Asia: In Sight

April 6
Six months into the war in Gaza, Israel has no exit strategy and no real plan for the future
This Japanese Museum Is Preserving Ainu Culture And Heritage
In Dili, Indonesia’s Future Means Trying To Forget About Timor-Leste’s Past – Analysis
Myanmar military loses border town in another big defeat

April 7
Buryat Soldiers in Ukraine: Russia’s Expendable Far-Eastern Warriors
Oman urges de-escalation during Iran FM visit
Visiting Lebanon, WHO Regional Director affirms support to address multiple health system challenges
Israel’s war on Gaza – six relentless months of death and destruction
China says it conducted military drills in South China Sea on same day as US and allies

April 8
April 8: International Romani day
Becoming Indian
China blocks popular Tibetan-language blog
Rosneft supported Crow’s Day, national holiday of the indigenous peoples of the North, in Tyumen
Bahrain pardons more than 1,500 in largest amnesty in years
Iran Launches Offensive To Dominate Jordan: Experts
Turkey’s Anti-PKK Operation and “Development Road” in Iraq Are Two Sides of the Same Coin
Kyrgyzstan: Civil society under threat as President Japarov signs repressive “foreign representatives”
Bhutan Tourism: Mandatory visitor insurance lifted
‘We refer to you as Adivasi, BJP calls you Vanwasi’: Rahul takes on saffron party in tribal-dominated Mandla
Hong Kong makes largest-ever gold smuggling bust
UN Rights Council Boosts Scrutiny of North Korea
Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims
Bangladesh Crisis Response Plan 2024 – Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

April 9
E-Reo, Turnkey Digital Applications in Indigenous Languages
GETSEA Simulcast Film Screening of Indigenous Cambodian Filmmakers 2024.04.09
The transformative rise of Indigenous and First Nations artists
Sweltering heat across East Asia and the Pacific puts children’s lives at risk – UNICEF
Bahrain’s king takes activists by surprise with pardon for at least 1,500 prisoners
Russia, Kazakhstan evacuate 100,000 people in worst flooding in decades
Why a Sri Lankan island is sparking an Indian election controversy
KNF, another ploy of ‘Divide and Rule’ in CHT of Bangladesh
Cheti Chand 2024: Sindhi New Year Wishes, Quotes, Images, and WhatsApp Status to Share on Jhulelal Jayanti
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area GDP increased by US$442 billion in 5 years
Russia’s veto on UN sanctions monitoring will further embolden North Korea
‘Europe for Tibet’ election campaign launched in European Parliament
Blow for Myanmar’s military as rebels say hundreds have surrendered at key border town
Myanmar: Military Forcibly Recruiting Rohingya
Why Indonesians now resent Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh

April 10
Taiwan’s language diversity in danger of erosion
Foreign investment undermined by corruption risks in Iraqi Kurdistan
Germany arrests ‘IS’ suspects for enslaving Yazidi children
FAO trains farmers in Kyrgyzstan in modern horticultural techniques
China expanding security footprint in Central Asia
Landscape Architects Lead Bhutan’s Mindfulness City
MakeMyTrip Introduces Exclusive Mumbai-Bhutan Charter Services
China, India & Sri Lanka Embroiled in the Geo-Politics of the Indian Ocean
Kazakhstan, Macao Sign Visa-Free Agreement
Hong Kong: RSF representative detained and deported on attempt to monitor Jimmy Lai’s national security trial
China’s Xi meets with Taiwan’s former president Ma in Beijing
Laos to intensify efforts to reduce adolescent pregnancies

April 11
‘A new abyss’: Gaza and the hundred years’ war on Palestine
UK, Jordan form alliance over war in Gaza to protect Amman
Turkmenistan Using Almost All Available Water Resources With No Additions in Sight
Kyrgyz officials optimistic about China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project
North Korea’s Kim says ‘now is time to be prepared for war’: State media
China is sending its highest-level delegation to North Korea since 2019 to kick off a ‘friendship year’
What Ramadan is like in Xinjiang
US-Japan-Philippines: A New Trident in South China Sea?
Addressing Human Trafficking: Cambodia’s Decade-long Endeavor

