-immolators in Tibet?
Saudi MASAM Clears Nearly 1,000 Mines Planted by Houthis in Yemen
Russian Ambassador Doused With Red Paint At Ceremony In Warsaw
‘KDP is trying to make Iraqi Kurdistan a province of Turkey’: KCK co-chair
Chinese Carrier Strike Group Continues Drills Near Japan
Houthis unwilling to end their siege of Taiz, says official
Yazidi families displaced anew by violence in northern Iraq
Deal allows Cyprus to develop land in British sovereign base areas
Hopes abound as Myanmar curriculum reaches Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh
Yemeni government vows to uphold UN-brokered truce despite Houthi violations
U.S. and Bahrain Begin Exercise Neon Defender
Bahrain, Israeli health bodies to collaborate on research
Hong Kong’s new leader is Beijing’s designated ‘enforcer’
Putin congratulated Japarov and people of Kyrgyzstan on 77th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War
Qatar Is Hamas’ Patron. Its ‘Moderate’ Rebranding Is a Dangerous Delusion
Armenian PM to pay a two-day visit to the Netherlands
Hong Kong Press Corps Battle Dislocation, Nostalgia, Unemployment
Tajikistan: ISKP claims new cross-border attack, officials deny
Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Dimitri Peskov
Georgia marks 77th anniversary of World War II victory over fascism
Myanmar’s 4 strongest ethnic armies reject junta invitation to peace talks
What’s in Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum?
Georgian Leaders on Europe Day
Ukraine Crisis Imperils Abkhazia
North Korea enlists office workers to carry water to fields in battle to save crops
India and China dominate Maldives’ political discourse
Georgians take up arms against Russia in Ukraine
Opposition leader wins South Ossetia presidential election
Lao central bank blames depreciating kip on currency converter manipulation
Banned Sikh Group’s Leader Charged Over ‘Khalistan’ Flags At Himachal
A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast
Palestine and Israel on the verge of a new escalation
Detained former opposition chief meets with Cambodia’s Hun Sen
Dharejo Demands Water For Sindh As Per 1991 Accord
UAE to introduce unemployment insurance in latest economic reform
Azerbaijan Reporter Threatened at Knifepoint
Sindh, southern Punjab brave acute water shortage

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Sindh CM launches E-Stamping system in Karachi
FM: Azerbaijan-Armenia peace talks to be based on five key principles
Trilateral consultations between Armenia, Greece and Cyprus held in Yerevan
Azerbaijan set to revive agriculture in liberated lands with latest Israeli agri-tech technologies
Global protests mark int’l day of action to #SaveHasdeo
German, Dutch Foreign Ministers Call For Justice During Surprise Visit To Ukraine
Heydar Aliyev played huge role in Azerbaijan becoming economically, politically strong – Russian analyst
Calls for Georgia to open a “second front” against Russia fall flat
China threatens consequences if Canada interferes in Tibet-related issues
The hefty price of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty
‘We are keen on constructively developing ties with Kurdistan Region’: Russian CG
Amman: Appointing Al-Aqsa guards is the Jordanian Awqaf’s responsibility
Experts raise concerns over Chinese educational policy to ‘deTibetanize’ Tibetans
Georgia’s jailed ex-president offered transfer to medical facility
US to provide more than $800M in new humanitarian assistance to Syria
Lithuania Adopts Resolution Calling Russia ‘Terrorist State,’ Accuses Moscow Of ‘Genocide’
Uyghurs in Turkey urge UN chief to investigate China rights abuses
Syria and the region: Brussels VI Conference gathers more than 75 delegations in direct political and financial support
President of the Artsakh Republic sends a congratulatory message to the President-elect of the Republic of South Ossetia
Syria rights groups call on UN to investigate Tadamon massacre
Dramatic story of Kyrgyz Christian swept up in China’s Uyghur repression gets very little ink
‘Russian investment in Kurdistan Region exceeded $2 billion in 2021’: Ambassador
Ankara Tightens Russian Access to Syria
Kuwait’s crown prince accepts government’s resignation
Imagery shows China still building on Subi Reef in South China Sea
