December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua

‘Every signature was an act of courage’ – a game-changing 1.8 million-strong petition
No court can cancel 3 million votes for independence
Prison, exile and electoral campaign in the aftermath of Declaration of Independence
New Caledonia debates future institutions after independence referendum next year
Chinese football team stormed out of football match in Germany after Tibet protest
Aboriginal plea to help Kristallnacht Jews finally heard after 79 years
Chechnya’s Kadyrov Says Time Has Come For Him To Step Aside


November is National American Indian Heritage Month

2013 November 21: Euromaidan

1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day

2017 November 25: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine

1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day

1920 November 27: Belarusians Mark Heroes’ Day

1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence

1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day

1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day

1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day

1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day

1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua

1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day

December 3: Commemoration Day of Victims of Genocide Against the Latvian People by the Totalitarian Communist Regime in Latvia

1917 December 6: Finland Independence Day

1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day


1 young Walloon in 6 is neither a student or a worker

Welsh language threat link to post-Brexit farming

English as a second language? Schools need to stop treating it as an obstacle to success

‘They refused to serve us a drink because we had Welsh on our driving licences’

Wales must stop asking for help and demand the tools to help ourselves

Wales was neglected by the Budget – so we need the power to invest in our own country

Why an award-winning Welsh singer is releasing a pop album about a lost city in Cornwall

Anguilla: looking right into Irma’s eye

Swaziland King ‘Exploits Forced Child Workers’

Somaliland picks ruling party’s candidate Musa Bihi Abdi as new president

Volunteers and loudspeakers: How a local response curbed Somaliland’s cholera outbreak

Somaliland ticks boxes of statehood

Why is Sweden’s ‘lagom’ leadership taking the world by storm?

Sweden eyes small satellite market with expanded space center

Sweden stops some new aid for Cambodia in protest over crackdown on opposition

Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God ‘he’ in bid to crack down on gendered language

Concert Blast Shows Central African Republic Religious Rift

Civilians die after last aid agency evacuates Central African Republic town

Central African Republic: President Faustin Touadera – ‘Conflicts Are Why the Population Has No Hope’

Luxembourg: Small in size, big in Eurovision

Luxembourg’s Bet On Space Industry Shows Early Signs Of Success

Dagestan Rocked by Unprecedented Wave of Demonstrations

Kremlin pledges to stand up for Dagestani born billionaire Suleiman Kerimov arrested in France

Adivasis observe Rights Day

FIFA bans former FA presidents of Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for corruption

First national Pensioners for Independence conference comes to Edinburgh

What Scotland can learn from the referendum from below in Catalonia

Union Flag on Police Scotland uniforms undermines sense of ‘neutrality’

Scotland the brand: Sainsbury’s: ‘We use Union Flag to represent England’

Mike Russell calls on Scotland and Ireland to deepen ties as Brexit looms

Lombardy and Veneto. Liguria wants more autonomy too

Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

Israel arrests Palestinians over population count

This Is the Caribbean Island That Is Most Revisited

Every Christmas, New Zealand holds a nationwide Secret Santa game

South Island iwi up for Māori Language Award

Staff sent home as Nauru refugee detention centre chaos mounts

Libya’s Tuareg and Amazigh form new political party

Becoming Berber: ethnicity and identity politics among Moroccans in Belgium

Lithuania given EU backing in nuclear plant dispute with Belarus

Iceland’s slowing economy a good thing, central bank chief says

Thailand ‘not deporting’ Uygurs to China after detention centre escape, say police

Failed promises: survivors of deadly mudslide left homeless by Sierra Leone government

Activists in St. Petersburg stage single-person pickets to support Crimean Tatars

Human rights violations in Crimea recorded every three days

Letter from the Crimean border, Maxim Edwards

In Ukraine, Crimean Tatars Haunted By A Second Exile

Crimean Tatar Activist Vedzhie Kashka Dies After Search by Russian Agents

Crimean Tatar leader Dzhemilev: At least 250,000 people from Russia brought to occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatars prosecuted for legal pickets and the truth about persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia jails four respected Crimean Tatars and spreads lies about ‘machine guns & drugs’ to discredit the Mejlis

Another Ukrainian detained in Belarus

Ukraine suffered the most deaths in the Holodomor, while Kazakhstan had the highest percentage loss of population

10-15 years needed to clear Donbas of mines

Eleven films about Euromaidan you can watch online

Switzerland approves $1.3 bn in EU aid

Switzerland seeks a wider role for European Innovation Council

The Case of “Business and Human Rights” In Eritrea

Lessons from Zapad – jamming, NATO and the future of Belarus

In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

High noon in Papua: conflict simmers around Freeport mine

West Papuans call for closure of Freeport gold mine

Shocking new photo of Indonesian colonialism in West Papua, family of Izak Kua

Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika

The Question of West Papuan Independence

‘Every signature was an act of courage’ – a game-changing 1.8 million-strong petition

Despite presence of different religious sects, Oman is a bastion of peace in turbulent region

Husbands are a handicap, say career-minded Omani women

Glimpses of Hope as Dominica Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria

Muslim Leader’s Arrest In Kyrgyzstan Puts Attention On Secretive Islamic Society

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks: UN

13 Things Banned (or Strongly Discouraged) in Tajikistan

Puerto Rico is set to become the world’s worst economy next year

Malta tries to bury new sleaze claims

Mauritius the best governed country in Africa

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Mauritania strengthens blasphemy law after blogger case

Mauritania opposition decries ban on planned protest

The American Indian foundation of American gun culture

American Indians strive to restore nearly lost tribal food traditions

This man was living on $200 a month when he sold a ‘worthless’ blanket for $1.5 million

Five myths about American Indians

Over 200 American Indian Tribes Gather for Thanksgiving

Desecrated in macabre ways, the ancestral remains of Catalina’s Native Americans finally come home

Trump Eyes Arctic Wildlife Refuge for Oil Drilling, Alarming Gwich’in

Native pride: Movies to watch during National American Indian Heritage Month

‘Our fight is the same fight’: Kaepernick visits Alcatraz in support of ‘Unthanksgiving Day’

Inuit want free travel over international waters between Canada, Greenland

Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to co-manage open seas

Legendary New Mexico: Navajo Nation

‘A Country Within a Country’: Inside the Navajo Nation in 1948

The world’s best cheese comes from a dairy in Cornwall, but you can’t eat it until 2019

When is Mummer’s Day 2017, what is the Cornish festival about and why is it controversial?

Barbuda: Whole island remain homeless after hurricane – meanwhile authorities bulldoze pristine land for new airport

Toxic cost of rubbish scavenging in East Timor

St. Kitts and Nevis to Benefit from EU Geo-Thermal Scheme

Tit for tat? Will India grant Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti asylum now that Pakistani court has freed Hafiz Saeed?

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti says has not applied for asylum in India

Pakistani minister prescribes genocide to resolve security issues in Balochistan

Abduction of Baloch activist on rise as seven more whisked away

Akbar Gabol Baloch, famous social and human rights activist abducted from Gulshan Iqbal

Baloch, Sindhis protest in Canada against enforced disappearances in Pakistan

British MP raises Balochistan issue at foreign office questions in parliament

Baloch political parties ahead of next general election

Have India and Pakistan Collaborated to end Terrorism in Kashmir?

Chad, CEFC China Energy deny involvement in alleged $2m bribe offer

Chad opposition leader released from jail : sources

A thaw in the South China Sea

China tells Australia to mind its own business on South Sea dispute

Beijing sends bombers over disputed South China Sea as part of training ‘to win a potential war’

Oscar hope for west Cork Irish-language film

Dublin threatens to VETO Brexit trade talks unless UK caves in on demands for Northern Ireland to stay in EU customs union

AI ‘could boost Irish economy and bring jobs back home’

Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Donald Tusk: Britain has 10 days to fix the Irish border issue if it wants Brexit breakthrough

Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

Taiwan independence groups mark 40th anniversary of Jhongli Incident

China air force again flies round Taiwan, over South China Sea

Mongolia domestic violence: ‘I screamed for help, but nobody came’

Oromo group decries ‘ongoing genocide’ in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s ethnic violence displaces up to 400,000

Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Amid Shadowy Politics

Ethiopia jails four over planned terrorist attacks in Oromia state

NATO trains Serbian civil servants in cyber defence

Serbian PM: We shouldn’t be asked to choose between EU and Russia

Mladic falls, but Milosevic loyalists on the rise in Serbia

Belgrade’s Balancing Act Between East And West Tested By Ukraine

OPEC chatroom dead as Qatar crisis hurts Gulf oil cooperation

Countdown to Qatar 2022: Five points

WTO to hear Qatar’s complaint against UAE over blockade

Qatar calls for renewed push against ‘terror groups’

Nandi step up compensation push for colonial era injustices, Stephen Sang

Turkmenistan’s Iron Lady Gurbanbibi Atajanova: A Strange Tale Of Corruption

People Continue To Disappear In Turkmenistan

Russia’s Security Inroads With Turkmenistan

BAZAR: Afghan Businesswomen Hold First Joint Meeting In Turkmenistan

George Soros accuses Hungary of lying to the public over claims he orchestrated mass migration

What’s behind Hungary’s campaign against George Soros?

Hungary’s Russian-built nuclear plant powered by politics in Brussels

Hungary Seen as Riskiest Country in Central and Eastern Europe

Hungary disastrous at retaining talent

EU, Georgia Adopt Revised Association Agenda

U.S. State Department Approves Sale of Javelin Missiles to Georgia

Georgia celebrates Saint George’s day

Danish PM’s party dealt blow at local election, Social Democrats gain

Russia-wary Moldova seeks more US, NATO cooperation

New Cold War? Former Soviet Republic Moldova Gets Close to U.S. As Fight With Russia Heats Up

EU Agrees Aid to Help Moldova Reforms

Growth Increase Offers Glimmer of Hope for Moldova

NATO To Open Liaison Office in Moldova

Failed Referendum against Pro-EU Mayor Deals Blow to Moldova Socialists

Dodon: Interests of some players impede unification of Moldova

Moldovan PM Pavel Filip: The time of frozen conflicts has passed

In Honduras Election, Ex-Sportscaster Takes Lead Over President

Honduras presidential vote: Both candidates claim victory

San Marino, the Least Visited Country in Europe

First conference of indigenous – language teachers to take place in St. Petersburg

Children in Russian Arctic Brave -50°C to Attend School

Rwanda’s Torture Problem

Energy Security: Bulgaria, Macedonia to do feasibility study on gas link

Bulgaria, Macedonia Agree to Drop Roaming Charges

Bulgaria: Counselling for parents of LGBT kids now available

Bulgaria, EU sexism champion: 81% say a woman’s most important job is taking care of home and family

Did Zika Impact Sex Education in El Salvador?

El Salvador congratulated for being ‘stand-out tax reformer’

As climate change threatens islands, Kiribati’s president plans development

An Island Nation Turns Away from Climate Migration, Despite Rising Seas

‘Shocking’ Detention of Australia’s Aboriginal Children

‘Don’t call us indigenous’: Noongar elder Robert Isaacs

Aboriginal plea to help Kristallnacht Jews finally heard after 79 years

Disproportionate number of Aboriginal children in foster care

Remote Aboriginal community in the NT signs 99-year lease to control their own land

Botswana Court Affirms That Legal Recognition of Gender Identity At Core of Human Dignity

How Mugabe’s political mess infected Botswana

Goodbye Mugabe, hello new Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe: Army operation that led to Mugabe ouster ends

Zimbabwe officially declares Mugabe national holiday

Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Fighting between rebel and army kills 27 in South Sudan

South Sudan risks famine within months

South Sudan cannot issue passports after failing to pay tech fees

Enough Project Applauds Tough US Approach on South Sudan

War on Hunger: Feeding the Hungry in South Sudan

Pope Prays for ‘Seeds of Peace’ for South Sudan, DRC

War and greed: Rome events shed light on conflict in South Sudan, Congo

A Look Back At The Velvet Revolution, 25 Years Later

Czech Police Seek Prosecution of Billionaire Election Winner Andrej Babis

Putin Says Russian-Czech Ties Developing Despite ‘Difficulties’

Czech president plans to appoint Babis’s cabinet by mid-December

Czechoslovakia should be grateful to the USSR for 1968, Russian propaganda says

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Monaco set to expand thanks to the reclamation of land from the Med

Pope Francis to visit Baltic states next year as they mark 100 years of independence from Russia

Guyana seeks offshore oil wealth in a green economy

Grenada banking on climate-smart agriculture to tackle poverty

The Chechen watcher

Chechnya’s Kadyrov Says Time Has Come For Him To Step Aside

Lebanon’s premier Hariri suspends resignation after return to Beirut

Protests and riots as Greece remembers student uprising

Greece sees primary surplus at 3.82 pct, GDP growth 2.5 pct in 2018 budget

Four in 10 children in Greece at risk of poverty

Three Separatist Fighters Killed In Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh

We Are Our Mountains, Republic of Artsakh (previously known as Nagorno-Karabakh)

Azeri ‘Alternative Nobel’ winner barred from going to Sweden

Europe’s Roma Do Not Have Equal Education

Estonia leads PISA study’s teamwork ranking

Estonia ranks highest in poverty risk of elderly in EU

Five lessons from the mayoral run-off elections in Kosovo

Kosovo Makes Albania’s Independence Day A Non-Working Day

Kosovo war crimes court ready for first indictments: chief judge

Filmmaker Who Documented Cuba for 45 Years Reflects on Nation’s Rocky Journey

Castro meets North Korea minister amid hope Cuba can defuse tensions

Religious harmony in Cuba

Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

Singapore Wants To Add Biotech Hub To Its List Of Accomplishments

Singapore sees running autonomous buses on public roads from 2022

Putting Singapore’s Dollar On Blockchain May Prove It’s The Most Crypto Friendly Place On Earth

Qubad Talabani warns of existential threat facing Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Kurdistan Region

Turkish and Kurdish forces exchange fire in Syria

Masoud Barzani: No court can cancel 3 million votes for independence

Iraq’s Top Court Rules Kurdish Referendum Unconstitutional

UN says referendum issue is resolved, urges Kurdistan Regional Government to accept court ruling

Kurdish MPs ask to remove Baghdad-appoint Kirkuk Governor over abuses of power

Several prominent Jews join organization supporting Kurdistan’s independence

Report: Iraq blocked German FM diplomatic visit to Erbil

British MPs question Kurds on UK policy on Kurdistan

Donald Trump ‘to stop arming’ Syrian Kurdish fighters

Kurdish parties discuss time, nature of next elections

KRG Prime Minister: Erbil has nothing to cancel post-referendum, but Baghdad does

Cape Verde seeks Icelandic help to privatize and grow state airline

New Caledonia debates future institutions after independence referendum next year

New Caledonia Labour Party threatens referendum boycott because of electoral roll irregularities

Zimbabwe going the way of Guinea Bissau

Chinese football team stormed out of football match in Germany after Tibet protest

Tibet wants to stay with China, seeks development: Dalai Lama

Canadian Senate to focus on Tibetan prisoners as Liberals pursue trade with China

China Warns Germany For Defending Tibetan Independence

India and China never shared a border: President of Tibet in Halifax

Tibetan Muslims Have Equal Responsibility In Tibet Struggle: Dalai Lama

Tibetans In Tibet And Exile Will Come Together Again: Dalai Lama

Lhakar (White Wednesday) at the Seat of Tibetan Exile Administration

Polar night descends on northernmost Finland

Armenia, EU Sign Landmark Agreement in Brussels

The paradox of Armenia’s domestic violence law

Is Tiny Armenia’s Out-Sized Political Clout in Washington Being Used by Russia?

Liberia electoral commission rejects parties’ fraud case

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia

Paradise Papers was ‘attack’ on Isle of Man

Venezuela needs our attention, but so do dictatorships-in-waiting Nicaragua and Bolivia

The end of the Nicaragua Canal?

Don’t think people of Barotseland have forgotten about Barotse issue – Mitete MP Mutelo tells Zambian government

Fascist gathering in Madrid to honor leader’s death anniversary

Spain ‘ready to discuss’ greater fiscal autonomy for Catalonia

Sergi Blázquez: ‘In Catalonia we attorneys are afraid of providing legal counsel because our own words might be construed as a criminal offence’

China expresses support for Spain after Catalan indpendence declaration

Polls must ‘ratify’ Catalonia’s desire for independence: Puigdemont

Fresh ban by electoral board: Barcelona city must remove ‘Free our Political Prisoners’ banner

Prison, exile and electoral campaign: the aftermath of the Declaration of Independence


What Kind of Nation State will Greenland be?

Can More Transparency, New Technology Save Small Island States?

Tibetans may have lost their country but we will regain our freedom one day: CTA President in Norway

Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

No signs yet Baghdad willing to enter into talks with Erbil

Alex(ei) Salmond plays Russian roulette with reputation

Salmond interviews Puigdemont on his 1st RT show

Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search


November is National American Indian Heritage Month

1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day

1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence

1988 November 16: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration

November 16: Icelandic Language Day

1989 November 17: Czech Republic’s National Day of Freedom

1918 November 18: Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day

Nov 22, 2017: European Parliament Conference “Friends of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America”

1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day

2017 November 25: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine

1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day

1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence

1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day

1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day

1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day

1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day

1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua

1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day

Government of Anguilla Announces World’s First Cryptocurrency Offering Registration Process

Status quo ‘unacceptable’; Guam governor prefers statehood

Protesters In Russia’s Bashkortostan Voice Support For Bashkir Language In Schools

Kremlin Won’t Make Concessions To Kazan On Language Issue

United Arab Emirates sets its sights on Mars

Amid growing isolation, North Korea falls back on close ties with Cuba

‘Well that was unexpected’ Writer’s joy after debut book clinches three prizes

Bangor University to develop synthetic Welsh language voice

Wales has the attitude of a beggar – we must decolonise our minds

Top 10 most common anti-Welsh language arguments and why they’re stupid

Djibouti and Gabon Barred from 2020 African Nations Football Championship

Arbitrary Detention & False Prosecution Continues in Belarus

Russian Nuclear Power Play Astravets in Belarus

Latvia: The Baltic Resurrection

Spain’s prime minister rules out negotiations with ousted Catalan leaders

Mikko Kärnä: ‘If Catalan secessionists win the elections, it will mean that the Republic is taking hold’

Catalonia: a cry for understanding and recognition

Puigdemont: ‘I’m still Catalan president’

Catalan teacher arrested for criticizing Spain’s Guardia Civil online

Chief suspect behind Barcelona attacks was informant for Spanish intelligence

Catalonia crisis: Flemish separatists make common cause

Belgian judge adjourns Puigdemont extradition hearing until December 4

Revenge Petition Calls to Abolish Catalan Language Education in Schools in Catalonia

Wee Ginger Dug: How Spain uses courts to turn its lies about Catalonia into the truth

December 21 election in Catalonia will be “referendum drill”

“Barcelona ready” to host European Medicines Agency HQ

The Scottish Gaelic Awards are a night to celebrate the surge in Gaelic speakers

Harry Potter the Scots version hits shelves in time for Christmas

Scottish Government did the impossible … it took on the drinks industry and won

Tory MSP Graham Simpson calls for Withdrawal Bill amendment to safeguard Scotland’s devolved areas

Scottish Indyref2 moves ever closer as Tommy Sheppard and Pete Wishart shift their views

Alex(ei) Salmond plays Russian roulette with reputation

Salmond interviews Puigdemont on his 1st RT show

Vladimir Putin Hosts South Ossetian Leader in Moscow

Russia offers easier citizenship procedures to people of occupied Tskhinvali, Georgia

Georgia to join Lapis Lazuli transit corridor connecting Europe and Asia

Austria accepted its Holocaust guilt. So why is its far-right on the rise?

Worcester man sets up research institute to improve education in Gambia

Gambia: Jammeh’s victims begin the long road to justice and healing

Gambia Secures First Female Vice-President, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang

Growing ties between Saudis and Israelis could be an ominous sign

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel selfie strikes a nerve

Why we need a Māori investment fund

Venezuelan crisis threatens Curaçao and Aruba

Jamaica, Grenada and St Kitts are exemplary regional models — Lagarde

Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis join inclusive framework on base erosion profit shifting

Tourism and Energy Identified As Drivers for Economic Transformation in Comoros

Security clampdown bites in China’s Xinjiang region

Uyghur Exile Leadership Passes to ‘Younger Generation’ in Munich Election

Xinjiang Glacier Could Melt Away in 50 Years

Uyghur Activist Rebiya Kadeer’s Relatives Detained

Mali Crisis: A Historical Perspective Of Azawad Movement – Analysis

Magnitsky Act: Lithuania adds to EU momentum on Russia sanctions

Did a Sierra Leone mudslide uncover a forgotten promise?

The Citizens’ Manifesto: a new hope for democracy in Sierra Leone?

Mauritania broadens death penalty for blasphemy

Belarus arrests Ukrainian Radio journalist probing abduction to Russia of 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb

Unrelenting torture of imprisoned Ukrainian activist & his elderly mother in Russian-occupied Crimea

European Parliament says Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova could be considered for EU membership

Russia stands behind “DNR” leader’s order to confiscate food crops, echoing Stalin’s Holodomor

‘In Crimea, traitors are convicting patriots’, Ilmi Umerov

Persecution of Crimean Tatars Intensifies

Crimean human rights activists call to sabotage the conscription into the Russian army as violating the Geneva Convention

Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search

Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund proposes dropping oil and gas stocks

U.N. Security Council renews arms sanctions on Eritrea and Somalia

Eritrea’s Military Got Help From U.A.E. and possibly Russian, Czech and Italian companies in the past year

Guinea receives $20bn in pledges for development

Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

Papuan hostage claims a distortion says Indonesian lawyer

Vanuatu PM raises climate migration and West Papua during audience with Pope Francis

West Papuan civilians in danger amid Indonesian military raids

More West Papuan people involved in hit and run attacks by the Indonesian police

Yanto Awerkion, West Papuan political prisoner facing life imprisonment

Somaliland is first in the world to use iris biometric voting system

Somaliland: International Observers Applaud Successful Presidential Elections

2 Shot Dead in Somaliland as Opposition Party Calls Voting Rigged

Kyrgyzstan refuses $100 million Kazakhstan aid amid growing tensions

Majority of Finns feel effects of fake news

How The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans

Forgotten minority: Native Americans are killed in police encounters at higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group

Native Americans See Far More Discrimination In Areas Where They Are A Majority

A map of language charted by Navajo philosophy

For Some Native Americans, Uranium Contamination Feels Like Discrimination

Vast Indigenous Land Claims in Canada Encompass Parliament Hill

How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru’s Rain Forest

Native Tongue: Elysia Crampton’s identity is no secret

Puerto Rico Economists See Bleak Picture of Island’s Future

Hong Kong pro-independence pair found guilty of making smoke bombs

Students vow to revive pro-independence campaign on school campuses across Hong Kong

Beijing signals impatience at Hong Kong’s delay in enacting national security law

NASA says New York will flood when the ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica melt

What Kind of Nation State will Greenland be?

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise

Where On Earth Did East Timor Go?

Irish language scheme exceeds target of 20,000 people three years early – ‘This shows that there is a demand to learn Irish’

Bursary launched to commemorate Irish language activist, Aodán Mac Póilin

Proposals sought for Irish Language Plan for Galway City

China, Vietnam sign cooperation pacts in bid to play down South China Sea tensions

Baloch Martyrs Day: Free Balochistan Movement holds references in Balochistan, abroad

Pakistani forces abduct five Baloch youth from Buleda and Karachi

Baloch separatist commander Younas Taukali killed

Swiss slap ‘lifetime ban’ on exiled Baloch leader Mehran Marri

London to take down ‘Free Balochistan’ adverts from buses

Equatorial Guinea ruling party wins elections

Rights watchdogs sound alarm over E. Guinea cartoonist

Glencore offers Chad new plan to repay more than $1 billion loan

Chad: Misinformation and lack of resources hamper cholera response

Tajik Opposition Party Leader Says He Was Attacked In Dushanbe

Katy Perry Denied Entry To China Over Controversial 2015 Performance In Taiwan

Taiwan says shut out of U.N. climate talks due to China pressure

Back From the Brink, Mongolia’s Markets Boom

Serbia Hosts Joint Military Drills With U.S. As Bosnia Hosts NATO Delegation

Serbia embraces cricket to make refugees feel at home

Landmark Srebrenica trial resumes in Serbia

Mladic still a hero in dying home village in Bosnia

Ex Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic awaits verdict of war crimes trial

UN Votes to Add 900 Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Moldova To Reopen Talks with Breakaway Transnistria

Moldova Eyes Blockchain IDs to Help Curb Child Trafficking

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Bulgaria: Living expenses are much higher than income

Luxembourg seeks to become Europe’s green finance hub

Zimbabwe: Army in control of state institutions, but insists not a coup

Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Zimbabwe Demanding an End to Robert Mugabe’s Reign

Botswana’s Khama tells Mugabe to go

South Sudan lifts siege on ex-military chief’s house

South Sudan Supreme Court judge quits citing lack of independence

Nikki Haley: US Must Take Sides in South Sudan Conflict

Czech Republic’s anti-Havel

Libya: damned if we do and damned if we don’t

African Union calls for Libya ‘slave market’ probe

St Vincent PM promotes son to finance minister

Monaco’s tiny military still packs a punch

Ireland sees Brexit uniting smaller EU states on benefits of trade

Nations Join Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal by 2030

1st Female President of the Marshall Islands & Her Poet Daughter: We Need Climate & Nuclear Justice

‘Bankruptcy Tourists’ Battle for Assets From Caymans to Marshall Islands

#Yezidis protest on Mount Sinjar, calling on the government to provide their areas with public services

Raped, beaten and tortured: Former ISIS sex slave on her journey to new life in Canada

Macedonia lawmakers approve Albanian as second language

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Armenia, Azerbaijan Dispute Partnership Language Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Ilgar Mammadov, Another Chance to Right a Wrong in Azerbaijan

Estonia, Iceland have the most internet freedom

Motherhood and resistance in Palestine

Can Trump and Saudi Arabia force Palestinian surrender?

Montenegro deserves to enter the EU as soon as possible

What it’s like to be a poor child in wealthy Switzerland

Europe’s wealthiest royal now among the world’s richest 500

Kosovo at risk of attacks by returning Islamist militants

Kosovo’s Bridge To Russia

Top judge quits EU Kosovo mission, alleging corruption

EU judge in Kosovo resigns, subject of ‘serious allegations’

Kosovo: Time for action overtakes time for excuses, UN envoy tells Security Council

Kosovo court jails four for 2016 parliament rocket attack

Russian Interference in Kosovo – Kosovo Serbs as a primary tool of influence?

U.S. launches media fund for Hungary to aid press freedom

Hungary accuses US of meddling in election

In Laos, the power of knowledge is buried beneath social media’s shiny, distracting surface

Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

Haiti Prepares to Introduce Its Revived Military

The Double-Stuffed Boat to Haiti

Quake-hit Kurdish areas were already among poorest in Iran

No signs yet Baghdad willing to enter into talks with Erbil: official

Tillerson to PM Barzani: US encourages Baghdad to start serious talks with Erbil

Syrian Kurdish party backs longer US role in Syria

Moroccan occupation forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied cities of Aaiun and Boujdour

Investigation launched into Israeli dronemaker suspected of bombing Armenia

Armenia’s Parliament Adopts Military Draft Law Amid Student Protests

Armenia approaches EU from EEU’s orbit

Deal on New Caledonia restricted electoral roll for next year’s planned independence referendum challenged

Tibetans may have lost their country but we will regain our freedom one day: CTA President in Norway

If Chinese govt agrees, I will return to Tibet at once: Dalai Lama

Tibetan Winter Markets in India Boycott Chinese Goods

Tibetan Monk and Songwriter Freed After Serving Five-Year Term

Supporting Tibet reflects Scandinavian values: CTA President in Swedish Parliament

The first grammar book for Riffian Tamazight was written by a Spanish missionary

No matter who replaces Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia’s president, these four challenges loom

EU, Others Mount Pressure On Liberia Over Election Delay

U.S. embassy defends credibility of Liberia presidential poll

Jordan switches on world’s largest solar plant — in refugee camp

Africans are to blame if others define and solve our problems – Rwanda’s Kagame

Maldives investigation alleges two suspects were planning suicide attack in capital

Tuvalu’s plea for survival

COP-23: Can More Transparency, New Technology Save Small Island States?

Don’t give up on Pacific Island nations yet

Relocation causes loss which cannot be replaced

NPC Croatia wins top prize for social inclusion project

White House considers Nicaragua sanctions for Venezuela links

Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramirez wins Spain’s Cervantes prize

Nicaragua: “Enhancing” the Dictatorship?

Africa could overtake Europe in digital world

Czech President says 90 % of “inadaptable citizens” are Romani

Hungary: Kisvárda offers Roma families $5,650 to leave town


U.N. resolution on Guam self-determination is a huge victory

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

November 7: International Inuit Day

1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day

2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay

1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day

1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland

1965 November 11: Rhodesia Independence Day

1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day

1988 November 16: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration

November 16: Icelandic Language Day

1918 November 18: Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day

1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day

1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day


After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, ‘I Do Not Regret It,’ Says Barzani

Kurdish gov’t seeks political unity ahead of possible talks with Baghdad

Talabani’s memorial marked by loss of Kurdistan’s ‘Jerusalem’

Turkey prosecutor asks up to 18 years imprisonment for Kurdish MP Imam Tascier

Hundreds dead after earthquake hits Kurdistan region of Iraq-Iran border

Amazigh plan Zuwara conference to boost their language

Batwa: Radio Station Gives Hope and a New Perspective to Struggles of Indigenous Community

Rebels Displace Thousands More in Congo Brazaville

Taiwan International Conference on Tibet iterates support for Middle Way

Prayer festival cancelled as religious oppression in Tibet continues

Tibetans inside Tibet are the torchbearers of Tibetan movement, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Native Hawaiians again seek political sovereignty with a new constitution

Should Taiwan Support Catalonia?

