Worse Than You Think

1816 July 9: Argentina Independence Day

2011 July 9: South Sudan Independence Day

1973 July 10: Bahamas Independence Day

1979 July 12: Kiribati Independence Day

1975 July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe Independence Day

1992 July 17: Slovak National Council’s Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Nation

1810 July 20: Colombian Declaration of Independence

1831 July 21: Belgian National Day

July 25: National Day of Galicia

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day

1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru

Latvia will host new NATO northern headquarters from 2019

Swaziland’s First Ever Pride March

Sindhi spiritual leader Dada Vaswani dead

Iranian forces executed one Baloch in Saravan prison

PkMAP urges Baloch, Pashtuns to launch joint rights movement

Polynesian Leaders Group grows

Bulldozing Palestine, one village at a time

Israel freezes funds for Palestinian prisoners’ families

Protests erupt at Bedouin village Israel plans to demolish

Benin’s start-ups overcome ‘scammer’ stigma and hit global market

For Yazidi Woman Abducted by IS, a Tearful Homecoming

Yazidi genocide survivor to international community: verbal support is not enough

Court blocks electoral bid of Kurdistan Freedom Movement

Fires and armed conflict take toll on Kurdish flora, fauna

PKK ‘occupation’ of Kurdistan causing civilian casualties: PM Barzani

Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish Party Seeks to Redraw Political Borders

What’s behind nationalist gains in Turkey’s Kurdish regions?

No change expected in Kurdish policies

Turkey arrests two Britons over Kurdish ‘terror propaganda’

Ghassemlou’s assassins still at-large 29 years after his death

Kurmanji or Sorani? Why not both in the Kurdistan Region?

Iranian guards seize livestock, detain shepherds, families in Kurdistan

Syrian Kurds continue resistance in Afrin

Parliament votes to suspend Kurdistan presidency, postpone election

Lawmakers call for Kurdistan Region constitution

Eight casualties, 76 ‘neutralized’ in week-long anti-PKK operations: Turkish official

Airstrikes kill 54 in Syria’s Deir al-Zour: Monitor

Iran bombards Kurdistan border, forcing civilians to flee

Catalonia’s Roma: Fighting stereotypes 600 years after migration

The only district in Europe where Roma are the majority: a day in Šuto Orizari

Roma integration strategies are failing: weak governance, unchecked discrimination and deep-rooted antigypsyism

The Importance of Educating Roma Girls: a message to my 16-year-old self

Gypsy children cannot become scouts in Hungary

Kate Kennally: Cornwall will control its own destiny

Gonzaga professor contributes to business book for Native Americans, by Native Americans

Indigenous Bowl gives American Indians a chance to play football, meet peers

Facebook launches Inuktut translation option to ease access for Inuit users

Mexican Presidential Election and Perspectives for the Country’s Indigenous Population

Prisons ‘pulverizing’ Indigenous people

AFN candidates tell Yukon First Nations to ‘exert your sovereignty’

Criminalisation brought to new extremes in case of Aymara indigenous communities in Peru

Interpreter trial ensures hospitals are no longer places where Aboriginal people ‘go to die’

Australian police chief apologizes to indigenous people

Indigenous leaders gather for First Nations summit at Old Parliament House in Canberra

Armed villagers attack neighbouring Batwa community in southern Rwanda

Watch how easy it is for companies to take indigenous land

Saving tigers, killing people

Why conservation must include indigenous rights

Three reasons why we should all care about Indigenous Peoples

Reinforcing efforts to include indigenous peoples

Global Sikh community called to unite for independence referendum

Guinea capital paralysed by fuel price strike

Dvořák Prague Festival: Piano Chords of the “Russian World”

“Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!”: Ukrainians crash FIFA rating on Facebook over Vida incident reaction

How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

Most of searches in Crimea conducted among Crimean Tatars, – Dzhemilev

Eight members of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people stay outside Crimea – Jemilev

FSB torture Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev’s family driver

Russia hides imprisoned Ukrainian human rights activist on hunger strike

How the Russian authorities fabricated criminal charges against Crimean farmer Volodymyr Balukh

