With the U.S. celebrating independence, we wanted to take a look at which regions are seeking statehood. What groups want to be independent?
The long wait for Tibetan freedom
“On March 17, 1959, the Dalai Lama and his government fled Tibet into exile, after a 12-day uprising against Chinese rule in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital.”
General Assembly grants Palestine non-member observer State status at UN
“The General Assembly today voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution.”
Ever closer to independence
“They are questions that no politician can avoid in what the international lexicon calls the Kurdish Region of Iraq.”
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