No Country For You Re-Education & Fake Trial Applauded

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

1990 March 11: Day of Re-Establishment of Lithuania’s Independence

1968 March 12: Mauritius Independence Day

2005 March 13: Tunisian National Day of Internet Freedom

1855 March 14: International Circassian Language Day

1801 March 14: Mother Tongue Day in Estonia

2008 March 14: Tibetan Unrest

1848 March 15: Hungarian Revolution of 1848

1988 March 16: Halabja Massacre, Kurdistan

461 March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland

Now Britain’s favorite quiz competition, University Challenge, features Barotseland

Comoros opposition demands electoral reforms

Financial Investments of over 1 Billion Euros Push Baltic States Ahead of Western EU Counterparts in Renewable Energy Targets

Estonia celebrates the independence day

The Last Film in Estonian 100 film programme Sets Opening Record in Estonia

Estonia’s Liberal Opposition Party Declared Winner In General Election

Latvia is emerging Europe’s women’s workplace rights champion

Latvia loses case to suspend indicted ECB official

Language by design: Jonas Jablonskis, linguist on a mission

Lithuania must seek closure of Belarus’ N-plant, president says

New arrest in Equatorial Guinea a year after opposition crackdown

Tensions simmer in restive Togo

Montenegro issues arrest warrant for ex-ruling party ally

The strongest February typhoon on record packs 180 mph gusts, sideswiping Guam

In Kyrgyzstan, If You Want Benefits You Might Have to Pay

U.S. to Send Stolen Assets Back to Kyrgyzstan

After Losing Their Home in Central Africa, an Ancient Tribe Gets a New Start

Katushabe touching Batwa women’s lives through weaving

The Batwa: 25 years after eviction from the forest

Gerber names 15-month-old Hmong American 2019 ‘spokesbaby’

Russia Slides Towards Internal Political Crisis

‘Half-Naked And Barefoot’: Chechens, Ingush Recall 1944 Deportations

Stalin’s Great Crime in the Caucasus

Israel should face justice for unlawful Gaza protest killings: U.N.

How Israel makes Palestinians foreigners in their own land

Palestinian governor of Jerusalem arrested by Israeli forces

Israel Arrests East Jerusalem Palestinians as Temple Mount Tensions Surge

West Bank: Israeli Forces Detain 34 Palestinians, Including a Minor

Sports Minister backs Māori v [Australia’s] Indigenous All Stars league games in New Zealand

Final refugee families to leave Nauru charged $16k for flights to US

First women’s team for Mauritania after Nations Cup success

Unshackled yet far from free, ex-slaves struggle anew in Mauritania

Ahmed Ag Kaedy Was Exiled from Mali for Playing Music. So He Recorded His Album in Portland Instead.

Moroccan Prodigy Receives Support After Criticism over Amazigh Accent

Haftar forces ‘killed civilians’ in Libya attack

Libya’s largest oilfield remains closed

Libyan rivals agree on need for national election – U.N.

China tells foreign envoys its efforts in Xinjiang should be applauded

China has turned Xinjiang into a zone of repression — and a frightening window into the future

Turkey, Britain raise China’s treatment of Uighurs at U.N. rights forum

China Appoints Political ‘Rising Star’ to Oversee Security in Troubled Xinjiang

China presses tough message to diplomats on Xinjiang’s ‘murderous devils’

This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million Muslims

Xinjiang Authorities Grant 24-Hour Releases to Uyghur Detainees For ‘Good Behavior’

Uyghur Community Starts #MeTooUyghur Movement To Find Missing Relatives in China

eSwatini facing “economic crisis” as investment slows, wage bill balloons -finmin

Unvaccinated French boy reintroduces measles to Costa Rica

Costa Rica Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Plan to Fully Decarbonize by 2050

Children taught how to hunt ‘the enemy’ and disperse protests in Russia and occupied Crimea

Crimean left-wing activist arrested, drugged and charged with ‘extremism’

From ‘Not Us’ To ‘Why Hide It?’: How Russia Denied Its Crimea Invasion, Then Admitted It

