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Lunar New Year traditions evolve in the Asian diaspora – NPR

| February 3, 2022

Members of the Scottish Chinese community take part in Edinburgh Chinese New Year Festival on Monday in Scotland. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become one of the largest celebrations of its kind in Scotland

The passion of the Greek diaspora for their homeland – Kathimerini English Edition

| February 3, 2022

Last years bicentennial celebrations of the Greek Revolution of 1821 spotlighted the passion of the Greek diaspora for their homeland. The celebrations revealed that the contemporary Greek diaspora has a global presence and an overarching international influence.

Bartlett Targets Diaspora with ‘Rediscover Jamaica’ Campaign – The Washington Informer

| February 3, 2022

Jamaicas Ministry of Tourism along with hoteliers in Jamaica have partnered to launch a Rediscover Jamaica campaign as an initiative to encourage domestic tourism. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett told members of the diaspora on January 27 that this serves as one of several other innovative strategies that tourism stakeholders are implementing and which will keep the occupancy levels buoyant

Start your day here: Lunar New Year in the Asian diaspora – NPR

| February 3, 2022

Good morning, Here are the top stories we're following today: Year of the Tiger: Today is the beginning of the Lunar New Year, one of the most important festivals in many Asian countries and the Asian diaspora. Here's a look at how families celebrate

IEBC Kicks Off Diaspora Voter Registration in Canada and UAE – Mwakilishi.com

| February 3, 2022

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has kicked off diaspora voter registration in Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the two countries. IEBC Chairman Wafula Cahebukati says the listing exercise in the two countries will go on for 15 days beginning February 1st.

After abandoning Artsakh, Pashinyan now gives up the Armenian cause – Armenian Weekly

| February 3, 2022

The online press conference of Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, January 24, 2022 It is simply amazing that every time PM Nikol Pashinyan opens his mouth, he makes a new and bigger blunder. To be convinced of this, all one has to do is follow his speeches, press conferences, contradictory statements in the National Assembly, Facebook postings, flawed decisions and unqualified nominations. To make matters worse, he does not seem to learn from his errors

Kibita Yosef, you are our brother – The Jewish Standard

| February 3, 2022

Twenty years ago, in February 2002, I was privileged to travel to Uganda as a member of a bet din a rabbinic court charged with overseeing the formal conversion of the Abayudaya community to Judaism. Now, Kibita Yosef, one of the young men I was honored to help convert, who has made aliyah and has chosen to live his life in the homeland of the Jewish people, is facing deportation because the chief rabbinate refuses to recognize that conversion

United Methodist Women’s "Faith Talks" Podcast to Highlight Black Women Across the Diaspora in Honor of Black History Month -…

| February 3, 2022

NEW YORK United Methodist Women, the largest denominational organization for women, today announced a special podcast episode on Black History Month. Through its Faith Talks podcast, the organization will highlight Black women across the diaspora, detailing their struggles and victories.

Pashinyan, Pan-Turkism and Normalization with Turkey – Armenian Weekly

| February 3, 2022

2009 protest in downtown Toronto (Photo: AYF Toronto) In todays Armenian reality, every situation, scenario, decision or action should be viewed in the context of normalizing Armenian-Turkish relations. In its current state, these are the dire consequences that will result for Armenia: Armenias economic collapse as the Turkish economy will stifle and swallow up Armenia, replacing its manufacturing and agriculture industries with its own; planned, sponsored and systematic relocation of Turks and Azerbaijanis into Armenia, buying properties, participating in elections and claiming villages; relinquishing Armenian rights to Hai Tahd and reparations from the Genocide, the Armenian ancestral homeland and weakening the Armenian struggle for liberation; strangling Armenia with a corridor connecting Turkey to Azerbaijan, cutting off Armenias trade route to the south and overtaking its major internal transportation routes; and much more. This normalization initiative, also known as the Pashinyan Plan, Pan-Turkism, land for peace, protocols 2.0, or the Turkification of Armenia, has been in place for over 30 years, but more overtly and aggressively implemented after the velvet regime change in 2018 when the ultimate, handpicked, trojan horse was placed into the office of Armenias prime minister

Northern B.C. artist tells stories of Filipino diaspora in Fort St. John with help from grant – CBC.ca

| January 30, 2022

When Filipino Canadian artistOvvian CastrilloHill moved to Canadain 2009, she didn't experience too much of a culture shock, she says, having previously lived in the U.S. for a few years as a teenager. But the 49-year-oldartist, who lives in Fort St.


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