China Given Seat on UN Indigenous Forum

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1950 May 9: Europe Day

1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day

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

1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day

1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance

1814 May 17: Norwegian National/Constitution Day

1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet

1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day

1944 May 18: Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide

1902 May 20: Cuba Independence Day

2002 May 20: East Timor Independence Day

1864 May 21: Circassian Genocide Memorial Day

2006 May 21: Montenegro Independence Day

1822 May 24: Ecuador Independence Day

1991 May 24: Eritrea Independence Day

1946 May 25: Jordan Independence Day

1918 May 26: Georgia Independence Day

1966 May 26: Guyana Independence Day

Why Are Hazaras Targeted In Pakistan?

A young Hazara woman: “We are used to the feeling of fear”

Photographer’s Death in Central African Republic Still Unsolved

Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea-Bissau

Boko Haram’s resurgence in Chad

Fight continues for secret files on murder of Australian reporters in East Timor

Gambia: 22 death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, a welcome step towards abolition

Batwa: Uganda MPs pass motion to guard cultures of minority tribes

‘United Shades of America’ goes inside the home of Minnesota’s rising star Hmong chef

‘The Hmong’s story in Anchorage is part of the whole city’s story’

Surkov seen remaining in charge of Kremlin policy on Donbas, Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Belarus Deports Ingushetian Activist To Russia

Russia’s Only Buddhist Chaplain, The ‘Lonely Lama’

Russia: New Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya

New taxi service for women in Chechnya

Meet the Journalist: Ben Mauk on Circassian Nationalism

Misuse of Anti-Extremism in April 2019

250 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel; 1-year-old child among those killed in retaliatory airstrikes

US crafting surrender document not a peace plan: Palestine FM

In Push for Trade Deal, Trump Administration Shelves Sanctions Over China’s Crackdown on Uighurs

Uyghurs Face Tight Ramadan Curbs as China Bristles at ‘Concentration Camps’ Remark

Dozens of mosques, major shrines ‘razed’ in China’s Xinjiang

Reporter’s Notebook: Uighurs Held For ‘Extremist Thoughts’ They Didn’t Know They Had

Human Rights Watch Reverse-Engineers Mass Surveillance App Used by Police in Xinjiang

EU urges China to ‘change the situation’ in Xinjiang where ‘up to one million Uighurs are detained’ in internment camps

Security cameras and barbed wire: Living amid fear and oppression in Xinjiang

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Receives Freedom House’s ‘Freedom Award’

The Uyghur women fighting China’s surveillance state

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

I’ve fought China’s slow-motion genocide of Uighur Muslims. Now, my family are victims.

Thousands in rare pro-democracy protests in eSwatini

Journalism in Nicaragua under siege

While the world is distracted by Venezuela, repression continues in Nicaragua

40 years later, grappling with regime change in Nicaragua

Shuttered Lebanese stock exchange highlights fiscal strain

What We Know About 23 Crimean Tatars Detained in March

Rally in support of Crimean political prisoners held in Kyiv

Exhibition dedicated to 75th anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars opens in New York

Ukrainian political prisoner beaten by prison staff in Russia for Maidan

Russian Authorities To Remove Tatar Collaboration Slur From Crimean History Textbook

Russia intensifies repression against Crimean Tatars to squeeze them out of Crimea

Two Ukrainian fishermen freed in Russian-occupied Crimea

Vandals Smash New Monument To Crimean Tatar WWII Victims

Russia begins 15th Ukrainian ‘spy’ or ‘saboteur’ trial in occupied Crimea based on televised ‘confessions’

Russia’s first Ukrainian POWs imprisoned in Donbas for over four years

Russian proxy republics ‘officially’ seize Ukrainians’ homes in Donbas

Ukraine will not recognize Russian citizenship illegally offered to Ukrainians in Donbas

Ex-commander of Joint Forces: About 75,000 Russian soldiers stationed in Crimea and Donbas

