Tibetan Graduates Edged Out by Chinese Competitors for Jobs in Tibet. China closes Tibet to foreigners again.

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

2014 February 27: Russia’s annexation of Crimea

1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day

1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales

March 2: Baloch Culture Day

1878 March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria

March 5: St Piran’s Day, Cornwall national day

1991 March 5: Kurdish National Uprising in Iraq

1957 March 6: Ghana, 1st sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule

1944 March 8: Mass deportation of the Balkars by Stalin’s Soviet Union

1959 March 10: Tibetan National Uprising Day

How the Declaration of Korean Independence spread overseas

Almost 100 Jewish graves desecrated hours before French march against ‘unprecedented’ anti-Semitism surge

SwiftKey Beta v7.2.4.20 adds Karakalpak language support

Pacific language weeks celebrate national asset

Doric at the centre of new documentary made by Aberdeen University

Serbia and Kosovo Prepare to Lay Wartime Disputes to Rest

Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church’s independence

Guinea-Bissau to hold delayed elections

U.N. reports mass rape, killings, torture in South Sudan, seeks oil scrutiny

Tauranga woman quizzed over Māori name disappointed by landlord prejudice

Morocco looks to French as language of economic success

The Muslim World Looks On as China Persecutes Its Muslims

American Firm, Citing Ethics Code, Won’t Sell Genetic Sequencers in Xinjiang

British Muslims Rally to the Uyghur Cause

Wary of Xinjiang backlash, China invites waves of diplomats to visit

China Spiriting Uyghur Detainees Away From Xinjiang to Prisons in Inner Mongolia, Sichuan

Venezuela’s opposition ambassador takes control of embassy in Costa Rica

Suriname’s president fires central bank governor

Slovaks protest lack of progress one year since journalist’s murder

Over 130 Crimean Tatars persecuted by Russia’s FSB since occupation of Crimea

33 European states call on UN members to consider non-recognition measures against Russia for Crimea

If Russia retains veto right at UNSC, organization to become dysfunctional – Crimean Tatar leader

Counter-terrorism operation regime imposed in Dagestan’s Derbent District

Chechen land grab: Dagestan weary of losing territory to Kadyrov’s territorial ambitions

Dagestani blogger arrested in Moscow

Resettlement of Lezgins Complicates Azerbaijan’s and Russia’s Relations With Ethnic Minorities

Papuans plan to boycott Indonesian elections, say independence activists

United Nations experts condemn human rights abuse and racism in West Papua

UN demands probe into Indonesian treatment of Papuans

Albanian opposition in mass resignation move to demand fresh elections

Is Ethiopia mediating a deal between Somalia and Somaliland?

Withdrawal of 1 000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

Ethiopia and Djibouti sign deal to build gas pipeline

Hong Kong’s ban on pro-independence National Party upheld, as gov’t rejects appeal

News outlet HK01 blacklists pro-Hong Kong independence groups from ad deals and partnerships

Greenland in 360°

Faroe Islands to close for big clean-up in April – but volunteers can stay for free

Life after Castro unrelenting for Cuban artists ahead of ‘sham’ referendum

Former foreign minister Romeva: ‘No international treaty prohibits self-determination’

Barcelona mayor to avoid Spanish king reception during MWC

MEPs condemn ‘unequal treatment’ as European Parliament blocks Catalan conference but allows far-right Spanish event

Catalan presidents critical of European Parliament’s conference refusal

Barcelona mayor and European Greens’ head support prosecuted Catalan independence leaders

Pro-independence leaders organise mass strike in Catalonia

Thousands march against Catalan trial during general strike

Police arrest four in Catalonia amid general strike in Spain

Spanish police clash with striking protesters in Catalonia

Celtic fans injured in Valencia after Spanish police attacks: police became violent after seeing Catalan flag

International observers critical of Catalan independence court case

Spain uses Constitutional Court systematically as political tool to suspend all initiatives by Catalan parliament

Catalan government considering legal action over digital repression by Spain

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

We are defending democracy, says Catalan Parliament president

Jailed Catalan leader tops pro-independence coalition’s election list

Equatorial Guinea joins Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative

Vietnamese Intellectuals Call On Trump For Support in South China Sea Dispute

Three Nicaragua Farmers Leaders Given 216, 210 and 159 Years in Prison for Protests against Daniel Ortega

Loan of $100 million from Taiwan gives lifeline to Nicaragua’s Ortega

Premier Su won’t sign independence referendum as ‘Taiwan is already independent’

“If it’s Taiwan today, people should ask who’s next?” asks Taiwan president facing aggressive Beijing

Retired Japanese general predicts China will invade Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045

Balochistan: Four abducted from Kech and Gwadar

Haiti police fire rubber pellets at mourners as protests resume

Hezbollah hits back at U.S. criticism of its role in Lebanon

Lithuania arrests eight top judges in anti-corruption crackdown

Suicide rates among Baltic youngsters are the highest in Europe

Tuvalu dismisses Australian offer of citizenship for fisheries

Vote on Micronesia state breakaway postponed

Wales to expand its number of Welsh-speaking nurseries

Security chief in south Libya town assassinated

US 2019 Budget Bill Increases Financial Aid to Georgia

Armenia, Georgia Renew Military Cooperation Program

MFAs of Artsakh and South Ossetia sign cooperation agreement

Moldova opposition election candidates: We’re being poisoned

Moldova president says country needs Russia

Scotland: BBC contacts Unionists for new debate show – but not Yes groups

Tajik Opposition Figure Arrested After Return From Self-Imposed Exile

Hungary accepts hundreds of Venezuelans with Hungarian ancestry

Oil Spill From Shipwreck Threatens Solomon Islands’ World Heritage Site

Samoa arrested blogger ‘King Faipopo’ accused of defaming prime minister

Jordan MPs demand expulsion of Israeli envoy over Al-Aqsa dispute

How the mood is shifting in favour of Palestine

Even if Rwanda didn’t exist, Burundi’s issues will persist – Kagame

Guaido says he’s trying to freeze Venezuelan accounts in Switzerland

Aboriginal foster parents needed to help increasing number of Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care

‘They want to kick me out’: Aboriginal man faces deportation to New Zealand

Tasmanian land returned to the Aboriginal community for the first time in 14 years

When conservation provides a cover for anti-Indigenous sentiments

Farming is not Poverty, it is Fundamental for our Future

Brazil sees growing wave of anti-indigenous threats, reserve invasions

Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman defends her people’s rights from Bolsonaro

Brazil wants to legalize agribusiness leasing of indigenous lands

How Development Excludes Adivasi Peoples

India orders ‘staggering’ eviction of 1 million indigenous people. Some environmentalists are cheering.

Mexico’s indigenous languages at risk of disappearing

About 60,000 residents in the Navajo Nation don’t have power

Canada’s Liberals promise $638M for urban Indigenous housing

Inuit leaders say staying priest’s sex charges will traumatize victims again

Japan Recognizes Ainu

Japan’s new policy on the Ainu is misleading

Goodbye to the godfather of Lesotho politics

Marshall Islands consider radical measures to survive rising sea levels

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

As Police Brutalities Grow in Punjab, Sikh Activst Disrupts BBC Live Show in Protest

Halfway into term, Duterte delivers on Bangsamoro promise

Two cheers for the European Parliament Roma Resolution

Hundreds of Thousands of Rohingya Refugees at Risk From Looming Cyclones

Rohingya: killings should remind all nations of their responsibility to protect victims of mass atrocity crimes

For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

ISIS bride Shamima Begum still SUPPORTS rape and murder of Yazidi sex slaves

The Joke and the Humour: Russia expands their ethnic cleansing effort to Ireland

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won’t need

Basque Country Steps up as international climate leader

Turkmenistan looks to gas expansion

UN eyes second round of Western Sahara talks in March

43 Years of the Moroccan genocide in UM-dreiga, a crime against humanity still unpunished

Moroccan occupation forces intervene against Saharawi demonstrators in the occupied capital Aaiun

Turkey holds hundreds over alleged ties to Kurdish militants

US threatens to abandon Kurdish-led SDF if they work with Assad

Syrian Kurds call on EU countries to help create safe zone in Syria

Iraqi Kurdistan elects first ever female parliament speaker

Turkish authorities remove multilingual signboard in Kurdish city

Between Erdogan and the Ayatollahs, These Women Lead the Kurdish Battle for Freedom

Syrian regime rejects autonomy for Kurds: Assad Advisor

Kurdish parties show solidarity ahead of Turkish elections

US to keep 200 troops in Syria, paving way for international force in safe zone

Iraq forms Joint Operations Command in Kirkuk without Peshmerga

Swiss army officer that fought ISIS barely avoids jail time

Turkey blocks Kurdish politician’s mayoral bid in Batman city

Kurdish PhD student establishes language course at University of Pennsylvania

Kashmir: India-Pakistan tensions flare as more soldiers are killed in gun battle

Tibetans Punished for Teaching Their Own Language by China’s Communist Regime

Banned 1954 Czech documentary on Tibet returns to cinemas

A Tibetan-Canadian student was attacked online after winning student council elections. She thinks Beijing is to blame.

Trump’s US Government Approves $17 Million Funding for Tibetans

China closes Tibet to foreigners over 60th anniversary of uprising and 2008 unrest

There Will be a Sunny Day for Tibet Soon Says Dalai Lama

Tibetan Translation of Guide to Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities Released on International Mother Language Day

Tibetan Graduates Edged Out by Chinese Competitors for Jobs in Tibet

New Caledonia anti-independence parties join forces

Iceland to let more than 2,000 whales be killed within the next five years

Aberdeen to twin with Guyana capital city

Guyana hopes oil will bring wealth – not corruption and crisis

Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup

Lessons from Jamaica for small countries with big debts

President Vladimir Putin’s terrifying ‘retirement’ plan: Forcing a ‘unification’ with Belarus

Belarus to respond jointly with Russia if intermediate-range missiles deployed in Europe

The chilly feeling around Sweden’s struggling krona

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering