East Timor on Friday marked 20 years since a UN-backed vote ended a bloody, decades-long occupation by Indonesian forces and paved the way for it to become an independent nation.
The 2019 teenagers, one for each year, lined up playing the tambourine-like Rapa'i and singing a song that recounts the history of Islam in the southeast Asian country. This year, participants were selected from 140 villages in Aceh province's Blangpidie district to train for weeks for the independence day celebration.
John McDonnell has refused to back down from his position that Labour would not block a second Scottish independence referendum, despite facing a growing backlash from furious party figures.
Let no one be in doubt anymore: Scotland is ready to govern itself. For quite a while back there, with its impressive sounding leader, its belief in fairness and social justice, it just wasn’t ready for the big time. It had even drummed up a normal, likeable
Most nationalist movements wait until they have achieved independence before having a civil war over who runs the country. But Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond have jumped the gun by opening hostilities while Scottish self-determination is still well over the horizon.
I have handled complaints about sexual harassment, abuse and violence about people who I knew, liked and worked well with. I have never, nor would I ever, discuss the case with the accused. Believe me when I say that over the years the accused
Anyone should readily understand why any Scot would be wanting independence just now. As a nation, Scotland rejected Brexit decisively. Just to remind you, the 2016 result was 62 per cent to 38 per cent for Remain – as it happens a much bigger
The flag-hoisting ceremony was also held at the Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day. The ceremony was held in a manner keeping in view the local laws on social gatherings due to COVID-19.
The organisers also bid farewell to Saima Naqvi, Bazm-E-Urdu coordinator, as she is returning back to Pakistan after spending many years in the UAE.