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Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035
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Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035

Dec 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,833 Views 30 Comments

The proposed amendments are published on the president’s official website.

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
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EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,500 Views 10 Comments

The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
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Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

Dec 14th 2021, 1:14 PM 15,288 Views 13 Comments

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky’s wife and self-exiled current opposition leader, denounced the verdict on Twitter.

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
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Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

Dec 3rd 2021, 8:32 PM 45,499 Views 17 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
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US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:29 PM 13,613 Views 8 Comments

Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
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President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,254 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy
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Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:10 AM 15,614 Views 53 Comments

Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland says the EU must better protect migrants suffering at its borders.

More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
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More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:26 PM 9,025 Views 8 Comments

118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
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Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff

Nov 22nd 2021, 2:34 PM 6,753 Views 8 Comments

The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.

Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War
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Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War

Nov 21st 2021, 12:24 PM 16,667 Views 16 Comments

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is visiting the Baltic states to discuss the conflict.

Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off
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Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off

Nov 19th 2021, 7:02 AM 19,644 Views 13 Comments

Around 2,000 people, mainly Iraqi Kurds, had been stuck in freezing temperatures at the camp.

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus
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Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus

Nov 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 18,668 Views 13 Comments

Belarussian officials believe there’s still 7,000 migrants in the country.

Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border
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Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border

Nov 16th 2021, 1:35 PM 14,724 Views 32 Comments

Polish police said they responded after one officer was seriously injured when the migrants threw objects

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
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Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,355 Views 5 Comments

Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
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Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,473 Views 9 Comments

Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
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Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions

Nov 14th 2021, 2:06 PM 16,348 Views 26 Comments

Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
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Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,017 Views 17 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.

Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted
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Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted

Nov 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,921 Views 12 Comments

At least ten people have already died in the region in recent weeks.

Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
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Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 26,635 Views 32 Comments

The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.

Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border
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Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 10:27 AM 17,783 Views 11 Comments

Thousands of migrants have been trying to illegally enter the country and are now trapped on the border.

Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff
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Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff

Nov 9th 2021, 7:40 AM 18,572 Views 30 Comments

Washington and Brussels called on Minsk to stop what they described as an orchestrated influx.

Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia
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Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia

Nov 3rd 2021, 5:37 PM 10,100 Views 0 Comments

The crew consisted of three Belarusians, two Russians and two Ukrainian nationals.

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
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EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:03 PM 9,945 Views 7 Comments

Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia
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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 10:12 AM 11,774 Views 12 Comments

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences
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Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences

Sep 6th 2021, 12:45 PM 17,795 Views 5 Comments

Maria Kolesnikova has been in custody since her arrest last September.

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote
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Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,536 Views 13 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko also promised to step down ‘very soon’ but would not say when exactly.

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
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The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 6,205 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
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Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,107 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
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Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,860 Views 30 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’
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Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’

Aug 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 13,460 Views 8 Comments

Lukashenko has been cracking down on opponents since protests erupted last year following ‘unfair’ elections.

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
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Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Aug 4th 2021, 3:08 AM 6,052 Views 0 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been offered asylum in Poland following claims her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches.

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
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Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation

Updated Aug 3rd 2021, 2:10 PM 85,433 Views 42 Comments

Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
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Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:39 PM 40,024 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches
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Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches

Aug 1st 2021, 3:12 PM 76,043 Views 22 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is refusing to fly home.

Belarus authorities raid homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists
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Belarus authorities raid homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists

Jul 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 9,594 Views 12 Comments

Authorities raided the homes of dozens of NGO workers and journalists across the country.

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
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UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,351 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
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Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest

Jun 25th 2021, 9:34 AM 13,160 Views 5 Comments

The country’s exiled opposition leader said the move was “good news”, but not freedom yet.

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
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Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:38 PM 34,081 Views 29 Comments

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
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Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

Jun 15th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,286 Views 16 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference
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Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference

Jun 14th 2021, 7:53 PM 17,594 Views 6 Comments

The opposition said the appearance by Raman Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.

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