Taiwan President joins Taiwan independence activist’s centennial birthday celebration

Morocco king rejects independence for Western Sahara

Polisario condemns Morocco king speech on Western Sahara

Thousands of demonstrators in Madrid in favor of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara

Chechnya Could Force Russia’s Hand on the Rohingya Crisis

Singer Still Missing After Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge

Chechnya’s leader awards schoolgirl with iPhone X for poem about Putin

Child nutrition crisis in Marshall Islands sparks intervention plan

Waiting to be washed away, the Marshall Islands

Island Nations Urge Aggressive Action at U.N. Climate Meeting

The whole of islands approach

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create common capital market

The Specter of Red October Still Haunts the Baltics

Nordic states step up defense cooperation because of Russia worries

Bots create one third of Russian-language tweets about NATO presence in Eastern Europe

Welsh in Wales referred to as “Welsh language Taliban”

Greggs worker told Welsh-speaking customer that ‘she sounded like she had Tourette’s’

Farming needs new blood if we’re going to have an independent Wales

Fears Twitter may ditch Welsh language after years of volunteer work

Why it’s time to dump North Wales and South Wales and come together as a nation

Nation.Cymru Welsh politics and identity survey results

It’s one-way bilingualism, not immigration, that’s killing the Welsh language

Detained Equatorial Guinea cartoonist wins top award

Equatorial Guinea: Ruling party expected to win as polls close

Solomon Islands PM loses no-confidence vote

Solomon Island villages shrinking due to rising sea levels

Rising tides: islands lost to the sea

Tajikistan Targets Unsanctioned Foreign-Educated Clerics For Firing To ‘Prevent Extremism’

Tajikistan Turns from Coal to Uzbek Gas

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Power Grids to Reunite in Boon for the Region

2 Afghan civilians killed in Tajikistan security forces firing

Observers call for murder inquiries after Nicaragua election

Ruling Party Extends Control in Nicaraguan Local Elections

History Repeats Itself on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast, Anti-Indigenous Riots

Nicaragua climate politics in hot water over canal plan

Nicaragua offers citizens help after US ends protected status

Undeterred by Sandinista Military Siege, Indigenous Yatama Party Forges Ahead with Plans for Public Anniversary Celebration

Indigenous Oil Strike in Peru Ends in Victory

A Victory for Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples: Canada Court Rejects Toxic-Spilling Chevron’s Case

Protesters In Kazan Demand Schools Teach Tatar Language

Language Conflict Flares Up In Russia’s Tatarstan

Mandatory Tatar-Language Classes Scaled Back In Russia’s Tatarstan

Putin’s Russification Program Far More Radical and Dangerous than It Originally Appeared

Bypassing sanctions: Russian regions will be able to directly keep in touch with the world

Bahrain re-opens border dispute with Qatar

Bahrain Orders Citizens to ‘Immediately’ Leave Lebanon After Prime Minister’s Surprise Resignation

Bahrain launches largest fintech hub in Middle East and Africa

Media freedom ‘stamped out’ as Bahrain jails more journalists

Togo releases 42 detained protesters, drops 2013 case against opposition leader

Protesters Have Returned to the Streets of Togo Despite Growing Military Threats

Togo says open to talks with opposition over demos

Exiled Rights Activist’s Mother Targeted In Turkmenistan

Struggling Turkmenistan Lowers Limit For ATM Withdrawals Abroad

How a rare protest scared the Eritrean regime

Eritrea top African contributor to ‘active asylum seekers’ in Libya

Radio Erena: Eritrea’s free voice and refugee hotline

A short guide to the linguicide of the Ukrainian language

Russia is placing tortured Ukrainian political prisoner’s life in danger

Russia intimidates parents to push Ukrainian out of schools in occupied Crimea

Russia-protected torturer-killers of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment

Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond hosts show on Russian broadcaster RT

Experts slam Mogherini for failing to counter hybrid threat from Russia

NATO supports Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations – Secretary General

European Union assistance plan for Ukraine presented in Lithuania

German Siemens continues to collaborate with Russian companies

Have 100 Years of Communism Taught Us Nothing?

100 Years of Communism—and 100 Million Dead

Donetsk man gets 10-year sentence for Twitter photos of Russian military equipment

Amendment on breaking diplomatic relations with Russia introduced in Ukrainian Parliament

Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

Don’t Be Duped By Putin’s Ukraine Peacekeeping Overtures

What Is the Public Mood Like in Crimea?

Number of political prisoners in Crimea reaches 57

Recognition of Crimean Tatars’ autonomy will help regain Crimea – Umerov

Desperate plea from Crimean prisoner who attempted suicide rather than be taken to Russia

“I’ll definitely go back to Crimea”, Ilmi Umerov

German DHL continues to operate in occupied Crimea

The Ukrainian who set himself on fire protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Released Crimean Tatar Leader Akhtem Chiygoz: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel

Crimean Tatar leader Umerov awarded Prize of Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Russia wages major offensive against Crimean Tatar civic activists in occupied Crimea

Wives of Crimean Tatar political prisoners detained for many hours as Russia steps up terror tactics

Reconciliation is not a bed of roses: Tough lessons from Rwanda

Rwandan Orphans Find Hope in Innovative Youth Village

Rwanda to offer radiotherapy treatment early next year

Namibia’s Missing Millions

Namibia’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports

Mauritania Blogger Sentenced to Death Is Released on Appeal

Algeria, Mauritania to open first border post

Mauritania still tops the slavery charts despite banning the practice 10 years ago

Suriname Debates Equal Rights

Suriname wants no interference from Netherlands

Brother Of Convicted Opposition Politician Shot Dead In Kyrgyzstan

EU Ready To Start Talks On ‘Ambitious’ Bilateral Agreement With Kyrgyzstan

Assessing Russian Power across the Post-Soviet Space, Part III: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Russia Lenins

Mongolia’s liver cancer crisis: ‘No other country has a problem like this’

Mongolia lurches between opportunity and crisis

Mongolia’s Population Shifts Because of Climate Change

Mongolian Bond Market Madness

Global-warming ground zero: Chad grapples with climate damage

Sell sex or starve? Grim choices for Chad’s ‘ghost’ girls

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi named as Sámi of the Year

New Guidelines on Uyghur ‘Signs of Extremism’ Issued to Xinjiang Authorities

China’s Uyghur crackdown targets police, families

Xinjiang Authorities Sentence Uyghur ‘Religious Extremist’ to 10 Years in Prison For Scolding Son For Drinking

First Cut Is the Deepest: Organ Harvesting in Xinjiang

99.7 % of Uighurs in Xinjiang forced to donate blood for organ matching database

HKU head: I signed anti-Hong Kong independence statement to avoid ‘isolation’ from other universities

Hong Kong Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Talks to TIME About Life Behind Bars

U.N. experts urge Hong Kong to uphold rights of democracy activists

Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists win last chance to appeal

Deep central: Panama and Costa Rica are undergoing a clubbing revolution

Costa Rica presidential candidates hold debate in prison

China’s new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America

Panama: Former President’s Sons Received $50M in ‘Undue Payments’

Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary

Turning Food Deserts Into Food Oases Across The Navajo Nation

Running Through the Heart of Navajo

Coloring book helps teach Navajo alphabet to kids

Could Donald Trump back Scottish independence?