Fragile truce in Yemen
As sanctions bite heads of Tomsk, Saratov, Kirov and Mari El reseign from office
Close Associate Of Fugitive Former Kyrgyz President’s Son Arrested In Bishkek
State minister: No visible progress in Rohingya repatriation
Oman-India Joint Committee meet in Delhi on May 11
Congo delegation seeks to learn from Kurdistan Region’s successful implementation of electricity smart meters
Tajikistan and Germany hold another round of political consultations
Manitowoc Public Library to Honor Hmong Culture with “A Hmongment in History”
Months after 4G service okayed, plodding talks keep Palestinian networks throttled
Noted Russian Historian Arrives At Penal Colony In Mordovia To Serve 15-Year Sentence
Saudi Arabia hands over mobile medical units to Tajikistan
Macao bets on a new future as China cracks down on gambling
Palestine: killing Hamas officials abroad won’t stop resistance to Israeli occupation
Cyprus pitches regional firefighting hub to Israel, Greece
Former Soviet States Are Distancing Themselves From Their Old Imperial Master
Spy agency head suggests disillusioned Chinese officials cooperating with Australia
This Nakba day, we march to end British complicity in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians
Putin’s Perilous Imperial Dream
UN Approves Czech Republic To Replace Russia On Human Rights Council
Struggling businesses ready to welcome tourists again as Laos reopens
Lebanon elections: Change is not coming
Cyprus’ Citizenship by Investment Program Once Again Criticized for Being Involved in Illicit Affairs
Kazakhstan and Luxembourg hold 1st inter-ministerial consultations
Long queues for petrol stations as fuel crisis hits Laos
Lebanon asks for $30bn compensation for hosting displaced Syrians
Sour blood pudding – A unique dish that can only be enjoyed at the “end of the world”
Birdwatchers from India, Nepal and Bhutan to count birds in the Himalayas
Cambodia Polls Unlikely to be Credible and Transparent, Says Watchdog
EU decries Israel eviction of over 1,000 Palestinians to make way for military zone
People of Cyprus ‘ready to accept’ a female president
CCP Times: Western hype over ‘influence contest’ isn’t helpful to Sri Lanka
Croatia keen to invest in Cambodia EV scene
Israel demolition in east Jerusalem leaves 35 homeless
John Deere Remotely Disables $5 Million Worth Of Tractors Stolen By Russian Troops In Ukraine
Guided by Sri Lankan people’s interests, says India
Freed Taiwan activist Lee Ming-che recounts ‘fascist circus’ of Chinese court
Nine arrested in Israel after air crash images sent to plane passengers
Putin: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain send congratulations on Russia’s Victory Day
The Kashmir Files: Singapore bans film praised by India’s Modi
Drain the swamp? Israeli startup sees green bonanza in rewilding wetlands instead
Despite Losing Dozens Of Soldiers, Many In Russia’s Buryatia Region Support Invasion Of Ukraine
‘We Did It Again’: Kashmir Celebrates Second Pulitzer In 3 Years
Despite Spat Over Hitler’s Roots, Israel Can’t Afford to Upset Putin
Qatar pledges $50m to war-ravaged Syrians
Media and Balochistan: A critical discourse analysis
Tensions ease as Israel, Russia affirm ‘mutual respect’
Breaking Russia’s ‘Spiral Of Silence’: Dozens Detained Protesting Ukraine War On Victory Day
Alarm bells: On symbols of Sikh separatism
Hawks And Bucks Go Head-To-Head In First NBA Games In The United Arab Emirates
Qatar’s Amir offers condolences to Cuba’s president after blast
Pro-Khalistan outfit Sikh for Justice claims attack on Punjab Police Intel HQ
United Arab Emirates: Why Retail Brokers Are Flocking to the UAE?
Turkic world to meet at handicrafts festival in Bursa
Punjabi Sikh leader to be honored with Fresno mural, Irvine award
Russian-speaking visitors to UAE resort town dip, offset by others
First Qatar-Iran joint political committee meets in Tehran
Sikh journalist manhandled; police initiates probe
‘We’re doing a job. We’re connecting people’: Emirates CEO defends continued flights to Russia
Gurdwara Nanak Shahi: A structure that holds the memory of Sikhs in Bangladesh

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1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine