Asia: Xinjiang Report to Iran Protests

Nepal’s Ad Hoc Policies Toward China
The fate of women in our hill tracts
East Timor Expects Australia to Back Greater Sunrise Gas Development via Timor
‘Comprehensive’ solution needed to end mass displacement of Rohingya
Stateless Rohingya continue to struggle for survival in Myanmar

2006 August 26: Murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation
Yazidis, between constant violence and international neglect

Pakistan’s Balochistan province communication links snapped by floods
Alluri Sitarama Raju, Unique Revolutionary, Remembered on Rampa Adivasi Revolt’s Centenary

Cardinal says tiny East Timor, in shadow of Muslim giant, is laboratory of tolerance
Union Hmong Kitchen becomes State Fair’s first Hmong restaurant

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Turkmenistan: The price isn’t right
Uzbekistan: 24 Karakalpakstan detainees placed under home arrest in goodwill gesture

1957 August 31: Hari Merdeka, Malaysia Independence Day
1963 August 31 Sabah Day
1991 August 31: Kyrgyzstan Independence Day
Ukhengching Marma: From Chittagong Hill Tracts to MIT
A Uyghur’s Story: What It’s Like Inside a Xinjiang Reeducation Facility

1991 September 1: Uzbekistan Independence Day
Nearly 150 Yazidi migrants stranded in Greece
Uyghurs: China may have committed crimes against humanity in Xinjiang – UN
Australian FM warns East Timorese against Chinese debt

1945 September 2: Vietnam National Day
1960 September 2: Tibetan Democracy Day
“Golden Kamuy”: The Hit Manga Plumbing the Depths of Human Desire
South China sea fish stocks at risk without regional cooperation, five-country scientific report warns

Putin’s Cannon Fodder: Ethnic Minorities Disproportionate Casualties In Russia’s War
YPJ rescues Yazidi woman from ISIS in al-Hol
‘The Sindhis — Selling Anything, Anywhere’ is story of the quintessential Sindhi businessman
Xinjiang Red Dates, Linked to Forced Labor, Sold in US

British Embassy in Amman kicks off ‘UK in Jordan 4 Inclusion’ campaign
Yazidis in Syria: Decades of Denial of Existence and Discrimination
Chakma groups urge India, Bangladesh to implement Chittagong Hill Tracts accord
‘India should join hands with Bangladesh to create peace in Chittagong’

Turkmenistan: Thank you for your service deferral
East Timorese leader flies to Australia for critical talks

Mapping of Indigenous lands ramps up in Indonesia — without official recognition
Young Yazidi woman rescued after 8 years of forced marriage, rape and captivity at the hands of ISIS
Another Gorno-Badakhshan Blogger Detained In Moscow, Colleagues Fear Extradition To Dushanbe

Kurdish militias arrest 25 Daesh terrorists and free 4 abducted Yazidi women
CHT dev board gives scholarships to underprivileged students

1991 September 9: Tajikistan Independence Day
In Russia’s Poorest Regions, War in Ukraine Exacts Heavy Toll
Tajikistan: Authorities intensify war on Ismailis, other Muslims
Five Years in Indonesian Immigration Limbo: An Interview With Hazara Refugee Karima Hakimi
Japan, Canada Wrap Western Pacific Drills with U.S., USS Tripoli Underway in South China Sea
Connecting Hmong kids to culture through food

Back to back explosions hit Hazara neighborhood in Kabul

Turkmenistan: Your land is my land
For Adivasi Muslims in Jharkhand, tribal surname holds key to availing land rights
China stokes encirclement fear in next-door Vietnam
Hmong textiles exhibit reflects refugees’ changing circumstances

The Middle East NATO: From Fiction to Fact
Syria: Former Yazidi IS captive found at Al-Hol camp after eight years in SDF raid
Turkey Cancels Visa-Free Travel For Turkmen Citizens At Ashgabat’s Request

Russia labels Tajikistan opposition party a terrorist group
Afghanistan: Taliban torture and execute Hazaras in targeted attack – new investigation
Adivasi insurgent groups in Assam sign pact with government
Breaking Down the U.N.’s Report on Xinjiang

Uzbekistan signs large deals with China, Russia
Nepal and China take step towards one of ‘world’s toughest railways’

Covid situation in Tibet: Deaths, hunger, chaotic handling of outbreak

September 18-24, Last Week of September: Banned Books Week
Turkmenistan’s Ban On Abortion Paving The Way For Bribery
Maldives hopes for first U.S. embassy late this year or early next
Officials in Tibet’s capital Lhasa apologise for handling of Covid lockdown after string of complaints

Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion
Cholera continues to spread in Syria
‘India’s Nepal policy has not changed. There will be shifts, but fundamentally, it’s the same foreign policy’
Sindhi organisations seek freedom from Pakistan in New York
Has forest rights Act enhanced the lives of Adivasis?
National Lao-Hmong Memorial Foundation restores warplane to honor Hmong Vietnam War veterans

On sidelines of UN, a push for China’s abuses to be punished
Buryatia’s Bone Breakers Get A Crack At Big-Time Competition
Israel, Bahrain start talks on free trade agreement
Parti Azadi Kurdistan appeals to the UN – to protect civilians in Rojhelat
Turkmenistan: Shining city at a foothill
Islamist Radicals From Afghanistan Now Fighting for Tajikistan Against Kyrgyzstan
Media risk underplaying significance of Tajikistan’s attack on Kyrgyzstan says academic
Kazakhstan cracks down on sanctions-hit Russian truckers
Kazakh Court Detains Three Karakalpak Activists On Unspecified Charges
China a ‘close friend’ but India is ‘brother’ and ‘sister’: Sri Lanka envoy | Mint
India emerges as Sri Lanka’s largest bilateral lender overtaking China
India starts debt-restructuring talks with Sri Lanka, vows support
Ainu Times paper marks 25th anniv., aims to pass on indigenous language of Japan’s north
Tibetans Fight to Keep Their Language Alive
Is China really a quarrelsome neighbour?
Hmong New Year Celebration set for this weekend

Oman to repurpose gas pipelines to transport hydrogen
West Bank: Israeli settlers form ‘militia’ in occupied Palestine
US renews anti-ISIS memorandum with Peshmerga
Iran forces kill three more civilians in protest rallies in Kurdistan
Cargo leaves China for Afghanistan on new route via Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan TV director Taalaibek Duishenbiev convicted of incitement
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clashes Prove Deadly for Civilians
Tajikistan Says Kyrgyzstan Hides Military Hardware Close To Border, Despite Cease-Fire Deal
Sri Lanka to Move Away From China and Toward Economic Integration With India
Movie theaters reopen in Indian-controlled Kashmir for the first time in more than two decades
In the story of Sindhi migration, Canary Islands played a small but important role
The ‘God’ of Adivasis who sacrificed his life for the people: Watch exclusive film on Bastar king Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo
Mongolia, Australia Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations
Mongolia makes 200bp hike
UN Urged to Act on China’s Reported Rights Violations in Xinjiang
Xinjiang Has Produced Its James Joyce

