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November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US

1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day

November 16, 1988: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration

November 16: Icelandic Language Day

1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia

1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia

1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day

1650 November 18: Oman National Day

1988 November 18: Palestinian Declaration of Independence

1969 November 20: Occupation of Alcatraz

2013 November 21: Euromaidan, Ukraine

1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day

November 24: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine

1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day

1920 November 27: Belarus Heroes’ Day

1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence

1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day

1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day

1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day

November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day

November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day

1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day

1918 December 1: Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty

1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day

1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day

Kurdistan: Address integration or face ‘Arabistan’ in 2030

Iraq forces factories in Kurdistan Region to register in Baghdad

Symbolic storks return to Erbil 24 years after Kurdish civil war

Turkey to testify in ECHR for Kurdish deaths during curfews in southeast

Turkish air strikes “neutralise” 15 Kurdish militants in Iraq – military

EU report calls for Turkey’s unconditional release of Kurdish leader Demirtas

Kurdish woman accused of murder hanged by Iran

Turkey sentences German-Kurdish singer to over 6 years in prison

Kurdish authorities handed over political prisoner to Syrian regime: Official

PKK main reason Turkey bombs Kurdistan’s border: KRG spokesperson

APEC Leaders Are Descending on the Pacific’s New Geopolitical Battleground, Papua New Guinea

History of colonisation and exploitation of West Papuans poverty-stricken in their own land

ULMWP calls for an end to Indonesian military operations in West Papua

Border area Papuans press home independence call to APEC

Leading West Papuan independence fighter Bernard Mawen dies

Finland Probes Possible Russian GPS Jamming During NATO Exercises

Russian military jammed GPS signals during NATO war games, Norway says

Finland becomes tenth participant country in European Intervention Initiative

Lithuanian watchdog strips SocDems of EUR 505,000 grant over election violations

Seven former Lithuanian partisans nominated for Freedom Prize

Vejonis thanks Iceland for its support in restoration of Latvia’s independence

MEPs petition Amazon to cease selling items carrying Soviet emblems

Putin’s cook Prigozhin linked to attacks on Putin critics, bloggers

Ukraine condemns Russia-backed separatist elections in war-torn east

New Draft Resolution on Crimea Approved by the UN

Crimean Tatar human rights activist sentenced to 4 years after complaining of torture by Russian FSB

US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list

Seven messages from Mustafa Dzhemilev on his 75th Birthday

A New Venezuelan ID, created with China’s ZTE, tracks citizens’ behaviour

China to create trade zone with Thailand and Laos as tariffs bite

Hong Kong arts centre ‘cancels appearance’ by Chinese dissident author

‘Taiwanese Independence’ Has Many Definitions. None of Them Matter to China

Tibetan Buddhism cannot save China’s bacon

Lodi Gyari, special envoy to the Dalai Lama – obituary

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Japan to a rousing welcome

China’s Panchen calls for blending of Tibetan Buddhism with Chinese culture

Former political prisoner Palden Gyatso in frail health

Residents of eastern Tibet face their water supply being diverted

Thousands evacuated as second landslide hits Chamdo area

Social credit is just one part of China’s new state control

Palestinian Authority Slams Qatar for Encouraging Gaza Separatist Agenda

In Palestine, World War I Has Never Really Ended

Indigenous peoples defend Earth’s biodiversity—but they’re in danger

World War One: Remembering the Service of Cherokee Code Talkers

Project aims to use technology to save Yup’ik language

Brazilian Indigenous: Inter-American Court of Human Rights Issues a Report Condemning Violations to Indigenous Rights

Indigenous women coerced into sterilizations across Canada

Adivasi girl gang-raped; dies

Inuit lives must be protected over polar bears, Nunavut community says

Becoming Miss Navajo Nation

Barotseland in the New York Times!

Moldova’s Passport Sale Will Turn Sour, Experts Warn

The Baloch people in Iran’s grip

Western Sahara: 43 years of infamous Madrid Accords signing

Saharawi State is a tangible national, regional and international reality that Morocco can no longer deny

Families Of The Disappeared: A Search For Loved Ones Held In China’s Xinjiang Region

Authorities Detain Senior Editors of Uyghur Publishing House Over ‘Problematic’ Books

China tells world to ignore ‘gossip’ about Xinjiang

Silence on Xinjiang from Muslim-majority countries

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas calls for China transparency over Uighur Muslims

Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Legislation In Response To China’s Human Rights Abuses Of Uyghurs

Calls For Czech PM’s Resignation As Scandal Flares Over Son’s ‘Abduction’ Claim

Dodik Crushes Critics After Bosnia Election Triumph

In Chechnya, televised shamings to keep people in check

Kidnapping of Ingush activist’s nephew reminds Kadyrov’s methods

Russia Says France ‘Illegitimately’ Holding Indian Ocean Island

‘Six Great Jamaicans’ brought back into spotlight

UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

Shelter for women victims of violence opens in Seychelles

One Fourth of Women in Iceland are Survivors of Rape or Attempted Rape

Lawyer in Rape Trial Links Thong With Consent, and Ireland Erupts

Women in Northern Ireland to get access to abortion services in Republic

South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

U.S. senators alarmed if China gets control of Djibouti port

Law firm set to connecting local businesses through the Welsh language

Welsh drama Living a Lie gains acclaim in Bulgaria

Barristers have to warn police over their Welsh language ‘obligations’

Obituary: Janet Paisley, champion of the Scots language

Scotland is not mentioned once in the Brexit deal

#Gaeilge24: Thousands take part in Irish speaking marathon

Brexit vote prompts New Zealand to open embassy in Ireland

What draft Brexit deal says of Irish border and contested ‘backstop’

Torra urges Catalans, Basques and Galicians to ‘join forces’ for European election

In the Basque Country post-ETA, Spanish intransigence remains the final barrier to peace

Suspension of self-rule affected €1.8bn of Catalan budget, says government

Inside El Clásico, the World’s Biggest and Most Bitter Soccer Rivalry

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

MEPs blast harsh sentences for Catalan political prisoners

Spain’s position on Kosovo could hurt its chances to host major sports events

Basque leader backs jailed Catalan leaders and self-determination

Basques back Inigo Urkullu’s humanitarian call on jailed Catalans

US congressman shows ‘interest and concern’ for Catalonia in meeting with minister

Pep Guardiola meets Catalan leaders in prison

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for ‘peaceful solution’ in Catalonia

Tiny, but rich: Luxembourg pushes for more presence in art market

Slovenia moves to fulfil EU pledge with IPO of biggest bank

Burundi refuses to register key opposition party

200 terrorists ‘eliminated’ in Jammu & Kashmir in 2018

Macedonia Will Seek Arrest In Hungary of Ex-PM Gruevski

Bhutan in search of ‘new friends’; China may be interested

Armenia: sexual minorities, the alternative to violence is silence

Armenia’s Russia-Owned Gas Operator Accused Of Tax Evasion

Thousands flee Nicaragua to escape government crackdown

Nicaragua says anti-govt protests caused $1 bln in economic damages

How Nicaragua Uses Anti-Terror Laws Against Protesters to Suppress Dissent

Kyrgyzstan survives on money made by migrant workers, but it doesn’t know how to spend it

Mauritania loses out on massive U.S. trade benefits over slavery

EU Wants Austria to Defy Trump by Handling Iran Money

Mongolia shaken by widening loan scandal

Belarusian Opposition Party Spokeswoman Ordered To Leave Country

Gabon amends constitution for ill president

Crowds protest against former Slovak PM’s attack on media

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary: We want a decent Slovakia

Independence thwarted, for now, in French Pacific

Lebanon passes law to investigate fate of thousands missing since civil war

DSS raids vendors, confiscates Biafra-related newspapers in Delta