2017 02 26

Open Call for Facilitators: Dikh he na Bister – Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2

February 23, 1944: Aardakh a.k.a. Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) to Central Asia

February 25, 1921: Soviet Russian Invasion in Democratic Republic of Georgia

February 27, 1844: Dominican Republic Independence Day

February 27, 1976: Declaration of Independence of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

March 1, 1992: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

March 6, 1957: Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Bilingual education enhances third language acquisition: Evidence from Catalonia

Displaced Yemenis returning home as conditions deteriorate further

Alex Salmond in challenge to the Unionists: ‘Where’s your Vow noo?’

Ellon Roadshow: Rural Yes supporters unite in Aberdeenshire to say: We’re still here

Pensioners for Independence group relaunches campaign to woo elderly voters

Constitutional expert: Scottish independence “sweet deal” for EU

Yes2 Freedom rally is hailed as big success and shows ‘growing support for indyref2’

Wee Ginger Dug: Forget the Scottish Six – we need our own SBC

Lesley Riddoch: In welcoming BBC Scotland, we must also ask why Aunty has dished us up such a sop

‘We need to be ready’: German firm starts selling ‘EU 2019’ map with Scotland as independent member

Secretive Unionist funder with links to Saudi Arabia opposes indyref2

Journey to Yes: Why businesswoman Caroline has switched to Yes on Scottish independence

Outlander star Sam Heughan: Scottish independence worth the ‘gamble’

Bookmakers put Scottish independence odds-on favourite by 2025

An Independent Scotland and the EU: What Route to Membership?

The true scale of immigration and crime in Sweden in five charts

Macedonia is infamous for fake news. This woman is trying to combat it with real journalism

Turkmenistan, A Country For Old Men

A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers

RFE/RL Contributor In Turkmenistan Given Suspended Sentence

Crowding and malnutrition inside Haiti’s prisons

Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prison

Russia plotted to kill Montenegro Prime Minister

Montenegro hit with more ‘professional’ cyberattacks

Montenegro ‘100 percent’ sure of U.S. backing for NATO accession

France’s Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf

Cyprus talks on the rocks over school history rule

Slovakia’s Kazimir: not ready to pay any price for IMF in Greece

Rights groups: Slovakia discriminates against Roma kids

Moldova: NATO Liaison Office Will Open In June

Gagauz future lies in Moldova: Turkish deputy PM

Romanian companies invited to attend privatization programme of Republic of Moldova

Transnistria’s economic woes present Moldova with opportunity

Mongolian Bond Prices Jump Following $440 Million IMF Bailout

The IMF bails Mongolia out—again

Mongolia reaffirms commitment to one-China policy

The surrender of Singapore

Calls for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to receive free Welsh lessons

MPs allowed to speak Welsh in some Westminster debates

Rare protests in Belarus spread beyond the capital

There Were No Such Harsh Remarks About The Authorities From Ordinary People In 20 Years

Chechens struggle to enter the EU through Belarus

Wild boars roam Czech forests – and some of them are radioactive

Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians

Bolivian lawmakers pass bill to nearly double legal coca area

Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk

Bolivia, Russia Building “Peaceful” Nuclear Research Center

EU “impressed with Serbia’s handling of migrant crisis”

Brazilian footballer in tears after racist chants in Serbia

Bosnia appeals UN ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide

Heartbreaking photos show refugees living in freezing warehouses in Serbia

Young migrants survive on their own in Serbia

China stages another mass show of military force in restive Xinjiang

Cars in Xinjiang area to be tracked

China Cracks Down on Xinjiang’s Christians in ‘Anti-Terror’ Campaign

Is China’s Counterterrorism Policy in Xinjiang Working?

Killings in Xinjiang’s Guma Sparked by Anger at Prayer Restrictions

Three Uyghur Officials Arrested For ‘Neglecting Duty’ Following December Attack

China’s imprisonment of Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti has dire consequences

Action in Xinjiang, silent on Azhar: Chinese double standards on terror are just like Pakistan

Brexit prompts ship insurers to look at Luxembourg, Cyprus bases

Another dig from Alfonso towards Guardiola & Pique over Catalan independence

Madrid Switches to Dialogue With Catalonia

How Spain can learn from Britain and Canada when it comes to Catalonia

Puigdemont urges Spanish Government to present their proposal for Catalonia

New record for Catalan exports in 2016

Catalan executive receives Spanish Constitutional Court’s notification suspending self-determination referendum

Alternative to independence is decline, says Catalan president

Puigdemont denies “negotiations” with Rajoy, as report assures both presidents secretly met in January

Further lawsuits against Forcadell and the members of the Parliament’s Bureau for the referendum’s proposal

Ross Kemp meets ruthless Libyan people smuggler accused of trafficking 2,000 desperate migrants into Europe – as 74 bodies wash up on beach in latest shipwreck tragedy

Eastern Libya Ban on Women Traveling Abroad Alone Spurs Outrage

Libya’s Seraj sees Russia as possible intermediary with eastern commander

North African Diplomats Seek Solution for Chaotic Libya

Trial of Libyan Gadhafi Regime Members Found Flawed

Grand Master’s dagger to return to Malta after 200 years for exhibition

Kosovo deserves to join UN, says US ambassador

NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

Slovenia allows same-sex marriage, but not adoption

Exploring Namibia’s diamond future

Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

Irish police scandal hastens end of Kenny era

Enda Kenny insists on united Ireland clause in Brexit deal

European left wants piece of Portugal’s ‘contraption’

Portugal Detains Former C.I.A. Officer Sought by Italy

Portugal Has Plenty of Tourists But Needs Locals to Spend More

Azerbaijan’s Leader Just Appointed His Wife as His Vice President

Azerbaijan, future gas supplier to Europe, faces shortfall at home

Armenia-Azerbaijan war: line of contact

The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: A refugee’s story

How Trump’s Approach May Alter Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

Israeli soldier jailed for 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

How factionalism is killing the Palestinian struggle

Palestinian diaspora holds first global conference

Israel refuses visa for Human Rights Watch, accusing group of ‘Palestinian propaganda’

Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture

Palestinian police launch gender strategy

Tamazight declared official language in Amazigh-peopled districts in Libya

Opposition leader calls for recognition of Amazigh Moroccans

Albanian Anti-Communists’ Families Remember ‘Martyrs’ Deaths’

EU Officials Urge Albania Opposition Not to Block Reform

Albania opposition boycotts parliament

Albania: Protesters Converge On Tirana, Demand Resignation of Edi Rama

Albania opposition boycotts parliament

Italian Prosecutor Raises Concern About Marijuana Traffic From Albania

Human trafficking: Poor women and girls targeted in Albania

Aboriginal Australia: 8 war heroes you didn’t learn about in school

Lynch Cooper: the first Aboriginal World’s Sprinting Champion

Stolen Generations: Victims to get $73 million compensation, NSW Government says

Archie Roach on the healing power of song

Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ deal

Will Hong Kong’s Democracy Survive in 2047?

Putin’s ‘hybrid’ recognition of Moscow-sponsored breakaway republics in Ukraine

Moscow to start distributing Russian passports in the occupied Donbas

New Laws in Ukraine Obstruct Prosecution for Crimes against Maidan Activists

Ever more Russian governors forming their own military units, not just Kadyrov

A short guide to the linguicide of the Ukrainian language

U.S. Lawmakers Call For Lethal Weapons For Ukraine

On 73rd anniversary of deportation, Chechnya and Ingushetia divide on Stalin and his crimes

Remembering the 23 February 1944 Chechnya’s exile

Putin-Ally Kadyrov Curses Hero Worship of Stalin

After 73 years, the memory of Stalin’s deportation of Chechens and Ingush still haunts the survivors

Georgia a victim not just of communism but also of Soviet occupation, memorialization reaffirms

Latvians ready to defend their country in the underground if necessary

Despite crackdown, some brave Russians continue to demonstrate for Crimean Tatar rights

Ukrainian lawmaker offers to lease Crimea out to Russia for 100 years

Russia will not pay rent for Crimea, Kremlin says after maverick peace plan emerges in White House

Turkey declares his “fundamental divergences” with Russia on the issue of Crimea

A Crimean Tatar Documents Her Annexed Homeland

Collaborator from Sevastopol admits that Russia had multiple plans to capture Crimea

20 Crimean Tatars detained by Russian security officials in Crimea

Russian TV shows fake ’anti-terror operation’ to hide arrests of Crimean Tatar activists

Detained Crimean Tatars report being abused by law-enforcers

US to Putin: Sanctions to Remain in Place Until Crimea Occupation Ends

Day of Crimea in Verkhovna Rada: Crimean Tatar cuisine, souvenirs, charity. Photos

Ukraine has publicized the names of Russian commanders involved in the annexation of Crimea

Jailed for proving that Crimea did not ask for annexation

Shock of Crimea occupation helps Ukraine to rethink Tatars role in its history

17 people disappear, 12 killed in Crimea since annexation

‘Ukraine should be persistent to take back Crimea’

Presidential Administration: Ukraine to return Crimea through international courts

Ukrainian jailed as a ‘terrorist’ in Russian-occupied Crimea for converting to Islam

100 Kilometers From ISIS, Kurdish Hipsters Declare Style War

Migration of young people still a major challenge in Kurdistan

Rosneft becomes first oil major to pre-finance Kurdish crude

Tehran wants assurance Kurdish independence won’t ‘threaten’ Iran’s security, official says

On Mother Tongue Day, Kurds hope to maintain Kurdish identity through their language

The sour holes in the Swiss cheese

Switzerland ‘revised’ Tibet policy to boost ties:Chinese media

Teenage Tibetan Monk Detained After Solo Street Protest

A Giant Open Prison: TCHRD annual report on human rights in Tibet

Tibetan Writer Missing Nine Years, Feared Dead

Tibet is a litmus test for the world: Sikyong in Japan

Sikyong greets people of Tibet on Tibetan New Year ‘Losar 2144 ‘

Tibetan woman deported by Switzerland jailed in Nepal

UN Special Rapporteurs Question China on Larung Gar and Yarchen Gar

First Ever Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference Criticised For ‘Lack of Women’

Western Sahara edges closer to renewed conflict

Frozen in the Desert: Western Sahara and the Forgotten Conflict

Glencore risks investor ire as partner resumes hunt for oil in disputed Western Sahara waters

Can the African Union pressure Morocco to accept a referendum on the Western Sahara?

EU should seize Morocco’s accession to AU to reopen negotiations on Western Sahara conflict

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

US congressmen on visit to Sahrawi refugee camps Sunday

Sahrawi official reveals extent of Morocco plunder of Sahrawi resources

What Other Countries Can Learn From Iceland’s Tourism Boom

As other countries eye exit, Iceland debates joining EU

Lithuania Is Great Again… For Doing Business

Merkel backs Lithuania over Belarus nuclear plant

Why the ‘fake rape’ story against German NATO forces fell flat in Lithuania

Kaziukas’ Fair surprise – unprecedented €1.5

West Papua: Man Fleeing Persecution Deported by Australian Authorities

Indonesian rights violations in Papua triple

Barotseland: Renewed Calls for Independence

Batwa: New Documentary Highlights the Plight of Conservation Refugees

Hmong: US Bill Proposes Including History of Community in School Curriculum

Balochistan: Minorities Protest Forceful Implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Brazil: Hivos, Greenpeace and COICA Launch Programme to Combat Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Adivasis stage rail blockade demanding Scheduled Tribe status

In Police Presence, Nationalist Hindu Student Organisation Hurls Stones, Shuts Seminar On Adivasi Issues

Why Dalit and Adivasi political dynasties lag behind those of forward (and even backward) castes

Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy

Denmark’s dark past is up for an Oscar

Irish parliament passes first-ever resolution in support of Georgia

Online libraries to launch across Tbilisi in April

Georgian FM: Conflict resolution must start with withdrawal of Russian occupation forces

Georgia-EU trade turnover increases 27%

Estonia marks independence day with military parade

Estonia has stood up for other countries on Russia’s borders

Estonia has one of best performing labor markets in EU

Estonia supports Kosovan aspirations towards EU integration

Nagorno Karabakh Republic Speaker of Parliament holds meeting with Basque Country representatives

Basque National Liberation Movement prisoners

Maori internet history told

Iceberg-inspired Greenland cultural center celebrates 20 years of resilience in the Arctic

Galicia allocates EUR 8 million to promote sustainable aquaculture

Finland: elderly more marginalised, developing alcohol problems

Coping with beggar gangs

Cruel Lidl employees film themselves locking screaming Roma gypsies in caged supermarket bins

Where is Europe’s Roma policy?

Slovak TV program focuses on Romani girl who studies despite living without electricity

Jan Cina: Being Romani is a normal part of my identity, but more important is what I know how to do

Anniversary of the death of Helena Biháriová, one of the first victims of racial murder in post-1989 Czech Republic

Biafra’ll be actualized without gunshot — Uwazuruike

Stop Harassing Pro-Biafra Agitators, Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Pleads with Federal Government

Biafra: Why we won’t give up our struggle for Igbo nation – MASSOB

MASSOB to issue Biafra currency in exchange of Naira

Biafra: Nigerian military has killed over 150 agitators in Igbo land – Amnesty International

Latvia becomes 1st EU country to sign on to Canada’s trade deal

Rights chief calls on Europe to approve same-sex unions

Refugees keep leaving Latvia

Coca-Cola Urged to End ‘Biopiracy’ Against Indigenous Guarani

Wary of divided loyalties, a Baltic state reaches out to its Russians

Russian navy to flash nuclear power in Baltic Sea

Baltic test for arms control in Europe

Baltic Dread

Trauma therapy centre for Yazidis to be set up in Iraq

Canada Says It Will Resettle 1,200 Yezidi Refugees Fleeing Persecution by ISIS

US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane flies to Norway – where radiation particles spreading across Europe were first detected – as mystery still surrounds the source

EU funding boost for Scotland-Norway power cable

Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric

Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump’s global anti-abortion move

Norwegian Air to offer U.S.-Europe fares starting at $65 one way

Mexico apologizes to indigenous women wrongly jailed for kidnapping

Concordia University makes Indigenous students feel more welcome

Senses of Belonging: How Indigenous Sovereignty Unsettles White Australia

Teachers become students at first-ever PD day on Indigenous studies in Ottawa

Trudeau announces review of laws related to Indigenous peoples

National Gallery of Australia announces artists for National Indigenous Art Triennial

South Sudan: Kiir vows to fight famine, says 2017 is ‘year of peace and prosperity’

Burkina Faso: Solar powered cinema inaugurated

Pastoralists rely on hosts and aid to beat drought in Somalia

Rwanda: Major aviation summit opens

Zimbabwe: Mugabe celebrates 93rd birthday, pledges to remain in power

U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks

Benin set to receive $150 mn IMF fund to support economic development

Tunisia to accelerate reforms as IMF freezes loan

World Bank pledges $60 million in budget support for Gambia

South Sudan: People queue for food and vaccination in famine affected regions


2017 02 19

18th February Sahrawi Women’s Day

February 18-22: Ukrainians commemorate Heaven’s Hundred Heroes massacred three years ago on Euromaidan

February 21: International Mother Language Day

February 22, 1979: Independence Day of Saint Lucia

February 24, 1918: Independence Day in Estonia

February 24: Cultural Heritage the Focus for Jamaica Day

February 25, to March 5 (St Piran’s Day): Penzance Cornish Language Festival

February 25: Kuwait National Day

Declaration of Conscience For the Kurdish People of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria

Faroe Islands to vote on constitution paving way for independence

Indigenous people of Biafra set to take the world by storm

A Biafran reveals list of countries with diplomatic relations with IPOB

Open letter to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; Time to release Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu biography

Biafran leader to declare independence for Igbo people on March 15

Biafran group declares self-defense under UN charter

Tension mounts as IPOB claims 17 members missing after assault by troops in Asaba

Spain’s Rajoy Pledges to Stop Catalan Referendum, Restore Links

Can Brexit inspire Catalan independence?

Spanish Parliament to investigate operation aimed at smearing pro-independence process

Spanish Constitutional Court blocks Catalan independence referendum and proceeds to prosecute the independists

Catalan Government to keep independence referendum date despite suspension at Spanish Constitutional Court

Kurdish conference brings four parts of Kurdistan together in Moscow

Iranian Kurdistan: PDKI Supports Pan-Kurdish Solidarity But Argues Respect for Regional Differences

Kurdish officials say peace talks in Geneva will fail without them

Turkey intensifies attacks against Kurdish-led forces in Syria

‘Kurd Idol’ brings welcome fun and music to Iraqi Kurdistan for a change

Turkey detains 800 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Group of Communities in Kurdistanasks US, Russia to not support Turkey’s anti-Kurdish ‘conspiracy’

US quashes Turkish claim it will abandon Kurdish YPG in Syria

Syrian Kurdish groups expect U.S. support, will fight any Turkish advance

Scotland: Indyref2 date could be revealed within weeks according to Alex Salmond

Trump to stay out of Scotland when UK hosts President

‘Dear Europe …’ a love letter from Scotland on Valentine’s Day

Michael Fry: Guy Verhofstadt will be a useful ally for indy Scotland

Europe is willing to consider a special deal to keep Scotland in the single market, leaked report shows

Indy campaigners face five-figure bill to hold rally after council insists on professional stewards

Even Tony Blair thinks Scottish independence is credible now

Netherlands planning to host first international rally for Scottish independence

Rhiannon Spear: Scottish independence used to be an alternative – now it’s a necessity

Majority in UK now expect Scotland to become independent as new poll reveals post-Brexit fall-out

Unionist in angry outburst at English people backing Scottish independence

Five Things Polls Can Tell Us About How Scotland Feels About Independence After The Brexit Vote

We are fully sovereign, says visiting Taiwanese leader

Would China Use Nuclear Weapons in a War With Taiwan?

The ‘Trilemma’ of Shifting Taiwanese Identity

Freed Tibetan Singer Barred From Travel, Public Performance

Tibetan Freed in Sichuan After Serving Four Years, 10 Months

Tibetan youth arrested after solo protest calling “Freedom in Tibet”

Chinese Security Forces Swarm Festival at Tibetan Monastery

Tackling hypertension, Chinese style

Tibetan Buddhist Lama Gelek Rimpoche Has Died

Niece of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche meets German human rights commissioner, parliamentary Tibet group

Story of the Potala: World’s Highest Palace in Tibet

Buddhist Countries Should Learn from Japan on Support for Tibet, says Sikyong

What happened to Tibet could happen to China’s neighbours: Sikyong

Tibetan PM wishes Donald Trump supports issues in Tibet

We should create ‘Union of World’ and demilitarise it: Dalai Lama

Tibetan leader lays foundation stone of new ethics center in Hyderabad

Contemporary Colonialism: The Uyghurs versus China

China stages another mass anti-terror rally in Xinjiang

Uyghurs Are Told to Confess Political ‘Mistakes’ in Mass Meetings

For Xinjiang’s Uyghurs, ‘Hashar’ by Any Other Name Still Means Forced Labor

China’s ‘War on Terror’ is fracturing Uighur society

More commitment to human rights of the Uyghurs needed

West Papua – the forgotten people

West Papua media access still fettered

Rebel Musik to raise awareness on West Papua struggle

Press freedom fact-finding mission to West Papua faces challenges

Names released of four West Papuans charged with treason

Anatomy of an occupation: West Papua and the need for international solidarity

Polisario: Morocco must accept Western Sahara independence

Trump victory sparks optimism in Western Sahara

Claude Mangin denounces western media “black-out” on Sahrawi cause

UN Security Council to meet on Sahrawi issue on February 22

Bosnia to challenge ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Croatia, Albania ask NATO to revise Kosovo peacekeeping mission

Threats Target Macedonia Opposition Talks to Form Govt

‘Assassin’ Poster Causes Political Stir in Macedonia

EU silent as Russia gears up for third gas war against Ukraine

Russian nationalist writer fights in Donbas to seize Kyiv

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Russia

Hero hidden from public: artillery officer from Tatarstan awarded hero distinction in secret

The Unsung Lament: Russian Atrocities in Caucasus

Moscow acting in the Arctic the way Beijing is in the South China Sea, French analyst says

Support in Russia for bloody dictator Joseph Stalin at record high

The Russian element behind California’s separatism movement

Belarus now prime candidate for Russian invasion, and anti-Lukashenka protests may hasten it

Babylon’13 film ‘Heaven’s Hundred’ with English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian subtitles

What was Euromaidan?

