Towards Independence

1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
2004 February 1: Erbil bombings, Kurdistan
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day
1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang
February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day
1917 February 6: Sami National Day
1840 February 6: Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand
1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day

Western Togoland Secessionists Threat To National Cohesion — NDC Frowns
Morocco adds Western Sahara waters to its maritime borders
Guinea poised for referendum date despite protests
New Zealand PM Ardern calls September 19 election, faces tight race
Middle Volga Republics Becoming an Ever Bigger Headache for Moscow
Putin is more dangerous than ever
When Russia Goes to War: Motives, Means and Indicators
Belarus aims to cut Russian oil supplies to 30-40% of its requirements
Largest Swimming Pool in Russia’s Muslim South Bans Women
Governor in Russia threatens journalists to “waste them in the outhouse”
‘Welcome to Chechnya’: Film Review | Sundance 2020
The New ‘Silicon Road’: Armenia’s Emergence as the Silicon Valley of Its Region
How Great Power Competition Is Changing the Geopolitics of Mongolia
Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some
Invasion Day is a day of mourning for Indigenous Australians. The bushfires make this year extra poignant.
Brazil’s indigenous to sue Bolsonaro for saying they’re ‘evolving’
Bolivians Dream Big With Miniature Cars, Cash-And Roosters
From darkness into light: Inuit art installation offers hope for reconciliation
Cherokee author and art teacher releases children’s book on the Trail of Tears
Polynesian self-determination focus of UH Mānoa Hawaiian Studies symposium
Samoa’s measles crisis wanes, but questions remain unanswered
Burundi’s Ruling Party Picks General as Presidential Hopeful
First Minister of Scotland to press ahead with plans for indyref2020
Welsh Assembly joins Stormont and Holyrood in rejecting Brexit deal
Ireland’s Fianna Fail Pledges Early Preparations for Unification Vote
Vanuatu: New Transport Project Will Improve Resilience to Disasters, Access to Markets
Sweden saw significant rise in gang-related violence in 2019: report
Crimean Tatar TV ATR on brink of closing because Ukraine cuts funding
Ukraine’s Population Shrinks By Nearly A Quarter
Suppressed under apartheid, Namibia’s music survives in ‘Stolen Moments’
University of Minnesota student jailed in China over tweets
Heading east? What emerging Europe’s flight connections tell us about geopolitics
Belarus aims to cut Russian oil supplies to 30-40% of its requirements
The Bahamas Celebrates Highest Visitor Arrival Numbers In History
Ending Bullying And Humiliation Over Menstruation In Conservative Eswatini
Accreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan
Hong Kong Free Press Annual Report 2019
Israel sold Holocaust memory to Putin
How the world failed West Papua in its campaign for independence
Greece turns to China to connect its far-flung islands to the electric grid, leaving Brussels in the dark
Morocco’s Amazigh activists want to join the 2021 general elections through two political parties
Uyghur Escape in Thailand Draws International Focus on Minority Muslim Group
Two Uyghur Cadres Jailed Over Failure to Confiscate ‘Illegal Religious Text’
‘We Never Give Up’: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s First Female Ice Hockey Team
Kurds See Israel as Model
Syrian Kurdish officials take emergency steps to deal with economic crisis
Death toll climbs from quake in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast
Iran arrests Kurdish journalist for not using ‘martyr’ to describe Soleimani
Baloch freedom fighters must step up their efforts to free Balochistan
Benin Opposition Radio Sacks Staff After License Pulled
Greenland’s Premier: “We must work towards independence”
Denmark is still ‘world’s least corrupt country’ despite challenges
Switzerland mints world’s smallest gold coin
Survivor in Slovenia turns 100 on Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Court Rules On Rohingya Genocide Case
How Many People Live In Turkmenistan? The Official Figure Is Hard To Believe
Restoring Lebanon: A case for the international community, a challenge for regional security
Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats
Bulgaria charges three Russians over poisoning possibly linked to Skripal case
Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats for espionage
Poland and Lithuania pull out of Israeli Holocaust event amid spat with Russia
EU Enlargement Report Vital for Western Balkans, Croatia Says
At least 19 people killed in attack in South Sudan
NAM stresses the need to protect indigenous languages
Scottish islands become first to teach every school pupil in Gaelic instead of English
Irish speakers fear future ‘battles’ over language
Greens/EFA fail to agree on accepting Catalan MEPs
Puigdemont, Comín and Ponsatí to attend ‘political’ event in Perpignan on February 29
Six jailed leaders set foot in parliament for first time since conviction
Spanish and Catalan presidents to meet in Barcelona on February 6
Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
This Tank Graveyard Is a Monument to Eritrea’s Struggle for Liberation
Exiled Tibetans Alarmed by China’s ‘Unity Law’
Protests against Gambia president bring 137 arrests, multiple injuries
Finland’s birth rate falls to lowest level since 19th century famine
China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Strategy Has Been Proven ‘a Flat-out Lie,’ Taiwanese Diplomat Says
Luxembourg will be first EU country to totally ban glyphosate


Backwardness Not Too PC?

1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
2004 February 1: Erbil bombings, Kurdistan
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day
1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries

‘Game of Thrones’ Has Nothing on Lesotho Murder Drama
Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash
Troll Hunters: Two Clemson professors race to expose a shadowy force of Russian internet soldiers
Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia
A Year in Review: Republics of Eastern North Caucasus Increasingly Go Their Own Different Ways
Chechen Leader ‘Temporarily Incapacitated,’ Puts PM In Charge
A Year in Review: ‘Quiescent’ Western North Caucasus to Present More Problems for Moscow in 2020
The republic of Kalmykia is angry, disappointed and very much online
Ingush protest leaders charged with ‘Extremism’
Stalin who settled in Chechnya after the deportation of the Chechens
Suppressed languages live on through Russian Orthodox ceremony
Dozens of Crimean Tatars prosecuted on trumped-up terrorism charges in occupied Crimea
French President Macron does not consider Russia’s aggression against its neighbors an obstacle for closer cooperation
Ukrainian prisoners savagely beaten after complaining of torture
Ukraine’s only English-language TV channel shuts down
Dominica Is the Fastest Growing Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean
‘It swept right over’: Tuvalu inundated by waves whipped up by Cyclone Tino
Why do Mauritanian women celebrate divorce?
Tahiti prepares for Macron’s trip in April
Abkhaz opposition leader calls for dialogue w. Georgia – how has Tbilisi responded?
Swedish MEPs call for the labelling of products originating from Western Sahara
South Africa boycotts regional tournament over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara
How Important Is The Suriname Oil Discovery?
Dominican Republic to defend tourism title at Madrid fair
Fresno State students create pesticide safety videos in Hmong language
Somaliland adopts e-shilling payment service for civil servants
Sweden summons Chinese envoy over ‘lightweight boxer’ remark
Thousands of tribal people meet in Maharashtra, united to preserve indigenous traditions
Indigenous movement in Brazil to stand up to Bolsonaro’s “project of genocide”
Rebel indigenous Mexican weaver talks to his threads
Native American curriculum rolls out in Oregon
First Ivy League Quechua Fulbright scholar elevates indigenous values
Tribal philosophy is best among nine philosophies in India: Jharkhand guv
Nicaragua’s opposition unites against Ortega administration
As Oman enters a new era, economic and political challenges persist
Comoros votes in parliamentary poll boycotted by opposition
Caribbean season opens in Barbados
Discovering My Roots in Cape Verde: John Barros
U.S. Says Its Pavilion At Expo 2020 in Dubai Sponsored By U.A.E.
Paraguay braces for deadly Dengue fever outbreak
Pacific predictions: 2020
Are China’s South China Sea Artificial Islands Militarily Significant and Useful?
