China’s Oldest University for Tibetans Ends Instruction in Tibetan. Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination

1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania

1990 January 19-20: Azerbaijan: Black January

1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia

1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan

1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine

1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland

1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day

1950 January 26: Republic Day in India

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Four decades on, Cambodia reflects on its ‘Killing Fields’ nightmare

USA Congress does not recognize the pretended sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara

Turkish President Snubs Bolton Over Comments That Turkey Must Protect Kurds

Syrian Kurds say Afrin proof that Turkey targets Kurds

Iraqi PM orders removal of Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk, calls it ‘violation of constitution’

Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds even if US doesn’t withdraw: FM

US-led coalition says withdrawal from Syria has begun

Officials in Syria’s Manbij say both Russia and US now patrolling

Chinese military equips troops in Tibet with mobile howitzers

From Tibetans to Americans, no one is safe from China’s arbitrary enforcement of local laws

US warns travelers of China’s ‘coercive’ use of exit bans

Trump Signs Second Law Aiming to Improve Situation in Tibet

China’s Oldest University for Tibetan Students Ends Instruction in Tibetan

China’s Digital Silk Road Is Looking More Like an Iron Curtain

China pledges easier foreign tourist access to Tibet amid U.S. pressure

Nevis to Run on 100% Renewable Energy

French minister moots association status for New Caledonia

Taiwan’s President, Defying Xi Jinping, Calls Unification Offer ‘Impossible’

Chinese general warns Taiwan Independence supporters to be treated as ‘war criminals’

Nauru president voices support for Taiwan amid China threat

Hong Kong unveils proposed law banning insults to Chinese national anthem

How forgotten local plants could ease malnutrition in East Timor

Admissions to Domestic Films in Estonia Doubled Due to Centennial Film Programme

Estonia’s Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer eighth year running

Latvia opens its KGB archives — while Russia continues to whitewash its past

Baltic Way – a peaceful call for independence on day of infamy

A Mixed Year for Freedom in Lithuania

European Broadcasting Union calls on Lithuanian authorities to ensure national broadcaster’s independence

Europe must cut ties with Mauritania, anti-slavery politician says

South Sudan restarts oil output at key field halted by conflict

Putin’s Retirement Plan Depends on Belarus

Report: Belarus Lifts Limit On U.S. Envoys Allowed In Minsk

Lukashenko orders Belarusian government to arrange for oil deliveries via Baltic ports

Lukashenka Is in the Rocking Chair

Mikalai Statkevich: What Will Western Politicians Do When Belarusians Uprise?

‘Everyone must be on board’ for peace in Central African Republic: UN’s Lacroix

Chain reaction: Russian politician explains how Russia could implode

Russian activist Oyub Titiev: One year behind bars in Chechnya

One year ago, Oyub Titiev was arrested for drug possession

Antigay Purge Flares Up in Chechnya, Activists Say

Protesters ‘fired from jobs’ in Ingushetia

Why did 14 opposition parties just boycott Togo’s legislative election?

Gabon’s Bongo names new prime minister after thwarted coup attempt

Republic of Macedonia Approves Name Change In Step Toward Joining EU

Peru, Paraguay recall diplomats over Maduro inauguration in Venezuela

Slovakia again breaks record in car production

The trial of Catalan referendum leaders casts a long shadow over the EU’s credibility

SEAT ends year with ‘record’ sale of over 517k vehicles

Catalan government makes first step to recover suspended laws

Wikipedia in Catalan hits 600k articles

Catalan government tells Lego: don’t toy with our language

Catalan political prisoner Jordi Cuixart still in Madrid jail

Spain’s oppression of Catalan presidents is nothing new

30 MEPs ask to meet with Spanish president and discuss the political situation in Catalonia

Spanish Supreme Court wants 9 Catalan pro-independence leaders moved from Catalan prisons to Madrid

Meet Cervera, your 2019 Catalan Culture Capital

Barcelona mayor visits jailed Catalan leaders

Local judge allowed former minister to leave prison to visit his child in hospital

Surge in life sciences investment in Catalonia: report

PEN: A Troubling Trend: Free Expression Under Fire in Catalonia

UNPO Welcomes the Assemblea Nacional Catalana as its Newest Member

Catalan leader says ‘No’ to Spain govt budget

“Two Catalonias”’s Pact of Forgetting

Bahrain Arbitrarily Detained Activist’s Family

Suriname authorities seize record amount of cocaine at port

Mood of revolt in Serbia as anti-Vucic protests grow

And the Golden Globe for most obvious PR stunt goes to Fiji Water Girl

UK, Russia and UAE scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland

Somalia shoots itself in the foot

Northern Ireland to get power to reject new EU laws and regulations in Brexit backstop

UK government confirms £300m for peace projects in Northern Ireland after Brexit

Delay Brexit? Ireland would not stand in the way

Belfast City Hall to be lit up red for Irish Language Act protest

Over 90% of Ulster Unionists oppose Irish language act, new study finds

Welsh party leader calls for Celtic political union

2 Years for Hacker Who Crippled Liberia’s Internet With Mirai Botnet

Ringing in 2969 with Ottawa’s Amazigh

Moroccan Activists Call for Amazigh New Year to Become National Holiday

Algerian Islamic Scholars Say Celebrating Amazigh New Year is Haram

Quran Interpretation in Amazigh Language to Be Published in Algeria

Some 37 people arrested for political reasons in occupied Crimea in 2018

Crimean crisis reignites resistance

Russia’s imprisonment of disabled Crimean Tatar activist is a death sentence without a crime or trial

Russia launches dangerous attack on lawyers defending victims of persecution in occupied Crimea

Ukraine’s SBU claims to arrest 71 foreign spies, prevent 8 terror attacks in 2018

Ukraine’s troops mark 5th New Year at war with Russia

Poland Scrambles To Wean Itself Off Russian Gas

Support grows in PNG for an independence vote in West Papua

Indonesian thugs protest and call West Papuan students Monkeys outside West Papuan student dormitory

The dark side of powerful China — its repression — can benefit US

Turkey abandons Uighurs in favor of Chinese investment

Too little too late: ASEAN’s role in the plight of the Uyghurs

Beijing announces deployment of ‘carrier killer’ missile after U.S. warship sails near South China Sea islets

Russia warns British plans for military bases in South China Sea and Caribbean could lead to retaliation

Pompeo Arrives in Jordan on 8-Nation Middle East Tour

Kyrgyzstan Women Fight to End Bride Kidnapping

Diplomacy with Chinese characteristics: The case of Denmark

At least 24 Native Americans — most of them women — went missing in Montana last year

Canada: racist letter shocks Indigenous family in Edmonton-area community

Canada: Revitalizing Indigenous languages

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

Inuit org plans big boost to Inuktitut literacy this year

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming

Vatican breaks into the sports world, launching a track and field team with Olympic aspirations

Why isn’t Curaçao member of the International Olympic Committee

Caribbean to Decide the Fate of Nicaragua and Venezuela at the OAS

Nicaragua Left Without Witnesses

Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest

Israel ex-minister pleads guilty to spying for Iran

Eight-year-old girl dies as Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon hit by extreme winter weather

Balochistan: 10 dead bodies recovered near Quetta buried in hast without identification

Four Baloch youth abducted from Kech and Khuzdar

Who was Robert Burns, where did he live and when is Burns Night?

First ever Doric film festival to shine a light on north-east language

Scotland thanks Andy Murray as he announces his retirement

Nicola Sturgeon set to unveil indyref2 plans soon

COMMUNIQUE: A unity of purpose will hasten Barotseland Independence actualization

Southern Mongolia: School Under Investigation for Displaying Flag of Independent Mongolia