Day of Crimea’s resistance to Russian occupation marked today

Glazyev tapes debunk Russia’s lies about its annexation of Crimea and undeclared war against Ukraine

Chubarov: Crimean Tatars’ pro-Ukrainian position five years ago helped to preserve Ukraine

Uncomfortable human rights questions silenced on anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Rally against Russia’s occupation of Crimea held outside UN headquarters

Pompeo calls on Russia to return occupied Crimea to Ukraine

‘Crimea Must Be Returned To Ukraine,’ U.S. Tells Russia

Reshat Ametov, and the torture and killings with impunity that Russia brought to Crimea

Ukrainian Archbishop Klyment detained in Russian-occupied Crimea on grotesquely absurd charges

How can Ukraine’s Pension Fund collaborate with Russia against Crimeans forced to flee their homes?

Death Toll Up To 13,000 In Ukraine Conflict, Says UN Rights Office

227 judges who persecuted Maidan activists remain in their posts

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund loses $57 billion

Sweden detains suspected Russian spy

FIFA bans, fines former Papua New Guinea soccer boss Chung

Survivors still contend with the fallout of Papua New Guinea’s earthquake

UN demands inquiry into Indonesian police’s torture of West Papua boy with a snake

WEST PAPUA: ‘Not a big deal’ claim [Indonesia] police, reject UN probe

World Council of Churches shows solidarity with West Papua following visit

Mass arrests over West Papua demos in Indonesian cities

West Papuans systematically marginalised, say Christian churches

West Papua Liberation Army destroys digger in renewed violence

Liberian central bankers arrested after probe into missing millions

Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador

North Korea requests Finnish food aid

Elizabeth Warren says reparations for Native Americans should be ‘part of the conversation’

An Unrecognized American Indian Tribe Offers Elizabeth Warren Membership

Limited Options Available for Many American Indian and Alaska Native Students

FBI raided a 91-year-old missionary’s home and found thousands of stolen Native American bones

Language bill stirring positive emotions in Native communities

Cherokee Nation contributes record $5.7M to 108 school districts

Nation’s first statue for homeless veterans unveiled in Cherokee County

Inuit leaders ask for amendments to language act at committee

Japan’s Ainu recognition bill: What does it mean for Hokkaido’s indigenous people?

‘Empty words’: Rights groups say Japan’s bill recognizing Ainu as indigenous group falls short

Year after adivasi man Madhu’s lynching in Kerala, trial yet to begin

Bellah Community Loses one of its Leading Figures

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Textbooks in Indigenous Languages Reduce School Dropouts

Body of Infant Recovered After Deadly Somalia Attack that Killed at Least 25

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell found guilty of child sex charges

Cornwall prepares for the biggest St Piran’s Day celebrations yet

In Hong Kong, a ‘weaponized’ free press becomes China’s tool of surveillance

Beijing Demands Report From Hong Kong Over Independence Ban

Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonian Slavs

China military plane entered South Korea zone near East Sea

China and Indonesia set to CLASH as tensions over South China Sea ESCALATE

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept Chinese Spy Aircraft

Pompeo assures Philippines of mutual defence

Third Sindhi Literature Festival celebrates the Sufi teachings of peace and tolerance

Deprivation in Sindhi & Baloch cricketers

It’s time terrorism should be tackled effectively, says Baloch activist

Kiyya and Sadu are the Romeo and Juliet in Baloch folklore

Chief Minister congratulates nation on Baloch Culture Day

Embroideries, sheesha work and tassels — Baloch dresses are the most unique in the world

Seven Baloch youth abducted from Karachi, Dera Bugti and Kohlu

‘This is a fake trial,’ says Catalan culture minister

Protests in Barcelona over Spanish king visit to inaugurate Mobile World Congress

‘They can’t be here with us’, Catalan president alludes to Puigdemont cabinet in MWC speech

Catalonia’s ex-president Carles Puigdemont on life ‘on the run’