2020 Pope Francis trip to Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea possible
Indian General Talks of ‘Deradicalization Camps’ for Kashmiris
Tiny Seychelles island coaxes bird back from brink
Swiss Franc Gains After Switzerland Is Added to Currency-Manipulator Watch List
The glitzy European city going green
In Rare Move, Pope Francis Appoints A Woman To A Senior Vatican Position
Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal
Tunisia’s president picks ex-finance minister to form new government
‘We’ve got so much to tell the world about Wales’
We’re not being too PC about te reo Māori. We’re worried
Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark
Poor Young Women and Girls in Laos Continue to Fall Prey to Trafficking Schemes
Solomon Islander Featured as “An Agent of Change”
Honduras ends mandate for anti-corruption body
Tajikistan’s exiled opposition adrift as strongman rule hardens at home
More than 4,000 mass graves discovered in Burundi
Don’t call us Berber, we are Amazigh
First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini
Brexit: Scottish Government frozen out of Westminster talks
A rich history of pre-genocide Armenia hides in family heirlooms and handwritten notes
Debate around national teams is set to return
Russian ‘Night Wolves’ Bikers Support Montenegro Church Protests
Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco
Parties to the Nauru Agreement buys “revolutionary” fisheries information management system
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Centre accepts SIT recommendations, says will take action
Hundreds protest in Jordan against gas deal with Israel
‘We can’t wait’: Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under
Radio Tongu Director arrested for promoting Western Togoland secessionist group
‘Black January’ became the starting point of Azerbaijan’s independence
Targeted by Chinese Smear Campaign, Uyghur Leader Learns of Father’s Death
Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt
Uyghur Real Estate Magnate Confirmed Jailed Along With Brothers, at Least 20 Employees
Bhutan on Brink of Overturning Same-Sex Conduct Ban
Greece Rages Against Turkey’s Heft in Libya Peace Talks
Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France
Guyana’s first-ever oil cargo to be refined by Exxon in the U.S.
Costa Rica Seizures Show Heightened Focus on Pacific Drug Route
Moldova’s Dirty Rivers: Money And Muck Flushed Down The Drain
Russia faces oil delivery constraints if Belarus halts transit to Europe
Bolivia’s new lithium tsar says country should go it alone
In Major Development, Israel Starts Pumping Gas to Egypt
‘GM Syed’s struggle for Sindh’s rights continues to this day’
Why does Pakistan Ban Books on Balochistan
Baloch Superhero who saved over 100 people from imminent death
Teach Balochi in Baloch schools!
Backwardness of Baloch
How Vikings Hunted Themselves Off of Greenland
Denmark changes 1988 health legislation to allow gay men to give blood
‘It’s Iceland meets New Zealand’ – exploring Europe’s most epic archipelago
Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result
Luxury yachts smuggle workers as China expands presence in Bahamas
Counter Iran with an independent Kurdistan
Togo archbishop reminds president he is a ‘servant of the people’
As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue ‘disrespectful’ investment
Sikhs to be counted as separate ethnic group in US census for first time
Breton flag now on Twitter amid campaign push for more
Know about Setomaa, Estonia’s hidden treasure, from a local
2019, a bad year for human rights in ASEAN
Boycott Bali? Why the atrocities in West Papua demand your attention
Albania, host of Iranian dissident camp, expels two Iranian diplomats
Malta minister quits in latest fallout from journalist murder
Remembering Nigeria’s Biafra war that many prefer to forget
Djibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal
Bangladesh fears Rohingya-like crisis over India citizenship law
Hungary’s Jews Mark Liberation of Budapest Ghetto
Lebanon: A lost eye, the ‘price paid for demanding your rights’
Libya summit calls for sanctions if ceasefire is violated
Inside the Religious Death Cult That Massacred Seven in Panama
