Blessings from Beijing

1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day

1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day

1956 October 23 – November 10: Hungarian Uprising

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day

1955 October 26: Austrian National Day

2014 October 26: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day

1991 October 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day

1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

1923 October 29: Turkey Republic Day

1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US

1984 November 1: Anti-Sikh Riots

1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day

1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day

2018 November 4: New Caledonian independence referendum

Antigua and Barbuda Retain World Domino Title

Protesters, soldiers clash in Comoros over presidential term extension

Titiyev, Activist Jailed In Chechnya, Awarded Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

Win a smartphone in Russia by denouncing neighbours for ‘extremism’

Two “DNR ministers” surrender to Ukraine. Will the rest follow?

Russian controlled ‘Luhansk republic’ bans all Protestant churches

Crimean children take oath to serve as friends of the Russian FSB

Italian Minister Says Rome Will Oppose Extension Of EU Sanctions On Russia

Court in Finland finds pro-Kremlin trolls guilty of harassing journalist

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct five persons from different areas

Taiwan independence rally attracts thousands of protestors in Taipei

Preparations Underway for Independence Vote Next Year in Bougainville

Spain won’t overturn decree facilitating companies fleeing Catalonia after all

Minister and mayor summoned to high court over Catalan October 1 referendum

Tribute to Catalan president Lluís Companys executed by Franco October 15, 1940

Brussels won’t oppose Madrid closing hundreds of Catalan independence referendum web sites

One year on, Catalan pro-independence activists remain in pre-trial jail

Is he not persecuted because of his nationality? Jordi Cuixart: I am a political prisoner, held hostage by Spain

Spain vetoes Catalan language in European Parliament

Greece sacks honorary consul in Barcelona at demand of Spanish government

No Spanish budget negotiations whilst many Catalan politicians are in prison or exile

Flanders hits back after Spain withdraws delegate’s diplomatic status for speaking up for inprisoned Catalan politicians

Exiled Catalan official claims Spanish diplomatic moves to bar him from event in Belgium

Switzerland loses top spot as US named most competitive economy

Barotseland: periodic prayer rituals will not sanitize Zambia’s many transgressions!

Chinese official says ‘sinicization’ of religion in Xinjiang must go on

Prominent Uyghur Publisher Arrested, Under Investigation

Children Caught in Xinjiang Crackdown

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Journalist in Political ‘Re-Education Camp’

China’s Targeting of Uyghur Scholars an Outrageous Abdication of the Rule of Law

NZ addresses UN on Tokelau self-governance

Bulgaria indicts suspect accused of the rape and murder of a television journalist

Welcome to Bulgaria, the world’s fastest shrinking nation

Sweden leads the world in cashless payments

Sweden has EU’s lowest proportion of people living in serious poverty

Somaliland’s world-leading move towards a cashless culture

DP World investment boosts Somaliland’s push for sovereignty

Four parties agree to Western Sahara talks

IV UN Commission: EU backs a solution that provides the self-determination to the Saharawi people

Unfair sentences against Saharawi journalists in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara

UN adopts resolution for self-determination of Sahrawi people

China could either transform you or you can transform China: Tibetan President

The West should learn some bravery from Tibet

A Tibetan view of the Vatican’s agreement with China

Tibetan Land Protesters Attacked, Beaten in Qinghai

Geoengineering will happen, China controlling rain across Tibet

Blessings From Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-Power War on Tibet

Heeding China’s call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Beijing is taking Hong Kong back 100 years, says Baggio Leung, new spokesperson for pro-independence group HKNF

Independence activists urge US to punish Hong Kong officials over ‘rights violations’ as scuffle unfolds outside Gov’t HQ

Danske Bank money laundering: Europe’s ‘biggest scandal’

Miss Earth Lebanon is stripped of her title after posing for a photo with Miss Earth Israel

Welsh language and heritage centre in Gwynedd wins top award in Brussels

What is Shwmae Su’mae Day and what it means to those who speak Welsh

We deliver letters addressed in Irish and Ulster Scots, says Royal Mail after post returned

Armenia’s Pashinian Resigns To Force New Elections

Gambia Launches Truth and Reconciliation Body to Confront Abuses Under Yahya Jammeh

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Indonesia’s Papua Media Blacklist

Light at end of tunnel for West Papua

Real-time plantation map aims to throttle deforestation in Papua

West Papua’s Suppression Is a Fraudulent Process Facilitated by the UN

Scotland’s independence marchers show the movement is far bigger than the SNP

Belize Celebrates Hicatee Awareness Month

At U.N., Cuban diplomats shout down U.S. event on political prisoners

Patriotic Union of Cuba: Cuba frees dissident after US call for release

Police: At Least 2 Dead in Anti-Corruption Protests in Haiti

Biafra: No substitute For Biafra Referendum And Election Boycott

1st indigenous Miss Panama advocates for native peoples

Indigenous Stories for Young Readers

Indonesia’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Secrets of Surviving Disaster

The Aboriginal language taught more than Spanish in NSW schools

Language app adds Navajo courses

Self-determination underpins new Aboriginal affairs framework

As more Aboriginal children are removed from families, critics say government risks a second Stolen Generation

40 years ago we stopped the practice of separating American Indian families. Let’s not reverse course.

On the Trail of Missing American Indian Women

Canada’s Wild Salmon Caravan Connects Future Of Fish And Indigenous People

Kosovo moves to create an army, Serbia warns of ‘threat to peace’

Serbian Patriarch Faces Calls to Apologise in Montenegro

British student Matthew Hedges charged with spying in United Arab Emirates

Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

Rwanda names 50% female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

Syrian Kurdish leader: Anybody who attacks our areas will face same fate as Islamic State

Russian narrative against US-backed forces in Syria intensifies

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Germany, France

A strong Kurdistan region is good for US in Iraq

US needs to support Kurds in Iraq and Syria: Former Pentagon Official

4,536 bodies exhumed in Nineveh since ISIS defeat: Iraqi human rights commission

Nobel Winner Nadia Murad Puts A Voice To Yazidi Minority’s Message

Kurds want justice a year after Iraq’s takeover of Kirkuk

Iraqi counter-terrorism arrest Kurdish activist in Kirkuk for protesting Oct. 16 attack

Iran launches drones from Kirkuk to monitor Kurdish parties’ activities

IRGC masses troops on Iraq border amid rising tensions with Kurdish groups

Iranian Kurds call on international community to prevent new Iran cross-border attacks

Iran executes seven in past week, three of them Kurds

Iran arrests six Kurds for aiding opposition forces

Turkey shells Kurdistan Region, claims it killed 12 PKK members

Turkey deposes some 260 elected village heads, arrests follow

Daniel Ortega unleashes Orwellian repression as Nicaragua accused of torturing protesters

Albania migration trends change, 52 percent mull leaving

Videofact: Girl Refused To Give Way To Lukashenka’s Cortege In Hrodna

El Salvador celebrates its first saint, whose legacy continues

Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

Chinese demand fuels Solomon Islands mass deforestation

Croats rally to demand faster war crimes investigations

Migrant caravan heads north as Trump threatens to stop aid to Honduras