Jun 04, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Water Crisis in Qaladze

On Sunday, 3 June 2018, water flowing from the Little Zab river to Kurdistan—a major source of water for the region—was restricted by the Iranian Government. The region’s mayor, Mr Bakir Baiz, indicated that last year’s efforts were not enough in order to stop the reoccurrence of water shortages for the second year in a row. Given the threat of climate change, in conjunction...

Jun 04, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Water Crisis in Qaladze

On Sunday, 3 June 2018, water flowing from the Little Zab river to Kurdistan—a major source of water for the region—was restricted by the Iranian Government. The region’s mayor, Mr Bakir...

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Jun 04, 2018

Taiwan: US Urges China to Account for Massacre...

Today, 4 June 2018, marks the 29th anniversary of China’s brutal squelching of student pro-democracy protests. On this occasion, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, urged China to...

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Jun 01, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Suicide Rates on the Rise

Three people have committed suicide in Iranian Kurdistan this past week, highlighting a growing crisis in a region plagued by a poor economy and severe unemployment.  During the last year there were...

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Jun 01, 2018

Hmong: A History of Relocation

An old video snippet shines a light into the difficult past of a people marked by forced relocation and subject to the whims of more powerful states.  Siding with the United States in the Vietnam...

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May 31, 2018

Tibet: US State Department and Congressman Denounce...

The State Department released its annual international religious freedom Report, in which China is designated as a country of particular concern, given the abuses committed against Uyghur Muslims and Tibetan...

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May 31, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Film Director on Hunger...

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director, was accused of terrorism and sentenced to 20 years of prison in 2015, despite the lack of convincing evidence. He decided to start a hunger strike on 14 May 2018...

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May 30, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Poverty Forces Kolbars into...

Kurdish kolbars, carriers who transport goods across the border on their backs or horsebacks, see themselves forced to smuggle alcohol across the Iranian border during the holy month of Ramadan. Border...

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May 29, 2018

Khmer-Krom: Cession of Kampuchea-Krom To Be Commemorated...

On the occasion of the anniversary of the cession of the disputed Kampuchea-Krom land to Vietnam in 1949, nearly 2000 Buddhist monks will gather to commemorate one of the key events that led to a long-lasting...

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