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An Activist — And His Native Komi Language — On Trial In A Russian Courtroom
New Caledonia elects first pro-independence majority government in history
Reports: North Korea ignored China, Russia COVID-19 vaccine offers
Austin aims for new tone in first US post-Trump NATO meeting
U.S. Navy ship sails by China-claimed islands in South China Sea
China requiring bloggers to obtain government credentials
Pandemic response adds $24T to global debt, IIF says
Blogger Says She Fled Kyrgyzstan Fearing For Her Safety
Biden speaks to Netanyahu for first time since taking office
Ethiopia’s Tigray region hit by power blackout
Libya celebrates 10 years since the overthrow of Gaddafi
Women with degrees earn the same as men without
Estonian freestyle ski star Kelly Sildaru about her violent father and coach Tõnis Sildaru
Euromaidan “key event of state-building,” states Ukrainian Parliament to repel Russian propagandists
Russia comes for Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea once again
2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest
Hong Kong activist publisher Jimmy Lai denied bail again
NASA Rover Lands On Mars Crater Named After Bosnian Town
Market for edible flowers blossoms in Tunisia
NATO allies plan expansion of Iraq mission, possibly easing US security burden
Greatest female representation ever in current Catalan Parliament
Richard Murphy says Scotland can ‘absolutely’ afford to become independent
Western Sahara activists facing crackdown following Morocco-Israel deal
Basque ethnic identity and collective empowerment are associated with wellbeing
U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against 43 Belarusian Officials
Scotland set to forge closer ties with Nordic nations before indyref2
New Zealand to provide free period products in all schools
House reintroduces bill barring Xinjiang imports over forced Uighur labor
Turkmen Journalist Posts Rare Public Rebuke Of President On YouTube
Belarus Authorities Refuse To Launch Probe Into Protester Killing
The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital
Ethiopia’s regional Tigray forces name conditions for peace with government
Legendary Serbian Singer Balasevic Dies Of Coronavirus
Lebanon appoints new judge to lead Beirut blast investigation
Daughter of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero makes passionate appeal to Belgium over ‘unfair’ trial
Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election
Guatemala Protests to End Violence Against Indigenous Communities
Two Franciscans Denied Entry to Nicaragua “for Denouncing Injustices”
Why the road to rebuilding the transatlantic alliance runs through Athens
The Colour of Pomegranates: One of the most unique films ever made
Freemuse condemns Spanish government for jailing of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél
Yemen: Tribal leaders say Houthis kill 5 from allied tribe
Yazidis’ region is in Turkey and Iran’s crosshairs after genocide
A Song for Change in Cuba Makes Waves
Nicaraguans Migrate to Costa Rica Despite Covid and Barriers
Belarus revolution: Fueled by women, documented by women
37 unique photos to remember the Euromaidan
As Europe celebrates US return to diplomacy with Iran, Washington’s Arab allies fret
Israel’s COVID vaccination pass opens fast track to normal life
Bosniaks Boycott Rerun Vote In Scarred Eastern City Of Srebrenica
Kyrgyz Villagers Losing Patience With State’s Failure To Resolve Border Problems
New levels of militia violence in South Sudan
Mother tongue is the soul of life
International Mother Language Day: Iran and Pakistan are destroying our languages: Hyrbyair Marri
I’m Ready To Face Trial In Hague For Defending Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu
Three Papuan youths killed in torture reprisal by Indonesian military
The cost of celebrating Mother Language Day in Tibet
Pakistan army preparing to escalate its offensives in Balochistan
Nicaraguan MD attacked by Pro-Ortega Bikers
Catalonia: Protests for Pablo Hasel marred by violence and arrests
Libya’s Interior Minister survives assassination attempt
East Timor postpones child sex abuse trial of ex-US priest
Despite Move Away from Dictatorship, Some Doubt Spain’s Democratic Credentials
Dubai’s Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery
Baltics warn EU of Chinese espionage, Russia’s ‘psychological warfare’
Norway museum: Munch wrote ‘madman’ sentence on ‘The Scream’
Western Countries Send Ships to South China Sea in Pushback Against Beijing
Greece: Dozens arrested in clashes over campus security law
Russia’s Putin hosts Belarusian president for talks in Sochi
New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago
Avia.pro: Lukashenka’s plane was not allowed into the sky of Ukraine
Canada calls China’s treatment of Uighurs ‘genocide’ over Trudeau’s objections
Belarusian Athletes Purged For Opposing Lukashenka
Exiled Rwandan opposition figure shot dead in South Africa
Hamas-ruled Gaza launches coronavirus vaccination drive
Kangaroo portrait is Australia’s oldest rock painting
Israel offers compensation to families of missing children
COVID-19 kills former Lebanese militant Anis Naccache
Chinese loans to Latin America plunge as virus strains ties
Merged US Army Europe-Africa command boosts crisis response
Congo faults Rwandan rebels for Italian envoy’s killing
How Will China Avoid Consequences for Its Uyghur Policy?
Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary
EU committee votes to remove Puigdemont’s immunity ahead of final decision in March
EU Envoy warns Tigray crisis ”out of control”
Tsikhanouskaya calls on Belarusians to prepare for Freedom Day
Guinea begins immunization against Ebola resurgence
The day after Georgia gets a new PM, police arrest opposition leader
Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents
Scottish Ukip candidate revels in racism just days after Jo Cox’s murder
World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon
Nicaragua on Civil Liberties Watch List
Puerto Rico rejects key deal with creditors to reduce debt
Jews split over storied charity’s support for settlements
With the boycott over, Qatar tries to reclaim top regional mediator role
Israel sharing some COVID vaccines with Palestinians, Honduras, Czech Republic
Caught in transition: Tunisia’s protests and the threat of repression
Gas to Gaza? The pipeline that might provide a lifeline
New Hong Kong to require district councillors to swear allegiance to gov’t – else election ban
Moldovan Constitutional Court Blocks President’s Effort To Force New Elections
Top 5 moments for YesCymru as the movement celebrates its fifth birthday
Dozens Arrested As Armenian Opposition Protests Again In Capital
Lithuania’s 5G development hampered by Russian military infrastructure
Ethnic Albanians Convicted Of ‘Terrorism’ In Macedonian Murder Retrial
Tallinn to celebrate Estonian Independence Day across the city
Former Serbian Mayor Convicted Over Arson Attack On Journalist’s Home
Lesia Ukrainka’s “laughter through tears” and patriotism despite sorrow: poetic inspiration for a country at war
Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to News
Outlook: China and the Transatlantic Alliance
Why Communist Anti-Corruption Campaigns Never Work
Sami Parliament in Finland agrees more time needed for Truth and Reconciliation Commission preparation
Report says indigenous people make up 21% of murder victims

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February 23

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

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February 22

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

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February 21

February 21: International Mother Language Day