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2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

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

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day – Estonia is 100

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

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

2014 February 27: Russia’s annexation of Crimea

1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day

1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales

1878 March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria

March 5: St Piran’s Day, the national day in Cornwall

1957 March 6: Ghana, 1st sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule

1944 March 8: Mass deportation of the Balkar people by Stalin’s Soviet Union

1959 March 10: Tibetan National Uprising Day

1990 March 11: Day of Re-Establishment of Lithuania’s Independence

Monday, February 26, 2018

Worldwide Day of Action for Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov imprisoned by Russia

Competition: Tallinn Red Terror Museum

Educational and economic value of embracing people’s mother tongues

‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language, UNESCO says on Mother Language Day

Kosovo marks decade of independence as Rita Ora headlines celebrations

Sturgeon furious at Scotland’s absence from key Brexit meeting

Independent publishing in Hong Kong – a once-flourishing industry annihilated by fear

Infighting Threatens Mali Peace, Creating Space for Al Qaida

NATO launches second cyber defence project with Moldova

At least 16 West Papuans killed or tortured to death by Indonesian military and police in 2017

On International Mother Language Day World Uyghur Congress Calls on China to Reverse Uyghur Language Ban

UN experts denounce criminalization of linguistic and cultural rights advocacy in China

Ukraine Is Not an Afterthought

European politicians got millions to lobby for pro-Russian government in Ukraine

Four years of occupation of Crimea: 456 detentions and 377 interrogations

Lithuania reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

Siemens is not alone in helping Russia to breach sanctions over Crimea

Exiles In Their Country, Crimean Dissidents Resist Russian Rule

100 anniversary of Noman Çelebicihan’s death

Crimean Tatar prosecuted in Russian-occupied Crimea for trying to see her political prisoner husband

Khalistan: India gives Justin Trudeau list of Sikh separatists in Canada

Israel and Iran edge closer to conflict

If not now, when should Europe recognise Palestine?

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

Palestinian killed during Israeli raid in the West Bank

Irish language community is well used to the slings and arrows

Council of Europe has told the UK to pass laws to protect the Irish language

Ifta winner John Connors spurns BBC over language issue

Vandals spray paint over Irish language portion of road sign

Ukip leader is unable to condemn those who defaced an Irish language road sign in Co Tyrone

Irish-speaking areas in north set for official status for first time

Breakthrough as President Donald Trump will appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland

Independence is not a crime

Rapper gets over 3 years in prison for lyrics

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies Madrid court summons

Switzerland ‘probably wouldn’t’ extradite Anna Gabriel

Scientific research frozen and social policies delayed: consequences of Madrid’s direct rule in Catalonia

Exhibit featuring Catalan ‘political prisoners’ removed from Madrid’s art festival

Pompeu Fabra year: celebrating the father of modern Catalan

Amnesty: rights of Catalan independence supporters ‘disproportionately restricted’

14 arrested for protesting imprisonment of pro-independence leaders

Support for independence drops to four-year low in Catalonia

Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Benin abolishes death penality

Unprecedented ‘fake medicines’ trial opens in Benin

Majeed Gwadari, writer of current Baloch national anthem, passes away

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abducted at least 11 people from Kech

Bosnia’s future lies with Europe and NATO, PM Denis Zvizdic

Georgia: From Independence to Freedom – 100 Years of Republic

Georgia recognised as easiest place in emerging Europe to do business

Georgian citizen dies in South Ossetian police custody, Tbilisi demands international investigation

South Ossetia hit by population crisis as birth rate drops 20% in five years

South Ossetian Police Pressure Investigative Journalist

Zuwara sees growth of students interested in Amazigh culture

Snow isolates Moroccan Amazigh villages more used to sun

Daring Plan to Save a Religious Minority from ISIS

Despite Obstacles, A Yazidi Woman Is Determined To Change Her Life

Yezidi survivor won’t return to Iraq for fear of new ‘genocide’

Three Yezidi survivors welcomed home with tears, hugs

Defeated in Iraq, ISIS still haunts dreams of Yazidi children

47 Yezidis register their candidacy for Iraqi elections

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

Turkey warns that any allies of Kurdish fighters constitute ‘legitimate target’

Afrin under heavy Turkish bombardment

Will There Ever Be a Kurdish Superhero?

7-year sentence requested for whistling Kurdish song

Turkish court sentences 3 academics for criticizing ‘massacre’ of Kurds

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

PEN: repression of Kurdish Language and Culture must stop

US warns Iraq on purchase of Russian arms

US to send Erbil $365 million to pay Peshmerga salaries, KRG minister confirms

Azerbaijan follows Russia example in banning The Death of Stalin movie

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Sex abuse claim against Guam church brings total lawsuits to 157

Duterte: China’s South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines

Tribal Leaders: Infrastructure Bill Should Include Indian Country Priorities

Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?

Racism no match for resilience at Indigenous women’s business conference

Geographical Divisions of Colonial Nicaragua: Impacts on Development in the Indigenous Territories

Tainos, Ancient Islanders Visited by Columbus, Not Extinct

Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundance

The rise of Bolivia’s indigenous ‘cholitas’ – in pictures

Bolivia’s indigenous women cope with climate change

‘Racist’ statue of subjugated American Indian on way to removal from Civic Center

Navajo Nation Treaty of 1868 Lives On at the American Indian Museum

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities

This Account is Reclaiming the Indigenous Names for Mountains One Geotag at a Time

At Last, We May Get Our First Native American Woman In Congress

On the Inuktut language, the Inuit may have been too welcoming

Inuit hockey team ‘keeps kids going when they’re down’

Supporting Successful Transitions to Post-Secondary Education for Indigenous Students: Lessons from an Institutional Ethnography in Ontario, Canada

Indonesia’s last frontier: indigenous peoples’ rights key to forest preservation

Indigenous Sengwer threatened by Kenya Forest Service

Indigenous Australians are tired of being spoken for, says actress Shareena Clanton

A second nod to Aboriginal tradition prompts debates over its place

Adivasi Man Lynched in Kerala, Selfie Taken Moments Before Death

Yws Gwynedd cleans up at Welsh-language music awards

Holidaymaker claims bilingual road signs are ‘dangerous’ and the responses are hilarious

International Mother Language Day: watch Welsh weatherman smash nine languages in one broadcast

The devolution of broadcasting is essential to creating a functioning Welsh democracy

#WhenWalesIsIndependent: Building the Wales of the future

Theatr Clwyd Announce Applications Are Open For The Writer In Residence Scheme For Welsh Language Writers

Welsh-language initiative prepares for St David’s Day

Greek opposition leader demands hard concessions for Macedonia deal

Mental health awareness in the Hmong community

Iceland: The Most Corrupt Nordic Country

Western Sahara in 2017: Moroccan authorities use “unnecessary excessive force”

Gdeim Izik Group: Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed El Ayoubi passes away

One family can’t stop winning medals for Liechtenstein

Tibetan Writer Handed Three-Year Prison Term For ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan singer Shawo Tashi released after serving 5 years in prison

China Expels 3 Tibetans with Valid Visas After 8 Hours Detainment at Airport

Chinese Student Who Called Xi Jinping ‘Xitler’, Wrote ‘Free Tibet’ May Face Prison Time

Two US Mayors Called Upon Dalai Lama in India

UN Experts Call On China to release Tashi Wangchuk

Draft US Congress resolutions declare Mar 10 ‘Tibetan Rights Day’

Photo Story: Life in the Exile Tibetan Community

Tibet is a catalyst to transform China: CTA President in Japan

Is China Hiding Information About Tibet’s Jokhang Temple Fire?