‘The SNP must be seen as a leader in standing up for Catalan rights’: Angela Haggerty

George Kerevan: The longer the SNP stay in Westminster the further away sovereignty will be

Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017: Nicola Sturgeon to open key Edinburgh summit of northern nations next week

Wee Ginger Dug: Gaelic is a major part of Scotland’s heritage – that’s why Unionists have such a problem with it

Bulgaria calls for West Balkan EU integration after Brexit

Botswana police ranked Africa’s best, Nigeria at bottom of global report

Terras Brasileiras: Guarani-Kaiowá communities in Mato Grosso do Sul

Drone footage captures Hungary’s traditional way of life

Hungarians take walking tour to overcome fears of Muslims

How Putin’s Using Hungary to Destroy Europe

Immigration Will Dominate Hungary’s 2018 Elections, Orban Says

Jamaica metaphorized in German politics

US takes steps to make it harder for Americans to visit Cuba

Is Russia about to reopen its Cuba military base?

World class doctors for the rich – how Cuba’s flagship healthcare system deteriorated

What Life Is Like for a Castro-Hating Dissident Living in Cuba

Recognition a Key Issue in Somaliland’s Presidential Election

Somaliland to shut down social networks during election period

Somaliland votes in tight contest for new president

Why Somaliland is East Africa’s strongest democracy

Pope Francis Says No to Cigarette Sales in Vatican City

EU parliament questions independence of police, judiciary in Malta

Norwegian What? Little-Known Oslo-Based Discounter Is Disrupting Big Airlines’ Profit Model

Two-thirds of Norway’s richest people have inherited their wealth

Slovenia’s president faces former actor in runoff vote

Liberian court halts presidential run-off vote amid fraud probe

UN Inaction Fuels Conflict in the Central African Republic

The dismal politics of one of Europe’s smallest nations

Moldova Needs Arms to Deter Russia, Minister Says

Australian Vaccination-sceptics Network targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Belarus: Opposition commemorate victims of Stalin’s Great Terror

Security Council re-authorizes EU-led force in Bosnia and Herzegovina

How a slip in Bosnia and Herzegovina could unravel Balkan progress

Climate change: Jordan water crisis ‘to get worse’

World Science Forum holds first Mideast conference in Jordan

Qatar appoints four women to consultative Shura Council

Footage of a massacre that changed history of Timor-Leste

Violence and corrective rape common for East Timor’s LBT women

These diamond-encrusted skulls wear sunglasses, sombreros and smoke cigars for macabre good luck festival in Bolivia

Yazidis in Iraq: ‘The genocide is ongoing’

Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan

‘Khalistan Referendum 2020’ banners put up during 549th birthday anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak

Comoros lawmaker leading citizenship inquiry attacked

A secret pregnancy in the Comoros: One teen’s story

Indonesia’s support for Tunisian independence goes beyoynd beyond trade and investment half a century later

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

Tunisia’s trade deficit rises to $5.28 billion, a record level

Grassroots efforts in Tunisia to advance women’s rights

100 Women: The scientists championing their indigenous ancestors’ discoveries

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

Indigenous forests could be a key to averting climate catastrophe

Amid Widespread Stigma and Harassment, Bhutan’s LGBT Community Seeks Acceptance

The Maldives’ spotless beaches mask the story of a troubled nation

The future of the Basque autonomous movement after Catalonia

Catalonia crisis: Why Basque leaders worry about Spain chaos

Meet the Isle of Man jet set: oligarchs, bankers and a murder suspect

Libyan rivals split over army leadership

ICC prosecutor promises more arrest warrants if crimes continue in Libya

A Turning Point for Greece

Greece’s membership of the euro is still tenuous

Vicious Cycle: Kosovo’s Battered Women Syndrome

Romani Man Wins European Judgement Against Hungary in Police Brutality Case

A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade, Cape Verde

Russia and Georgia Agree to Unite Against ‘Church Separatism’ in Abkhazia

Emir Kusturica Becomes Goodwill Ambassador of Occupied Abkhazia

10 years on from November 2007 political crisis in Georgia

Al Shabaab executes four men accused of spying for Somalia, Ethiopia

Islamic State thriving in Somalia: UN report

AU to withdraw 1,000 troops from Somalia this year

US airstrike kills ‘several’ al-Shabab militants in Somalia

Pakistani court sentenced three Baloch IDPs to death by hanging

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct seven people including an elderly man and a teenage student

Exiled Baloch leaders set to congregate in Geneva on November 18

Exiled leaders announce global campaign against Baloch genocide in Pakistan

Baloch leaders announce unity move to intensify freedom movement

Pakistan is afraid of political voice of Sindhi and Baloch

Nine Baloch, Sindhi, ‘separatist’ Facebook pages taken down on PTA request

West Papuan People’s Petition to the United Nations

Time to Support West Papua: An Interview with Independence Leader Benny Wenda

Ousted Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare defends stand on West Papua

Indonesia’s army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine in Papua province

Papua separatists dispute Indonesia claim of hostage taking

Indonesia police locked in standoff with armed Papua separatists

Papuan villagers near Freeport mine conflict zone are ‘safe’ despite unrest

Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s ongoing hunger crisis

More Than a Million People in South Sudan Are on the Brink of Starvation

South Sudan’s government using food as weapon of war

Civilians Caught in Middle as South Sudan War Nears 4-year Mark

Saudi, UAE, Kuwait urge citizens to leave Lebanon

Important Step Toward New Caledonia Independence Referendum

New Caledonia independence referendum, roll confirmed

International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Burundi

Swaziland: School ‘Turns Poor Children Away’

Building safe houses, UN agency helping Dominica recover from disaster

Lebanon’s prime minister resigns, saying he cannot tolerate Iranian interference and fears assassination

Lebanon caught in crossfire as Saudi steps up battle against Iran

Where is our prime minister? Lebanon asks after he fails to return from Saudi following resignation

Hariri says Iran to blame for Lebanon crisis, promises to return to his country ‘very soon’

Can Fiji Save the World? Climate Change

Hundreds of Whales and Dolphins Slaughtered in Annual Faroe Islands Hunt

Faroe Islands ‘cherish’ their bloody whale-hunting tradition

Guatemala wants to include Belize on their map, again!

U.N. resolution on Guam self-determination is a huge victory

Reader: Guam demands, deserves independence

Iceland’s leftist opposition fails to form government

New strategy launched to help tackle maternal, child deaths in Sierra Leone

Survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide fear for future as camps close

Why we need change in Sierra Leone – the case for a developmental, inclusive and democratic party

North–South Transport Corridor: Russia Wins, Armenia Loses

The forgotten massacre that ignited the Kashmir dispute

New Zealand’s winter shorter by a month over 100 years

Belgium’s three main parties question Spain’s actions against the Catalan government

Belgian judge releases president Puigdemont and his ministers

Wee Ginger Dug: The EU’s treatment of Catalans is a betrayal of democracy

Spain could allow independence referendums, says FM

As Protesters Clog Catalonia, Court Snuffs Out Declaration Of Independence

Spanish General Prosecutor asks for prison for Catalan Parliament president, 5 other members of parliament and 8 members of Catalan government

Carles Puigdemont and his four ministers in Brussels established a “stable administrative structure” in exile

Mass protest in Catalonia demands release of ‘political prisoners’

Thousands of demonstrators in Madrid in favor of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara

Seven parties in three blocs to face off in Catalan Parliament election on December 21

President Puigdemont to head ‘Together for Catalonia’

Deposed Catalan ministers in Belgium call on citizens to vote “in mass” on December 21


As Madrid does its best to kill Catalan Independence Referendum, Paris prepares for self-rule referendum in New Caledonia

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day

1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day

November 5: International Romani Language Day

1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day

1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day

1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland

1965 November 11: Rhodesia Independence Day

1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day

1988 November 16: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration

1918 November 18: Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day

Tough questions on Kurdistan in the British House of Commons

US Tillerson expresses support for constitutional rights of Kurdistan in phone call with Barzani

