Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number of mayors who have been dismissed after being elected earlier this year. [Source]
The Canadian province of British Columbia's legislature unanimously has approved a bill to implement a U.N. agreement on the rights of indigenous peoples which would formally allow them a say in matters affecting their rights.
The Canadian province of British Columbia took its first step on Thursday toward implementing the landmark U.N. agreement on the rights of indigenous peoples, which provides a legal framework for governments' relationship with indigenous peoples, including formally given them a say in matters affecting their rights.
Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against an opposition-run state for infringing on an indigenous tribe's land rights by handing out licenses to plantation companies to cut down timber, the first such action by a sitting government.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The first congress of Syrian peoples will be held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on Nov. 18, the RIA news agency cited a source close to the Astana peace talks on Syria as saying on Tuesday.