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# belarus - Today’s News

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

15 hours ago 16,039 Views 2 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

# belarus - Yesterday’s News

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus

Thu 6:49 PM 37,537 Views 60 Comments

Critics and environmentalists say the wall will fail to stop migrants, but will harm one of Europe’s last pristine woodlands.

# belarus - Monday 27 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,838 Views 30 Comments

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

# belarus - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

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

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,510 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 - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

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

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

Dec 14th 2021, 1:14 PM 15,295 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 3 December, 2021

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

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

Dec 3rd 2021, 8:32 PM 45,504 Views 17 Comments

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

# belarus - Thursday 2 December, 2021

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions

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

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:29 PM 13,618 Views 7 Comments

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

# belarus - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

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

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,258 Views 26 Comments

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

# belarus - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

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

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

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:10 AM 15,621 Views 53 Comments

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

# belarus - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:26 PM 9,026 Views 7 Comments

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

# belarus - Monday 22 November, 2021

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

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff

Nov 22nd 2021, 2:34 PM 6,755 Views 8 Comments

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

# belarus - Sunday 21 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 21st 2021, 12:24 PM 16,669 Views 16 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 19 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 19th 2021, 7:02 AM 19,646 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Thursday 18 November, 2021

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

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus

Nov 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 18,671 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border
# Poland-Belarus Border
# Poland-Belarus Border

Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border

Nov 16th 2021, 1:35 PM 14,726 Views 32 Comments

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

# belarus - Monday 15 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,356 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
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

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

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,474 Views 9 Comments

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

# belarus - Sunday 14 November, 2021

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

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions

Nov 14th 2021, 2:06 PM 16,349 Views 25 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 12 November, 2021

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

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

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,023 Views 17 Comments

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

# belarus - Thursday 11 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,922 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

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

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

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 26,639 Views 32 Comments

The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.

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

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.

# belarus - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

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

Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff

Nov 9th 2021, 7:40 AM 18,575 Views 30 Comments

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

# belarus - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

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

Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia

Nov 3rd 2021, 5:37 PM 10,101 Views 0 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 22 October, 2021

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

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.

# belarus - Friday 8 October, 2021

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

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

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 10:12 AM 11,775 Views 12 Comments

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

# belarus - Monday 6 September, 2021

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

Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences

Sep 6th 2021, 12:45 PM 17,796 Views 5 Comments

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

# belarus - Monday 9 August, 2021

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

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,539 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Thursday 5 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 6,207 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
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,109 Views 12 Comments

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

# belarus - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

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

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

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,864 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’
# Belarus
# Belarus

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

Aug 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 13,462 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
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Aug 4th 2021, 3:08 AM 6,053 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.

# belarus - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

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

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

Updated Aug 3rd 2021, 2:10 PM 85,435 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
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:39 PM 40,027 Views 12 Comments

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

# belarus - Sunday 1 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 1st 2021, 3:12 PM 76,046 Views 22 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is refusing to fly home.

# belarus - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

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

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.

# belarus - Monday 5 July, 2021

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

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,352 Views 7 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 25 June, 2021

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest

Jun 25th 2021, 9:34 AM 13,162 Views 5 Comments

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

# belarus - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

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

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:38 PM 34,082 Views 29 Comments

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

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