April 12
China continues to dominate an expanded BRICS
Germany cancels pro-Palestine event, bars entry to Gaza war witness
Kosovo Indicts Suspect for Crimes Against Yazidi Women in Syria
Fulbiju for Pahela Baishakh: Ctg hill tracts float flowers away bidding farewell to old year, welcoming the new
Sikh festival of Vaisakhi celebrates guru’s fight against injustice
US, Japan and Philippines condemn China’s ‘dangerous and aggressive behavior’ in South China Sea
Biden vows to defend Philippines in the South China Sea
Pope To Visit Indonesia, PNG, East Timor, Singapore In September
Singapore ‘tightens screws’ on Myanmar generals with arms trade crackdown
$1.7 Billion Cambodian Canal Project Draws Increasing Scrutiny
Hmong community leaders praise new Asian American history requirement

April 13
The 10th Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide and Iraqi PM’s Historic White House Visit: Key Discussions for Biden and Al-Sudani
In photos: Turkmenistan Airlines debuts in Milan
Uzbekistan Cracks Down On ‘Religious Extremism’ In Aftermath Of Moscow Terror Attack
Rise of KNF: What’s behind Nathan Bom’s demand of ‘KTC’
Gunmen kill at least 11 in two attacks in Pakistan’s Balochistan
9 Men Kidnapped From Bus, Shot Dead In Pakistan’s Balochistan
Sikhs celebrate harvest festival of Baisakhi, marking new year
Smuggled protest videos offer a rare glimpse at resistance in occupied Tibet
Ties with US and Japan will ‘change dynamic’ in South China Sea, Philippines president says
Viral video highlights targeting of Hmong women to marry Chinese men

April 14
April 14: Remembrance day of Al-Anfal genocide campaign against Kurdistan
Israel strikes Hezbollah site in east Lebanon
With Iran attack underway, Jordan declares state of emergency – closes airspace to all flights
Amman’s Strategic Mistake – Why Did Jordan Shoot Down Iranian Missiles, Drones?

April 15
Several Israeli soldiers wounded in Lebanon attack claimed by Hezbollah
Jordan helped Israel against Iran, now locals are protesting
Jordan’s help against Iran shows relationship with Israel still strong, despite Gaza
Kyrgyzstan Adopts Law Targeting Foreign-Funded NGOs
Tajikistan: EU States, Türkiye Should Not Return Dissidents
Coke Studio 15: ‘Aayi Aayi’ is Sindhi on the surface, formulaic at its core

April 16
OpenAI launches Asian operations in Tokyo to avoid being lost in translation
Enhancing Indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination
Mrs. Buryatia-2024 finalist mysteriously disappeared in Ulan-Ude, police found her car and personal belongings
Heavy rains kill 18 in Oman as flash floods lash UAE
Jordan says won’t become ‘theatre of war’ between Israel and Iran
Indian Citizenship Law’s Exclusion of Sri Lankan Tamils
India’s takeover of the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm will help build energy interdependence with Sri Lanka
Flash flood kills two girls in Hazara, injure several others
Boat capsizes in Kashmir, killing at least four; children among 15 missing
Sindhi Association of Metropolitan Chicago celebrates Cheti Chand, the Sindhi new year
US Senate committee advances bill pushing Tibet-China negotiations
At 12, China-central and eastern Europe group faces growing pains
Singapore Architecture City Guide: 18 Projects to Explore in the “Garden City”
Here are the top 15 companies in Singapore to work for, according to LinkedIn
Design + Build Bamboo Workshop Laos
China’s foreign minister to visit Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea
MSF office and pharmacy in Rakhine state destroyed in fire amid ongoing violence

April 17
1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria
1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields, Cambodia
Sakha Rights Official Calls on Russia To Criminalize Domestic Abuse
Qatar ‘reevaluating’ Hamas-Israel mediation role amid mounting criticism
Oman serves as a crucial back channel between Iran and the US as tensions flare in the Middle East
Storm dumps heaviest rain ever recorded in the United Arab Emirates
Iraq’s Chargé D’Affaires In Armenia Attends Armenian National Assembly Sitting Commemorating Yazidi Genocide
Tajikistan builds villages for climate migrants fleeing fatal landslides
Sino-Indian rivalry in rail connectivity in Nepal
Hmong doctors and nurses host first of its kind free Hmong Health Fair in St. Paul