UN urges Iraq, Kurdistan to bring ISIS executioners in Mosul to justice

UNPO Strongly Condemns Death Sentence of Kurd politician Ramin Hossein Panahi Issued by Iran

Batwa: Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

Diseased, Ignored and Suffering Silently : A look into the Health Status of Adivasi Women in Jharkhand

New wildlife plan backs Adivasi rights in tiger reserves despite environment ministry stalling them

As Jharkhand attempts to stem decline in tiger population in state, Adivasis fear second uprooting

Moldova’s Top Court Endorses Proposal To Switch Official Language To ‘Romanian’ In Constitution

Moldovan President invites his Romanian counterpart to visit Moldova

A small country fights a big war against Russian hybrid warfare

Self-determination is legal under international law – it’s hypocritical to argue otherwise for Catalonia

Madrid moves to reassert its control over Catalonia

Puigdemont to Europe: “I ask you to react”

EU silence over Catalan leader’s call for action speaks volumes

Scottish lawmakers call for international recognition for Catalan independence

Greens call for Estonian government to recognize Catalan independence

Catalan vice president and seven ministers sent to prison without bail

Spanish Prosecutor issues European arrest warrant for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont

Call for EU sanctions to push Spain into legal referendum in Catalonia

Party of Wales unreservedly condemns the jailing of Catalan politicians by the Spanish State

Flanders premier calls on EU to take action on Catalonia

‘French Catalonia’ independence STUNS Macron: Thousands DEMAND to join Catalan state

THOUSANDS march in Basque over imprisoned Catalan politicians

Pro-Catalonia independence parties seen winning most votes in election: poll

Serbia Promises Broader Public Debate on Kosovo

Lombardy, Veneto and the economics of autonomy

Dialogue on Kashmir – New Interlocutor

Is India Getting Serious About Dialogue in Kashmir?

India ordered to probe 2,080 mass graves in Kashmir

80 militants killed in south Kashmir in 6 months: Army

Can India’s New Representative in Kashmir Defuse Tensions?

France plans New Caledonia self-rule referendum in 2018

Suriname flip-flops on Kosovo and Western Sahara recognition

Did Suriname’s Kosovo decision go via Moscow?

Abkhazia: Still Isolated, Still Proud

Bolshevik Squabbles Still Shape the Caucasus

Georgia to Promote Abkhaz Language, But Sukhumi Unimpressed

Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

Taiwan president visits U.S. territory of Guam despite Chinese ire

When Haiti stole hearts in 1974

Alex Salmond to issue rallying cry to Scottish Yes movement at SIC Build2

The National launches new campaign: It’s time to Save Our Scotland Brand

Voters are scunnered – but they WILL be ready to vote in Scottish indyref2 soon, according to new research

Why Nicaragua’s first-ever billionaire funded a burn hospital and a luxury resort

This Is What It’s Like On The Front Lines Of Nicaragua’s Abortion Crisis

In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on Mars

What Balfour means to Jewish critics of Israel

Hamas cedes Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority control

Balfour declaration isn’t history, it’s an everyday reality for Palestinians

Palestinian prisoner gets ’10 minutes’ to see dying son

Irish sympathise with the fight for Independence

Taika Waititi: The Kiwi director’s path from low budget indie to Marvel blockbuster

US store accused of cultural appropriation over temporary Māori tattoos

The Māori economy is small business, too

Iron Māori inspires ‘I can do it’ attitude

Principals back compulsory te reo Māori plan

Left-Greens Get Mandate To Form Iceland’s Next Government

You can now see the Faroe Islands on Google Street View thanks to cameras strapped to sheep

Lithuania to generate renewable energy for Luxembourg

Lithuania sentences man for praising Stalin, Soviet crimes

Lithuania, Leery of Moscow, Spars With Belarus Over Nuclear Reactor

Autumn Brings Fresh Persecutions in Russian-Occupied Crimea

Dzhemilev: Pro-Ukrainian population being squeezed out of Crimea

Lemar Aliadinov, Crimean Tatar missing since 2014 found dead in occupied Crimea

Shevket Razzakov. Beating up Crimean Tatar activists is OK in occupied Crimea, demonstrating contempt for the assailants a ’crime’

Prison staff steal all food from Crimean Tatar political prisoner

Poroshenko called on the leaders of the Gulf States to stand up for the rights of Crimean Tatars

Renat Paralamov, abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”

Taiwan donates military equipment to Dominican Republic

Namibia Scraps Visas for Africans

Cheated Homeowners’ Hunger Strike In Bashkortostan Enters 12th Day

Powerful short film documents the struggles of Nenets reindeer herders

How ‘Photo Detectives’ Have Helped Reveal Irish History

Irish language film longlisted for an Oscar for the first time

Language Dispute Blocks Path Out of Crisis in Northern Ireland

How did BBC NI mark the 500th anniversary of Reformation? With a film in the Irish language

Kremlin’s Bulgarian game

Jamaica’s crime cancer — A matter for the police

Portugal Is Facing Two Different Realities

In Finland, all it takes is a phone call to find out how much your neighbour earned last year

Wary of Russia, Finns take another look at NATO

East Timor most undernourished in Asia

Editors Press E.U. on Malta Media Independence After Reporter’s Killing

Austria’s prospective ruling parties agree on budget discipline, cutbacks for migrants

Don’t treat us as heroes says bailed Hong Kong activist Wong

Hong Kong universities a new battleground in independence debate

Hong Kong in Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’

Xi as demi-god portends ever darker times for ‘free’ Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s autonomous status has significantly deteriorated, UK think tank says

Navajo Nation Votes Down Controversial Hotel and Tram Project at Grand Canyon

EU Warns Serbia On War Criminal Teaching At Military Academy

Serbia’s president eyes early parliamentary vote

Euroscepticism in Serbia: An Image Problem?

New NASA Maps Have Very Bad News For Greenland

Greenland will offer oil, gas concessions next year

The Grand Canyon of the Arctic Circle

Social scientist: Depopulation of communities due to politics

Shrinking Spaces in Hungary and Poland

The ‘Last Jewish Writer In Hungary’ Returns To 1945

American Indian Movement founder Dennis Banks dead at 80

Research suggests American Indians are finding ‘image power’ with social media

Canada’s indigenous women inquiry delayed by red tape

Colombia’s ELN rebels admit killing indigenous leader

These Indigenous Movements Are Forcing the US to Reckon With Its Past

New Aboriginal and Indigenous law course fosters ‘eye‑opening’ experiential learning

UN experts blast US disaster response in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Power Scandal Expands

Djibouti – The crossroads of conflict and prosperity

Sierra Leone clinic strives to improve breast cancer treatment

Honouring one of Sierra Leone’s finest, Miriam Conteh-Morgan

Sierra Leone Mudslide Exposes Peril of Freetown’s Sprawl

Sierra Leone goes to the polls in March 2018 – there is stench of insincerity in the air

Why Zimbabwe should be split into Mashonaland and Matabeleland

Guinea Bissau vulnerable to climate change

Anti-slavery NGOs face uphill battle to free Chechnya’s slave labourers

Dagestan resident faces trial for fighting on Ukrainian side in Donbas

Ukrainian veteran, ethnic Chechen Amina Okuyeva assassinated near Kyiv

U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning anti-LGBTQ violence in Chechnya

Two wheelchairs and a stroller: Overcoming barriers to parenthood in Belarus

Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained For Sixth Time In 2017

Protest leader Vladimir Neklyaev sentenced to 10 days in jail in Belarus

Marc Chagall’s Belarus hometown celebrates first synagogue opening in a century

Armed violence kills 16 in Central African Republic

Central Africa Regional Bloc Creates Six-country Visa-Free Zon

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Slovenian Mindset

Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer Hosted On Majority-Black Caribbean Island of Anguilla

China’s Mass Detention of Xinjiang’s Ethnic Minorities Shows No Sign of Let-up

Nearly 20 Uyghur Students Unaccounted For Four Months After Egypt Raids

Uyghur ‘Political Criminals’ Jailed Without Trial in Xinjiang’s Kashgar Prefecture

Xinjiang Residents Told to Hand Over ‘Two-Faced’ Officials

Prominent Uyghur Musician Arrested Amid Ideological Purge in Xinjiang

Peace a mirage for ethnic groups in Myanmar

British government ‘covered up’ their role in India’s bloody crackdown on Sikhs in 1984

Day of Dead in Ecuador inspired by ancient death rituals

Brazilian Indians battle to protect their lands

French Polynesia has high levels of mental illness

‘I am not Father Christmas’, Macron tells French Guiana as riots erupt during visit

Croatia wants to adopt euro within 7-8 years

Oromo: Twenty-Six Years After… Which Solution to End the Vicious Circle of Violence?

Indonesia accepts Pacific’s right to raise West Papua concern

West Papuan school student dies in prison after being tortured by the Indonesian military and police

Pakistan Detains Family Of Baloch Separatist Leader Allah Nazar

‘Baloch women, children abduction part of Pak’s campaign of enforced-disappearances’

Security forces release wife, daughter of Baloch rebel Dr Allah Nazar

Balochistan: Protest against abduction of Baloch Human rights activists, women and children

Animal rights activists and Inuit clash over Canada’s Indigenous food traditions

Nunavut is for Inuit, say some candidates ahead of territory’s 5th general election

New Cyprus talks must offer clarity to Turk Cypriots, official says

Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

China says hopes U.S. can ‘help, not cause problems’ in South China Sea

Beijing says it peacefully resolved a South China Sea dispute with Vietnam

Congressional vote may threaten Arctic wildlife refuge, indigenous people

Gwich’in vow to stand ground as U.S. pushes closer to drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Use of Aboriginal languages drops in N.W.T., bucking national trend

Iran Rejects Turkmen Proposal For Gas Shipments To Turkey

Turkmenistan considers shipping gas through Russia to Europe

Brunei named most improved economy in the world

Push to teach Vanuatu children about independence struggle

A Visit to ‘Africa’s North Korea’

Mystery Shrouds Rare Protest in Eritrea

“None killed” in rare Eritrea protest

28 killed in rare protests in Eritrea, opposition group says

Ethiopia busts terror suspects, says Eritrea involved in Oromia instability

Eritrea slams media, Ethiopia-based detractors over ‘fake’ deaths in Asmara

47 years after Biafra civil war, Nigerian govt agrees to pay victims N88 billion

OGONI: Shell Continues Operation despite its Disregard for Human Rights

Heated debates around domestic violence in Armenia

‘Uluru is not Disneyland’: Aboriginal leaders BAN tourists from climbing Australia’s most famous rock for cultural reasons

Oral testimony of an Aboriginal massacre now supported by scientific evidence

How Black Lives Matter is inspiring Aboriginal activists

Czech election also impacted by hoaxes: Okamura’s disinformation gesture

Czech election winner Babis to seek minority government

The real decision on Czech future will come in January

Downstream Downturn: How Hydropower in Laos May Choke Vietnam

Ensuring the survival of elephants in Laos: A matter of economics

‘Visit Laos Year’ launched to promote the nation to world

Isle of Man celebrates Hop-tu-Naa

Why hasn’t Bosnia and Herzegovina collapsed?

Cyprus, Seychelles, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Countries in Manafort Indictment Known to Laundering Experts

Ukraine Believes Paul Manafort’s Crimes Go Way Beyond Money Laundering

As New Zealand considers a climate migration visa, Pacific Islanders fight to stay

Liberia’s Supreme Court halts election preparation over fraud accusations

Father finally reunited with daughter lost in chaos of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda

Andorra: Lessons From the Land of Longevity

Somaliland: From fighting famine to election fever

Deadly Somalia Bombings Highlight Failed Bid to Quash Al-Shabaab

Lalish Temple, the sacred shrine of the Yazidis

Visa Approves Monaco Cryptocurrency Card for Singapore Residents

Cuba to make it easier for Cuban Americans to visit

U.N. calls again for end of U.S. embargo on Cuba

Guyana, one of South America’s poorest countries, struck oil. Will it go boom or bust?

Marshall Islands backs Taiwan joining UN environmental treaty

In Paraguay, a Community Fights for the Right to Grow Food

Para-legal: How a Complicated History Led to Paraguay Becoming a Hub for Illicit Trade

Tuvalu pledges lasting friendship with Taiwan

Romani culture often overlooked and misunderstood

Roma children denied the right to education in France

Bulgarians unfazed by anti-Roma hate speech from deputy prime minister

Tunisia, the West, and the ‘Arab Spring’

Burundi bans women from playing traditional drums

Burundian Refugees: It’s Not Safe to Go Home

Togo lifts ban on weekday protests, opposition regroups for ‘massive showdown

Lawyer team concludes assassination of Honduran anti-dam activist Berta Caceres was coordinated plot

Refugees in Algeria yearn for homeland in Western Sahara

Slovakia, Hungary ink Eastring agreement to lessen reliance on Russia

Slovakia’s Overdue China Strategy

Luxembourg domiciled funds reach all-time high

Sweden’s 105-year-old blogger supports Me Too campaign

Sweden’s 65,000 nuclear bunkers aren’t enough: Civil Contingencies Agency

Albania under communists: country searching for hundreds of mass graves

Serbian, Albanian Teams Play Amid Tight Security In Belgrade

Riding along with Albania’s pot police

“Montenegro already benefiting from NATO membership”

Russia won’t hand over suspect in Montenegro coup attempt: RIA

Greece and Italy to protect Montenegro’s air space

Decoding Bhutan’s Love Affair With Chili Peppers

Singapore teaches its seniors to code

Leftist Candidates Dominate Local Elections in Macedonia

Macedonia Convicts 33 Over Deadly 2015 Shoot-Out

Kosovo calls for inquiry after citizens jailed in Macedonia

Tajikistan’s Presidential Family Ousts Competitor in the Fuel Market

Male rape used systematically in Libya as instrument of war

How Azerbaijan, Georgia, And Turkey Subverted Russia And Isolated Armenia With New Railway

South Sudan’s homeless haunted by the ghosts of Juba’s secret shantytown

South Sudan media regulator bans press groups, raising censorship fears

Civil War Leaves South Sudanese Officials Hustling for Food

Climate change worsens Jordan water crisis as Mideast tensions slow action

Escaping the exorcist: Chad’s ‘snake children’ turn carpenters and musicians

Chad wants to cut off Glencore’s oil supplies in debt row

President first Estonian to make it to Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

Latvia ranked 20th in the world in gender equality index

Lithuania’s president ranks 68th on Forbes’ list of most influential women

A taste of Ukraine’s poetic Renaissance executed by Stalin

Ukrainian prisoner tortured in Russia for rejecting Russian citizenship

US lawmakers call on Trump to raise Tibet issue with Xi

China Bans Major Prayer Festival at Larung Gar

On eve of President Trump’s China trip, bipartisan resolution introduced in US Congress supporting Dalai Lama and Tibet

Tibetan Herdsmen to become Guardians of Chinese Territory bordering Arunachal Pradesh: Xi Jinping

Five-Fifty Vision to Establish Tibet’s Success Story: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay