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