Muslims call Rohingya crisis ethnic cleansing – Human Rights Abuses Escalate in Xinjiang and Tibet

1950 May 9: Europe Day

1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day

1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine

1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day

1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance

1814 May 17: Norwegian National/Constitution Day

1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet

1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day

1944 May 18: Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide

1902 May 20: Cuba Independence Day

2002 May 20: East Timor Independence Day

2006 May 21: Montenegro Independence Day

1822 May 24: Ecuador Independence Day

1991 May 24: Eritrea Independence Day

1946 May 25: Jordan Independence Day

1918 May 26: Georgia Independence Day

1966 May 26: Guyana Independence Day

Estonia Film 100 Celebrates Nation’s Anniversary with Slate of New Projects

Greece escapes a financial tragedy

Tashi Wangchuk: Tibetan language advocate’s journey to imprisonment

China’s Military Is Waging a Cold War in Tibet

Study Reveals China’s Use of Economic Leverage Against Leaders Meeting Dalai Lama

Central Tibetan Administration President to visit Germany

Tibet Has Never Been a Part of China: Chinese Professor Hon Shiang Lau

Dalai Lama of Tibet meets European Parliament delegation on Europe Day

We are on Tibet side, will never be silent: European Parliament delegation in Dharamshala

We Protest Chinese Government’s Suppression of Minority Languages: European Parliamentary Delegation

Registration Open for ‘Five-Fifty Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future’

Ten Years On, Sichuan’s Quake Victims Are Silenced During ‘Day of Thanksgiving’

Access Denied: China Enforced Isolation of Tiben and the Case for Reciprocity

Human Rights Abuses Escalate in Xinjiang and Tibet: Forcible Medication in Detention Camps, Mass Surveillance

A New Gulag in China

Authorities in Xinjiang’s Kashgar Detain Uyghurs at ‘Open Political Re-Education Camps’

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Uyghur Imam Who Took Son to Unsanctioned Religious School

Strikes in Iranian Kurdistan put on temporary hold

Erdogan Vows New Anti-Syrian Kurd Offensive

Troubled Kurdish neighbourhood in Turkey targeted

Conscript in Turkish army ‘lynched’ for singing in Kurdish, MPs say

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

Selahattin Demirtas: The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

Demirtas vows to rally voters from prison despite ‘unfair’ campaign conditions

Turkey bans nine books on Kurds, ranging from genocide, Barzani, and Mahabad to Ezidi faith

Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold elections on Sept. 30

Peshmerga fighter hospitalized after being tortured by Iranian-backed militia

KDP leads election Iraq in Kurdistan Region, Nineveh according to unofficial results

Trial of Congo’s former presidential candidate opens

Barotseland: Activists Released After International Intervention

Cape Verde aims for free trade zone with Atlantic islands – Premier

Barcelona hosted most international congresses in world last year

Over 10k postcards to Finland in ‘solidarity’ with Catalonia

Controversy in Senate as official taking oath in Catalan obliged to speak in Spanish

Spain to keep nobility title honouring deceased dictator Francisco Franco

European Commission ‘looking into’ concerns about ‘rights regression’ in Catalonia

Jailed speaker tells judge her imprisonment would happen ‘nowhere else’

Juncker insists dialogue is needed in Catalonia to solve crisis

Constitutional Court suspends bill to remotely swear in president

Viggo Mortensen joins Catalonia’s Òmnium Cultural

Madrid court summons Puigdemont’s traveling companions

Spain ‘obstructing’ investigation on police violence in Catalonia, says Amnesty

Judge dismisses charges against five teachers accused of hate speech

Support for independence in Catalonia up to 48%, says new poll

Quim Torra becomes 131st Catalan president

Catalan speaker to bypass meeting with Spanish king

China committed to peaceful settlement of bilateral disputes over South China Sea: Premier Li Keqiang

Vietnam asks Beijing to withdraw its missiles from the South China Sea

Georgia Ranked 4th in StrategEast Westernization Index 2018

Year of Young People: I’m proud to use my Gaelic every day in Glasgow

Unionist negativity over indy march won’t stop Yes camp joy

SNP depute race ‘will show when members want indyref2 held’

Outlander tourism boosted by two new series for hit TV show

The big reason why we must never give up on independence: Trident

Catalans praise Scots over Ponsati case

Common Weal paper lays foundations for an independent Scotland

Bahrain aims to emulate Norway when it comes to oil investment, Tamkeen chair says

Tribeca Festival honours Russian Fascist propaganda short

Moscow forming ‘death squads’ in occupied Crimea and elsewhere, Shmulyevich says

“Crimean Cossacks” who whipped Moscow protesters fought against Ukraine in Donbas

Ukraine wants to cut ties with the Russian Orthodox Church

The only ‘Ukrainian school’ left in occupied Crimea teaches in Russian

School kids intimidated in Russian-occupied Crimea as Crimeans refuse to reject Ukrainian citizenship

Ukrainian sentenced to 8 years on bizarre ‘sabotage’ charges in Russian-occupied Crimea

Hague court rules Russia must compensate Ukrainian investors $159 mn for Crimea losses

19 raids, 28 detentions, 39 arrests recorded in occupied Crimea this year

Russia will return Crimea as it returned independence to Baltic States – Volker

As Russia ratchets up repression in annexed Crimea, Crimean Tatars deserve European support

Russian censor prohibits Crimea Human Rights Group from informing Crimeans of their rights

EU Council sanctions five persons over Putin’s elections in Crimea – Poroshenko

Crimean Tatar faces huge sentence in Russian FSB’s ‘machine of wholesale persecution’

Only Crimean Tatars targeted in Russia’s most lawless trial “because the victor calls the shots”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges UN to review the discredited 1969 referendum incorporating West Papua into Indonesia

Taiwan’s laws on language are showing China what it means to be a modern, inclusive country

At least 41 Palestinians killed as protests turn deadly ahead of US embassy move

The Palestinian whose life spans the ‘Catastrophe’ of his people

Most foreign envoys absent as Israel, U.S. launch embassy festivities

Belfast City Council advertises for Irish language officer

Roma Burned From Their Homes by Masked Men as Violence Escalates in Ukraine

Angelina Jolie Producing Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe

Indian Country Today editor on future of Native journalism

Nelson: Inuit bore brunt of Greenpeace activism

Lacrosse wins mean more than records to Cherokee’s Gab Bodine

The First Native American Congresswoman in US History Could be Elected This Year

How 250 Siberians Became the First Native Americans

Budding writers produce books at Cherokee

‘Wiñaypacha’ Is the First Peruvian Movie Shot Entirely in the Aymara Language

Native superheroes should be drawn from real life

Aboriginal Gathang language brought to life for Taree school students

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: ‘Prevalence is off the charts’ in Australia

Australia expanding Aboriginal land rights

Both sides in Cameroon’s escalating separatist crisis turn on journalists

Lack of Welsh speaking mental health staff ‘risks illnesses being misdiagnosed’

Neil Hamilton calls for ‘Welsh stamp’ on UKIP Wales

We’re punishing Welsh speakers for their good English

Y Lolfa and Parthian frontrunners on Wales Book of the Year shortlist

‘Speaking Welsh makes me feel less like a stranger’ says actress who fled Turkey death threats

Labour has sold Wales down the river and they can’t even explain why

Existing Welsh laws will be unenforceable thanks to Westminster power-grab

BBC rejects calls for independent review into how it portrays the Welsh language

Why racism against Welsh people is still racism

The Decaying Remains of France’s “Human Zoo”

Compensation for land must come from former colonisers: ADeC

West Africa: Fulani conflict getting worse

New Zealand to boost Pacific aid as China’s influence grows

Peacemakers mark end of violent Basque separatist group ETA

Madrid lacks imagination to facilitate Basque identity even post-Eta

‘Terrorists’ or ‘Mistaken Idealists’? Spain Confronts ETA’s Bloody Legacy

7000 protested in support of Basque medium education in Baiona, north Basque Country

Bashkir Activists Say Police Idle As Gay-Bashing Campaign Gains Steam

Adidas accused of historical insensitivity for its Russia ‘tank dress’

Top-6 Soviet World War II myths used by Russia today

Magomed Khazbiyev — an Ingush dissident challenging the state

Russian Activists In Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, And Buryatia Call For Abolishing Non-Russian Republics – OpEd

How 250 Siberians Became the First Native Americans

Chechnya Proposes Constitutional Changes to Help Vladimir Putin Stay in Power Longer

Armenia protest leader Pashinyan wins PM vote

New Armenian PM tells Putin he wants closer ties with Russia

Independent candidates get most votes in Tunisia’s 1st free municipal election

Protests after investigative journalist Olivera Lakic shot and injured in Montenegro

Serbian police seal off village to prevent far-right rally

Serbia Bars Kosovar Karate Team At Border

Somaliland Must Be Free

Somaliland: Prosecutions Threaten Free Expression

Kenya president says 9 soldiers killed in attack in Somalia

Somalia suicide bomber strikes market, kills at least 10

Kyrgyzstan man faces prison for Facebook insults

RFE/RL Correspondent Forcibly Detained In Turkmenistan

Landslides kill 18 in Rwanda, death toll at 200 since January

Gambia declares criminal defamation unconstitutional, keeps some laws on sedition, false news

Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Windrush migrant who returned to Jamaica gets PM award

Singapore, Brunei ink pacts to boost cooperation in finance

UN Security Council pushes Myanmar on accountability over Rohingya

Islamic countries call Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

Maldives court jails 2 Supreme Court justices

Opposition wins in East Timor

The Quest to Hurricane-Proof Dominica

What makes the Bahamas one of the most progressive financial centres

Burundi media regulator suspends BBC and VOA, warns other broadcasters

‘Castrate the enemy’: Violence grips Burundi ahead of vote

Mauritius story tells us that Africa can transform, develop

Mauritius 2017 FDI jumps 28 pct yr/yr

Riddled with violations, Lebanon’s first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents

British-born scientist, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

Paraguay to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, following US

Latvian embassy in Moscow “attacked”

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to move from Hungary to Germany

Bhutan, known for its Gross National Happiness Index, comes to terms with mental health crisis

Equatorial Guinea opposition party ban upheld by nation’s highest court

A Sindhi living in Sindh, yet ashamed of their own “tacky” language

Sindh: Author and Activist Recounts Struggle for Recognition of Language