Belarus

Country in Eastern Europe

Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Until the 20th century, different states at various times controlled the lands of modern-day Belarus, including Kievan Rus', the Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire.

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Minsk [Belarus], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): Belarus' non-governmental human rights centre Viasna reported that at least 140 people have been detained across the..
3 days ago • WorldNews
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Canada’s foreign minister met Friday with top Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is currently in exile in..
5 days ago • WorldNews
MINSK: Belarus’s exiled opposition leader on Tuesday gave strongman President Alexander Lukashenko a deadline of two weeks to resign, halt violence and release..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Belarus President Lukashenko's opponents say he must resign by 25 October amid ongoing protests.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said on Tuesday she will announce a country-wide strike unless President Alexander Lukashenko announces his..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Belarusian authorities threatened to shoot protesters with live ammunition, as the regime of Alexander Lukashenko tries to put a stop to relentless..
1 week ago • New Zealand Herald
The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the events in Belarus, which confirm the EU’s readiness to introduce sanctions against..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Over 700 people were detained in Belarus during mass protests against the re-election of the country’s authoritarian leader in a disputed election — the..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A top official says police can open fire on "violent radicals" protesting against the government.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Belarus' authoritarian president visited a prison to talk to opposition activists, who have been jailed for challenging his re-election that was widely seen as..
1 week ago • New Zealand Herald

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