Aoun, Hariri’s Hezbollah comments lay bare Lebanon’s political divide

Aoun: Israeli threats to Lebanese sovereignty will meet ‘appropriate response’

Lebanon president issues warning to Israel in spat over Hezbollah

Cyprus: An island divided

Cyprus peace talks interrupted by old plebiscite row

US troops deploy to Bulgaria as part of NATO operation to support Eastern European allies

Sanctions ‘hurt’ Russia and the EU, says Bulgaria President Rumen Radev

Hungary wants its cookies to crumble just like Austria’s

Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Movement in Mauritania Continues after Release of Biram Dah Abeid

Oromo: Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa and his Family Reunited

Oromo: Political Conviction Endures, while Communities Refuse to be Stifled

Batwa: Traditional Communities Caricaturised for Tourism Profits in Uganda

Hmong: First Global Hmong Women’s Summit A Success

Talysh: Exiled Journalist Fears for Life if he Returns to Azerbaijan

Abkhazia: Roundtable With Member of German Bundestag Aims to overcome International Isolation

Russian guards detain Georgian man near breakaway Abkhazia

US will not recognise results of illegitimate referendum in breakaway Tskhinvali

OSCE Permanent Council rules referendum in breakaway Tskhinvali illegal

Crimean Tatars: Dzhemilev Fears Russian Occupation Will Become Frozen Conflict

Hatred for Ukraine cultivated among Crimean school children

Ayshe Seitmuratova – a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80

Ukrainians in Crimea: Six sanctions for refusing a Russian passport

Another Rights Activist ‘Deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea

Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea

Strasbourg to rule if Russia can ban Crimean Tatar Mejlis for opposing its occupation of Crimea

Russia’s trial of Crimean Tatar leader descends into surreal farce

Ominous arrest of a Crimean Tatar activist and claims of training in sabotage & terrorism

2 thousand Crimeans will be called up for Russian military service in spring

Compulsory military service reintroduced in Georgian Armed Forces

NATO Secretary General: alliance remains committed to Georgia

NATO Defence Ministers positive on Georgia’s bid for NATO membership

Rethinking Singapore’s education: from emphasis on grades to constant retraining of workers

Armenia in Transition: A turning or a tipping point?

United Nations, EU condemn Israel legalizing settlements on Palestinian land

Abbas Calls on World Nations to Recognize Palestine, Save Two-state Solution

Palestine: Hamas elects new leader in uncertain time

Israel-Palestinian conflict: US ‘thinking outside box’

America First, Malta Second video is now finally out!

Luxembourg the post-Brexit “jurisdiction of choice”

Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

“Social Parasites” Decree #3: Outraged Belarusians’ March In Minsk

Belarusian «communism» is about to collapse

BREAKINGVIEWS-Hong Kong’s toothless election could still bite

Hong Kong taxpayers left with hefty bill after ousting of pro-independence duo

US President Says that Crimea was taken and expects Russia to return it

Reconstruction: The full incredible story behind Russia’s deadly plot to stop Montenegro embracing the West

Montenegro revokes immunity for lawmakers connected to coup

Q&A: Duško Markovic, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans

U.S. position on Montenegro accession to NATO is early test of Trump willingness to defy Putin’s Russia

Montenegro to Russia: ‘Keep your hands off’ our NATO bid

Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election

Longtime ruler of Turkmenistan sworn in for new term

Albania opposition protests for free elections and end to corruption

MEPs resolute on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Austrian Police Arrest Man Described as ‘Hitler’s Double’

Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia to Defend Them If Threatened: Poll

Slovenia passes law enforcing plain tobacco packaging from 2020

Norway Central Bank Chief Warns of ‘Sharp’ Drop in Wealth Fund

Job creation key to fighting extremism says Norway’s PM

World’s largest wind-mapping project spins up in Portugal

Portugal Charges Angola Vice-President With Corruption

The Baltic states: No easy target

Nordic countries deepen ties over Russia concerns

Lithuania experiencing nuclear blackmail

US role ‘necessary’ in Baltic air defence: Lithuania

Slovakia to have new environmental strategy

IOM Develops Mobile App to Help Prevent Human Trafficking in Slovakia

As a Wearer of Many Hats Promoting the Quechua Language, Language Activist Can Now Include Meme Maker

Crackdown on Amazigh People is Ongoing: Ilyass El Omari

Norbert Juhász’s Portrait of Moroccan Berber Settlements

Did you know that an Amazigh pope created Valentine’s Day?

Czech Prime Minister Courts Communists in Pre-Election Gamble

Germany, Romania and the Czech Republic deepen defence ties

Between genders in Prague

Six key points about Finnish defence policy

Finland inks $266 million deal to revitalize Europe’s largest nickel mine

Trump’s cry for more NATO spending is ‘so simple’ to resolve: Finland President

NATO and Finland step up cyber defence cooperation

Finland will boost its army by over 20% amid heightened tensions with Russia

Russian Anti-Gay Lawmaker Caught Shopping For Embargoed Fish In Finland

Finnish parliament confirms same-sex marriage law

Media not a channel for personal freedom of speech

Australia failing to improve Aboriginal lives

Aboriginal mothers in WA jails discuss domestic violence in lives, as study finds ‘culture of fighting’

Traditional Aboriginal languages to be used more often on Albury’s sculpture trail

U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan

Walk of shame: Sweden’s “first feminist government” don hijabs in Iran

Trying to understand the Greek crisis

UK Defence Secretary warns Russia is interfering in Libya to test Nato alliance

Egypt Brokers Libya Peace Roadmap, but Key Figures Fail to Meet

Iceland Fixed Its Teen Substance-Abuse Problem By Giving Them Something Better To Do

Iceland’s GDP Soars 10%, so Residents Are Preparing for the Next Crash

This Time It’s Different, Prime Minister Says as Iceland Booms

Cornwall: Daily Express article recorded as racial incident by Met Police

Cornish in the Landscape

Cardiff’s Yr Hen Lyfrgell asks for help to make sure Welsh language cultural centre can survive

75 years of Welsh language radio show that became UK hit

‘Cymraeg for Kids’ rolled out across Wales

Is a new political alliance forming in Denmark?

The Danish secret to getting through winter

Kosovo: A Day In The Life

Kosovo marks birthday amid isolation and nationalism

Poll: Serbs unwilling to go to war over Kosovo

Kosovo to form truth commission as wounds from 1998-99 war fester

Mayor of Shingal, Kurdish crisis centre head plan Yezidi return

Yezidi town marks rebuilding of shrine destroyed by ISIS

ISIS using kidnapped Yazidi children in suicide missions

Kurds’ move to keep Yazidi, Christian refugees from their homes is hurting anti-ISIS alliance

IT WAS NORMAL’ Captured ISIS militant who ‘killed 500 people and raped 200 Yazidi women’ says he has few regrets

Putin More Aggressive to NATO Since Trump Win, Estonia Says

The tactics Russian intelligence uses to harass foreign diplomats

Estonia one of two European NATO members to reach the 2% defence spending target

Basque street names fuel debate around historical memory

A different imagining of the Basque Country in the post-Franco period, at the Manuel Irujo Chair

The symbolic day an Irish XI faced their Basque counterparts

Moldovan President: Planned NATO Office In Chisinau ‘Provocation’

Irish preparations for border checks bring home the reality of Brexit

Brexit the most dangerous thing for Northern Ireland since partition, says Colum Eastwood

Greenland Demographics: Statistically relevant

Cross-country American Indian Longest Walk kicks off in SF

American Indians struggle to survive winter in South Dakota

My Voice: U.S. Army’s history with Native Americans

Financial Powerhouse: How Colorado’s Southern Utes Took Control of Their Economic Destiny

