Gulf Times - Belarus
Belarus opposition holds 'people's inauguration' protest

Belarus opposition holds 'people's inauguration' protest

Belarus police on Sunday arrested several people before an opposition march in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's leader was secretly sworn in despite historic protests.

Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko

Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko

Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month's election.

EU says Belarus' Lukashenko not legitimate president

EU says Belarus' Lukashenko not legitimate president

President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday

Belarus opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

Belarus opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus on Monday despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the election last month.

Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarusian authorities on Saturday withdrew the accreditation of several foreign media journalists, including AFP, ahead of the latest demonstration challenging the results of the presidential election.

Tens of thousands join anti-Lukashenko rally in Belarus

Tens of thousands join anti-Lukashenko rally in Belarus

Tens of thousands of demonstrators joined a rally against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday, two weeks after a disputed election returned him to power.

Belarus opposition to 'March for Freedom' a week after disputed vote

Belarus opposition to 'March for Freedom' a week after disputed vote

The opposition in Belarus hopes to bring thousands to the streets of the capital for a "March for Freedom" on Sunday, a week after the disputed election that triggered unprecedented protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.

3,000 protesters detained as Belarus hands Lukashenko landslide win

3,000 protesters detained as Belarus hands Lukashenko landslide win

Belarusian authorities have detained about 3,000 people at protests throughout the country, the Interior Ministry said in comments carried by Russian media on Monday ...

Belarus strongman faces female rival in tense presidential vote

Belarus strongman faces female rival in tense presidential vote

Polls opened Sunday in Belarus as the ex-Soviet state holds a high-stakes presidential election with a female opposition candidate posing the greatest challenge yet to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Belarus opposition leader flees abroad with two sons ahead of election

Belarus opposition leader flees abroad with two sons ahead of election

An opposition candidate who tried to stand against Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko in next month's presidential election has fled to Russia with his two sons, fearing they could be taken away, his campaign said on Friday.

Medical aid arrives in Belarus

Medical aid arrives in Belarus

A shipment of urgent medical aid was sent to Belarus on Thursday in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.