New Caledonia town shuts in protest at crime

Dengue epidemic declared in New Caledonia

Former French PM upsets pro-independence side in New Caledonia

Seawater is infiltrating a nuclear waste dump on a remote Pacific atoll

Nigerian court orders separate trial for pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu

Pro-Biafra groups seek restructuring on 1963 constitution

Brunei, a success story from the beginning

Libya: UNHCR increasingly concerned over long-time stranded Tawergha people

Has the Arab Spring failed Libya and Bahrain?

Bahrain: Five years in jail for Nabeel Rajab’s tweets

Djibouti’s Main Opposition Party Boycotts Legislative Elections

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai-run Doraleh port

Case against activists threatens Kuwait’s political openness

Greenland is melting

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Internet Won’t Give Up on the Jamaica’s First Women’s Bobsled Team

Gambia President Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty

Worldview: East Timor’s path to restoration and renovation

East Timor’s latest attempt to find the body of its first prime minister Nicolau dos Reis Lobato

Gabon government terminates Veolia concession

As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles

US raps Albania’s Rama for ‘careless’ words on Kosovo

Bhutan Faces Challenges As it Sits Between Asia’s Biggest Powers

Serb Who Attacked U.S. Embassy In Montenegro Was Pro-Russian, Ex-Yugoslav ‘Soldier’

UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – U.N. report

Over 5 million seek to vote in controversial Burundi poll: election chief

Third of Burundi population needs humanitarian aid: UN

Bulgaria is at the Last Places in the European Union in People Working in the Field of Culture

Bulgaria and Spain are Leaders in the Decline in Construction in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania push to join EU’s Schengen Area

Bulgaria’s Demographic Challenge

Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer

Kashmir’s #MeToo: where both women and men are victims

45 candidates nominated to contest upcoming general election in Grenada

Somalia-Somaliland Talks: Crossroads or Dead-End

The Latest: Al-Shabab Claims Somalia Blasts That Kill 18

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Swaziland: President ‘Banned’ From Swazi Senate

Corruption Perception in Croatia Among Highest in EU

Concerns over Laos dam’s environmental impact

Why Laos’ reliance on Chinese money could bankrupt the country

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

‘Sorcery’ attacks in Papua New Guinea’s highlands – in pictures

Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea

Pressure mounts on Catholic-run family planning clinics in Papua New Guinea

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Lone warriors rescue sex slaves, rape survivors in Central African Republic

Russian Demographic Collapse Driving Ethnic Shifts In Non-Russian Republics

Nenets author’s book to be nominated for Nobel Prize

Circassia: divide and rule: the ‘clans’ of Kabardino-Balkaria

Ingushetia Remembers 1944 Deportation Victims

One Chechen man’s quest for a real education

Chechen residents pay tribute to victims of deportation, despite authorities’ ban

Kadyrov shares his thoughts about Stalin

Kadyrov’s investment: The concerning relationship between soldiers and athletes in Chechnya

Chechen Warlord Ramzan Kadyrov’s MMA Fight Clubs And Influence Are Moving West

HRW asks FIFA to scrap Chechnya as World Cup training base

5 Killed In Church Shooting In Russia’s Dagestan

‘I inherited a broke country’, says new Liberian president

Ebola effects on Liberia health system ‘killed more than virus’

Chad and Qatar Restore Ties Cut in Wake of Arab States Rift

Millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin region remain in desperate need of aid

Kyrgyzstan: Arrested MP Found to Have Kazakh Citizenship

Cyprus accuses Turkey of blocking ship again in gas exploration standoff

Hungary slides deeper down corruption index

Chileans lose faith as Vatican scrambles to contain sex abuse scandal

Building starts on Afghan leg of Turkmenistan gas pipeline

How Palau’s archipelago forms a democratic whole

Belarus: Still at War with Press and “Parasites”

Generations of Peasants Have Occupied Land in Paraguay’s Neglected Countryside to Survive

Dominica in final negotiations on power price for its planned geothermal plant

Dominica – An Island Reborn

‘Exodus’ from Puerto Rico: A visual guide

Tiffany Haddish on Returning to Eritrea: ‘I Feel Like I’m Finally Home’

Eritrea’s first Winter Olympian calls Canada home

Eritrean finds home in Italy after trauma in Libya

Congo refugees in Rwanda say soldiers shoot and wound at least two during food protest

Kosovo calls for historic deal with Serbia amid independence celebrations

Serbia: Concerted efforts needed to address the legacy of the past, protect media freedoms and ensure inclusive education

Lavrov Vows Close Russia-Serbia Ties Despite EU Ambitions

‘You’re an idiot’: Hungary’s foreign minister blasts Luxembourg counterpart

More Chinese banks eye up Lux

Japan, Mongolia agree to boost pressure on N.Korea

Mongolia’s air pollution causes child health crisis

In Cuba, There Isn’t a Movement for Black Thought, or Black Pride. It Doesn’t Exist.

Sierra Leone elects new president: Profiles of top six contenders

Testing our resolve for peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Singapore is hiking its sales tax, but not until 2021 or later

Singapore won’t cane suspected bank robber sought from UK

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han ‘tries to flee by sea’

Tajikistan: Grandson of Opposition Leader Denied Medical Treatment

Tajikistan: Activist Forcibly Returned From Turkey

Is adoption in Switzerland on its way out?

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Congo’s Kabila

Dutch parliament recognises 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

Sex-Selective Abortions: ‘We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?’: Armenia’s quandary

Belize Protests as Guat Soldiers Nab Fellow Citizen in our Territory

Wanted: An economic revolution in Tunisia

In Tunisia, preserving tradition in the last underground homes

Ethiopia’s state of emergency 2.0

Oromo People Democratic Organization picks new chairman in bid to produce Ethiopia’s next Prime Minister

Ethiopia: Mass protests ‘rooted in country’s history’

Panama and money laundering: the long road from paper to practice

Panama seeks to grow ship finance with new law

Task Force Points Out Gaps in Panama Money Laundering Laws

Suriname banned from voting at UN

Slovakia Rejects Treaty Combating Violence Against Women

Czech President Wants Hacking Suspect Sent To Russia, Not U.S.

New Zealand is a school choice utopia. But do students perform better?

Law giving special rights to Litunga and Lozi people of Barotseland was ‘revoked’ – Zambian Government position on the BA‘64

SOMALILAND should inspire BAROTSELAND – Linyungandambo Philosophy


Ottomans Target Kurdish Afrin – Spaniards Go After Catalan Language

12: Chile Independence Day

1913 February 13: Tibetan Declaration of Independence

2011 February 14: Day of Rage (Bahrain)

1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia

1918 Fabruary 16: Independence Day in Lithuania – Lithuania is 100

2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day

2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

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

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day – Estonia is 100

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

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day

1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales

1878 March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria

March 5: St Piran’s Day, the national day in Cornwall

DESIGN COMPETITION 2018: International Museum of the Crimes of Communism

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

Wife of Taiwan NGO Worker Jailed by China Takes Campaign to Europe

Mauritania: Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Did Equatorial Guinea request death penalty for opposition activists?

Sustainable Agriculture in the Central African Republic

EU Extends Belarus Arms Ban, With An Exception

Latvian centenary magazine published online

Donald Trump warns Israel its settlements are ‘complicating’ search for Middle East peace

Teachers contributing to Māori under-achievement

What happened in Mauritius

Laos confirmed Asia’s youngest nation

This Icelandic music festival is doing amazing things for young composers

China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

Xinjiang Authorities Launch Anti-Religion Campaign Through Local Police Stations

Uyghur Extraditions Reveal China’s Growing Surveillance State

US Urges Malaysia Protect Uighurs Facing Deportation

Melbourne street art video spreads message of Mongolian pollution problem

It’s 100 years since Lithuania declared its independence

Where did all the good people from Euromaidan go?

Only 1 person serving sentence for Maidan killings, says Prosecutor General’s Office

Fourteen people charged in Maidan murder case

Video: Heaven’s Hundred

Detailed timeline of the events of February 18-20, 2014

Trojan Horse of Russian Gas

Tortured Ukrainian spoils Russia’s most absurd ‘Crimea Saboteur’ case by refusing to ‘cooperate’

Profoundly cynical trial begins of Crimean Tatar human rights activist and five other Crimean Muslims

Activist who defended Crimean political prisoners arrested and facing 7-year sentence

Six and a half-year sentence for fictitious ‘Ukrainian sabotage plot’ in Russian-occupied Crimea

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Ukrainian MP caught in scam to bypass sanctions on Russian-occupied Crimea

Fake Crimean Tatar pro-Putin propaganda stunt uses the wrong language

Russia’s barbaric destruction of 16th century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace challenged in court

Turkey slams Cyprus for gas search, blocks rig with warships

Chad feels the sting of government economic measures

Sierra Leone voters tune in for rare presidential debate

Portugal’s recently bailed-out economy is growing at the fastest rate in 17 years

Indonesia’s Papua province children starving in a land of gold

China remains biggest market for “West Papua`s exports”

‘Eye of Papua’ shines a light on environmental, indigenous issues in Indonesia’s last frontier

Indonesia warns MSG members against meddling in other countries` sovereignty

Indonesian troops tearing down Melanesian flags at a pro-MSG gathering

West Papuan man brutally tortured by the Indonesian police in Timika

West Papua fulfills prerequisites for full Melanesian Spearhead Group membership

Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Hungary anti-immigration bill an ‘assault on human rights’: U.N.

Funding al-Shabaab: How aid money ends up in terror group’s hands

Fury across Canada after white farmer acquitted of killing Indigenous man

Maryland recognition of Accohannock tribe sparks debate within community of Native Americans

Navajo officials commemorate anniversary of Treaty of 1868

In ‘Heart Berries,’ An Indigenous Woman’s Chaotic Coming-Of-Age

Colours, costumes, masks: Bolivia’s Carnival goes on despite natural disaster

In ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People’s Rights

Elizabeth Warren, Addressing Claims of Native Ancestry, Vows to Press for Tribes

One woman’s quest to keep ancient Inca language alive

Guarani-Kaiowá: Community Faces Risks of Violent Eviction from their Traditional Land

Three reasons why the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aren’t closing

10 years since apology for ‘stolen’ Aboriginal children

Olympics: Australia’s Windsor ready to fly Aboriginal flag

15 years ago, Spanish police shut down the country’s only newspaper in Basque language

“If you speak in #Basque you will be sent off”, Spanish ref to two Basque-speaking football teams playing in Basque Country

Spain ordered to pay Eta bombers compensation for police abuse

Behind bars not in Basque: Where ETA prisoners ended up

The making of the Basque West

Flour Power: Turkmenistan Mulling ‘Surplus Confiscation’ Amid Shortage

Serbia, Croatia differ on past but agree to look to the future

Doctors find neurological injuries among US diplomats in Cuba, but the cause remains a mystery

Kosovo and Montenegro reach deal on 2015 border agreement

Spain might deny Kosovo visas in Mediterranean Games, say reports

Students Celebrate 1st Child Born in an Independent Kosovo

A Decade of Independence for Kosovo

Balochistan: Pakistani forces arrested and disappeared eight people in past few days

Sindh Theatre Festival opens in Karachi

Journalist working for Sindhi daily whisked away from Badin

Irish republican leader Gerry Adams retires

DUP will not sign off on stand-alone Irish Language Act

Why do some unionists fear the Irish language?

‘No prospect’ of Northern Ireland deal as talks between DUP and Sinn Fein break down

We will not rest until we get stand-alone Irish act: language group

There is nothing to fear from the beauty of the Irish language

The Guardian view on… cultural genocide

James Joyce’s early work showed awareness of important Irish/Scottish connections

‘There’s a deep-rooted hatred toward the indigenous culture of Ireland, above all its language’

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

South Sudan sentences rebel leader’s spokesman James Gatdet Dak to death

Sudan Says Border With South Was Opened for First Time Post-Secession

Ethiopia’s Oromia region at standstill as 3-day social shutdown kicks off

Ethiopia govt drops case of Oromo leader Bekele Gerba, six others

Tajikistan Debt Crosses a Red Line

Facebook Overtakes Russian Rival in Moldova

Action needed to tackle link between poverty and suicide in Wales says Samaritans Cymru

Tokens of love: The Welsh tradition of lovespoons

Carwyn Jones demands soft border between Welsh ports and Ireland after Brexit

Plaid Cymru: ‘Time is now’ to devolve policing as funding settlement branded ‘a con’

Tackling loneliness in Wales ‘a priority’ for the Welsh Government

World Book Day 2018 to offer Welsh-language title for first time in 20 year history

The actress who learned Welsh to land Keeping Faith lead role

We need to stop unwanted prisons being foisted on Wales

Proud Welshman goes on hunger strike in campaign over control of S4C TV channel

Wales’ rail network being short changed by £1bn by UK Government

Black Panther’s universe features an ‘independent Wales’

Welsh flag flies as independent state in Marvel superhero film Black Panther

Marvel movie franchise recognises Welsh independence

El Salvador Court Releases Woman Jailed over Stillbirth

Catholics warn of church schism if Vatican makes a deal with China

When the Islamic State Came to Libya

Indigenous Peoples of Biafra declares Nigerian president ‘terrorist president’

U.S. boosts aid to Jordan, downplaying its break with Trump over Jerusalem

Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies

Saint Lucia Continues to Build on Relationship with Taiwan

Tonga’s parliament flattened after country hit by worst cyclone in 60 years

Eritrea marks 28th anniversary of defeating Ethiopia in key liberation battle

Czech PM loses legal battle over communist-era secret police ties

Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

Russian-made arms shipment to Bosnian Serbs sends out alarms

FSB in Dagestan accused of kidnapping

Tatarstan Health Minister Fired After Deputy’s Death

Returning to historical traditions: Taimyr’s youth teach children traditional skills

The Coldest People On Earth

Yazidi Women Finally Go To School, Defying Former ISIS Rulers — And Their Own Parents

Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help

Trudeau won’t meet with Indian leader behind Sikh separatist controversy

Guyana Is About to Open Up Pandora’s Barrel

YesM8Scotland to ‘peacefully’ occupy bridges across M8 motorway

Brexit’s losses may be independence’s gains

Alex Salmond calls for independence debate as he brands Theresa May ‘incompetent’

YesDIY: How do we get Yes?