Bahrain FM says important to ‘build bridges’ during meeting with Syrian counterpart
Prove World Cup will be safe, England LGBTQ+ supporters’ group tells Qatar
Kuwait Airways to double Kuwaitization of senior posts in near future
Kuwait urges end to attacks on civilians in Syria
Lebanon banks will remain shut indefinitely after ‘heists’
The UAE can now enforce UK court rulings, altering Dubai’s ‘safe haven’ status
Diplomacy wasted on Houthis, Yemeni leader tells UN General Assembly
US extends military support for Iraq’s Kurdistan Region
Over 10 protesters killed in Iranian Kurdistan during protests over death of Zhina Amini
Yazidi children still living in fear 8 years after genocide
Kyrgyzstan goes paperless with e-CMR
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have banned their citizens from fighting in Ukraine
A woman-entrepreneur developing first lavender farm in Kyrgyzstan
Analysing the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan conflict
Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
Retired Tajik Officer, Accused Of Organizing Protests In Gorno-Badakhshan, Jailed For Life
Kazakhstan to host Russian-led bloc’s military drills
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Warn Citizens Of Repercussions For Joining Russian Forces In Ukraine
Nationwide protests across Iranian occupied Balochistan
Adivasi groups resolve to intensify agitation demanding inclusion of Sarna Code in Census
China Blasted for Letting Hong Kong Lose Aviation Hub Status Over Covid Policies
Taiwanese Independence Is a Charging Rhino That Must Be Stopped, China Says
Could Climate Change Compel North Korea to Cooperate?
China’s Anti-COVID Policies in Tibet Trigger Resentment, Rare Online Outcry
Biden, Philippines’ Marcos discuss tensions in South China Sea
UK tech companies eye Singapore as gateway for regional expansion
Rights concerns as Laos bans LGBTQ+ beauty pageants
Cambodia: UN-backed tribunal ends with conviction upheld for last living Khmer Rouge leader
Cambodia court rejects genocide appeal of last surviving Khmer Rouge leader
United States Announces More Than $170 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for the Rakhine State/Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Bahrain greenlights Eazypay to launch Binance Pay
International community urges Lebanon to form a government and implement reforms
Israel’s Lapid calls for two-state solution with Palestinians in UN speech
Abbas at UN: Israel Is Not a Partner for Peace, It’s Working to Destroy Two-state Solution
Israel to supply air defence system to the UAE
Amman produces 4,000 tonnes of solid waste per day — Environment Ministry
On the latest border clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and the ceasefire
Kazakhstan: Russians crush in to escape mobilization
Uzbekistan halts use of Russia’s Mir payment cards
How The First Carbon Negative Nation of Bhutan Did It
Bhutan Is Reopening to Tourists, But Only to Those Who Can Afford a $200 Daily Fee on Top of Everything Else
Japan to support Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring negotiations
Two Nepal projects selected under China’s GDI
In photos: Kashmir’s Bakarwal tribe faces existential crisis
Conflict tourism: Kashmir hottest new destination for Indians
Leopard takes away another minor in north Kashmir village
Balochistan seeks aid from Centre to start rehabilitation
Balochistan residents accuse Pakistan authorities of corruption in distribution of flood relief materials
‘Baloch Lives Matter’ seminar highlights human rights violations in Balochistan
Where the Sikh American ‘Peach King’ thrived and seeded a legacy
Dubai: Interfaith meeting organised in Sikh Gurudwara to bid farewell to Bishop Paul Hinder, welcome successor
World Sindhi Congress holds protest in Geneva against Pak crimes
Singapore overtakes Hong Kong in world financial centres ranking
China real estate crisis spills into property mad Hong Kong
Covid: Hong Kong to end controversial hotel quarantine policy
China blockade would be act of war, Taiwan would not surrender, official says
U.S., Chinese foreign ministers meet as Taiwan tensions rise
Wang Yi: U.S. bill on Taiwan ‘fundamentally challenges’ China ties
South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Stance on North Korea’s Missile Threats
North Korean exile Jihyun Park: ‘The pen can kill innocent people, but it can also kill the devil’
Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters lobby Congress to pass the Tibet-China Conflict Resolution Act
Sikyong Speaks on Significance of Tibet at Universities in Japan
Lobsang Shastri Appointed Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tibet Bureau, New Delhi
Suspected Chinese Hackers Impersonated Tibet Media
Five-day Brainstorming and Strategy Meeting of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Concludes
As crackdown eases, China’s Xinjiang faces long road to rehabilitation
‘They’re trying to kill us’: Uyghurs in Xinjiang suffer brutal Covid lockdown
Brunei braving the economic headwind: Minister
Brunei has lowest number of disaster-related displacements in Southeast Asia: ADB
Tightening in focus as Singapore Aug inflation stays elevated

2017 September 25: Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum
1991 September 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day
1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day
1446 October 9: Hangeul Day/Korean Language day
1911 October 10: National Day of the Republic of China, Taiwan
October 10: World Mental Health Day
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day
2014 October 26: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement begins