Belarusian embassy in London attacked

The Belarus' flag is seen before an empty seat during the round table meeting of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on Dec 15, 2021. (GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / POOL / AP) MINSK - The embassy of Belarus in London was attacked Sunday evening, and one Belarusian diplomat was diagnosed...

Lukashenko defiant a year after contested Belarus elections

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony in Minsk on September 23, 2020. (ANDREI STASEVICH / BELTA / AFP) KYIV - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko struck a note of defiance on Monday on the first anniversary of an election which opponents said was rigged...

IOC expels 2 Belarus coaches over athlete removal

Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya addresses a press conference on Aug 5, 2021 in Warsaw, one day after her arrival in Poland. (WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP) TOKYO - Two Belarus coaches who cut short sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya's Tokyo Games have had their accreditation revoked and were removed from the athletes...

Opposition leader who fought expulsion faces Belarus trial

Maria Kalesnikava, the last remaining opposition leader still in Belarus, smiles inside the defendants' cage at the opening of her trial on charges of undermining national security, conspiring to seize power and creating an extremist group, in Minsk on Aug 4, 2021.  (RAMIL NASIBULIN / BELTA / AFP) An opposition...

Belarus recalls envoy from Brussels after EU sanctions

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggages off a Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS parked on Minsk International Airport's apron in Minsk, on May 23, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP) MOSCOW - Belarus on Monday recalled its permanent representative to the European Union for consultations after Brussels imposed economic sanctions in response to Belarus...

EU set to ban Belarus overflights, diplomats say

In this May 23, 2021 photo, a Belavia plane lands at the International Airport outside Vilnius, Lithuania. (PHOTO / AFP) BRUSSELS - European Union ambassadors on Friday adopted a plan to ban Belarus airlines from flying over EU territory or landing in EU airports, three diplomats said. The decision is...

Belarus faces sanctions threat over ‘state piracy’

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggages off a Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS parked on Minsk International Airport's apron in Minsk, on May 23, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP) KYIV/VILNIUS - Several airlines said on Monday they would avoid Belarusian air space after Belarus scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair jetliner and...