Defiant cries of ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ as Russia sentences Panov to 8 years for exposing ‘Crimean saboteur’ scam

Crimean Tatar activist accused of terrorism vows to continue hunger strike until Russia releases all Ukrainian political prisoners

Satellite imagery confirms environmental disaster in Crimea

US non-recognition policy and Crimea – Russian misrepresentations and Baltic truths

Liechtenstein leads the change towards sustainable finance

Azerbaijan’s sabre-rattling grows louder

Two Police Killed In Clash With Protesters In Azerbaijan’s Second-Largest City

Moldova Remembers Victims of Stalin’s Deportations

Ireland aims to be ‘vocal, active and courageous’ on world stage as it seeks United Nations Security Council seat

Northern Ireland ‘unsupportive’ of ‘no deal’ Brexit, study shows

Ireland to hold referendum to remove ‘women’s place is the home’ clause from constitution

Irish senate backs bill banning trade with Israeli settlements

Tech-savvy Estonia wants you to know it has 1.3m people — and 4 unicorns

100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania’s 100th birthday

Lithuania introduces ‘cultural passport’ for schoolchildren

EMERGENCY SITUATION in West Papua: Indonesian military conducting full scale attack on villages in NGUDA

Indonesian security forces shoot into Papuan village from helicopters

Indonesian police raid student dormitory to prevent Bloody Biak screening

Monday Extract: New Zealand’s disgraceful role in the ‘slow genocide’ of West Papua

West Papua National Army is constitutionally obliged to defend the territory and people

PNG PM urges Pacific countries to take Papua issue to UN

Uighur children fall victim to China anti-terror drive

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Risky Recoil? Xinjiang relocates 460k residents

Interview: Witness Recalls ‘The Smell of Innocent Blood’ From July 5, 2009

World Uyghur Congress calls on China to reveal the whereabouts of countless Uyghurs disappeared in Urumqi

Spy For Us — Or Never Speak To Your Family Again

Taiwan braces for Chinese meddling ahead of election

Taiwan isolation pays off for Panama as China opens free trade talks

Beijing hits out at Washington for ‘playing Taiwan card’ after US warships sail through strait

‘We will not give up self-determination,’ says Torra after meeting with Sánchez

‘Thaw’ but long way to go: papers have their say on Torra-Sánchez meeting

Sánchez government comes in for criticism over tweets in Catalan

Court orders suspension of six jailed and exiled leaders as MPs

Remaining jailed leaders transferred to Catalan prison

Removal of Francoist symbols from public places to be obligatory

PP leadership candidates take aim at Catalan pro-independence parties

‘Fictitious narrative’ from Spain on rebellion has collapsed, says Catalan president

Court sides with ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on rebellion charge

Spanish judge might withdraw extradition request for Puigdemont, say reports

Representative in Brussels Serret ready to push ‘interests of Catalans’ before EU institutions

Major audiovisual trade fair to move to Barcelona in 2021

Catalan economy rises to 19.2% of Spain

Between 110k and 200k in protest to demand freedom for jailed leaders

How much does it cost to have a baby in Finland? Yle does the maths

Sturgeon meets Catalan president Quim Torra

Quim Torra: Scotland and Catalonia are nations with the same goal

Yes DIY: We must reframe the narrative of Scottish independence

Latest poll shows rising support for Scottish independence

Forget football, it’s independence that’s really coming home

Poland and Baltic States Reduce Reliance on Russian Energy

Trump’s attacks on NATO are a matter of life and death for Baltic countries

This is How Russia Could Test NATO, Warns Former US Army Europe Commander

Niue joins growing Pacific movement to ban plastics

Pro-Biafra groups move to unite Igbo leaders on secession

Igbo Independence And Biafran Identity

Lesotho: No Justice Two Years After Lesotho Editor’s Shooting

Plaque in honour of Basque refugees who sought refuge in Newport unveiled

Myanmar opens peace conference with ethnic rebels

China plays peace broker for Myanmar talks with ethnic groups

New Caledonia: decolonisation in conversation

Tajikistan: Monopoly practices send fuel prices soaring

Tajikistan: Journalist’s Conviction a Mockery of Rights

How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian

What Can an Ancient Language Teach Us About The Future of Language Learning?

Head of Ingush ‘torture centre’ claims to be victim of political intrigue

Forgetting Chechnya

Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

Power in Chechnya: Ramzan Kadyrov’s family business

Kalmykia Buddhists Demand Russia to Issue Visa for Dalai Lama Visit

How social media users in Kyrgyzstan are turned into “extremists”

Time for Bolivia to Join Safe Schools Declaration

Gang wars in Montenegro

Grenada tourism on a hot streak

Public workers in Guinea-Bissau march for higher wages

Reuters Reporters To Face Trial In Myanmar After Covering Rohingya Massacre

Bangladesh Begins Registering Rohingya Refugees

‘We are always missing you’: Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

U.N. readies to send experts to Myanmar’s Rakhine after Rohingya return deal

Cuba to prune back private sector as new rules start in Dec

Inside the surreal capital city of Brunei, a tiny nation of unimaginable wealth where oil money pays for everything and half the population lives in a floating ‘water village’

US Slaps Terror Designation On Iran-linked Group In Bahrain

CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

Timor-Leste spy case referred for investigation

Turkmenistan’s Economy—Half Empty or Half Full?

Turkmenistan: Keep the family close, and keep the population closer

At least 45 Houthis killed in failed attempts to restore various lost posts

Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims at Yemen detention centers

Betraying Justice for Rwanda’s Genocide Survivors

After shuttering 700 churches, Rwanda proposes stricter clergy guidelines

Constitutional reforms expected in Vanuatu parliament this year

El Salvador’s hidden tragedy: ‘I can’t take the agony any more’

El Salvador Gangs Influence Local Politics in the Capital: Report

El Salvador government rejects court ruling over disappearance of a diplomat

The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem

Paraguay’s #MeToo: ‘He likes you, so he will rape you.’

In Mauritania, a Female Dance of Freedom

Belarus gains from Russia’s political disputes to grow big in fuel re-export

Belarusian Journalist Is Tried On Charge Of Assaulting Police Officer

Belarus citizens shifting away from under Moscow influence

New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears

Liberia Takes Small Step Toward Justice for War Crimes

Luxembourg’s brexit bill

EU backs Bulgaria’s first step towards joining euro

Tonga to start repaying Chinese loan

Crypto Investors Try Forming First Regulated Bank, in Malta

Mauritius financial centre ‘booming’

Pink Coconuts takes action in Barbados to promote inclusivity

South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations amid war

South Sudan: Voices of Independence past

South Sudan rebels reject peace deal reinstating Machar

South Sudan government forces, allies killed hundreds of civilians: U.N.

South Sudan parliament extends president’s term until 2021

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

Macedonia celebrates the invitation to join NATO

Russia complains Macedonia being sucked into NATO by force

Greece expels Russian diplomats over interference in Macedonia dispute

Namibia: former refugees return

Namibia: Pro-Secession Activists Charged in Zambezi

Ethiopia And Eritrea Declare End Of War

Confronting Horror at the Jordan-Syria Border

Why Kashmir is still reeling from rebel Burhan Wani’s death

The importance of having an Afro-feminist activist in Costa Rica’s government

Switzerland launches WTO action over U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village, causing fears of a tsunami

The Faroe Islands’ 500-year-old fight to save its language

Ethiopian rebel group OLF declares ceasefire in wake of reforms

Gambia authorities identify exhumed bodies

Four shot dead in another PNG prison break

Taiwan helping bankroll Pacific Forum in Nauru

Bid to make Polynesian languages official languages rejected

India’s rising soft power in Greece, Suriname & Cuba

Nauru’s ABC ban will leave Islanders in the dark: Palau media

India to ‘educate and advise’ Maldives on China

Machakos DG, Maliti speaks on colonial injustices

Jammu & Kashmir Governor Meets the Dalai Lama

Chinese Police Brutally Assaults Tibetan Villagers

Let the Dalai Lama go home

Young Tibetan Monks Forced to Leave Monastery to Join Chinese Schools

United States Taking Action to Ensure Reciprocal Access to Tibet