Malta is the booming indy state we DON’T want to emulate

A changing Malta: More crowded, more foreigners, more men

Oxfam Workers Accused Of Sexually Exploiting Haiti Quake Survivors

Azerbaijan opposition vows to boycott snap presidential vote

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Bulgarian Politicians Deny Police Brutality, Call for Harsher Measures against Roma “Disorderliness”

Exposing Sexual Abuse of Romani Girls in Macedonian State Care

‘Nightmare’ of Roma children taken from their families and placed at risk of abuse in Hungary’s state-run care homes

Award-winning Bosnian Roma actor Nazif Mujic dies penniless

West African court orders the Gambia to decriminalize its draconian media law

Ethics Dispute Erupts in Belgium Over Euthanasia Rules

Estonian centennial week begins with ceremony in Tallinn

Four international organizations to back communist crimes research center

Northern Mariana Islands look to Congress to increase domestic workforce

Djibouti’s Booming Nightlife Scene — Fueled by Foreign Militaries

Bahrain orders 17,000 school textbooks reprinted over “Persian Gulf” gaffe

Clashes mark anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 uprising

PM Barzani thanks President Macron for breaking ‘diplomatic embargo’ on Kurdistan

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition elects new leaders: Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli

Syrian Kurds clinch a deal with Syrian army to repel Turkish offensive in Afrin

Erdogan slams US ‘support for Kurdish YPG fighters’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens US forces with ‘Ottoman slap’

Turkish army hit village in Syria’s Afrin with suspected gas: Kurdish YPG, Observatory

U.S., Turkey to set up “mechanisms” to ease disputes

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Israeli opposition hammers Polish PM for saying Jews also perpetrated Holocaust

CPJ Urges Kyrgyzstan To Drop Case Against Journalist

French Senate debates New Caledonia electoral law change

New Caledonia referendum nears amid ‘confusion’ – Valls

Switzerland still most secretive despite tax pacts

Big cats find love and habitat in Switzerland

Switzerland sets out guidelines to support initial coin offerings

Traversing through Tibet

Tibetan authorities want people to snitch on Dalai Lama supporters

South African leaders stand up to China’s protest over Tibetan Presindent visit

Tibetan leader greets new South African President

Tibet/South Africa Relations: A tale of two countries – trade and the voiceless

Tibetans begin festivities to celebrate new year

A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

Foreign media find growing difficulty in getting into Tibet: FCCC

Photo Story: Life in the Exile Tibetan Community

Tibetan Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen Testifies Before US Congress

Algeria lawmaker under fire over ‘racist’ attack on Berber language

The use of chemical weapons in the Rif : Madrid responds to an Amazigh NGO’s request

Catalan carnival children dress up as baton-wielding Spanish police

Catalonia best south European region for foreign investment

National Catalan Assembly to take legal action against Spanish TV

Girona changes name of square from ‘Constitution’ to ‘October 1’

Catalan Parliament speaker Roger Torrent to ask European Court of Human Rights to enable Puigdemont’s presidential bid

MP Mireia Boya Tells Spanish Supreme Court Catalan Declaration Of Independence Was For Real

Madrid may use direct rule to change language system in Catalan schools

Six months since terrorism struck Catalonia

Aranese language denied ‘positive discrimination’ by Spanish court

Spanish or Catalan? Planned school policy shift sparks anger

Women on the Verge of Catalonia’s Breakout

Barça supporter arrested for waving independence flag

Why Spain’s planned language system change in Catalan schools infuriates society

Catalan leaders in jail are ‘political prisoners’ says ex-prosecutor José Maria Mena

Former Catalan president Artur Mas leaves court without preemptive measures

No heating in Catalan minister Joaquim Forn’s prison cell

Catalonia breaks export record for seventh consecutive year

Crisis in Catalonia: Why does it matter?

Secession in Contemporary Europe: Scotland, Catalonia and Brexit (IBEI, June 25)

Rights groups warn Togo over campaign against protest leaders

Citing Hostility, Leader of Anti-Corruption Panel in Honduras Resigns

Albania agrees to allow EU police on its territory to handle immigration

Taiwan says ‘insensitive’ China playing politics with Papua New Guinea move soon after quake

These Sámi women are trying to keep their native Skolt language alive

Arc Of Le Kovenant: Gwenno On Her Cornish Language Album


To Sacrifice a Catalan? – It Started with a Road

1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang

1917 February 6: Sami National Day

1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day

1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day

1913 February 13: Tibetan Declaration of Independence

1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia

1918 Fabruary 16: Independence Day in Lithuania – Lithuania is 100

2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day

2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

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

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day – Estonia is 100

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

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

National Sámi Day celebrated across several nations

Sami in Sweden

International Saami Day celebrated in the surroundings of Murmansk

Center of Asia Is in Two Different Spots—Here’s Why

Daghestan Approves Outsider From Tatarstan As Prime Minister

Prigorodny Dispute Poisons Ossetian-Ingush Relations 25 Years Later

Ingush Social Insurance Fund searched amid anti-corruption crusade

Relatives of tortured in Ingushetia picket Investigative Committee and Prosecutor General’s Office

EU Lawmakers Demand Release Of Oyub Titiyev Jailed In Chechnya

8 stab wounds found on body of Tatarstan Health Minister Deputy

Albania’s ‘War on Crime’ Leaves ‘Big Fish’ Untouched

West African Bloc Sanctions 20 in Guinea-Bissau Over Political Crisis

Tajikistan Converts 2,000 Mosques Into Public Facilities

Macron backs Corsica mention in French constitution, rejects other demands for autonomy

SNP depute leader contest to focus on winning the case for independence

Scotland will only be independent when we realise how rich we are

How the incredible 25-year success of Celtic Connections proved the naysayers wrong

Tory immigration chief leaves Mull kids in lurch after snubbing visa plea for Canadian Gaelic teacher

Bon voyage Britain, bonjour Auld Alliance? Why Scottish independence and Brexit pose big questions for the French

The wonderful gesture by Welsh rugby fans which enabled stranded Scotland supporters to get to Six Nations game

Independence was always the goal – and it’s never been closer

Wee Ginger Dug to open Yes Hub at the National’s Arbroath roadshow

Hmong Lucy goes to China

Palestine Liberation Organization vows ‘to start disengaging from Israel’

Nasdaq and Palestine Exchange Sign New Market Technology Agreement

Threat of Re-Education Camp Drives Uyghur Who Failed Anthem Recitation to Suicide

China Demands Return of 11 Uyghur Escapees Caught in Malaysia

Over 100 Christians sent to ‘re-education’ camps in Xinjiang, China

Senator Questions US Firm on DNA Sequencer Sales to China

Russia permanently stationing Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

Rafis Kashapov, Tatar Critic Of Kremlin, Flees Russia After Release From Prison

Russian occupiers detain another Crimean Tatar, Mustafa Kalafatov

Crimean Tatars: Indigenous Peoples Prime Targets for Human Rights Violations by Occupying Russia

Menacing attack on Fakhri Muratov, son of Crimean Tatar National Congress member Remzi Muratov

‘Not a Short Story’: Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Spurred This Young Man to Leave His Homeland

50 arrested as post-election violence flares in Guinea

Guinea announces 1st death from Lassa fever in 2 decades

Portugal confronts its slave trade past

West Papua movement confident of PNG support for Melanesian Spearhead Group membership bid

UN Human Rights chief notes struggles in Papua

Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex

Why it’s gotten harder for LGBT people in Haiti since the earthquake

Why are Aboriginal women in Australia hit with racism and sexual threats for sharing their views?

Australia’s Aboriginal life expectancy gap widens stops letting Alaska Native artists sell ivory work

The Difficult Math Of Being Native American

As first students graduate, Cherokee immersion program faces critical test: Will the language survive?

How Peru excludes indigenous voices in its quest to develop the Amazon

A Murder Trial Stirs Emotions About Canada’s Relations With Indigenous Population

Exhibit ‘tells the most’ about Basques

Serbia and Montenegro could join EU in 2025, says Brussels

Serbia must reach agreement with Kosovo to join EU by 2025

Montenegro makes most notable progress in EU accession, its European perspective is unquestionable

Somaliland issues fatwa banning female genital mutilation

‘Homeless’ Sindhis take to street, seek national identity

New edginess amongst Baloch diaspora

Balochistan: Women and children abducted in Mashkay

Paraguay’s mangoes go from street rubbish to delicacy

Liberia takes over chairmanship of African Group of Ambassadors at United Nations

British Government report on protected languages omits Irish despite over 100,000 speakers in Northern Ireland

A battle over language is at the heart of Northern Ireland crisis

Irish government approach to Irish language ‘massively inadequate’ – Peadar Tóibín TD

Child Abductions Rise as South Sudan War Incites Desperation

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

Angry anti-American protest in South Sudan

South Sudan Government Objects to Rules for Peace Talks

In Oman desert, European venture sets sights on Mars

‘Sinking’ Pacific nation Tuvalu is actually getting bigger

EU concerned over rights abuses in Equatorial Guinea

Moldova, Romania Boost Military Cooperation with Joint Battalion

Andrian Candu Accuses Russia Of Meddling In Moldovan Politics

Lebanon Campaigns for More Women in Parliament

For Lebanon, post war-reconstruction is tricky

Satire suffers as Lebanon cracks down on free speech

Lebanon vows to block border wall, Israel eyes diplomacy on gas field

Lebanon to begin offshore energy search in block disputed by Israel

A historic first for Welsh at Westminster as language officially used for first time

What is Welsh Language Music Day? And here’s a list of events to see

A Welsh President could forge a new path for devolution

Curaçao finds other fruit and vegetable suppliers

Sierra Leone bans Female Genital Mutilation for election season

Sierra Leone villagers recount abuse in UK mining firm case

U.N. finds possible extrajudicial killings in El Salvador gang offensive

One Deportee Confronts Violence, Isolation in El Salvador

Which of these acts will represent the smallest country in Eurovision?

Libya Condemns Militia Attacks Against Tawergha Minority

90 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya

As Trump Wavers on Libya, an ISIS Haven, Russia Presses On

Erdogan and pope discuss Jerusalem as scuffles break out near Vatican

Chad suspends 10 parties for ‘disturbing public order’

Police Arrest Biafra Agitators In Jewish Synagogue

OYC, traditional rulers condemn arrest of Biafra agitators in synagogue

Biafra: IPOB drags Buratai, Governor Ikpeazu before US court

Biafran suit in America: US rejects Nigeria’s defence of immunity

This Caribbean Carnival won’t allow you to twerk —unless you ask permission first

Trinidad and Tobago president-elect shoots down rumours about her sexuality with the perfect response

Terror threat raised for Trinidad and Tobago carnival

‘Nothing’s impossible’: Tonga’s lone skier strikes out for Olympic glory in South Korea

Sardine-tin lamps and wooden fridges: Meet Central African Republic’s ‘frugal innovators’

Central African Republic Rebels Thriving On Illegal Taxes

Bulgaria launches new probe into ‘double standards’ in food compared with Central Europe

Bulgaria’s Vice PM seeks to expel MEP over ‘green jihadist’ views

Eritrea’s prolonged national service a defense measure against Ethiopia

Eritrea: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Observed

Burundi govt starts taxing public workers to fund 2020 elections

UN chief takes aim at Burundi leader’s bid to extend rule

Politically Motivated Killings, Arrests on Rise in Burundi

Electric cars threaten to leave behind East European suppliers

Swaziland: Police ‘Fired Live Bullets At Protest’

Swaziland: Schools in Chaos

Bosnia marks 24 years since Sarajevo market bombing

Bosnia renews efforts to find lyrics for its national anthem

European Commission sues Hungary over “NGO law”

Hungarian billionaire George Soros told to ‘stay out of British politics’

Monaco running out of space for its millionaires

Taiwan president might visit African and Caribbean allies in 2018

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

Riding high after IS defeat, Iranian axis tries its luck with Israel, US

Israel fighter jet crash ratchets up regional tensions

Baltic States Turn 100

Would Venezuela Invade Guyana?

How Guyana can avoid the curse of oil

Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars

Canada spends $3M to stop female genital mutilation in African nation of Benin

Missing Bookseller Hits Out at Sweden in Arranged Interview

Rwandan NGO Is Putting a Unique Spin on Couples Therapy to Curb Domestic Abuse

Rwanda protests French hospital’s hiring of genocide convict

Rwanda refuses to discuss migrants with Israeli opposition

Greek Politicians May Have Taken Bribes from Drug Maker, Prosecutors Say

Who Murdered Malta’s Most Famous Journalist?

Clubbing Khalistan issue with visiting Canadian PM is aimed to undermine Sikh freedom struggle

Sikh nationalism will overshadow Justin Trudeau’s trip to India: expert

Not Khalistani backers, say Sikh Canadian ministers

India cutting ‘blacklist’ of overseas Sikhs, Canada barring their entry

Azerbaijan-EU Council takes place after three year gap

Azerbaijan calls snap presidential poll for April

Azerbaijan Opposition Group Says It Will Boycott Presidential Election

How is Roma activist art challenging stereotypes?

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children more likely to be taken into care


A year after Jammeh: Free press returns to The Gambia

Gambia rejoins Commonwealth as it seeks to rebuild world standing

Belgium is ‘slowly’ sterilising all its cats

Uruguay Will Extend Aid to Ex-Guantanamo Inmates for a Year

Uruguay Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Rate Has Plummetted

EU promises to respect Western Sahara trade ruling

Polisario Front ‘ready’ to hold talks with Morocco

Photo exhibition in Paris on life of Sahrawi refugees

Former French PM takes on New Caledonia electoral role

Kanak group still wary about New Caledonia referendum terms

In Switzerland, dismay as papers on secret Cold War army vanish

How Switzerland hopes to shut down foreign spies

Singing a Song of Slavery in Morocco

Spanish Supreme Court keeps pro-independence Catalan National Assembly leader Jordi Sànchez in prison

Amending a law to swear in Puigdemont from Brussels on the table

Judges denounce Spanish government ‘interference’ in judiciary

EU will not ‘encourage’ Spain to open inquiry into police violence on Oct 1

Rajoy’s party wants to exclude sedition and rebellion crimes from pardon

Clown taken to court over photo with Spanish police officer

Event held in solidarity with Catalan leaders in jail and abroad

Pro-independence parties look to recognize Puigdemont’s ‘legitimacy’

Catalan police officer disciplined for accompanying Puigdemont to Brussels

Is it such a big deal to sacrifice a Catalan?

Catalan ombudsman warns of ‘regression’ of rights due to Spanish direct rule

MEPs denounce ‘arbitrariness’ of Spanish judiciary towards independence leaders

Incarcerated Catalan leaders are ‘hostages’, claims jailed minister’s wife

Protest held marking 100 days of jail for Catalan VP Junqueras

Belarus: Restricting Access To Charter-97 May Signal About Kremlin’s Serious Intentions

100th Anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic

Togo protests: Will the planned talks go anywhere?

Govt’s silence on Togo political crisis ‘worrying’ – Mornah

Costa Rica’s election result: two rounds and two realities

Man shot dead at protest over Honduras’ disputed election

UK sold spyware to Honduras just before crackdown on election protesters

Reaching Out to All Armenians: ‘Equality Armenia’ and the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

Kurdistan 24 coverage in Manbij: US troops staying in Syria

UN calls for ‘urgent international action’ to end violence in Afrin

Iran & the Kurdish Question

South African MP Sandy Kalyan Calls China’s Protest Against Tibetan Leader’s Visit Foolish

Tibetan from India Tashi Choeying Visiting Tibet on Valid Chinese Document Jailed

Latvian parliamentarians calling for fair and transparent trial for Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk

Why Western Government’s must call out China’s human rights abuses

I will Never Forget Tibetans Inside Tibet: Dalai Lama

Geshe Tsewang Namgyal, Tibetan Monk Disabled from Torture in Prison Released

Tibet Occupation Started with a Road: Lobsang Sangay

SA’s Tibet Problem: An interview with China’s public enemy number two, Lobsang Sangay

Missing Tibetan Protester Lodroe Gyatso Found Jailed in Sog County


Pro Independence Non Paper

1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day

1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day

2004 February 1: Erbil bombings, Kurdistan

1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang

1917 February 6: Sami National Day

1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day

1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day

1913 February 13: Tibetan Declaration of Independence

1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia

1918 Fabruary 16: Independence Day in Lithuania

2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day

Ploy to parade fake Linyungandambo leaders ‘reconciling’ with Zambian government on national TV unearthed

Albergue to launch book on East Timor independence

US Explores Ties With Controversial Indonesian Army Unit

World’s last country to abolish slavery still isn’t doing enough to stop it

Fear and Loathing in Russia’s Catalonia: Moscow’s Fight Against Federalism

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

Dagestani Man Arrested After Rescuing Jihadist Son From Syria

Ingush policemen get final torture indictment

Ingush man tortured by police presses charges

Ksenia Sobchak: Why I went to the Caucasus?

It’s All Downhill in Chechnya, This Time at a Ski Resort

Person detained in Chechnya for drugs tells about electrocuting in basement and lectures of mullah

Somaliland: The Horn of Africa’s Breakaway State

Somaliland Debates A Tough New Penal Code For ‘Rape And Sexual Offences’

‘It’s scary’ – Gambian lecturer’s arrest sparks repression fears

Baltic states centenary coin revealed

Latvia: A Small Country with a Big Literature

It’s the 50s, and Riga’s intelligentsia’s dreams of France are about to be crashed

‘Bonghjornu’ not ‘Bonjour’: Corsican nationalists want to say it their way

Green MSP claims pro-immigration case is key to winning independence

Letters: Figures show our economy is not being held back by independence focus

The case for two votes on independence

Brexit impact reports show why Scottish independence is vital

Scottish Conservative support falls as SNP’s rises – poll

It’s not too late to take control of our oil

Hmong language learning program helps students find their voice

Marvellous Mauritius: the Indian Ocean idyll reimagined

Austria to dissolve ‘Nazi songbook’ fraternity linked to Freedom Party

Austria’s right-wing government pledges to work with Hungary’s Orban

11 amazing facts about Nauru, the least visited, most obese nation on Earth

Former Nauru MP questions his country’s independence

Nauru marks 50 years of independent rule

Photos From a Slowly Modernizing Bhutan

The changing face of Bhutan – in pictures

Why UN forces are finding it hard to bring peace to Mali

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim Dies in Chinese Police Custody

Thousands of Uyghur Muslims detained in Chinese ‘political education’ camps

China’s Uyghur Muslims, under pressure at home and abroad

Lithuania, the first of the centennial neighbours, unleashes celebrations

Website of the year: Bank of Lithuania

Putin’s Man In Crimea: We’ve ‘Returned To Russia Forever’

Russia deploys armed police and dogs in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity

Attack of Russian law enforcers on ‘Crimean initiative’ shows fear over Crimeans helping each other – Klimkin

Crimeans Tatars: Suleyman Kadyrov on Trial for a Facebook Comment

Dzhemilev believes that ‘Kremlin Report’ will help to return Crimea

Forty-nine cases of kidnapping recorded in Crimea under Russian occupation

Ilmi Umerov in European Parliament urges not to recognize presidential election in Russia

Crimean journalist & politician jailed on ‘extortion’ charges for criticism of United Russia party

Statistics on human rights violations in occupied Crimea released

Acting chief of U.S. Mission to OSCE calls on Russia to release Crimean prisoners

How Crimean Muslims defy Moscow’s pressure

Crimea conference members at European Parliament call for boycott of FIFA World Cup in Russia

Internet providers forced to conceal total FSB surveillance in occupied Crimea & Russia

Ukrainian side in PACE, NATO and OSCE to raise issue of illegitimacy of presidential election in occupied Crimea

The country where a luxury Tesla has become the budget option

#MeToo hits Norway’s woman-dominated politics

Norway lawmakers warn of ‘slippage’ from NATO defense spending target

Property for passports? How Russians have given Cyprus a boost

Cyprus president Anastasiades wins run-off to land second term

Portugal’s jobless rate falls to 13-year low

Australian BBC journalists expelled from West Papua by Indonesian military for “hurting soldiers feelings”

Free West Papua march in Manokwari

55 year old West Papuan mother Imakulata Emakeparo shot dead by the Indonesian police

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Albania

Dengue outbreak declared in Tonga

In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto Wins Re-Election in Landslide

Bilingual Finnish-Sámi teaching to start in Helsinki school

Arizona Native American Day: Long-overdue honor or ’empty gesture’?

Native Americans fed up with asking Boulder’s permission to hold ceremonies on ‘stolen land’

Director named for Navajo Language Immersion Institute

It’s not just Chief Wahoo. Why American Indian images became potent, cartoonish advertising symbols

Cleveland Indians to drop Chief Wahoo logo from team kit under pressure from Native Americans

Smithsonian Curator Weighs in on Cleveland Indians’ Decision to Retire ‘Racist’ Logo

Mom Says She’s Fostered 10,000 Navajo Children

US Recognizes 6 Virginia Native American Tribes

Native American Cuisine Is on the Rise—But Please Don’t Call It a Trend

Language preservation focus of 2018 American Indian Day

New Mexico Legislature celebrates American Indian culture

Supreme Court rules band in B.C. can claim compensation for land theft during 1860s gold rush

Hawaiian Is An Official Language So Why Isn’t It Used More?

Basque culture leaves its mark on Nevada

Basques in America: They got far on foot

Juaristi tells about McCarran’s sheepherders and Basque immigration at Gathering

Champion bertsolari to perform improvised Basque verse at gathering

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering celebrates Basque culture

Female improvisational poets share journey into Basque tradition

James Chan third citizen to be barred from election by Hong Kong gov’t over political beliefs

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Wong, Law and Chow nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

China angry as US lawmakers nominate Hong Kong democracy activists for Nobel Peace Prize

The courage of youth on display in Hong Kong

Fishermen in Greenland are doing better than ever. That might be thanks to climate change.

Eritrea will be at 2018 Winter Olympics thanks to Canadian-born skier

‘I am like a prisoner again’ – Glasgow’s destitute Eritreans

How does Botswana fight corruption in Africa?

Security operations by Myanmar show ‘established pattern’ of domination over ethnic groups – UN expert

Festival that Celebrates Vietnam’s Ethnic Minorities

Fidel Castro’s eldest son commits suicide — Cuba state media

Cuba Protests US Internet Task Force

Welsh Theatre Charity Launches Pioneering Project In Lesotho

South Africa’s water crisis spreads from Cape Town, to Lesotho

China and Russia THREATEN Japan after ‘enforcing’ claim to South China Sea with military

Chinese flight routes set off military alarms in Taiwan

Taiwan prepares for NAVAL INVASION as China draws ‘red line’ over island’s independence

China will collapse in 2031: retired Taiwan diplomat

Antigua and Barbuda back in drought

Tsipras’ plays poker over Macedonia

Private sector crucial in pushing geothermal development in the Eastern Caribbean

US confirms nations exempt from solar import tariffs

Olson vows to counter China as he listens to wails of Sindh and Balochistan

Balochistan: Pakistani forces arrested over 50 people and shifted them to military camp

Baloch activists protest against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Balochistan: Present & Future

Slim Down To Move Up In Turkmenistan?

Gasoline prices hiked sharply in Turkmenistan

US targets Hezbollah financial network in Africa, Mideast

Liberia Makes History, Chair UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee After 57 Years’

George Weah is trying to kick-start a pay-cut revolution for Liberia’s highly-paid political class

George Weah vows to change Liberia’s citizenship laws

How George Weah united a broken Liberia in his last days as an international footballer

Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May

A long way from the Troubles: why Brexit may benefit Northern Ireland

Irish language pupils stage protest at Stormont

Northern Ireland council bans Irish tricolour from St Patrick’s celebrations – but unionists still won’t go

In Pictures: ‘British government must fulfil Irish language pledge’

Language activists seek Westminster’s help

Switzerland ranked ‘global capital of bank secrecy’

UN Blames Uganda, Kenya for Fueling Conflict in South Sudan

African Union joins growing chorus demanding sanctions on South Sudan war

Irish nun providing education and refuge for girls in South Sudan

U.S. ups pressure on South Sudan’s Kiir, bans arms sales

South Sudan rebels vow ‘guerrilla war’ if peace talks fail

Under threat, Sweden rediscovers its Viking spirit

Isolated Qatar signs agreements with Oman

Vatican rejects three women speakers from Voices of Faith conference

Fresh call for French Polynesia to become an associate state

France accused of ‘nuclear racism’ over atomic tests

Namibia president bans foreign travel for all officials in cost cutting move

Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia

Namibia ‘runs out of money to feed soldiers’

Namibian President Geingob fires rivals from cabinet

Croatia takes Spain’s self-catering holiday crown, says Novasol

Index of Economic Freedom

NATO Membership for Georgia: In U.S. and European Interest

Nauru at centre of lobbying by Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Is History Repeating Itself In Abkhazia?

Georgian-Russian Opera Singer Performs in Abkhazia, Scandal Ensues

South Ossetian Leader Meets with President of Autonomous Serbian Region

The Daily Vertical: More Than One Way To Undermine Your Neighbor’s Sovereignty

Banking ‘Watershed’ Lifts Gloom After Moldova’s $1 Billion Fraud

Banning Russian TV, Moldova Is Latest Hot Spot Fighting Kremlin Disinformation

Avenues of Russian Military Intervention in Moldova

Moldovan Army Looks to NATO for Modernisation Help

Russians in Transnistria Remain Threat to Moldova

Calls for Reunion With Romania Anger Moldova President

Domestic violence still a big concern in Cook Islands

Decay and hope on Mangaia

Lebanon tensions ease as Shi’ite officials visit Christian area

Tesco pulls patriotic Welsh T-shirts after spelling blunder

Welcome to Wales – Welcome to Welsh

Wales has the best food – we shouldn’t stick an union jack on it

Find your favourite new sound on Welsh Language Music Day 2018

There is no satnav manufacturer that offers instruction in Welsh

The unforgettable Wales v Scotland game that changed the life of a Welsh rugby legend forever

Project gives Welsh speaking throat cancer sufferers a voice

Children to be taught Welsh sign language

If Plaid Cymru wants to appeal to all of Wales it needs to ditch republicanism

Politics is in flux – we need to have the #MeToo debate in Wales

Brunei ruler replaces top ministers in surprise cabinet reshuffle

Innovation-driven prosperous Curaçao

El Salvador Convicts First Mayor for Ties to Gangs

El Salvador: life in Mara Salvatrucha’s territory

El Salvador: Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage blocked

Strike looms as students arrested in Chad anti-austerity protest

Chad arrests local journalist over satire piece

U.S. slaps sanctions on Laos Golden Triangle ‘casino’ in bid to break up narco-empire

Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos

The Woven Art of Laos

Jordan King Calls for Palestinian Capital in East Jerusalem

Indigenous People of Biafra : We’ll drop agitation if…

Biafra: Buhari govt using police, DSS to persecute christians – IPOB

Buhari’s govt allowing Cameroon to abduct Bakassi indigenes – Biafra group

MASSOB vows to resist creation of cattle colonies in Igboland

Have you heard of the “Yoruba Biafran?”