Water Protectors Told to Evacuate

Pope Francis says Indigenous people have rights over their lands

Facing ‘colonial history’ key for Indigenous youth: Crime Prevention Ottawa

San Manuel Band Supports Grassroots Crowdfunding Initiative

Indigenous and Other Activists Murdered After Peace Accords in Colombia

Sixties Scoop Adoptees Win in Court

No Wells or Toilets, Adivasi Women in Bundelkhand Await Basic Needs

In Jharkhand, Adivasis say changes to tenancy laws dilute their hard-won land rights

Why The Mainstream Should Respect Adivasis In Assam

Radio is Africa’s most influential information outlet

Congo soldiers kill scores during militia clashes

Swimwear outrage leads to government suspension of Miss Guinea pageant

Benin abolishes short-stay visa for nationals of 31 African countries

Togo: Closure of two independent media houses spark protests by journalists

Malawi president signs right to information law

Somalia: President Farmaajo officially takes over

Thousands of Gambians flock Barrow’s inauguration and independence day

Senegal gives The Gambia cars and bikes for Barrow’s inauguration

Tunisia prolongs state of emergency

Libya officially requests NATO to help train its armed forces

Libya rival factions agree to hold general elections in 2018

UN envoy warns on upsurge in CAR violence

Somalia: Al-shabaab attacks near presidential palace

Somalia: Suicide bomb in a market in Mogadishu kills 18, wounds 25

S. Sudan denies blocking UN mission from accessing troubled region

Defections intensify within South Sudan’s military

Republic of Congo former spy chief dies under mysterious circumstances

Almost turning 93, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe shows no sign of vacating office

If Mugabe dies, we will still field him as a candidate-Wife says

Libyans celebrate 6th anniversary of revolt

Burundi: Authority seeks arrest of opposition at Tanzania peace talks

Estonian startup sector 2016

Just 49% of Latvians view NATO as providing protection

A state that pays software devs’ tax bills? Here’s how Latvia is aiming to lure startups


2017 02 12

February 5, 1997: Gulja massacre, Xinjiang

February 6, 1917: Sámi National Day celebrated – 100 years since first Sámi Conference

February 7, 1974: Grenada Independence Day

February 12, 1818: Chile Independence Day

February 13,1913: Tibet Independence from Manchu’s Qing Dynasty

February 15, 1804: Statehood Day in Serbia

Fabruary 16, 1918: Independence Day in Lithuania

February 17, 2008: Kosovo declaration of independence

February 18, 1965: Gambia Independence Day

Former Catalonia president Artur Mas goes on trial for the crime of allowing advisory independence referendum

Dutch and Germans to lead first international rally for Scottish independence

Catalonia’s vote on indy will have consequences for Scots and the EU

Catalan trial turns into pro-independence show of force

Mas at 9-N trial: “We didn’t disobey but faced up to the Spanish State”

Scottish Parliament votes against Theresa May’s Brexit Bill

Game On! Salmond’s rallying cry as support for indy surges to 49% in Scotland

Ex-Doctor Who David Tennant backs Scottish independence after losing faith in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

Tatars, beaten by Russian military, are intimidated and bribed in Crimea

Ukrainian Cultural Center may be closed in Crimea

Crimean officials recognize that resources to develop Crimea have been exhausted

Former political prisoner Afanasyev’s family is persecuted in Crimea

“Crimean saboteur” is cut off medical care in prison

Yanukovych knew that Russia was preparing the annexation of Crimea

Four Easy Ways the EU Can Support Ukraine

Hell freezes over: guest blames Russia for war in Ukraine on Russian state TV live

Imprisoned Ukrainian Library Director on trial for ‘extremism’ takes Russia to Strasbourg

Putin’s Mercenaries

Belarusian authorities are helpless before information and psychological attacks from Russia

U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia

Putin may exploit disarray in Washington to launch attack on Belarus, Minsk experts say

Will Belarus Be Putin’s Next Victim?

Prominent Ukrainian Author Seized In Belarus, Ordered To Leave

Russia likely to use trade disputes to force Belarus to allow Russian military bases

EU-Belarus co-operation: Can it help in fighting illicit trade?

Defective Generator Delivered At Belarusian NPP

Russia to publish “anti-Ukrainian Ukrainian newspaper” in occupied Crimea

Putin signs law decriminalising domestic violence against spouses and children

Senators move to limit Trump on Russia sanctions

Putin´s Rival Barred From Presidential Elections

Russian occupants in Abkhazia expand training range at the expense of cemetery and church

Inside Stalin’s holiday home

Abkhazia: EU Visa Free Travel Denounced as Georgian Trap by Foreign Ministry

Russia increasing isolation of Georgia’s occupied territories

Russia uses collaborators at UN to deny its repression of Crimean Tatars

Will the makeshift blockade in Donbas hit the Russian-backed enclaves’ economy?

Children are being taught that there are two sides to Soviet genocide – this outrage has to stop

Radio Free Europe, Voice of America launch new Russian-language TV channel

Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea

Russian meddling in the Baltic is a threat to all Nato members – and the world

Russia urged to intervene in Libyan migrant crisis

Russia has more than torture to hide in FSB’s ‘Ukrainian Crimea Saboteur Plot’

Lithuania claims Russia’s upcoming war game is aimed at the West

NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure

UN Middle East envoy: Israel’s settlements law crosses a very thick red line

The forgotten generations: Palestinian refugees in Iraq

Amazigh High Council expresses preparedness to fight so-called Libyan Arab Army

Turkey and Greece flex their muscles over rocks in the Aegean

Georgian Foreign Minister, US Secretary of State meet in Washington

Is Ireland about to get its first social media watchdog?

Enda Kenny seeks eastern Europe’s support for Ireland’s Brexit stance

Putin says could meet Trump in Slovenia, but choice not Moscow’s alone

BJP’s Adivasi yatra began on Tuesday from Unai

Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer?

Greenland´s Expansion Capital Nuuk

The forgotten genocide: While Yazidis struggle for existence, the world does little to help

75 songs to celebrate Welsh Language Music Day

Welsh language campaigners demand broadcasting devolution

Welsh information at 2016 assembly election ‘unsatisfactory’

What would an Irish language act actually mean?

Dismantling the last Soviet nuclear silos in Latvia

Baltic States Seek More NATO Help Ahead of Russian Exercise

Putin planning to send 100K troops to Baltic border for drills?

German President Gauck makes ‘symbolic’ final state visit to Baltic states

Baltic presidents laud Germany’s role

The Trump administration should not encourage Russia’s aggressive land grabs

Baltic leaders plan to meet with new US vice president in Munich in February

Economies Can Recover Without Credit, Just Ask Latvia

China upset about move to invite Uyghur leader to Taiwan

Dreams of Soccer Fame for China’s Uyghur Kids

Persecution of Tibetans and Uyghurs: EP Conference Sheds Light on Chinese Counter-Terrorism Policy

Ghulja Massacre 20 Years On: Uyghurs still facing unprecedented levels of repression

Beijing’s New Scorched-Earth Policy Against the Uighurs

HK bookseller Lam warns Taiwan of China intervention

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city

19 int’l judges named for Kosovo special court

How West Papua’s gold rush has created a wasteland

Shirking Matilda: The Realpolitik Case for Australian Recognition of West Papua

West Papuan Political Prisoner Steven Itlay released from jail

Cambodian Prime Minister Bans Tibetan and Taiwanese Flags

Tibetan Pilgrims Barred From Kirti Monastery by Chinese Police

HRC chief assures ‘open door’ to Tibetan delegation to UN

Lemma Megersa calls for Oromo unity and economic revolution

Biafra: No retreat, no surrender, IPOB tells FG

How many countries support Biafra?