Catalonia: no fair trial against Cuixart, lawyer

Activist Cuixart in court: ‘The right to vote in Catalonia is achieved by voting’

Judge vetoes use of Catalan in court by Esquerra MP Joan Tardà

Assessment of Catalan trial ‘difficult’ without international observers, say European politicians

MEPs attend trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders

Former minister denies ordering in state police during Catalan independence vote

Spain’s ex-interior minister denies ‘giving any orders’ to police during the referendum

The Catalan Paradox: Writers, Editors, and Translators on the Literature of a Stateless Language

Catalan leaders to challenge detention at European Court of Human Rights

Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Madrid title hopes

Bulgaria is Preparing the Opening of a Consulate in Barcelona

CATALAN exTRIAL: Mariano Rajoy and other former officials testify in Madrid

Roots of Spain’s Crisis: One Word Fought Over at Birth of Constitution

Catalonia Opens Regional Office in Zagreb

Mariano Rajoy says independence referendum in Catalonia didn’t happen

Beyond Independence: Democracy is Real Test in Spain’s Catalonia Trial

Spain’s hostility to Kosovo forces UEFA to move youth games out of Spain

European Parliament authorizes far-right Vox conference on Catalonia

Snap elections officially called as Pedro Sánchez dissolves Spanish parliament

Puigdemont makes surprise visit to European Parliament

Catalan trials reminiscent of comrade Stalin ‘justice’

Somaliland recovery plan drawn up at Cardiff University

U.S. Africa Policy Cannot Afford to Ignore Somaliland

Out of Africa: Why has Somaliland succeeded where Iraqi Kurdistan has failed?

CONIFA Through the Years: Are You Ready for Somaliland 2020?

Berbera–Ethiopia highway set to turn Somaliland into “major regional trading hub”

World Food Programme airlifts food to save lives in Zemio, Central African Republic

Chuuk : vote on Micronesia state breakaway postponed

St David’s Day 2019: Welsh traditions, medieval miracles and how leeks became iconic symbols

Plaid Cymru on course for ‘best ever’ election results – St. David’s Day poll

Kylie Minogue’s Welsh boyfriend posts photo of her cheering Wales to victory against England

David Hasselhoff sent the Welsh this quality video from his LA mansion

Four women poets who will take you on an alternative journey through Welsh history

Jeremy Vine had a Welsh lesson with the largest audience ever live on BBC Radio Two

French Polynesia public prosecutor denies plot to crush pro-independence leader Temaru

France reminded to decolonise New Caledonia

Britain should give ‘colonised’ Chagos Islands back to Mauritius, UN court says

In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats

Kuwait marks 58th national day

Seychelles influential ex-president Albert René dies

Security Council Extends Mandate of Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

Moldova faces political haggling after inconclusive poll

Symbolic turnover opens new chapter for Bangsamoro region

Jeremy Clarkson mocks Scottish independence supporters in latest Grand Tour

40 years on: Never forget how Scotland was cheated out of devolution

Scottish National Party WILL propose a new currency for an independent Scotland

Wee Ginger Dug: Nobody has Brexited before – independence is normal

Public figures should not be afraid to back Yes vote

British Broadcasting Corporation Newsnight fails to invite SNP MPs on show for an entire month

Independence takes centre stage at SNP conference with vote on economic plan

Amid Brexit Strains, Anglo-Irish Relations Are ‘Fraying’

Residents Fear the Return of an Ireland–U.K. Border (in Photos)

28 Women Dragging Suitcases March for Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland

Irish Drivers Will Need Special Insurance to Enter Northern Ireland After Hard Brexit

Irish manufacturing industry stockpiling surges ahead of Brexit

Irish consumer sentiment plummets to 4-year low on eve of Brexit

Irish PM sees Brexit extension to June as ‘very likely’

