Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo cooperated even before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo

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

1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day

2004 February 1: Erbil bombings, Kurdistan

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling amid tensions between countries

Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

Teens in Make America Great Again hats taunted a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial

Native American life front and center in DC with historic march

Trump invokes one of the worst Native American massacres to mock Elizabeth Warren

Disturbing racist note left on elderly Aboriginal woman’s car

Indigenous youth suicide at crisis point

First Native American woman elected to Washington State House wears traditional regalia at swearing-in

Alfred Newman, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 94

New leader of Navajo Nation delivers message of hope, change

Native writers craft “Molly of Denali” kids TV character

Adivasi Lives Don’t Matter

In Chhattisgarh, Adivasi man’s dubious arrest shows police excesses continue under Congress rule

Palestine assumes chairmanship of G77, UN’s largest bloc

Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

Biggest overhaul of how Welsh is taught in schools announced

Times criticised for ‘should the Welsh language be taught?’ poll

Why support for Welsh Independence could hit 40% by 2020

Norway is getting its first non-socialist majority government since 1985

Russian Justice Ministry calls for ‘brave’ Crimean lawyer’s expulsion from Bar Association – media

Russia caused one death to try to discredit Crimean Tatars and is now risking new fatalities

Crimea may have same future as “Baltic States in Soviet Union”

Charges against Crimean Tatar activist dropped after he was tortured and jailed for six months

Russia brings mass prosecutions of believers to occupied Crimea

5-year sentence demanded in Russia’s “safari hunt of Muslims” in occupied Crimea

Russia mulls fines for country’s maps without Crimea

Film Based on Holodomor Added to Berlin Film Festival Lineup

Russian court extends detention of Ukrainian sailors until April 24

Russian proxy ‘Luhansk republic’ seizes another woman hostage

Russia seizes bus driver and forces him to ‘confess’ to spying for Ukraine

10-year ‘sentence’ for Ukrainian hostage who openly rejected Russian ‘defence’ of Donbas

Putin agrees to allow access of French, German experts to Kerch Strait area

Russia deploys nuclear-capable ballistic missile launchers near Ukraine border

Russia Says Ukraine May No Longer Be a Country Soon

The West’s failure in 1991 must not be repeated now

Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo cooperated closely even before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Maghreb Countries Celebrate Amazigh New Year 2,969

Morocco’s Amazigh want their new year to become official holiday

Algeria: Arab-Amazigh Dispute over Using Arabic Alphabet for Berber Languages

Gunmen kill more than 30 Tuaregs in ongoing Mali violence

HONG KONG: Looking Back on a Rough 2018 for ‘One Country, Two Systems’

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

Donald Trump warns Turkey of economic devastation if Kurdish forces attacked

Turkey demands life imprisonment for US Consulate employee

Residents of Christian towns in Iraq face another displacement

Search continues for 3,117 Yezidis still missing

Trial starts for Pole accused of links to Papuan rebels

Solomons emphasises diplomacy with Indonesia on Papua

Lawyers in Indonesia launch legal action against last month’s arrest of 3 members of West Papua National Committee

A New Russian View of Ethic Minorities

Deaths and detentions in ‘new wave of persecution’ in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

Renewed gay purge in Chechnya places spotlight on the UFC’s concerning links to Ramzan Kadyrov

Is Chechnya Putin’s blueprint for Syria?

Border Dispute Between Chechnya and Ingushetia Threatens Regional Stability

Ingushetia’s military policemen escorted to Syria

Russian servicemen hold drills in Tuva Region mountains

Under the surface of Russia’s Arctic super-region is a looming disaster

Indigenous languages video tutorials will be released in Yakutia

Georgians, God, and Grapes: Life In South Ossetia

Georgia’s Breakaway Regions: Should We “Forget” about Them?

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin: Time for an Irish Language Act

‘Derry not in Ireland’ award nominee told

Ireland readies ‘mega’ no-deal Brexit legislation package

Irish economy ‘resilient enough’ to withstand bumps of hard Brexit

Economic assimilation of the Famine Irish in America

Ireland loaded with experience for Six Nations defence

World Bank promises better internet for Tuvalu

Fate of ETA prisoners divides Spain

Idaho’s rich past impossible to examine without recognizing Basque culture

Czech martyr Jan Palach’s enduring legacy, 50 years after his self-immolation

Czechs mark 50 years since Jan Palach’s self-immolation over crushing of Prague Spring

Flames Of Protest: The Wave Of Self-Immolations Against Soviet Tanks

China escalates its military capability in Tibet

Even Tibetan Medicine being taught only in Mandarin Chinese

A senior monk from Tibet calls for resumption of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue

Dramatic increase in Tibetan youths volunteering across CTA

Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project

25 Tibetans Sentenced in Central Tibet in 2018 for “Inciting Separatism”

China uses nationwide anti-crime campaign to denounce Dalai Lama sympathizers

Dalai Lama Advises Tibetans to Uphold Tibetan Culture and Values

Tibetans Forced to Prostrate to Xi Jinping Pictures: Religious Repression in Tibet Accelerates

Catalan president rejects Spanish budget yet again over independence referendum refusal

‘Voting can never be a crime, we are democrats and pacifists,’ say jailed leaders in statement of defense

Jailed Catalan leaders request five international observers to attend their trial

Barcelona’s airport reaches all-time best 50m passengers in 2018

Cuixart denounces ‘suspension of rights’ to ‘protect’ Spanish unity in statement of defense

Catalonia and California strengthen business ties

Quim Torra in the US asks for “international mediation that allows Catalans to exercise self-determination”

King Felipe, Puigdemont, and Rajoy among proposed witnesses for independence trial

Two pro-independence mayors arrested over ‘public disorder’ offenses

Carme Forcadell accuses Spanish court of acting ‘politically’ ahead of independence trial

What will defendants in the independence trial argue?

Jordi Alba, winner of Catalan sportsman of the year award

Why focus on Catalonia? Congress must prioritize human rights and democratic values in 2019

Torra warns Catalonia faces ‘gravest’ threat since Franco’s death

The Spanish police “continues to act in the same way it did under the Franco regime,” says CUP MP Maria Sirvent

Spanish police arrest 16 in connection with pro-independence protests

Democrat and Republican US congressmen meet with Catalan president

Catalan and Spanish governments consider opening new spaces for dialogue

Court reopens case of Puigdemont’s traveling companions at time of his arrest

What is La Masia? Barcelona’s famous youth academy & the star players it produced

Jailed former minister Romeva: ‘I won’t declare myself innocent; I’ll deny having committed a crime’

Catalan minister: “If the death penalty were in force, they would be asking for our execution”

Spanish region’s call for direct rule in Catalonia roundly rejected

Lawyers rubbish legal grounds for Catalan indy trials

Jailed Catalan politicians see independence trial as “opportunity” to reveal truth

Catalan PEN association denounces detention of Cuixart and Sànchez

Ahead of Catalan trial, Òmnium accuses Spain of “violating fundamental rights”

Kosovars Remember 1999 Racak Massacre

Beset by protests, Serb leader stages lavish reception for Putin

Russia, Serbia sign nuclear cooperation agreement

Putin accuses Kosovo of stirring tensions by setting up its own army

Breakaway Moldova Region to Open ‘Embassy’ in Russia

Ahead Of Election, U.S. Calls On Moldova To Ensure Free, Fair Process

‘Counter-Extremism’ in Xinjiang: Understanding China’s Community-Focused Counter-Terrorism Tactics

U.S.: Lawmakers to Introduce Bill To Protect Uighur Minority in China

A New Dystopian Reality Grips Xinjiang

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Uyghur Aspiring Professional Footballer in ‘Political Re-education Camp’

Why the West won’t act on China’s Uighur crisis

Russian ambassador sparks backlash with suggestion Guinea change constitution

Qatar triumphs over Saudi Arabia in ‘blockade derby’ at Asian Cup

Panama paints ‘wall against racism’ to welcome pope

Welcome to Jamaica, Home of the World’s Best-Performing Stock Market

South Sudan pursues fragile peace, but people remain wary

Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Is Turkmenistan Being Pulled Into Russia’s Orbit?

New migrant caravan leaves Honduras as US extends border troop deployment until September

Honduran officials threaten prison time for migrant parents who travel illegally with minors

Togo: Government to soon start biometric census of the population

Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China

Toto’s ‘Africa’ to play ‘for eternity’ in Namibia desert

World’s Longest Bridge Nears Completion in Kuwait

Montenegro: Investigative journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

Putin Names New Central African Republic Envoy as Ties Deepen

The Bahamas’ iconic conch could soon disappear

Sierra Leone faces a culture of rape

Guyanese MP flees to Toronto after receiving death threats for voting against his own government

Mauritania: Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech

Will Russia Save Ortega in Nicaragua?

Nicaragua paper runs blank front page in protest of Ortega government

Equatorial Guinea supports entrepreneurs with one-stop shop

Lithuania’s top court orders recognition of same-sex gay spouses

Baltic states report highest share of pensioners at poverty risk in EU

Cigarette smuggling from Belarus to Lithuania almost doubled in 2018

Stoicescu: Russia seeks integration in Estonia in words alone

Two Domestic Films Top 2018 Box Office in Lithuania

Latvian Diaspora’s Involvement in the Latvian State Independence Renewal Processes 1989–1991

Litvaks, Jews in Lithuania and antisemitism

Latvia marks day of Barricades

Latvia to continue to maintain sanctions against Russia until Russia begins to observe international law

Gabon President Bongo back home a week after failed coup

Mass student protests bring down Albania’s science minister

How the United States Can Support Armenia’s Fledgling Democracy

UN Investigating Brutal November Massacre in Haiti

Barbados will lag region in 2019

US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

El Salvador police: gangs step up killings before election

Tunisia: Socioeconomic injustice persists 8 years after uprising

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

U.S. considering allowing lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated properties

Ethiopia says launches offensive against Oromo rebels

Climate change is rotting away Greenland’s cultural heritage

Kyrgyz police disperse anti-Chinese rally

Lofven tears up Sweden’s political landscape to retain power

Barotseland mourns as she remembers her nationals massacred on 14th January 2011 by Zambian state agents

Litunga reluctantly accepts Zambian security escort as he retreats to his Winter Palace

The Baloch need a helping hand

Balochistan: Pakistan forces abducted 11 persons in two days

Sindhis Demand Independence From Pakistan on GM Syed’s Birthday

Lawmaker wants to replace Presidents Day with Hawaiian Independence Day

YouGov poll suggests major swing to Scottish National Party

Delay indyref2 and risk another lost generation of Scots

Scottish Government received just two complaints about Gaelic road signs