Apr 20, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Strike Continues in Response to Closed Border

Kurds in the northwest of Iran have extended their strike a fifth day, protesting the closure of the border between Iran and northern Iraq. The strike, which has spread to at least seven towns, began on Sunday 15 April 2018 as a response to a closure that began in December 2017. Iran claims the measure began with the request of Iraq to preserve security at the border and attributes the strike to foreign...

Apr 20, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Strike Continues in Response...

Kurds in the northwest of Iran have extended their strike a fifth day, protesting the closure of the border between Iran and northern Iraq. The strike, which has spread to at least seven towns, began on...

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Apr 19, 2018

Sindh: WSC Organises Remembrance Day In Tribute...

In New York on 15 April 2018, UNPO Member the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held a conference to mark the Remembrance Day for all victims resulting from the Sindhi struggle for emancipation. The Sindhi have...

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Apr 19, 2018

Abkhazia: Rejection of Georgian Peace Plan, Parties...

Bilateral relations between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia remain elusive due to the latter still claiming the former as part of its territory. Nevertheless, the Georgian government is starting to...

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Apr 18, 2018

Ahwazi: Long-Term Protests Threaten Governmental...

Over the past few months a lot of protests led by the Ahwazi Arab minority against the discrimination they face as Arabs and Muslim Sunni have taken place in south-western Iran. This long-lasting inequity...

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Apr 18, 2018

Iraqi Turkmen: ITF Candidate for Legislative Elections...

On 15 April 2018, an election candidate was the target of a car bomb attack in Iraq, which resulted in one killed and 11 injured. The assault took place in Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic city, and failed to kill...

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Apr 17, 2018

Gilgit Baltistan: Pakistani Government to Re-Impose...

Several months after abolishing taxes in the region of Gilgit Baltistan, the government of Pakistan is set to make a U-turn on its decision by once again imposing taxation. At the same time, authorities...

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Apr 17, 2018

Batwa: Climate Change to Hit Vulnerable People...

  Over 30 years after their displacement, the Batwa people is still largely landless and many Twas find themselves having to re-create settlements in the forests. The article below highlights the...

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Apr 16, 2018

Tibet: Disappearance of a 60-Year-Old Tibetan...

Lhamo Dolkar, a Tibetan woman, disappeared during a religious pilgrimage to Lhasa after being arrested for an interrogation early in April 2018. Her custody would be related to her visit to a political...

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