Politics & Diplomacy

May 08, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: MPs Threaten Resignation Over Border Closure While Iran Disbands Internet in Protesting City

15 Kurdish members of the Iranian Parliament are threatening resignation over the continued closure of unofficial border crossings between Iran and Iraq that has increased the prices of goods and financial difficulties of many families in the northwest of Iran.  The ministers claim that if the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani does not approach Parliament with their demands they will gather petitions...

May 08, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: MPs Threaten Resignation Over...

15 Kurdish members of the Iranian Parliament are threatening resignation over the continued closure of unofficial border crossings between Iran and Iraq that has increased the prices of goods and financial...

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May 07, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UNPFII Urges Respect of...

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord was seen as a landmark step towards peace and reconciliation between the Bangladeshi government and the varied indigenous  peoples of the CHT. Yet its implementation...

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May 04, 2018

Taiwan: 57 Italian Senators Submit Written Question...

On 2 May 2018, 57 Italian Senators submitted a written question directed to the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Health, regarding Taiwan’s membership to the World...

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May 01, 2018

Taiwan: Dominican Republic Bows to Chinese Pressure...

The Dominican Republic has joined the growing list of countries who have ditched diplomacy with Taiwan following diplomatic pressure by China.  This leaves Taiwan with just 19 diplomatic allies, many...

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Apr 27, 2018

2,000 March for Freedom of the Uyghurs in Large-Scale...

On 27 April 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and its Member organisation the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) held a protest march in Brussels, Belgium to demand that China release...

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Apr 23, 2018

Ogaden: Canadian Citizen returns home to Toronto...

Bashir Makhtal was finally reunited with his family on 21 April 2018 in Toronto, Canada after 11 years of incarceration in an Ethiopian prison. In 2009 Makhtal was sentenced to life imprisonment after...

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Apr 14, 2018

UNPO Participates in UNPFII 2018 Session

From 16-27 April 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), represented by several of its Members as well as its Secretariat, takes part in the 17th Session of the United Nations...

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Apr 13, 2018

Ethiopia: New Prime Minister Closes Ill-Famed...

The infamous Maekelawi Prison, a detention center and police station in Addis Ababa, has been closed following Abiy Ahmed‘s instatement as the new Ethiopian Prime Minister. Although officials have...

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