Nnamdi Kanu named as president of the Biafran people

Promote universal values through education: Spiritual leader of Tibet

Actor Richard Gere talks with Angela Merkel about Tibet

Conference held in European Parliament – Reincarnation of Dalai Lama: Why it Matters to China

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Andhra Pradesh CM Inaugurates First Ever National Women’s Convention in Amaravati

Tibetan Parliament Congratulates New US State Secretary Tillerson

Somali MPs elect former PM, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, as new president

UN warns of possible genocide in South Sudan

EU launches economic development fund for Africa

Togo diversifying to soybeans and Zimbabwe introduces new food tax

EU to give ‘virtually bankrupt’ Gambia 225m euros

Rwanda moves to make Swahili its fourth official language

Libya on edge as militias enter Tripoli

Burundians march to dispute UNHCR figures indicating a surge in people fleeing the country

Turkey’s top Kurdish politician faces up to 143 years in jail

Renowned Kurdish politician Leyla Zana detained in Turkey

Iranian Kurdistan: PEN Intl Urges Turkey to Release Two Activist Writers

Kurdish politician urges ‘new peace era’ in Turkey after jail

Kurdistan Region discuss independence with senior Shiite delegation

Turkey bombs Kurdish villages in northwest Syria

Corporal punishment in Kurdish schools draws public outrage

Why Kurdistan Must Be Independent

15,000 Kurds have taken to the streets in Europe to protest for leader’s release

Why Iceland Could Be Heading for Trouble With the IMF

Sahrawis divided by a mined wall

In violation of the CJUE ruling, France receives a second shipment of Western Sahara

Danish company stops salt imports from Western Sahara: Important victory for Sahrawi people

Zambia hopes that Western Sahara borders are respected following Morocco’s accession to AU

We Are Not a Nation of Immigrants

Chevron Stall Tactics in Ecuador to Be Addressed in Canadian Court

Tribes Get High Marks On Housing Sovereignty

Trump’s Executive Orders Violate Treaties

Will Kadyrov Reap The Whirlwind In Chechnya?

EU red carpet for Azerbaijan sends wrong message

#EU partnership talks with Azerbaijan and Armenia – a chance for peace and prosperity

EU’s Juncker says fun is over as he heads to meet Azerbaijan’s Aliyev

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev Cancels Brussels Meeting With EU Parliament President

Thousands of Roma ‘made homeless’ in France in 2016

Gozsdu Udvar denies Roma women entry to popular Budapest nightlife area

Breaking the glass ceiling: meet the first of a new generation of Romani lawyers at the ERRC

Roma Holocaust center closes in Csepel due to lack of funding

For Roma in France, Education Is an Elusive Path to Integration

Czech Human Rights Minister and Romani advisers visit socially excluded locality without meeting Romani residents

President Kaljulaid: Estonia is not afraid of Russia

Estonian president stresses need to preserve unity of countries that think alike

Peruvian news program in Quechua asserts the use of one of the oldest languages in the world

Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti’s new president

Macedonia Blasts U.S. Congressman’s Claim It’s ‘Not A Country,’ Should Be Divided

EU Official Urges Formation of Government in Macedonia

Plague of locusts leads Bolivia to issue state of emergency

Kuwait’s new opera house complex catches fire, no casualties

Switzerland, land of European immigration

A Quiet Siege of Turkmenistan

Serb court rejects extradition of Montenegro coup suspect

Landmark Srebrenica massacre trial starts in Serbia

In Serb village, praise for Putin and hopes for Trump

Toxic smog in Mongolia’s capital worsens amid harsh winter

Slovak sportswear firm hit by hate mail for using black model in advert

Chris Sarra, Andrea Mason spearhead Malcolm Turnbull’s bid to reboot Indigenous policy

Half of indigenous Aussies report racism

Fanny Cochrane Smith’s Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language preserved forever

Moldova’s pro-Russian president in Brussels, asking to scrap Association agreement with EU

There must be no amnesty for corruption in Moldova

Moldova President doesn’t allow troops to participate in military drill in Romania

Moldovan President Warns Against ‘Rush’ To Closer Ties With NATO

Jamaica, EU engage in political dialogue

For Singapore, globalization is still the future, despite ‘dark shift’ to protectionism

Lloyd’s of London is homing in on Luxembourg for its new EU camp post-Brexit

Luxembourg opens criminal case over VW emissions scandal

3,000 Muslim women and their supporters protest in Vienna against Austria’s face-veil ban, claiming the niqab is a sign of ‘self-empowerment’

Balochistan: Teenage Son of Political Leader Abducted in Karachi

Iranian Kurdistan: Kolbar Questioned by Iranian Intelligence

Southern Mongolia: Herder Community Activist to Be Prosecuted for Statements on Land Rights


2017 02 05

February 1, 2004: Kurdistan Region marks 13th anniversary of Eid attacks in Erbil

February 4, 1872: Macedonia marks 145th Birthday anniversary of Goce Delcev

February 6, 1917: Sami National Day

February 7, 1974: Grenada Independence Day

February 12, 1818: Chile Independence Day

Saami: On the shoulders of Tråante

The higher cost of being Greenlandic

Signe Rink and the white woman’s burden

Why Denmark’s Appointment Of A Digital Ambassador Is A Terrible Idea

Danish goverment launches big gang crackdown

Reported rapes in Denmark double in three years

Danish version of Wikipedia turns 15

Lesser-known walls: How Trump’s presidency is intensifying fear in the Baltics

Russian guards detain Georgian man for collecting wood in occupied forest

Occupied Tskhinvali illegally sentences Georgian man to 20 years in prison

European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Schengen Travel For Georgia

KRG’s Relationship with the Yazidi Minority and the Future of the Yazidis in Shingal

Indonesia conducts “sweeping” in Dogiyai, West Papua

Indonesia blocks internet access to petition to the UN calling for an independence vote in West Papua

Police response outside Indonesian Embassy fails to silence Canberra Papua protest

Shifting demographics in West Papua highlight conflict, says academic

West Papuans are united! Are you? Sign the petition

Free West Papua Campaign Launches Global Petition for Independence Referendum

Western Sahara: AU urges UN Security Council to restore MINURSO’s “full operation”

Morocco’s accession to AU without preconditions is victory for Sahrawi cause

Morocco’s Big African Union Win Comes At the Expense of Western Sahara and South Africa

SADR participates in XV International Pedagogy Congress

EU Court of Justice excludes Western Sahara goods from EU agreements with Morocco

Defending Freedom in Catalonia – Carme Forcadell

Referendum on Catalan independence will take place with all legal and democratic guarantees

Spanish police arrest 18 people related to Catalan independist party CDC

Catalan independist associations come out in support of politicians targeted by Spain for organising independence vote

