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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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