April 18
Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Bektenov and Head of the Sakha Republic Aysen Nikolayev discuss issues of trade and economic cooperation
Kazakh President Tokayev meets with Head of Sakha Republic Aisen Nikolayev
Kuwait: How is Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah’s appointment as PM viewed?
UNDP is Unlocking the Potential of the Creative Economy in Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan striving to convince the world that it can contain terrorism
Uzbekistan’s fruit and vegetable exports to Russia see significant rise
Is Maldives Ready for Its Tactical Drones?
European Investment Bank lends €150 million for renewables in Bhutan
Pakistan: Severe floods kill 13 in Balochistan province
Japan’s ‘Grave Concern’ Over New Hong Kong Legislation
The Dire State of Women’s Rights in North Korea
Japan court rejects Ainu claim for indigenous right to catch salmon
Government-linked hackers in China target exiled Tibetan leaders
How China is trying to turn Xinjiang from concentration camp into tourist paradise
Moving Towards Understanding and Reconciliation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

April 19
Yazidi New Year: Red Wednesday celebrations haunted by memories of exile, kidnapping
Turkmenistan’s sick economy
Green New Wave: How China Adapts to Central Asia’s Renewable Energy Landscape
The Kazakh-Uzbek ‘Tandem’: Good For Central Asia, Not So Good For Karakalpak Activists
Human rights defender Surju Tekam arrested by Chhattisgarh security forces
‘Trauma, hope and healing’: a closer look at Timor-Leste’s first-ever Venice Biennale pavilion
US calls for transparency from Cambodia over China-backed canal
Myanmar: Türk sounds alarm amid rising tensions in Rakhine
Myanmar: Rohingyas in firing line as Rakhine conflict intensifies

April 20
Beijing’s message: Won’t tolerate anti-China activities in Nepal
A sticky bomb explodes in Kabul, killing 1 and wounding 3 in a mostly Shiite Hazara neighbourhood
Bangladesh highlights CHT Peace Accord Implementation progress at UN
The battle over Adivasi identity
The Government of Mongolia and The Nature Conservancy secure ‘Eternal Mongolia’, a Pathway to Achieve the Nation’s Climate and Biodiversity Goals

April 21
Asian Cities Chess Team Championship Opened in Khanty-Mansiysk
Qatar, Nepal, Bangladesh: Emir’s Visits Should Prioritize Migrant Worker Protections
Maldives: Pro-China president’s party wins big in parliamentary election
Dealing with trauma through poetry: Hazara-Afghani Abdul Samad Haidari’s remarkable story
In Indian-run Kashmir, Pakistani women without a country yearn for a homeland they can’t visit
View from the Margins: For Adivasis of Kerala, the state is not always a shining example of equality
Singapore gives top-level briefings to reassure foreign banks on stability
Singapore Maritime Week Showcases “Top” City for Shipping
The threat posed by Cambodia’s new strongman

April 22
April 22: Earth Day
Reconcept­ualizing Asia’s Security Challenges
The Complex Geopolitics of Mongolia’s Language Reform
South Korean international students turn away from China
Magtymguly Fragi and the cultural heritage of Turkmenistan
Exhibition on Sindhi culture showcases works by home-based workers
Hong Kong leads the way in trust-based philanthropy
Blinken must raise Tibet, Panchen Lama on China trip
Blinken says genocide in Xinjiang is ongoing in report ahead of China visit
Enhancing the Legal Framework in Brunei Darussalam for the Safe, Secure and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology
Singapore hosts latest meeting for food agency leaders