Father laments harassment of exiled son over IPOB link

Taste of Saint Lucia export label

Taiwan Invests in Huge Wifi Project in Saint Lucia

Paradise lost: ‘Anote’s Ark’ shows Kiribati is on the brink

Kiribati ferry disaster: 22 schoolchildren among those feared lost

EIB to provide financing, expertise to improve Western Balkans connectivity

Borissov: Stop inventing pretexts for keeping Bulgaria out of Schengen

Bulgaria Officially Opened its Presidency of the Council of the EU in Brussels

Is the Czech Republic moving closer to China and Russia?

Top UN court orders Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage

Why Is Nicaragua’s Homicide Rate So Far Below That of Its Central American Neighbors?

Burundi’s Opposition Says Only ‘Yes’ Campaigning Is Allowed on Referendum to Extend President’s Rule

Bolivia wrestles with protecting child workers as young as 10

Bolivia’s shoeshine ‘boys’ fight discrimination

Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening.

Evo Morales Calls for Unity to Complete Social Works in Bolivia

Peru and Bolivia Close Airspace to Narcotrafficking

IMF: Bolivia Has World’s Largest Informal Economy

Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Seven years after the ‘Arab Spring,’ Tunisia is leading another revolution — on women’s rights

Al-Azhar denies removing Tunisia from Islamic states’ list

Tunisia aims to ‘be part of the club of modern democracies’, says PM

Tunisia: An economy drowning in debt

Book by political science professor investigates Russia’s influence in Estonia, Baltic states

Estonia’s singing revolution

A photo website to celebrate Estonia’s centennial

Russia names a fighter regiment after the Estonian capital

Jamaica bans anti-gay Arizona pastor from visiting country

Jamaica Has Never Had Olympic Synchronized Swimmers. These Girls Want to Change That.

High-tech tools could help in fight against dengue

Wallis and Futuna produces more pro-rugby players per capita than any other nation on earth

UN refers Guyana-Venezuela border dispute to ICJ

The oil find in Guyana is huge

Crackdown on illegal baby trade in Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands braces for king tide inundations

American Samoa wants more help to combat drugs

Indian oil tanker and crew missing off Africa’s west coast

An African country reckons with its history of selling slaves

Pendjari National park in Benin bounces back to life

Sukhbir Badal Accuses Rajiv Gandhi Of Supervising 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Indian authorities rattled by London Kashmiri, Sikh protest

Azeri Incumbent Aliyev to Run for Fourth Term in October Presidential Election

Ilgar Mammadov, Azerbaijan’s Inconvenient Prisoner

Survey: Armenians’ Attitudes Toward Azerbaijan Increasingly Hardening

How Roma are made stateless for generations

Facebook poster cleared of inciting hatred with ‘batter gypos’ comment

Belize And Guatemala Go Hat-in-Hand to OAS Permanent Council

Spain produces non-paper aimed at blocking Kosovo’s EU bid

EU Rapporteur: Kosovo Has Missed the Visa Train

Kosovo absent from EU’s enlargement strategy – reports

Kosovo’s path to independence

Serbian Rightists To Protest on Kosovo Independence Day

Bahrain: Another Year of Deep State Repression

Bahrain: 60 given jail term for forming a ‘terrorist group’

Bahraini Exile Campaigns Against Crackdown in Gulf Island State

Russia permanently stationing Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

Turkey advances offensive into Syrian Kurdish enclave

Kurdish female fighter detonates herself to destroy a Turkish tank in Afrin

Kurdish Peshmerga nominated for Noble Peace Prize for ISIS ‘sacrifices’

Erbil security forces clash with pro-Afrin marchers, 5 wounded

Minorities in Syria’s Afrin Fear Persecution as Turkey Escalates Offensive

Yazidi women suffer from complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Syrian Kurds outraged over mutilation of female fighter

IMF upbeat about Cape Verde growth but urges ongoing reform

Rwanda becomes first poor country to provide eye care for all

‘This is occupation’: The Sahrawi politicians lobbying for recognition

AU urges Morocco to facilitate conduct of Fact Finding Mission in Western Sahara Territory

EU urged to compensate Sahrawi people over illegal exploitation of natural resources

Kyrgyzstan: Freeze Turns to Hot Fury Over Bishkek’s Power Plant Failure

Appeal for dialogue in New Caledonia

Lodoe Gyatso, Tibetan man who served two decades in prison, disappears again

Tibetan Nun Dies in Hospital Corridor of Ailments from Prison

‘Tibetan suffering is real’: Tibetan Pres to French Senators

“We remain hopeful:” Tibetan President to French news

Tibetan writer Gartse Jigme released from prison

London theatre shelves play on Tibet amid fear of Chinese backlash

Kuwait projects $17 billion deficit in 2018/2019 budget

Kuwait set to spend $500 bln on energy

Debate to swear in Puigdemont postponed

Catalan actor testifies in court after tweeting about Spanish judge

15 MEPs denounce Spain’s “misuse” of European arrest warrant to EU

“It is outrageous to have political prisoners in Europe”

Jailed Catalan Leaders Lodge Case With U.N. to Put Pressure on Spain

Catalan leaders could be barred from office before trial, says Spanish minister

Jailed Vice President proposes combining a “symbolic” and executive presidency

ERC party head calls for “effective” formula to make Puigdemont president

No prison yard for 20 days: jailed Oriol Junqueras to be punished for non-authorized interview

‘Imagine if Westminster locked up Nicola Sturgeon’

Barcelona council joins October 1 lawsuits against Spanish police

Catalan politics sparks interest in Valencian Falles exhibit

Pro-independence agreement over presidency ‘in the coming days’

Amending a law to swear in Puigdemont from Brussels on the table

Belarus forests face beetle ‘catastrophe’

Belarus cuts access to independent news website Charter97

Contributors To Russian News Agency Convicted Of Inciting Hate In Belarus

It’s when, not if: Singapore worries, and prepares, for militant attack

An LGBT couple whose marriage was wiped off the books in Singapore is going to court

Amid fierce protest, Honduras inaugurates a president accused of stealing the election

Belgium braces for return of foreign fighters

After More Than 100 Years, Wild Wolves Are Finally Returning to Belgium

Guinea-Bissau president names new premier in bid to end political crisis

Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones, UN agencies report to Security Council

Naxals kill Adivasi, torch vehicles and earth-movers

Cameroon Jails Secessionists After Extradition by Nigeria

What is going on in southern Yemen?

Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power