Jun 05, 2019

Taiwan: Solomon Islands to Consider Cutting Diplomatic Ties Following Chinese Pressure

One among 17 countries recognising Taiwan at present, the Solomon Islands might soon decide to switch its allegiance to the People’s Republic of China, most likely influenced by the PRC’s efforts to persuade low-income, aid-dependent countries to give up diplomatic relations with Taiwan in exchange for grant money. The announcement was made by the islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah...

Jun 05, 2019

Taiwan: Solomon Islands to Consider Cutting Diplomatic...

One among 17 countries recognising Taiwan at present, the Solomon Islands might soon decide to switch its allegiance to the People’s Republic of China, most likely influenced by the PRC’s efforts...

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Jun 03, 2019

District of Columbia : US House Oversight Committee...

Since its referendum of November 8th 2016, in which a majority of 86% expressed itself in favor of statehood, the Federal District of Columbia has embarked on a path to become the US’s 51st state....

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Jun 03, 2019

Gilgit-Baltistan: Project to Prevent Floods Enters...

With glacial melting on the rise due to climate change, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Northern Pakistan are threatened by the overflow of glacier lakes. The second phase of the Glacier...

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May 28, 2019

Assyria: Growing Number of Diaspora Reconnecting...

A growing number of Assyrians from diaspora communities are travelling to Iraq in order to reconnect with their ethnic and cultural heritage. Organisations such as GISHRU, who are coordinating such journeys...

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May 28, 2019

Kabylia: Christian Churches Closed by Algerian...

On 22 May 2019, Algerian authorities have shut down a Christian church building and its Bible school. Although a permit for the church had been requested well in advance – which is required by law...

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May 27, 2019

Tibet: US Ambassador Concerned about Chinese Government's...

During a recent visit in the region, the U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad expressed his concerns regarding the situation in Tibet. Invited by the Chinese foreign ministry, he was given the chance to visit...

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May 27, 2019

Crimean Tatars: 75th Anniversary of Deportati...

This week, 75 years ago, Stalin deported the entire Crimean Tatar people from their homeland.  This gross violation of the Tatar’s fundamental rights echoes at present as many of them are imprisoned...

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May 24, 2019

Afrikaners: Activist Speaking Out against Violence...

In South Africa, 51-year-old Annette Kennealy, an activist who spoke out against brutal attacks on the country’s Afrikaners, has been found dead. Attacks targeted against Afrikaners have intensified...

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