Russian trolls blamed Ukraine for MH17 in 65,000 tweets after disaster

The landscape painters who invented Norway

Indonesian prosecutors demand jail for West Papuans found with weapons

Polish tourist jailed in Indonesia’s West Papua files appeal

Spotlight on West Papua abuses in British parliament

1st ever UK House of Commons debate on West Papua took place at the UK Parliament

Jordan revamps cabinet in latest overhaul of top institutions

Trump declares ‘invasion’ at border after DHS says 1 percent of Honduras, Guatemala entered US

Libya: Battle for Tripoli becomes a sandbox for outside powers

Here is Europe’s most sustainable country in 20 pictures

El Salvador gang violence stifles progress on gender killings: top prosecutor

Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash

Thousands of people in Finland to receive genetic health predictions

Columbus brought measles to the New World. It was a disaster for Native Americans.

White House issues proclamation for ‘Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, 2019’

Trauma lives on in Native Americans by making us sick – while the US looks away

Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye, Sr. dies at 97

‘Thunder Bay’ Podcast Investigates Canada’s Colonial Impacts On Indigenous People

Arctic word games or Indigenous survival?

Inuit condemn U.S. torpedoing of Arctic Council declaration

Indigenous groups march 200km across Guatemala against corruption

Territorial management and governance of the Columbian Amazon by indigenous people

Indigenous Mobilization Wins Battle in President Bolsonaro’s War on Indigenous Peoples

Church workers: Venezuelan indigenous face some of greatest hardships

India’s Adivasis Caught Between State and Guerilla Violence

‘We don’t want to die landless’: Kerala’s Adivasis are again agitating for land promised in 2001

Adivasis from Kothagudem ask Maoists to release abducted youths

China, Which Incarcerates Millions of Uighurs, Gets Seat on UN Forum for Indigenous Peoples

UN to Lend a Helping Hand to Indigenous Peoples Worldwide

First as journal publishes university research in Scots

Gaelic bardic tradition in Cape Breton helped preserve history, language

Wycliffe Associates Look To Launch 100 New Bible Translations for Dayak People of Borneo

Cortizo wins Panama election on pledge to stamp out corruption in ‘money-launderer’s paradise’

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children suffer in slavery – and women play a key role in perpetuating the system

Tallinn 800 – a fitting age for a gorgeous medieval city

Study: the Baltics could stop Russia with a guerrilla army

Monument to Lithuanian partisan leader Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas unveiled in Chicago

Lithuania to continue to boycott May 9 Victory Day events in Russia

Latvian Saeima becomes first foreign parliament to recognize genocide of the Crimean Tatars

Venice Biennale’s Top Prize Goes to Lithuania

Lithuania: Šimonytė narrowly beats Nausėda as the two head for runoff in presidential elections

EU and US warn Turkey against Cyprus offshore drilling

Denmark is the least feminist nation in the world, global survey finds

Bankruptcies Double as Denmark Targets Fraudulent Enterprises

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran

China tightens the screws on Hong Kong

Foxconn chief tells China to recognise Taiwan’s existence as sovereign state

Three retired Hong Kong police officers reportedly travelled to Taiwan to monitor pro-independence activists

Isolation hurts Taiwan’s highly professional military

South China Sea: Indonesia sinks scores of boats as rift with Beijing deepens

How Vietnam, Philippines Will Get around China’s Fishing Ban in Disputed Sea

U.S., Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

Would China’s South China Sea Bases Be Wiped Out In A War?

U.S. Seizes North Korean Vessel and Sails it to American Samoa

Oman ratifies defence agreement with UK

‘Pak running multiple concentration camps in Balochistan’

Petition for Free Balochistan

Greece: Protests held against Pakistani forces after Baloch women, children abducted

Balochistan: Three persons including two youngsters abducted from Kech

Pakistan don’t need Baloch, but their resources, claims activist

Balochistan: Iranian force beat up and harass female school teacher

Sindh’s politico-religious, nationalist parties demand governor’s removal for anti-Sindh remarks

