Catalonia

Who are the 12 Catalan leaders facing years in prison?

Catalan secessionist leaders charged with rebellion were moved from Barcelona to Madrid for the 'trial of the century'.

Who are the 12 Catalan leaders facing years in prison?

Al Jazeera World

Independence and the Iraqi Kurds

Who are the Kurds and how did their bid for independence in Iraq appear to fail after such a resounding 'yes' vote?

Radicalised Youth

Red or Death: A Basque Dream of Independence

How young Basques use football to affirm their identity and politics by fighting with the fans of opposing teams.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France

Paris has governed the Pacific archipelago since 1853, but devolved more autonomy after pro-independence protests.

New Caledonia to vote on independence from France

Hong Kong

Hong Kong activist renews calls for independence

Andy Chan called on the UK and US to help semi-autonomous region from being annexed and 'destroyed' by mainland China.

South Sudan

The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.

The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

Scotland

SNP report outlines new prospectus for Scottish independence

Mixed feelings among MSPs as Scottish Nationalist Party releases roadmap for potential independence.

SNP report outlines new prospectus for Scottish independence

Opinion

Rushing into a second referendum would doom Scottish independence

Scots may have voted against Brexit, but they still prefer to share sovereignty with London rather than Brussels.

Jamie Maxwell

by Jamie Maxwell

Jamie Maxwell

People & Power

Newborn Kosovo

In 2008, Al Jazeera went to Pristina to take the pulse of a newly-independent but politically fragile state.

Middle East

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Kurdish bid for independence from Iraq will be problematic amid ongoing internal disputes, residents of the region say.

Uncertainty among Kurds as polls open

Opinion

Regional implications of the Kurdish independence vote

Iraqi Kurdistan's neighbours will not allow the upcoming referendum to trigger wholesale changes in the regional order.

Ranj Alaaldin

by Ranj Alaaldin

Ranj Alaaldin

Middle East

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk's governor

Move to remove Najm Eddine Karim follows parliamentarians' rejection of Kurdish plans to hold independence referendum.

Iraq parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Middle East

Iraqi parliament rejects Kurdish push for independence

Kurdish plans for referendum on statehood in northern Iraq suffer setback in the national parliament.

Iraq parliament rejects Kurdish independence referendum

Independence

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

Scottish Minister Nicola Sturgeon requests independence vote for late 2018 or early 2019 in letter to UK PM Theresa May.

Scotland requests second referendum on independence

Scotland

Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Motion passed 69 votes to 59 and comes a day before the UK takes the formal step towards Brexit.