Indigenous ceremonies at B.C. school did not interfere with family’s religious beliefs, judge rules
Irish Election Follows Hot on Brexit’s Heels
South Sudan peace declaration signed in Rome
Duterte names ex-Muslim affairs official as new Bangsamoro gov’t member
In one revolutionary language, a community taps the power of touch
Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil
NATO Baltic Air Policing mission made record number of flights in 2019
Lithuania Fears A Russian-Built Nuclear Power Plant Next Door In Belarus
UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting
Qatar to build new solar power plant
Cuba Wants Nine Years in Prison for Leading Dissident Ferrer
Plenković: Catalonia Not Topic of Croatia’s EU Presidency
Catalan political prisoners Sanchez and Cuixart given 48-hour paroles
Spain’s foreign affairs ministry greenlights new Catalan government offices abroad
Trial of Catalan police leadership during 2017 referendum gets underway
No peace for Eritrea’s long-suffering female conscripts
Al-Shabaab is Resurging in Somalia
New Law Requiring ‘Ethnic Unity’ in Tibet Raises Concerns
Marco Rubio: Investing in China Is Not a Good Deal
Finland creates digital tools to help seniors stay at home
China must ‘face reality’ of Taiwan’s independence: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen
A Mayor In Norway’s Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town
Are El Salvador’s Gangs Behind Historic Murder Drop?
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund


Well Organised

1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

We’ll deal with you – Minister warns pro-Western Togoland media
An eventful year in Papua New Guinea
Law change planned for New Caledonia referendum
Largest Crypto Options Exchange Heads for Panama Amid Scrutiny
Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia
Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term
How shared Islamic identities boost Russia-Gulf ties
How women’s crisis centers operate in the Northern Caucasus
Big Muscles On Ice In The Urals
Yakut shaman arrested multiple times for walking across Russia to exorcise Putin announces start of third walk
One India: Pro Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice banned
Look, she is a terrorist’s wife!
Black Sea gas pipeline fuelling Russia’s growing influence
Why NATO won’t shift focus to counterterrorism
Climate change could sink this island nation
Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment
Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands near waters disputed with China
Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for PM’s wife
Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79
Alpine skier Abigail Vieira 1st Trinidad and Tobago athlete to compete at Winter Youth Olympic Games
Sweden’s air travel drops in year when ‘flight shaming’ took off
Apache Announces Significant Oil Find off Suriname
Bolivia: Coup or election fraud?
India’s top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal
Cook Islands donate to Samoa measles response fund
International Submarine Cable Connection Arrives in Raro
Trump administration has finalized an agreement to deport asylum seekers back to Honduras
First Hmong woman and youngest-ever member on St. Paul City Council
Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan
Serbian Church Protests ‘Suffering’ of Serbs in the Balkans
Tunisia Parliament Rejects Prime Minister Jemli’s Government
Fifty years on, Nigeria struggles with memory of Biafra war
Guinea: Human Rights at the Crossroads
Somaliland demands inclusion as key stakeholder in Red Sea matters
Crowds storm president’s office in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia
Botswana opposition wins right to challenge election result
Ainu to file suit for fishing rights in northern Japan
Tackling the Native American achievement gap
Strength from perpetual grief: How Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis
The largely forgotten history of how early Pākehā mixed with Māori
Seychelles set for 4MW floating solar plant
As the ice melts, Greenland considers its future
Kurds in disputed Kirkuk say US withdrawal from Iraq ‘will be a disaster’
Moldova: Steady Pivot Towards the East
Azerbaijan turns to Gulf players for big wind and solar push
Hong Kong Protesters So Well-Organized, Must Have Had ‘Foreign Training’: security chief
Austria minister Alma Zadic targeted by web hate speech
West Papuan political prisoner Allen Halitopo was released from jail
Cameroon Anglophone Villagers Attack Separatist Camps Over Abuse
To Bhutan, in a wheelchair
China’s Actions in Xinjiang May Amount to Crimes Against Humanity
Lawmaker, Son of Ex-President, to Be Malta’s Next Premier
Andorra seeks to join International Monetary Fund
EU – Belarus Sign Agreements on Visa Facilitation and Readmission
Investigative journalist Bolot Temirov assaulted in Kyrgyzstan
EU to host international donors’ conference for Albania to help with reconstruction after earthquake
Statue mocking Donald Trump torched in Slovenia
Thousands march in Spain’s Basque region for return of ETA prisoners
Jewish Perspectives On Recent Anti-Semitic Violence
A ‘Lost Decade’: Haiti Still Struggles To Recover 10 Years After Massive Earthquake
Myanmar captures nearly 200 Rohingya at sea, sends them to Rakhine camps
Kuwait news agency says its Twitter was hacked to spread misinformation about US withdrawal
Libya’s renegade general declares ceasefire, ending nine-month attack on capital
Lebanon issues travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Ghosn
Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone
IMF says Mongolia’s debt forgiveness plan violates 2017 bailout deal
Assyrian priest arrested during military operation in southeastern Turkey
Bulgaria to Host the Three Seas initiative Summit
Mauritius charts growth path for fisheries and aquaculture sectors
Estonian leader sends back Crimean wine presented by Russia
Lithuania should consider diplomatic switch to Taiwan: MP Mantas Adomenas
Norway to Take 600 Migrants Evacuated to Rwanda From Libya
Croatia’s EU presidency optimism beset by problems
U.S. sanctions South Sudan’s vice president over abuses
Almost everyone in Wales will speak Welsh in 300 years
Lesson of the Day: ‘Just 700 Speak This Language (50 in the Same Brooklyn Building)’
Turkish justice minister criticized for criticising courts for defining Kurdish as “unknown language”
‘Wikiferhang’: British expat fluent in Kurdish creates largest online Kurdish dictionary
Tale of farmer’s love for old tractor wins inter-generational poetry competition aiming to keep Scots language alive
Subsidizing Frisian national monuments restoration
‘Red letter’ day as Irish language set to receive official recognition
Central African Republic Ex-Rebel Leader Returns From Exile
Court date set for UAE appeal against Qatar’s Asian Cup win
Less than 4 months away – World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland
U.S. Adds New Restrictions on Cuba Travel
How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects
Spanish Supreme Court denies Catalan pro-independence leader Junqueras immunity and freedom given by European Court of Justice
Tension over Catalan courses for police in Palma
Provincial electoral board declares Catalan president Quim Torra’s MP seat vacant
Two Catalans in Spain’s new Socialist-led coalition cabinet
Puigdemont and Comín take up seats 7 months after being elected MEPs
Catalan independists Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart granted prison leave
Puigdemont asks EU parliament for dialogue and self-determination
Spain’s leader wants to meet with Quim Torra thus recognizing him as president


Bougainville May Succeed

1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day
1993 January 1: Velvet Divorce of Czechia and Slovakia
1804 January 1: Haitian Declaration of Independence
1962 January 1: Samoan Independence Day
1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1948 January 4: Myanmar Independence Day
1968 January 5: Prague Spring
1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day

Morocco to extend maritime borders over Western Sahara territorial water
Sahrawi political prisoners subjected to deportation, mistreatment
Somaliland: Government Sets Up Anti-FGM Committee
60 or so secessionist movements around the world want independence in 2020. Bougainville might succeed.
Palm oil, fire pushing protected areas in Honduras to the ‘point of no return’
Land Diving in Vanuatu: Would You Take the Leap of Faith?
Australia intervenes in East Timor drama
China’s Jinghong Dam Runs ‘Tests’ Dropping Water Levels in Downstream Laos
Guyana and Suriname sign tourism accord
Dominica, Galway, Jamaica: 20 places to visit in 2020
Colorado soldiers say goodbye to families ahead of Kosovo deployment
Currents of change in the Pacific dwarfed by rising tides
Trinidad and Tobago continues to face HIV stigma and lack of sex education
Floating Wind Farm Starts Generating Power Off Portugal’s Coast
Hundreds of dead fish wash up in French Polynesia
Golden Globes 2020: Don’t Blame ‘Fiji Water Girl’ For Our New Water Sponsor
Even unionists are beginning to think again about Scottish independence
SNP accuses BBC of ‘systematically’ ignoring Scotland in election
Saturday’s All Under One Banner Scottish independence march may be biggest Scots protest ever
Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
BNFA joins Linyungandambo, BNYL in rejecting proposed dialogue on ‘restoring’ the defunct Barotseland Agreement 1964
Open your eyes to the future of Māori architecture
How Russia is slowly encircling Europe
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Wig: What is a Papakha & Why does he Wear it?
It’s been 20 years since Putin rose to power in Russia
Eyewitnesses reported that the Khanty-Mansi OMON beat guests of the corporate party
Topless Vladimir Putin rides DOLPHINS in bizarre unseen footage to celebrate 20 years in power
Muscovites Show Solidarity Only With Highest Profile Political Prisoners
Why Is Russia in Syria?
Israel pledges $58 million for Druze, Circassian communities
Austrian Girl Gets Unexpected Gift After Christmas Balloon Lands in Karachay-Cherkess Village
Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Ingushetia
Along the Trenches — a thought-provoking travelogue on eastern Europe
Police Search Home Of Activist In Tatarstan After Internet Show Mocking Putin et al
Chechnya lures tourists with army package trips
The Battle Of Grozny And The First Chechen War
Journey Into Hell: A Reporter Remembers Moscow’s Assault On Grozny In 1995
Putin’s Big Lie
Russia is once again rewriting history
Russia’s regions are in revolt
Putin still peddles Stalin’s version of history
Palau National Marine Sanctuary Goes Into Effect
Anti-influx forum calls for indigenous people protection
New Ainu museum to open in Hokkaido on April 24
Tea tribe students press for ST status
A town torn apart: Mexico’s indigenous communities fight for autonomy
Native Voices Convene for Food Tank Summit on Indigenous Foods
Indigenous Runners Rosalie Fish And Jordan Marie Daniel Run For Their People
International Open Call for Native American and Indigenous actors
Inuit singer Kelly Fraser committed suicide after PTSD battle
Why Native Americans in Seattle Disproportionately Live on the Streets
“Ancestors Are Saying Something”: Aboriginal Flag Appears In Skies Above Burning Australia
The Navajo, circled by coal, see jobs vanish as CO2 falls
Azerbaijan To Allow Fifth Freedom Flights
Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists
The Lesson of an Albanian Earthquake: The Balkans Aren’t Ready for the Big One
Factbox: Russia’s oil and gas disputes with Belarus
Lukashenko: NATO will not allow Russia to violate Belarus’s sovereignty
Russia’s close ally Belarus explores working closer with NATO
Russia Resumes Oil Supplies to Belarus Amid Talks on Strengthening Economic Ties
Antigua and Barbuda Sets a New Tourism Record
Cameroon: Biya pledges to crush separatist activities in Anglophone regions
Belize appeals court upholds decision overturning law criminalizing gay sex
Bhutan: Development threatens takin habitats
Ethnic Oromo parties to form coalition ahead of general election
Ortuzar: “The Basque team in a World Cup or Eurocup? It would be our maximum aspiration”
Arizona’s Basque connection
Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020 on the anvil
West Papua’s struggle for liberation
Montenegro and Serbia feud over flag-burning protest
Moldovan Whistle-Blower Feared Abducted By Transdniester Separatists
More than 100 Uyghur graveyards demolished by Chinese authorities
Police Collect Children’s Blood Without Parents’ Consent
Canada can rally world’s democracies to end China’s hostage diplomacy
The Netherlands’ New Year greeting did not go down well in China
Boy with Tricolour found dead in Bihar
Austria swears in first female-majority Cabinet
While Hong Kong protests for more independence, China smiles on Macau
Chinese tourists busted for mooning Taiwan independence supporter
Taiwan leader rejects China’s offer to unify under Hong Kong model
Key facts on Taiwan-China relations ahead of Taiwan elections
11 astounding facts about Liechtenstein, the tiny European country that’s 8 times smaller than Los Angeles and has the 2nd-highest per capita GDP in the world
Top Stories from the Vatican in 2019 (and what’s next in 2020)
Pak allows pro-Khalistan Gopal Chawla to mingle with Indian pilgrims at Kartarpur Sahib
India and Pakistan are both unsafe for Sikhs, says Akal Takht Jathedar
NZ’s Pacific community recognised in New Year’s honours
Oman 2020 budget increases spending to $34.4 bln, sees deficit at 8% of GDP
How 2019 changed the Kashmir dispute forever
What’s the link between palm oil and the Kashmir dispute?
Alcohol, gambling and cash increase risk of sexual abuse of Greenland’s children
Denmark sources record 47% of power from wind in 2019
Faroe Islands saw double-digit tourism growth in 2019
Syria Kurds Urge Moscow to Return Damascus to Constitutional Committee
Will Kurds find a ray of hope in 2020?
Don’t turn Iraq into a battleground: KRG president appeals to foreign powers
Iran and US tensions put Kurdistan region in difficult position
Kurdish parties extend condolences to Iran on death of Soleimani
Trial begins for imprisoned Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas
Fear, uncertainty persists in legendary city of Kobani that resisted ISIS
This Stock Exchange Only Trades on Mondays
Malta Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia tops ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases
Local solutions increase agricultural resilience in Federated States of Micronesia
Last chance for justice for Holocaust victims from Monaco
Turkey Seeks Extradition of 2 Gulen School Employees From Kyrgyzstan
Chad Troops Leave Nigeria With Boko Haram Mission Over
Czech mosque vandalised with death threats
Co-creator defends suspected United Arab Emirates spying app called ToTok
Greece, Israel, Cyprus Sign Deal for EastMed Gas Pipeline
Grenada introduces mandatory prayer hour in new school term
Archbishop accuses Togo government of ‘specializing in fraud’ ahead of vote
Evo Morales Coddled Bolivia’s Coca Growers, but Now He’s Gone
Russia begins TurkStream gas flows to Greece, North Macedonia
North Macedonia Prime Minister Resigns over EU Tensions
Croatia Will Work To Restart EU Talks With North Macedonia, Albania
Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel ‘nuclear power’
UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election
Haiti Marks Independence Anniversary Day Amid Deepening Crisis
BOE Looks to Jamaica Central Bank Reggae for Communication Ideas
How Much Is The Russian Military Helping Turkmenistan?
State-run Kuwait News Agency deletes sympathetic report about Qassem Soleimani
Libya conflict: Turkey sends troops to shore up UN-backed government
Libya: Haftar’s forces capture strategic Sirte
Ending Hezbollah’s Stranglehold Over Lebanon
Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir
For endangered languages to survive, people have to converse in them
10 common English words you may not know came from Welsh
What Are Language Isolates, And Does India Have Any?
Ukrainian, Crimean-Tatar Language Learning Being Squeezed In Crimea
Speaking the national language at home is less common in some European countries
Pokagon band aiming to revive the Potawatomi language
Alaska Native language workshop aims to boost 2020 census participation
Cornell University offers inaugural class on Cayuga Nation’s language and culture
Failings of bilingual education policy in Tibet
Rojava’s Revolution Begins in the Classroom
Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music
Duolingo sparks Gaelic boom as young Scots shrug off ‘cringe’ factor
Irish language battle resurfaces as power-sharing talks resume in Northern Ireland
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