Catalan leader re-applying for entry to Canada after travel permit mix-up

Federal officials to look again at Catalan leader’s request to come to Canada

Madrid court overturns ban on Puigdemont running in European election

Exiled Catalan trio to stand in Euro poll

Catalonia’s Puigdemont urges Pedro Sanchez to be open to dialogue

Puigdemont to visit London, Berlin and Ljubljana during EU election campaign

Puigdemont in Slovenia: Goal is Stronger Democracy in Catalonia & EU

Puigdemont to give up presidency bid if elected MEP

ANALYSIS: It’s time for Pedro Sanchéz to be bold and take a risk on Catalonia

Barcelona president says Messi can play until he’s 45 and will have TEN statues at renovated Nou Camp

Unemployment continues downward trend in Catalonia despite minimum wage increase

Library of US Congress boasts over 10 million documents in Catalan

Automobile Barcelona revs up for centenary edition

European Greens top candidate: Catalan trial ‘politicized’, ‘open dialogue’ needed

Spanish minister walks out of Holocaust memorial over ‘political prisoners’ remark

“Catalan: a minoritized language”, a talk at University of Cambridge

The Catalan independence movement is not behind the rise of Spain’s far right

Atlético Madrid’s Catalan curse

Seat breaks record in sales for first 4 months of 2019

‘They grabbed me by the testicles and threw me to the ground’ – Catalan Trial day 40

Barcelona to become world capital of trade and logistics in late June

Unionist leader offers Sánchez support to reimpose direct rule on Catalonia

Spain’s acting PM and opposition leader agree to open talks on Catalan crisis

Jailed Catalan leaders request release to take up their seats as MPs

Lawyers for imprisoned Catalan MPs request release for swearing-in

The leader of the Socialist Party in Catalonia to become speaker of Spanish Senate

World Health Organization supports Barcelona’s decision to ban the most-polluting vehicles

Catalonia unveils pavilion for Art Biennale in Venice

What can Scotland learn from Catalonia? Quite a lot actually …

Catalan Socialist leader’s bid for Senate presidency up in the air

Attorney General opposes release of jailed Catalan leaders to take seat in Spanish parliament

Unprecedented pro-independence landslide in Chamber of Commerce election

Catalonia, an active partner for European integration

Independence ‘No’ vote surpasses ‘Yes’ for first time since 2017, suggests public poll

Battle for independence movement hegemony reemerges in European election

Spain’s General Election & Catalonia Independence – World Liberty Weekend

Jailed Catalan leader hints at support for Pedro Sanchez in Euronews interview

Formula One comes back to Catalonia as locals fear for its future

Girona says it with flowers as Temps de Flors festival begins

How will Brexit affect Catalonia?

How Europe will be the next battleground in the Catalan independence question

Catalonia president steps in to save Spanish GP

To march or not to march … do mass demonstrations help independence?

Celebration of European languages and culture in Barcelona in May

“Stop Vox” – The cross-party manifesto against the far-right

Jailed and exiled Catalan politicians to take part in European election TV debate

British Embassy in Somalia launches Somali journalism prize award

How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?

Mau Mau fighters lose suit for British colonial torture compensation

Namibia tribes appeal US court ruling in genocide suit

900 white farmers register for compensation in Zimbabwe

Ffilm Cymru Wales invests £185,500 in seven Welsh companies

From James Bond to Lemmy – the Welsh Assembly turns 20

Has Wales embraced the Welsh Assembly 20 years on?

Concern about ITV survey asking whether Welsh speakers ‘too dominant’ in Assembly

Welsh independence march: Huge turnout in Cardiff for AUOB Cymru march

Today we march towards a better future as an independent country, Adam Price

Tahiti statute text on nuclear tests reworded

Two French tourists kidnapped, local guide killed in Benin

How Benin’s democratic crown has slipped

Benin’s unrest reflects a broader worrying trend in West Africa

Fuel for thought: black market in petrol in Togo and Benin – in pictures

Brexit boom lifts Luxembourg insurance sector

Despite Gains, Mauritania’s Road to Defeat Slavery is Long and Bumpy

Glasgow attracts huge turnout of Yes supporters for pro-independence march

Devolution has made independence more likely, say half of Scots

All Under One Banner chief organiser charged by police after march

All Under One Banner start preparations for 2020 Glasgow independence march

IT’S time for Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon reacts to poll putting Brexit Party in the lead in the UK

Dangers of disinformation discussed in San Marino

As Kiribati disappears, will the world take heed?