April 23
EU Parliament approves ban of products made with forced labour
Accor introduces traineeship programme for young indigenous talent
Climate change and extreme weather impacts hit Asia hard
Asia Insurance Market Rates
Russia: Now They Came for Ak-Jaŋ. The Destruction of a New-Old Religious Movement
Turkmenistan’s Afghanistan Policy: Balancing Risks and Untapped Opportunities
Reduction of methane emissions is a priority task for Turkmenistan
The Kyrgyzstan route facilitating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Why a Bhutan-India Tourism Meeting Excited Entrepreneurs in Nepal
Bhutan and the Tiger Conservation Coalition Commit to Catalysing US$1 billion for tigers
On Thin Ice: Bhutan’s Diplomatic Challenge Amid the India-China Border Dispute
What’s Behind The Deadly Surge Of Violence In Pakistan’s Balochistan?
‘I couldn’t remain silent’: Son fights for Uyghur journalist’s release from Chinese prison

April 24
Why the SDGs Should Be Revised to Meet the Needs of Indigenous Peoples
Claiming the nation: Reflections on the state of religion and politics in the Philippines 2024.04.24
In First, Russia Appoints Ukraine War Veteran to Political Office
Russia, Ukraine to exchange displaced children in Qatar-brokered deal
Safest Banks In Kuwait
Italy-Tajikistan Strengthened Cooperation in Different Fields
Scientists find 70 mn year old dinosaur bone in Karakalpakstan
India elections don’t inspire much hope in Kashmir
Ayesha Jalal ’78 speaks on Kashmir, partition and nationalism
Resolving Balochistan’s Multidimensional Crisis: Reconciliation and Reforms
2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: China (Includes Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet)
Whisky or Weapons? Britain’s Changing Tone on Taiwan
Beijing’s 65-years Old Lie on Tibet
What Prabowo’s election victory in Indonesia means for deeper reconciliation with Timor‑Leste
Human rights defender in Cambodia receives this year’s Per Anger prize
Keeping Facebook responsible in Myanmar

April 25
Kuwait reacts angrily to being cut out of Iraq and Turkey’s transport project
Syria crisis intensifies in shadow of Gaza war
Defending Israel, but not Kurdistan?
OSCE seminar discusses investment climate and capital market in Turkmenistan
UNODC supports development of anti-corruption education in Kazakhstan
The Maldives is cosying up to China
China’s Sinopec charts global expansion with refinery in rival India’s backyard
Diversion Of Forests Hits Adivasi Women The Hardest. Here Is Why
What it’s really like to live in Macao
European Parliament calls for repeal of Hong Kong security laws
Rohingya refugees risk dangerous sea route to Indonesia in search of safety and freedom

April 26
How the Turbulent Politics of Medieval Central Asia Shaped a Polymath’s Achievements
Iran ally Syria strives to stay out of Gaza war: experts
Syria: 13 years of war
UNICEF commends Bhutan for vaccinating almost all children with life-saving vaccines in historic feat
Macao SAR
A disappearance in Xinjiang
Lao Economic Monitor, April 2024: Accelerating Reforms for Growth: Key Findings
‘Disrespectful’: Calls for an apology after Hmong legislators rushed off stage during Asian Pacific Islander Day
Cece Chan ’24 elevates the experience of Hmong Farmers and their rich history with Seattle’s Pike Place Market

April 27
Pro-Palestine student protests spread in second week of demonstrations
Bharat Adivasi Party: Battling BJP’s Hindutva, One Election at a Time
Time for ASEAN to stand up in the South China Sea
Cambodia: 20 soldiers killed in army base blast

April 28
Israel supporter tries to provoke pro-Palestinian students at University of California
Secretary-General of ASEAN and Minister of Economy of United Arab Emirates hold a bilateral discussion
France charges IS official’s ex-wife with crimes against humanity
The twisted ‘facts’ of CHT Accord implementation
Sindhi nationalist condemns forced conversion of Hindu girls
Bharat Adivasi Party eyes Lok Sabha seats reserved for STs across states
UNESCO Country Strategy for Mongolia 2023-2027
In Mongolia, a murderous winter decimates nomadic herds

April 29
What Can Indonesia Learn from Qatar’s Experience in Mediating Conflicts in the Middle East?
Actis-Fortescue Consortium Awarded Rights To Develop Green Hydrogen Project In Oman
Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan to Develop Transport Infrastructure in Afghanistan
Tajikistan: From landslides to landmines, partnership helps keep people safe and healthy
Why Bangladesh’s Kuki National Front is Cause for Concern
Adivasi woman in Madhya Pradesh hangs self after partner refuses to marry her
China’s new plan to boost Hong Kong IPOs faces major hurdles
The Hollowing Out of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea
Quick Take: North Korea’s “National Defence Industrial Enterprise”

April 30
SBI declared the suspicion to the Russian military from Buryatia, who tortured residents of the Kyiv region
A large-scale forest fire has broken out in Buryatia: the fire has already reached the capital, evacuation has been announced
Wartime Boom: Which Regions and Industries Are Profiting From Russia’s War?
Gaza war spillover compounds misery for most vulnerable in Lebanon
CPJ, MENA Rights Group file Urgent Action to UN on disappearance of Syrian journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan
India to grant full renovation cost of Kankesanthurai Port in northern Sri Lanka
Peace accord signing ended conflicts in CHT region: Abul Hasanat
Operation against KNF: CHT body to send letter to ministry for increasing vigilant
Balochistan as a Major Departure Point for Human Smuggling
India’s spy chief cleared plot to kill Sikh activist, report says
India protests alleged Sikh separatist slogans at event attended by Trudeau
Mexico Group of Legislators and Friends of Tibet Meet to Strategise and Reaffirm their Steadfast Dedication to Advocating for Tibet’s Rights
Chinese water cannon damages ship in new South China Sea flare-up, Philippines says
Timor-Leste seeks economic lifeline as oil wealth dwindles
In NC’s Hmong communities, aging immigrants face a health care hurdle: too few interpreters

May 1
Central Asia: the forgotten heart of Islamic civilisation? MEMO in Conversation with Iskandar Ding
France reiterated its support to the admission of Palestine as a full member of the UN
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Ethnic Minorities Are Under Attack
Fines for Critics in the Aftermath of Kazakhstan’s Terrible Spring Floods
India’s Adivasi Communities Are Facing Brutal Repression
China’s continuing influence over Cambodia’s economy
Food ration cuts in Bangladesh: a year of struggles and hope for Rohingya refugees
Appleton schools ahead of the curve teaching Hmong American history in middle school

May 2
Asia-Pacific Youth Leading Climate Resilience and Solutions for Indigenous Peoples Empowerment
Fostering Indigenous cooperation between Australia and Taiwan
Indonesia disputes US call for crackdown over religious freedom violations
‘Qatar targeted my brother on Grindr – I want him home’
Gaza War: Expected Socio-Economic Impacts on the State of Palestine
President von der Leyen reaffirms EU’s strong support for Lebanon and its people and announces a €1 billion package of EU funding
Lebanon Blue Economy Dialogue 2024
USAID Launches Metering System For Improved Water Management In Turkmenistan
Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan Sign Agreement on Energy Interconnection
The Maldives Is Moving Toward China. Here’s What to Know.
US remains committed to diplomacy despite North Korea’s nuclear escalation
French president urged to put human rights, Tibet at heart of Xi Jinping talks

May 3
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Diversity in design: The collective language of Asian architecture
Some of Nature’s Best Work is Hidden Away in Siberia
Where pro-Palestinian university protests are happening around the world
Strategic aid: How the EU-Lebanon migration deal can work
Iraq: Authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq must immediately end their assault on press freedom
Turkmenistan and UNDP expand collaboration to strengthen the country’s healthcare system
Attacks Target Afghanistan’s Hazaras
Pakistan journalist killed, 7 others injured in bomb blast in Balochistan province
Brunei Orders Six H145M Helicopters From Airbus

May 4
French police remove pro-Palestine protesters from Paris university building
A Judo Star Brings a Little Hollywood Style to Tajikistan
Nepal Claims Indian Territory In New Currency Notes; Dances On China’s Tunes Much To India’s Chagrin
Nepal faces widespread internet outages over India payment dispute
Three arrested and charged over Sikh activist’s killing in Canada
Global Pride Of Sindhi Awards 2024: A Glorious Celebration Of Sindhi Heritage
North Korean weapons are killing Ukrainians. The implications are far bigger
Gendered Digital Repression in Myanmar’s Online Dissent
Hmong leaders calling for apology after legislators rushed off stage at Asian Pacific Islander Day event