Brazil’s Bolsonaro praises late Paraguay dictator Stroessner

‘Boycott Rugby World Cup’, former Samoa lock Daniel Leo urges Pacific nations

Presidential election, rape of democracy — Biafra groups

Russia’s TMK eyes gas pipeline construction in Bulgaria

PM Chastanet calls for unity as Saint Lucia celebrates 40 years of independence

Rwanda named most distinctive tourist destination at Chinese travel fair

Huawei seeks solution to Czech security warning, readies legal means – paper

Bangladesh closes door to Rohingya refugees

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres

Drilling for geothermal project expected to commence in April 2019 on Saint Vincent

New Peace Talks in Nicaragua Raise Hopes, But Many Skeptical

To Save Themselves from Sea Level Rise, the Marshall Islands Want to Raise the Land

Slovakia is the worst at drawing EU funds

Tajikistan: Activist Forcibly Returned from Russia

Punjab: Life term for three for ‘waging war against State’, families in the dark

Five Member Committee Demands Release of Political Sikh Prisoners

How Djibouti becomes world class commercial, logistics hub

Serbian Roma children face discrimination in school

Haiti in lockdown after violent protests

Statue of Taiwan Independence leader daubed with red paint

Bahrain activist’s family lose appeal after ‘political reprisal’ jailing

Running From Bahrain’s Dark Side

Spain’s hostility to Kosovo forces UEFA to move youth games

Shingal returnees demand closure of Iraq govt office

ISIS killed my father, took my mother: Traumatized Yezidi children share tragic abduction stories

Germany’s Brandenburg state to take in 60 Yezidi survivors of ISIS: MP

Nobel laureate calls for the rescue of Yezidi captives in Syria

Iraq’s national security adviser in Sinjar to discuss forming unified Yezidi force

Hopes for missing Yazidis dim as Islamic State defeat looms

Could standardizing Kurdish language save it from oblivion?

Iran frees kickboxer after two-week detention for raising Kurdistan flag: report

Erdogan wonders if a region called Kurdistan exists in Turkey

Canada’s Toronto to raise Kurdistan flag on anniversary of Halabja genocide

Syrian Kurds welcome UN report documenting war crimes in Afrin

‘No country for you’ Erdogan tells Kurdish HDP for saying Kurdistan

First Erbil Forum concludes with a focus on the future in the Middle East

Erdogan Threatens to Reverse Local Election Results

Leading Kurdistan Region parties ink deal to ‘expedite KRG formation’

Monumental loss: Azerbaijan and ‘the worst cultural genocide of the 21st century’

European Film Awards held in Iceland for the first time next year

China’s totalitarian regime bans foreigners from Tibet ahead of historical anniversaries

Education is the only way to defend our struggle: Tibetan President

Congressman Jim McGovern joins student activists to ring in Tibetan New Year

Re-education: New Monastery Gulags in Tibet

Toronto police probe online abuse of Tibetan-Canadian student leader accused of offending China

Prominent Tibetan Complex Burnt Amid PRC Row in Arunachal

Month of Women came early … Dalai Lama urges women to take up leadership roles

‘Our tourist vehicle had CCTV, a GPS tracker and a listening device’ – seeing Tibet, under the beady eye of Beijing

Prague mayor to meet Tibetan PM in exile

Lady Gaga Wins Oscars, China Hides it for Meeting Dalai Lama

Nepal Collecting Data on Tibetans to Curb Anti China Activism

Tibetan Parliamentary delegation to go on an official visit to U.K

China’s New Goal in Tibet is to Select the Next Dalai Lama!

Malta leads on cryptoassets regulation while EU ponders

South Sudan peace deal breaking up, church warns

Aruba asks U.S. to lift sanctions affecting refinery financing

Belarus prosecutor demands hefty fine for news chief

Britain to expand ban on Lebanon’s Hezbollah, calling it terrorist group

Serbia Just Got More Russian-Made MiG Fighters as Arms Race With NATO-Member Croatia Escalates

J&K: Police launch massive crackdown on separatist leaders, around 150 detained

Abkhazia and South Ossetia ‘Block’ Transit Agreement Between Russia and Georgia

Russian Envoy Warns Georgia to Expect “Unpleasant Surprises”