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

Rohingya women, girls being trafficked to Malaysia for marriage

Burma releases Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya

Cyclone Raises Fears About Vulnerability of Rohingya Refugee Camps

Austria Moves to Tighten Rules on Investment in Critical Assets

Czechs protest for second week against new justice minister over meddling fears

War-ravaged historic ‘Pearl of Bosnia’ Mosque reopens

Kosovo’s president to boycott summit in Bosnia

Banking on Kosovo

Rita Ora buys a £1.5million mansion for parents in native Kosovo from her £18m fortune after making No9 on Sunday Times Rich List

Tajikistan’s ruler-in-waiting rides out Ramadan grumbling with handouts

Serbia Holds Military Parade Amid Tensions With Kosovo

The digital rock: Monaco goes high tech

Bush fire guts 4 villages, kills 33 in South Sudan

Will Guyana soon be the richest country in the world?

US approves $3bn Apache helicopter sale to Qatar

‘Violence and hatred’: Qatar and UAE go head-to-head at The Hague

How Greek crisis helped removed taboo on mental health

Photo exhibit debuts in B.C. showing impact of 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India

Five men killed after being deported from UK to Jamaica

Pope Francis issues broad new Vatican law on reporting of sexual abuse and cover-up

Pope to Roma and Sinti: those who discard others are real second-class citizens

Crucial victory as Ukrainian court orders compensation for Roma families driven out of Loshchynivka

Azerbaijan Indicates Armenian Soccer Star Will Be Allowed In For Europa Final

The long road back to Liberia: the story of Mo Sangare’s international debut

Armenia’s jailed ex-president: I’ll join struggle against new leaders

Botswana gives leaders stools made from elephant feet

‘Greatest Basque spectacle’ wowed thousands in 1949. Now, Boise show honors its past

Eduardo Chillida’s Basque museum and sculpture park given a new lease of life

Basque Broadcaster EITB Bans Gambling-Related Advertising

Newspaper Gara Victim of Spain’s Ideological Persecution of Basque Independence Movement

Basque Culinary World Prize 2019 nominations closing soon

Remains of nearly 85,000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda

Women lead Rwanda’s renaissance

Will Somaliland Ever Seek Israeli Agro-miracle?

Somaliland is Where World Must Learn Peace Lessons From

Somaliland: Egyptian Delegation Visits to Discuss Bilateral Relations

Eritrea keen to host Somalia-Somaliland talks

Dominican Republic’s Capital City Receives Honor of Gastronomic Culture Capital of the Caribbean

Gabon Court Rejects Medical Exam to See If Bongo Fit to Rule

Fiji PM rebuffs ‘move to higher ground’ advice as Australia frets over climate

Bulgaria Offers Chilly Welcome as Pope Francis Tries to Mend a Schism

Sweden is going cashless

Krona’s Plunge Shows How 2008 Crisis Is Only Just Hitting Sweden

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner’s permission

Vietnam’s Changing Ties with Sweden a Sign of Times

Vietnam To Receive Clean Energy Development Assistance From Sweden

U.S, allies propose financing for power plant for Papua New Guinea gold mine

Syria’s Kurds reject regime-imposed ‘reconciliation’

Damascus denounces Kurd-Arab forum as ‘treason’

No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and school

Turkey Begins Offensive on Kurdish Militias After Attacks

Four Turkish soldiers killed in two attacks by Kurdish militants, Turkey says

Factbox – From Kobani to Kirkuk: the Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Syrian Kurdish authorities return 27 freed Yezidis to Shingal

Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Mothers Face Wrenching Choice: Abandon Kids Or Never Go Home

Iraqi Yazidi refugees prevented from returning to Sinjar due to ongoing dangers

Turkish Kurd Leader Ocalan Meets Lawyers for First Time Since 2011

Lawyer: Ocalan wants hunger strikes to end

Ocalan letter says northern Syria needs to be resolved democratically

Kurdish party reiterates support for Turkey opposition in re-do Istanbul elections

Kurdistan parliament re-institutes presidency office two years after suspension

Kurdish-led SDF Transfers IS Kin to Home Countries

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria’s Deir al-Zor – residents, locals

UK to raise issue of Kurdish hunger strikers with Turkey

Former leader of short-lived Soviet Kurdish republic buried in Erbil

Ezidi worker commits suicide off high-rise in Erbil

Singapore passes controversial ‘fake news’ law which critics fear will stifle free speech

Kashmir’s women take small steps towards economic independence

New Caledonia’s independence referendum: Local and regional implications

Self-determination in New Caledonia: uncharted waters ahead

Sovereignty is only way for New Caledonia – Neaoutyine

Anniversary of Tjibaou’s death commemorated in New Caledonia

Western Sahara: Natives of the desert, natives of Africa?

Young Tibetan Girl Wins Highest American Television Award

‘Portraits’ of long-missing Panchen Lama renew Tibetan anger to Chinese ‘meddling’

Tibetan Man, Aunt Sentenced For Panchen Lama Protest in Sichuan

Former Botswana President in Direct Challenge to China Calls for Support to Tibet

TIPA’s “Yarkyi” Festival 2019 celebrates excellent preservation and promotion of Tibetan theatrical art and culture in the last 60 years

Dalai Lama’s former envoy tells German parliament “China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanks Tibet supporters at the 7th World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet

One More Torture Survivor, Former Political Prisoner Yeshi Gyatso Passes Away

‘Mother of Tibet’: Meet The Unsung Saviour of Thousands of Tibetan Children

China Influences 3 Journalists to Probe in Nepal for Writing Dalai Lama Article

China’s White Paper on Education in Tibet: The Missing Facts

Two Russian Agents Sentenced for Montenegrin Coup Plot

Blues blowin’ in from the desert

Africa’s Sahel region grows as breeding ground for terror, posing critical danger to U.S. and allies

Challenges of Morocco’s Many Languages Lead to Academic Debate

Giant Public Artwork of Amazigh Woman’s Face Destroyed

Amazigh Students Oppose Panel on Palestinian Cause, Threaten to Kill Panelist

Former Miss Uruguay Found Dead In Mexico City Hotel Room

Belize votes to take Guatemala’s territorial claim to the International court of Justice

In Bhutan, The Prime Minister Is A Doctor Every Saturday

Bahrain ditches subsidy reform plan as political tensions simmer

Free press should be barred from 2020 poll: Burundi commissioner

Pro-western candidate wins North Macedonia election

Pope makes historic first visit to North Macedonia

Is Eritrea coming in from the cold?

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea – a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

Cuba cancels annual Conga Against Homophobia parade

Suits Filed Against Carnival Cruises, Cuban Firms Over Seized Property In Cuba

Foreign businesses at Cuba tourism fair defy new Trump sanctions

Ahead of Brexit, Barclays puts £2.2bn into Irish unit

Northern Ireland’s voters have sent politicians a clear message

My London history students’ knowledge of Ireland is, at times, shocking

Why does Brexit matter to Connecticut? Ireland.

Northern Ireland parties launch new bid to form government

Could a surge for Northern Ireland’s smaller parties save devolution?

On This Day: 1916 Easter Rising executions continue to the shock of many Irish people

The Ties that bind Ireland and Jamaica

UK and Ireland’s Common Travel Area to continue after Brexit

Honoring 10,000 Irish immigrants who built the US railroads

Darkness Into Light: 200,000 participate in suicide awareness walk

Anti-gay preacher is first-ever banned from Ireland under exclusion powers

Ireland and Britain declare climate emergencies, but will it make a difference?

Bananas May Be Iceland’s Next Big Thing

Iceland’s Eurovision act: Israel is apartheid

World’s first open-sea beluga sanctuary to open in Iceland