Rohingya Crisis Is Becoming Islam’s Genocide

1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria

April 18: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

1980 April 18: Independence Day of Zimbabwe

April 19, 1940: Indian Day in Brazil

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country

1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day

1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections

1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

1990 May 4: Independence Restoration Day in Latvia

Portugal passes law to let trans people self-identify their legal gender

Cameroonian soldier killed in separatist attack, residents decry military crackdown

Zimbabwe marks first independence day without Mugabe

Georgia celebrates Georgian Language Day, April 14, 1978

‘Organs Missing’ From Georgian Man’s Body Returned From South Ossetia

Abkhazia and South Ossetia Reject Georgia’s Peace Plan

De facto leader of occupied Georgian region invites Syrian President Bashar-al Assad to Tskhinvali (South Ossetia)

Barotse Royal Establishment now ready for negotiations on the controversial Barotseland Agreement of 1964

Australian warships challenged by Chinese military in tense South China Sea confrontation

Sikh yatrees flash ‘Khalistan Referendum 2020’ banners in Nankana Sahib

Thousands demonstrate against Modi in London

India protests against Pakistan’s attempts to incite Sikh pilgrims to raise Khalistan issue

UK challenges legality of Scottish and Welsh Brexit bills

Scotland praised for standing ‘completely apart’ in its support for Catalonia

Finland is killing its world-famous basic income experiment

Little-known peoples of Europe, have preserved their traditions

In pictures: Israel at 70 – seven major moments

Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians, wound 700 at Gaza rally

The Future of Welsh-language broadcaster S4C: Funding and Remit

Drama helps battle child marriage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Moscow Using Serbs Against Bosnia as It Did Ethnic Russians Against Ukraine

Golden Dawn Girls: What Happened to Greece?

Greece and Turkey Are Inching Toward War

Greece’s Macedonian Slavic heritage was wiped out by linguistic oppression – here’s how

EU backs opening accession talks with Albania, Macedonia

Balochistan: Female educationist forcibly evicted from her house

Balochistan: Muslim Student Federation attacked Baloch students on Multan University

Pakistani proxies try to sabotage Sindhi Baloch Forum’s peaceful rally

World Sindhi Congress organises ‘Remembrance Day’ for martyrs

English, Sindhi to replace Urdu in Sindh University signboards

23rd Micronesian Islands Forum set for April 25-27

Outreach scheduled on vote to pursue Chuuk independence

Baltic ambassadors claim Russia is a threat to their nations

Ezidi girl rescued after three years of captivity under IS

Shadow of ISIS hangs over Yezidi new year celebrations in Lalish

Iraqi Yazidi Family Finds Refuge in Armenia

For Yazidis In U.S., New Year Holiday Brings Taste Of Lamb And The Home They Fled

On Yezidi New Year, SRSG Kubiš Calls for Continued Efforts to Win Freedom of Kidnapped Women and Children, for Accountability for Crimes Against Yezidis

Turkey taking huge strides away from EU: Top negotiator

US concerned about direction Turkey is taking

Turkish singer receives year in prison for ‘insulting Erdogan’

Week of government wrath for intellectuals in Turkey

Two More pro-Kurdish MPs Stripped of their Seats in Turkey

HDP promises ‘Kurdish slap’ to Erdogan’s AKP

Turkey’s Erdogan calls snap elections

HDP walks out as Turkey’s parliament approves early election date

Day after election call, Turkey sentences Kurdish MP Yildirim to 90 months in jail

UN blocked from reaching those displaced from Afrin: Spokesperson

US: Moscow working with Damascus to block chemical inspections in Syria

Chemical weapons inspectors finally visit Douma and take samples

Nearly 150 Iranian Kurdish Kulbar killed, wounded in 2017: Hengaw

UN rights experts urge Iran to annul death sentence for Kurdish prisoner Panahi

Kurdistan holds emotional ceremonies for the Anfal genocide

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Protesters Beaten, Journalists Detained

My Kurdish Oppressor

The great Russian oil game in Iraqi Kurdistan

US: Iraqi assault on Kirkuk led to ‘abuses and atrocities’

US reaffirms commitment to democratic, federal Iraq

Iraq resumes Kuwait reperations stalled by IS conflict

US considers sanctioning Chinese officials over crackdown that detained ‘tens of thousands’ of Muslims in Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa prevented from participating in UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues again

Economic downturn could spark new type of Czech populism

Czech Republic weighs nuclear options

China’s gift to Europe is a new version of crony capitalism

US Marines are stationed in Norway to help deter Russia, and Norway may ask them to stay longer – There’s ‘a big-ass fight coming’

Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Journalist Wanted By Baku Leaves Ukraine After Months Of Uncertainty

“The Monkeys’ Father” in Tibet

The litter-collecting monk of Tibet

Tibetan Farmland Seized For New Airport

As EU and China celebrate Year of Tourism, access to Tibet for European travellers remains limited

Tibetan Activists Fight for Release of Language Rights Advocate Tashi Wangchuk

China detains two Tibetan monks for ‘illegal’ WeChat postings

Guinea-Bissau president names new Prime Minister amid political crisis

Former army snipers reflect on military tours to East Timor ahead of Anzac Day

Rural towns are paying a debt of honour to East Timor’s war efforts

Nobel laureate blasts East Timor’s failure against poverty

Australia’s plot to plunder East Timor’s oil

Protestors for West Papua self-determination call for mining company to leave

Melanesia Caught in a Pincer

Taiwan premier reiterates Taiwan-independence approach as ‘pragmatic’

China sends warning to Taiwan in the form of live-fire military drills

60 MEPs call on the EU to boycott FIFA-2018 over Russian wars, Ukrainian political prisoners

Four years of conflict in Ukraine leave 4.4 million people in a dire humanitarian situation

Ukraine asks Constantinople to allow creation of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Where, when will Kremlin strike next?

How Russia Promotes Terrorism on YouTube

FSB’s ‘secret witness’ exposed during trial of 6 Crimean political prisoners

Russia flouts Hague Court order to reinstate the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and education in Ukrainian in occupied Crimea

Four violent deaths in Crimean prison where Russia is holding political prisoners

Thousands attend march for Irish language in Dublin

Only British passport holders can apply for Brexit border force jobs

Irish unity question can’t be dismissed as ‘hypothetical’

Theresa May’s Irish border plans ‘annihilated’ in Brussels

Polisario Front rejects inclusion of Western Sahara in renegotiation of EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement

Iceland to resume hunting endangered fin whales

Justice Neil Gorsuch Hires First American Indian Law Clerk In SCOTUS History

How indigenous women who survived Guatemala’s conflict are fighting for justice

This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On

Cooperative agroforestry empowers indigenous women in Honduras

Aleutian run: Island-hopping on an Alaskan ferry

Trauma Of Assimilation Still Felt By Navajo Students Today

Navajo language has immeasurable value, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye

The Paradox of the Women of La Paz

American Indians are being ignored

How New York’s suffragists drew inspiration from indigenous peoples

An Indigenous Corn Makes a Comeback

Costa Rican Aborigines, the beginning of our people

Gwich’in Nation resolves to fight Trump’s rush to drill in the Arctic Refuge

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Empowering indigenous communities for mother and child health

Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources

Indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories and resources at the centre of UN annual forum

Indigenous leaders at UN forum ask for more accountability in international aid

‘We deserve better:’ Family of Colten Boushie calls for United Nations to study systemic racism in Canada

An indigenous Australian perspective on Cook’s arrival

Driven from home, Philippine indigenous people long for their land

Adivasis in Adilabad pay tributes to Indervelli martyrs

Why did police fire on Adivasis in Indervelli on April 20, 1981?

Job quest spurs adivasi exodus

An Adivasi woman is Kerala’s newest cricket star – and dreams of playing for India one day

Twenty five languages at risk of completely disappearing

Preserving delicate languages is the life work of Yale visiting fellow

Increased visibility has led to a serious drop in prejudice against the Roma

Gypsies arrive in Gloucester park and tell us how much they love the city

Celebrating Romani art and culture at the first Roma Biennale

Roma in Ireland: Pavee Point report exposes ‘relentless’ poverty and deep discrimination

Murder trial but no probe into police inaction during anti-Roma pogrom in Loshchynivka

Kosovo in ‘early stages’ of its EU path, says EC progress report

Kosovo bank reportedly freezes accounts of alleged followers of Gülen movement

Legality of Hong Kong media covering pro-independence comments will depend on the situation and law

Hong Kong Law Professor Reported to Police For ‘Sedition’

As Hong Kong’s crackdown on dissent continues, is independence the secret dream in many hearts?

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Party Denied Permission to Register as a Company

Hong Kong film flirts with political controversy

Beijing ‘confuses Hong Kong localism with being anti-China’

Insufficient proof to prosecute lawmaker Junius Ho after remarks on ‘killing’ independence advocates – police

Ukraine Affirms Readiness To Provide Territory For Withdrawal Of Russian Troops From Transniestria

Transnistrian “instructors” who helped Donbas militants detained in Moldova

With Catalonia’s leaders in jail, Spain hits the grassroots

Thousands march in Barcelona for jailed Catalan leaders

Junqueras tells judge Catalan vote was not a crime

‘I’m a political prisoner,’ says MP Jordi Turull

Scottish trade unions call for release of all Catalan “political prisoners”

‘Catalonia was changed forever after independence referendum’

Switzerland won’t extradite Marta Rovira for “politically motivated” crimes

Spain to retaliate against Brussels delegation after deposed minister’s visit

Institutional violence up in Catalonia

Catalans living abroad increases 6.4% in 2017

‘We call for release of political prisoners,’ says EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform spokesperson

Madrid sacks two Catalan government officials using Article 155

Diplocat advisors to continue work despite dissolution

Spanish intervention halts Sant Jordi institutional events

Spain’s anthem booed at the Copa del Rey final

For Mali’s Tuareg, music speaks of suffering and the Sahara

Why Ardern’s Maori cloak, worn to meet the Queen, delighted New Zealand

Hmong Language and Culture Enrichment Program Develops Strong Cultural Identities

Artists to showcase Hmong-American experience in ‘ALOUD’ exhibition

Biafra protesters storm London as Buhari meets Queen of England

Biafran War testimonies of ordinary people

Biafra when restored will be far better than Nigeria

Biafra, a nation under siege

Kanaks want ‘crime against humanity’ statement from Macron

Macron not welcome by New Caledonia tribe

Taiwan expands solar streetlights to outer Marshall Islands

How a tiny paper in the Marshall Islands has given voice to victims of nuclear testing

Huge demonstration for official status for #Asturian language

Peace in the Basque Country cannot be built by only one side

Basque separatist group ETA to announce final dissolution in May

Basque separatist group ETA issues apology to victims

ETA “truly sorry” for suffering caused by independence campaign

Thousands rally for ETA prisoners in Basque city

Kiribati president invites Donald Trump to see impact of climate change on his country

Kiribati govt’s media control stifling transparency, says MP

Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Liberian War Criminal Sentenced to 30 Years in US prison

Batwa petition govt over land

Pacific Commonwealth islands on the front line of the plastic waste crisis

Commonwealth: International body born out of colonial past

Guyana: Opposition leader to boycott anti-corruption walk

Ministry Of Information Blocked In Minsk

Belarus to require internet comments to be authorized

Wartorn South Sudan’s army chief dies

More than 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan

South Sudan rebels say they have freed seven aid workers

For international donors, Lebanon is a country worth saving

Election fever hits Lebanon, nine years since last legislative vote

Costa Rica unveils 1st and sustainable convention centre

Qatar joins Gulf war games in apparent compromise

Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

The great game comes to Greenland

Mining firms from China to Canada watch as Greenland holds election

Denmark seeks UN cultural agency recognition for ‘hygge’

Kyrgyzstan cabinet falls in surprise no-confidence vote

Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?

Politics a dirty game all over the world – Botswana’s ex-President

Botswana’s new president urges Congo’s Kabila not to stand again

Botswana’s Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash

All that glitters is not gold: Can Ethiopia’s new PM deliver?

Ethiopia’s PM names new cabinet, MPs appoint female speaker

Luxembourg leads the trillion-dollar race to become the Silicon Valley of asteroid mining

Luxembourg banks’ digital maturity lower than EU average

Luxembourg’s love affair with water

US bars second Albanian lawmaker over alleged corruption

EU urges Albania to deepen reforms for entry talks

Albania Offers to Host US Military Bases

Al-Qaeda Raids in Somalia Scuttle Africa’s Plan to Withdraw

Comoros president suspends constitutional court

A very potent protest movement is emerging in Armenia

Armenia: Tens of thousands call for PM Serzh Sargsyan to step down after ‘power grab’

Church supports move to legalize homosexual acts in Trinidad and Tobago

All politics is local—in Libya, that could be an opportunity

Frederic Wehery on the Battle for the New Libya

What happens to Libya without Khalifa Haftar?

Haftar’s military chief targeted in Libyan assassination attempt

Oil theft ‘costing Libya over $750m annually’

As drought keeps men on the road, Mauritania’s pastoralist women take charge

Mauritanian president to step down after second term expires

Maldives rejects U.N. call to let ex-president fight election

‘World’s First’ Underwater Villa to Open in the Maldives Later This Year

Is this the most Instagrammable hotel in the world?

Meet the EU’s next member state: Montenegro

Pro-EU Milo Djukanovic Wins Montenegro’s Presidential Election

Son of a top aide to late Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to easily win Sunday’s presidential election

Some See Gold In Investing In Chechnya, But Not Everyone Is Sold

How the Kremlin’s anti-corruption agenda masks federal control in the North Caucasus

Iraq Hands Life Sentences To Two Daghestan Women For Islamic State Ties

Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader: If Ukraine extradites Chechen refugee to Russia, I could be next

US Calls Out Russia For Chechen Violence In Human Rights Report

Broad coalition of non-Russians launch Internet petition drive against Putin’s language policies

Human Rights Abuses of Eritreans, At Home and Abroad

Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents

Nkurunziza reshuffles Burundi cabinet ministers ahead of referendum

Eight arrested in Burundi for planning to disrupt key vote

Former diplomat: UK will remember Slovakia kept silent in Skripal case

Journalist among at least 10 killed in Nicaragua protests over social security

How do people die in Switzerland today?

King Mswati III of Swaziland proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini

Tunisia’s “Startup Act” could show other African governments how to support tech ecosystems

Togo: Protests break out despite ban

WorldLink: Togo’s witch children

El Salvador arrests 200 gang members in nationwide sweep

El Salvador court reopens investigation of 1989 Jesuit massacre

Gambia will pursue Jammeh with rule of law, due process – President Barrow

The silencing of Malta’s anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia

Cuba’s Raul Castro steps down as vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel takes over

Cuba’s new President just a rebranding of repression

This Is Not the ‘End of an Era’ in Cuba

Canada Recalls Families of Diplomats in Cuba Following Mystery Illness

RAF planes take off from Cyprus base ahead of Syria strikes

Russians buy EU citizenship in Cyprus

Cyprus church defrocks priest for 1st time over sex offense

Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes nationality

‘White Gold’: Discovering Bhutan’s natural energy treasure

Guatemala votes to refer conflict with Belize to ICJ

Is the Pressure now on Belize?

Equatorial Guinea calls for African ‘human rights institutions’

Croatian Parliament speaker cuts short visit to Serbia after flag incident

Bulgaria, freedom of the press at the time of the EU presidency

Seventy-six Rohingya refugees rescued in Indonesia after drifting at sea for nine days

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on ‘precarious ground’ ahead of monsoon season

Rohingya Crisis Is Becoming Islam’s Genocide