May 5
Nissan 27 (sunset, 5 May): Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day
A Critical Week for Environmental Rights in Southeast Asia
Kurdistan Region President Visits Tehran to Calm Tensions
Australia boosts Philippine military ties as South China Sea tensions rise
Cambodia: UN Review Should Assail Loss of Freedoms

May 6
Nechervan Barzani Visits Tehran in New Effort to Delay Kurdistan Elections
Yearning for change: On Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh going to the polls
Hong Kong’s legal uncertainty fosters climate of self-censorship
China ramps up pressure on Taiwan ahead of presidential inauguration
Xi Jinping Visit Gives France’s Macron Chance to Raise China’s Uyghur ‘Genocide’

May 7
Collective Language – Asian Contemporary Architecture Exhibition
How leaders can introduce inclusive language in the Asian workplace
Turkey and Kuwait sign six deals as Erdogan hosts country’s Emir
War on Gaza Strains Relations between Iran, Syria
Empowering education in Tajikistan: Unionists organise for robust public funding
Shifting Geopolitics Threaten to Shelve China–Kyrgyzstan–Uzbekistan Railway Project
Hazara community in Afghanistan faces rising violence under Taliban rule
Bangladesh: KCNF Violent Surge – Analysis
Navigating Identity: My Journey Through Sindhi-Muhajir Fiasco
The Mesmerizing World of Uyghur Muqam in Xinjiang
ASEAN strengthens disaster management cooperation at 44th ACDM meetings in Brunei Darussalam
Military Conscription in Southeastern Myanmar Demands International Intervention
Human rights lawyer predicts international warrants in Rohingya genocide case

May 8
Rights groups call for greater public input in ASEAN environmental rights framework
Lebanon: far-right group ‘Soldiers of God’ is exploiting the country’s unsettled past to stir sectarian tensions
Nepal map on currency note stirs up border row with India
Can Macao — the “Las Vegas of the East” — move beyond gambling?
South Korea hopes for a rock-solid critical minerals partnership with Mongolia
Hong Kong court bans protest song Glory to Hong Kong
The painful slump in Hong Kong property
Singapore has achieved astounding economic success
Is the Lao State Collapsing?
Rohingya Face Fresh Uncertainty in Myanmar
Hmong dance groups in Conn. seek to connect young girls with their heritage and roots

May 9
Biden says he will stop sending bombs and artillery shells to Israel if it launches major invasion of Rafah
Dreams deferred in Gaza as Israel invades Rafah
Kazakhstan cracking down on illegal migration in aftermath of Moscow terror attack
Maldives–India political fallout tests tourism ties
Sri Lanka turns to India as counterbalance to Chinese presence
India’s Modi skips election in Kashmir as critics dispute integration claims
Pakistan: 7 workers shot dead in their sleep in Balochistan
Taiwan stands firm on name of representative office in Lithuania
Xinjiang cotton ‘widespread’ despite US UFLPA legislation
Indo-Pacific: Chinese Navy ships will dock in Cambodia and East Timor
Singapore’s foreign policy under new leadership

May 10
[UK] Foreign travel advice: Lebanon
Gaza ceasefire talks end with no deal as Israel ramps up Rafah attacks
Kurdistan Region’s election preparations suspended by Iraq’s top court over deepening political turmoil
Explained: History of India and Nepal’s border issue
Europe Day Celebration in Laos: Anniversary of the Historic Schuman Declaration

Asia Renewables Growth Forum 2024

Sunset, May 13: 1948 Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day
1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine
1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance
1954 May 16: Kengir uprising, Kazakhstan
1990 May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet
May 17, third Friday in May: Endangered Species Day
2002 May 20: East Timor Independence Day
May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
1946 May 25: Jordan Independence Day
1948 May 25: Day of Heroes of Fight Against Totalitarianism
1969 June: LGBT Pride Month
1984 June 1: Operation Blue Star at the Sikh Golden Temple
1989 June 4: Tiananmen Square protests/June 4th Incident
1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines