Will Syrian Kurds Be Saved from Catasrophe?

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day

1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang

1917 February 6: Sami National Day

1840 February 6: Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand

1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day

1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day

1913 February 13: Tibetan Independence Day

2011 February 14: Day of Rage (Bahrain)

1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia

1918 Fabruary 16: Lithuania Independence Day

2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day

2003 February 20: Spanish police close the only Basque language newspaper

2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

1944 February 23: Aardakh a.k.a. Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) to Central Asia

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day

19-year-old local goes missing following security officials’ visit in Dagestan

Revision of French Polynesia’s autonomy approved in spite of independist opposition

Macron heralds setback for Tahitian dancing UNESCO world heritage application

Macron blames monopolies for high cost of living in French territories

Bangsamoro plebiscite as it happened on the ground

Battling for Hmong heritage in Vietnam

Blackface in Friesland: Protesters target “Sinterklaas’s brother”

Libya’s Amazigh Supreme Council condemns fighting in the south, urges UN to act

Rights campaigners seek U.N. probe on China’s Xinjiang camps

Uyghurs Demand an End to Mass Incarcerations Ahead of 22nd Anniversary of Ghulja Massacre

Chinese Officials Force Muslims to Drink, Eat Pork At Festival

China Secretly Transferring Uyghur Detainees From Xinjiang to Shaanxi, Gansu Province Prisons

Japan protests Chinese development work in East China Sea gas field

Moldova’s pro-Russian president might have his own government soon

Russia Looks to Strike at Ukraine’s South Again?

Russia makes its law retroactive in order to jail abducted Ukrainian soldier

Ukraine shudders as Putin promises to ‘defend’ Ukrainian believers

Russian propagandist Kiselyov’s nephew jailed in Germany for terrorism in Donbas

Yanukovych removed from Interpol’s wanted list

Ukrainian parliament bans Russian citizens as election observers in Ukraine

Ukrainian Parliament Passes Constitutional Amendment To Reflect EU, NATO Aspirations

Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea jailed for much longer than murderers

France, Germany compromise on Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline

Russia-occupied Crimea’s de facto authorities want to close cathedral of new Ukrainian church

YouTube collaborates with Russia to censor video about imprisoned Crimean Tatar human rights activist Kuku

First int’l human rights mission since occupation reports on how Russia crushes opposition in Crimea

OSCE reports silent about Russia’s illegal “elections” in occupied Crimea

Tracing the outlines of a Basque homeland

Hawaiian Recognition Day, new state holiday proposed

Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition

Youth Arrested for Liking Facebook Post Supporting Khalistan; Forced to Tender Written Apology and Deactivate Facebook Account

Three Sikh Youths Sentenced to Life Just for Possessing Printed Material About Sikh Martyrs

Tokelau leader sees merit in establishing High Court

Swiss prosecutors end money-laundering probe against Equatorial Guinea leader’s son

Vanuatu refuses to back down on West Papua

West Papua: 1.8 million signatures can’t be wrong

Solomon Islands Kadere Party speaks of continued support for West Papua

Human Rights Watch asks Indonesia to free 3 Papuan Activists

War in West Papua

Sindhis in Pakistan demand separate homeland

Balochistan: Bullet-ridden dead body found in Kharan, three abducted from Khuzdar

2019 Nigeria Elections: Buratai Orders Clamp Down On Biafra Supporters

Finland basic income trial ‘increased well-being but not employment’

China and Taiwan clash in Lunar New Year military propaganda videos

Central African Republic reaches peace deal with armed groups

Sierra Leone’s president declares rape a ‘national emergency’

How one single mother in Burundi started helping women like her

Russia training for large-scale war – Swedish experts

Estonian PM: Eastern Partnership has to be ambitious

French air strikes ‘repel incursion into Chad from Libya’

US to cut aid to Cameroon due to alleged human rights violations

British football fan arrested for wearing Qatar shirt in UAE

One of the organisers of the For a Decent Slovakia gatherings intimidated

Macedonia signs accord to join NATO despite Russian misgivings

Greek parliament approves Macedonia’s NATO accession

Number of Political Prisoners in Nicaragua Rises to 767

A Pedophile Doctor Drew Suspicions for 21 Years. No One Stopped Him.

Study finds a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority youth in the US

Japan’s Ainu connect with fellow indigenous group in Aleutians

Brazil’s indigenous lands under threat

Support services to be provided in Gaelic for young people in Scotland

Meet Irma Alvarez Ccoscco, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 4-10, 2019

Translator of Bible into Belarusian language Vasil Syomukha dies at 83

Inuit leaders gather in New York for launch of UN’s year of Indigenous languages

Utah dedicates a day in August to the Navajo Code Talkers, whose top-secret transmissions “saved thousands of lives” in World War II

Local movie-watching in Latvia tripled in 2018

World’s first Irish-language porn magazine released

Plaid Cymru are about to make a grave error that will put Welsh-speaking communities at risk

Journalism is rooted in Indigenous communities

‘Situation dire’: Aboriginal child suicide inquest lays bare intergenerational trauma

Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3 billion lithium projects

Hungary Holding Back On Vote On Extending Belarus Arms Embargo

Belarus urges Lithuanian politicians to adopt more peaceful attitude

European Parliament approves EU-Moroccan trade deal, ignoring Western Sahara Indigenous protections

Turkey Slams France Over Armenian-Genocide-Commemoration Day

Ireland resisting UK attempts for bilateral border talks

Senior MEP warns that Irish Republic could sue UK over no-deal Brexit

EU ready to assist Ireland in no-deal Brexit scenario -Juncker

For children and babies, the pollution in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar can prove fatal

Bosnia’s sole female coppersmith keeps flame burning for dwindling art

Pacific paradise in peril: tourism resort threatens Palau shorebird haven

Thousands protest to demand Haitian president’s ouster

Seychelles Research Journal provides new platform for studies conducted in island nation

Seychelles 1st African country to host World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

Roads to peace: EU supports reconnecting Eritrea and Ethiopia

Pope Francis’s mass in the United Arab Emirates was historic — and complicated

Plaid Cymru are about to make a grave error that will put Welsh-speaking communities at risk

China struggling to keep Communist members in Tibet religion-free

Tibetans are inspired by South Africa, Tibetan president

Pro-Tibet groups targeted with ExileRAT in spy campaign

Tibet Ranked Worst Freedom in the World 2019 With Syria

2019 Tibet House Benefit: Primal Screams, Feedback and a Bowie Cover

Chinese Restrictions Hamper Tibetan New Year Celebrations

How Radio Luxembourg ruled the airwaves

Syrian Kurdish Leader Asks U.S. to Save Her People From ‘Catastrophe’

Kurdish-led forces ready for push on last ISIS pocket

Kurdistan and Iran to exchange prisoners on Monday

Kurdish lawyer likely killed by Turkish police: Investigation

Erdogan tells Turkish voters to worry about price of bullets, not food

After surviving IS, Yazidi women ask to go home

Protesters throw feces at Catalan courtrooms in protest of “fake trials”

Spain will seek “vengeance” rather than justice in Catalan trial, says Puigdemont

Artur Mas, Joana Ortega and Irene Rigau punished for organising Catalan independence vote in 2014

Demonstrations supporting Catalan independence called in over 20 European cities

General strike coinciding with independence trial called in Catalonia for February 21

Rally against Catalan trial called for March 16 in Madrid

Parliament speaker: Catalan leaders to be tried for their ‘ideas’

CUP calls for ‘permanent mobilization’ ahead of Catalan independence trial

Spain suspends talks with Catalan government

Catalan government accuses Spain of ‘breaking off talks’ and ‘giving in to far-right pressure’

Jordi Cuixart: Catalan trials will judge Spanish democracy

Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash linked to ex-president

Germans for Scottish Independence to march ahead of Brexit

First Minister puts forward Scottish independence case in Georgetown University speech

Sick Unionist trolls target 17-year-old independence campaigner

Scotland must realise the Labour Party can’t save us

Angus Robertson stresses role of Brexit in boosting Yes vote

Unionist reaction shows Progress Scotland is a gamechanger

‘Delaying indyref2 will make it more difficult for Scotland to stay in the EU’

First edition of world’s largest cycling event to be staged in Scotland

Angus Robertson: Progress Scotland will help win independence

Indian diplomats at work, UK officials skip Pakistan’s London event on Kashmir

Third Skripal Suspect Linked to 2015 Bulgaria Poisoning