UK government downplayed Eritrea human rights abuses to avoid accepting refugees

German Foreign Min cites torture, executions in Libyan migrant camps: report

Scores of migrants rescued off Libya

Guinean President Conde takes over from Deby as AU Chairperson

UN installs solar power panels in hospitals in Libya

Mauritania’s Supreme Court postpones ‘apostasy’ blogger’s trial

African leaders back plan for mass ICC withdrawal

Somalia: U.N. issues famine alert

Morocco to fund more projects in South Sudan

Tunisia: NGOs contest the Anti-terrorism Law 2015

“Braille” voting to start in Rwanda

Botswana’s opposition parties unite to unseat incumbent in 2019 elections

UN condemns poor prison conditions in Tunisia

Indigenous Sisters Resistance Leads Women’s March in Seattle

Second Trump Transition Meeting Held with Native Americans

EPA Grant Freeze Cuts Tribes Deeply

Beheaded in Peru: Rosa Andrade, Last Female Speaker of Resigaro Language

Isidro Baldenegro Lopez: Second Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in a Year

Chaco Canyon Oil and Gas Leases Spark Protests

Tribal Sovereign Immunity on Trial at US Supreme Court

Ethnic groups in Russian Federation

A new twist in Russianness? “The population of Russia is 129 million people as of 2012 with over 86% of them living in
Russia while the majority of the 14% live in the former Soviet Union states, especially Ukraine and Kazakhstan”. Is
Putin coming to rescue all of them?

In her first speech at the UN, US representative Nikki Haley condemned Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine and the
occupation of Crimea

Interference in professional activities and persecution of independent lawyers in Crimea

Crimean Tatar lawyer held over ‘extremist propaganda’

Enemy No. 1 for Exposing Lawlessness & Repression in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov is free

Kremlin-Installed Crimean Leader Admits Preparations for Armed Uprising

Mafia methods used to get the ‘right’ court rulings in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against over Crimea

Human rights activists prepare a list of those involved in repressions in Crimea

HMS Putin Hunter: For the first time since the Cold War Theresa May sends Royal Navy warship to Black Sea after warning
we must stand up to Russia

Challenging the U.S., Moscow Pushes Into Afghanistan

Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine starts presiding over UN Security Council

If the world blinks, Putin will seize the rest of Ukraine

NATO Shelves Plan to Meet With Ukraine

‘Humanitarian Disaster’: Thousands of Civilians Caught in the Crossfire as the War in Ukraine Escalates

Europe’s threat list includes jihadists, Russia — and Donald Trump

Kremlin Critic Hospitalized With Similar Symptoms To 2015 Poison Scare

Trump administration eases sanctions against Russia

Hungary’s Orbán is a tool in Putin’s information war against the West

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Croatia and Serbia: Open Issues

Missing Babies Mystery Still Haunts Serbia

‘Serbia is distributing arms in northern Kosovo’

Global Warming could be great news for Latvia

Estonia to create digital information system for EU presidency

Estonian prime minister: EU, US must maintain common understanding about risks

Reasons Behind The Turkmen-Tajik Tiff

Montenegro Shrugs Off Delays in Joining NATO

Gangs’ car bombs rattle Montenegro’s capital

Qatar and Montenegro sign air transport agreement

Macedonian Conservatives Fail To Form Government With Ethnic Albanians

Haiti holds final round of election cycle started in 2015

Israel’s settlers hope Donald Trump will be their champion in the White House

Kuwait Extends World-Topping Rally as Traders Dismiss U.S. Ban

The Gambia: The journalist who found refuge from torture in Scotland on why he’s ready to return home

Scotland Back in the Day: The History of William Wallace inspired all generations

Nicola Sturgeon hints she may set indyref2 date by end of March if the UK ignores Scotland’s voice

Sturgeon hits back at Tory threats to block indyref2

Festival Kernewek – Penzance Cornish Language Festival

Language Legends Help Create a Colorful Snapshot of Australia’s Linguistic Diversity

Aboriginal housing: New lease on life for grandmother who raised 72 children

Tax On Mushrooms And Berries Introduced In Belarus

Project Exile: Azeri journalist fled after warning

Making Malta’s presidency work for people in fisheries

FACTBOX – Who are the Knights of Malta?

How Johnny Mullagh led Australia’s first international and Indigenous team

Pathfinders: The History of Aboriginal Trackers

Finnish-Russian dual citizens in the Defence Force as a serious threat

Finland a “valedictorian in a class of dummies” in cyber security

What happens ‘only in Switzerland’?

25 years on: the end of Zurich’s open drugs scene

How Israel polices Palestinian voices online

The Church of Norway Adopts New Liturgy For Homosexual Marriage

What does it mean to be a gypsy?

Maori Television Brings National Kapa Haka Festival to the United States of America

Iceland: Thousands March in Birna’s Memory

Will Birna’s Death Help Greenland Address Violence?

Yazidi human rights champion banned from coming to Washington to accept award

Sold by Islamic State, bought by strangers: Yazidi child reunited with family

Tibet is Not an Internal Issue of China

Colourful Protests Mark One-Year Anniversary of Language Advocate’s Detention

Monk protestor released after over two years behind bars

Trump Administration Assures Continued Support To Tibet Issue

Cyclists demonstrate in Taiwan ahead of the 60th Tibet uprising day

Dalai Lama Leaves For Public Talk In New Delhi

Tibetan Singer is Freed From Prison After Serving Four-Year Term

Tibet locked down during anniversary of Tibet Uprisin in March 1959

China’s Communist Party is worried about rise of Buddhism

Great Tibet Robbery: know the facts

Kurds, Baluch and Ahwazis Deserve Self-Determination

To Defeat ISIS, Arm the Syrian Kurds

PYD leader Salih Muslim: Kurds are fighting their final war

Overwhelmed KRG warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ as forces gear up for W.Mosul

Two pro-Kurdish lawmakers in Turkey arrested on terrorism charges – sources

Austria announces it will ban Islamic veils and force migrants to sign ‘integration

Court OKs Registration of Yes, Bulgaria Party

Concern over spate of deaths in Greek refugee camps

Adivasis plead for better implementation of land rights

NI secretary accused of snubbing Irish national anthem

Taoiseach: Brexit an ‘enormous challenge’ for Northern Ireland

In Albania, communism still hurts

Albanian prime minister sacks outspoken justice minister

Police arrest publisher of Biafra Times, 9 others

Fire destroys 300 shops in Biafra market

SAF Terrex vehicles arrive in Singapore after being detained in Hong Kong

U.S. General Sees Closer Partnership With Armenia

Aboriginal boxer refuses to stand for Australian anthem

Brazil: As Guarani Celebrate Victory for Land Rights, Danger Lurks in Mato Grosso do Sul

Savoy: Raclette cheese has been registered with the EU under the Protected Geographical Indication

Somaliland: Students Victim of US Policy Banning Citizens from 7 Countries

Brittany: Breton Language to be Taught at Harvard

Balochistan: Civilians Killed and Women and Children Abducted in Raids by Pakistani Military

Ogoni: MOSOP Warns Illegal Oil Bunkering May Lead to Further Pollution

Taiwan: Folklore Website Maps 22 Languages Spoken on the Island Nation Today

Moldova ready to raise Khojaly genocide with Azerbaijan in int’l organizations: lawmaker

Green Party calls for te reo Maori lessons in all schools

Slovakia approves restrictive church law targeting Muslims

Namibia’s fairy circles: Has one of nature’s great mysteries been solved?

An artist invites you to find inspiration in Adivasi mythological tales – just like he did

ASU American Indian Policy Institute launches Inno-NATIONS initiative to support Native American businesses

Porto Montenegro Win First Superyacht Marina of Distinction Award

When Biafra Defeated Nigeria At A London Court

Switzerland to lift ban on gay, bisexual men giving blood

Francysk Skaryna, the Martin Luther of Belarus

Parliamentary committee approves changes to Maltese Language Council

The Young Queer Writer Who Became Greenland’s Unlikely Literary Star

Tiny objects, big dreams in Bolivia festival

Baltic media portal presents horrors of Azerbaijani blockade of Nagorno Karabakh

What’s next for Miss Haiti? Find cure for blindness

Cyta first Cyprus company to have almost zero waste sent to landfills

Czech Republic Introduces Law Regulating (Restricting) Bitcoin

Hong Kong’s censored New Year’s Fair – another own-goal by the government

Protesting Greek Farmers Briefly Block Crossing to Bulgaria

Deputy Head of the Mejlis is charged in Crimea

A Small Country Goes Small Screen With Iceland’s Newest Suspense Series, ’Prisoners’

Tibetan PM to highlight his country’s cause in Japan

Moldova may grant citizenship to millionaires

Battered Mongolia faces make-or-break moment

30 Years of US-Mongolia Relations

Mongolia’s bumpy journey to independence

Jamaica Cancer Society looks to raise $20m for mobile mammography unit

UN wants Jamaica to broaden definition of sexual intercourse

Hungary tests EU nerves frayed by Russia as Putin visits Budapest

Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU’s Eastern Partnership

Russia establishes controls on border with Belarus

Bizarre Basque ‘bellringing’ festival

Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy

Eastern Libya forces fly wounded to Russia in growing cooperation

Tourism in Slovenia boosted by Melania factor

Bosniaks, Serbs in Montenegro to Appeal for Reconciliation

Russia Deploys Chechens to Win Hearts and Minds in Aleppo

Albania’s LGBTQ Activists Are Transforming Their Community

The Hunt for the Hidden Bombs and Land Mines of Kosovo

‘King of the Gypsies’ wants to help President Trump build Mexico wall

Poverty, injustice still drive migration from Guatemala

Finnish city takes €10bn leap into digitisation

Slovenia Wants Vatican to Mediate in Croatian-Slovenian Border Dispute

Cyprus leaders seek new U.N. peace summit in early March: envoy

Gov’t biometric payroll system unveils widespread fraud in Kurdistan Region

Fake news: Czechs try to tackle spread of false stories

Aboriginal University of Tasmania students head to Arizona to share Indigenous culture

Hong Kong’s freedom score down due to Beijing’s influence: US-based report

Greece’s debt crisis is flaring up again, in case the world didn’t have enough to worry about already

Crimean Tatars beaten by Russian soldiers in Crimea

Palestinian Officials Say U.S. Threatens ‘Severe Steps’ if Leaders Sue Israel in World Court

Crisis-Hit Mongolia Has an Unlikely Investment Winner

Mongolian citizens offer cash, jewelry, horses to pay off government debt

Madrid, Catalonia tensions spike over independence

$42 billion Maori economy about more than just Treaty settlements

‘Secret city’ under Greenland could leak nuclear waste as ice melts, NASA warns

Project Exile: Eritrean state media reporter turns critic – Global Journalist

Senior Eritrean Delegation Concludes Visit to Russian Federation

Albania prosecutor in confrontation with US ambassador

EU Parliament ‘Calls on Albania to Recognize Bulgarian Minority’

Kosovo Wants EU, NATO to Warn Serbia Against Escalation

Danish authorities demand women-only swimming sessions used by Muslim immigrants are scrapped so ‘people learn it is
natural to swim together’

A 19th century Lithuanian book smuggler defies the autocrat’s book-ban

Scottish parliament to hold its own vote on triggering Brexit

Greek Farmers Seal Off Macedonia Border Crossing

Iceland building biodome community to be fully sustainable oasis

Country risk: Croatia is heading for investment grade

Comprehensive Industrial Cannabis Production Coming to Croatia?

Turkmenistan’s silent election [program] – Global Journalist

Roma Women Taking Center Stage in Spain’s Theater Scene

Three Jailed In Armenia On Charges Of Inciting Mass Disorders

Jamaica seeks place on International Maritime Organisation Council

Sweden sets goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

NATO Chief To Discuss Bosnia Membership During Sarajevo Visit

Facebook search for shy Māori language speaker

Rebel, Kurdish Areas in Syria Hit by Heating Fuel Shortages

Artur Mas hopes trial will rouse Catalan separatist movement

Galicia on red alert for giant waves and gale-force winds

Renewed Sortu sets 2026 as target date for sovereign Basque Republic

Bolivia opens ‘Evo museum’ dedicated to indigenous president

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia

NATO urges Kosovo, Serbia leaders to ease tensions

Don’t Play With Mongolian Fire

Armenia among top ten on Global Militarization Index 2016

Moldova’s pro-Russian President Proposes Flag Without Romanian Symbols

Biafra nationhood: Unfinished decolonization

Serbia’s and Montenegro’s Leaders Need Each Other

Party of Haiti president-elect wins majority of parliament

Singapore to cane Saudi diplomat for molesting hotel intern -paper

Scotland deserves honest politics and it is about time we got it

Albanian authorities call for capture of cannabis kingpin

Sweden’s deputy prime minister trolled Trump with a feminist photo op

‘Go kill yourself’: Social media messages encourage Indigenous youth to commit suicide

How decriminalizing drugs helped Portugal solve its overdose crisis

Denmark seeks harsher punishment for ‘revenge porn’

Denmark appeals to kindness of foreigners to save its citizens from skin cancer

Syria Creates All-Female Force in Kurdish Area

High-profile Spain trial stokes Catalan independence fervour

Bulgaria Grows Uneasy as Trump Complicates Its Ties to Russia

Adivasi way of life is crumbling

For Montenegro, On The Brink Of Joining NATO, The Stakes Are High

Albanian extremists attack Greek National Minority in the country

Former Norway PM detained at US airport over 2014 visit to Iran

Abkhaz, South Ossetian De Facto Officials Reject Tbilisi’s EU Visa Liberalization Offer

Switzerland Parodies Trump’s ‘America First’

Chinese Authorities Turn a Deaf Ear to a Uyghur Mother’s Dying Wish

The Quiet Undercurrents of South Xinjiang

Kosovo and its Serb minority reach deal on contested wall

UN peacekeepers say attacked in south Lebanon

European Union replies pro-Biafra agitators over calls for BiafrExit

21 Biafra agitators detained for 10 years without trial

MASSOB,IPOB must unite to actualize Biafra Republic – Archbishop Chukwuma

European Police Now Patrolling Border Between Greece, Macedonia

Scotland: most expect independence

Namibia: ‘Do not drink and walk’

Finland Wants You to Celebrate their Independence by Going Outside

Serbia blames Kosovo for failed negotiations amid war talk