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Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

Lithuania struggles with migrant influx opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Belarus leader says alleged foreign-backed plots thwarted

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed Friday that his government has thwarted a series of purported Western-backed plots, and ordered the...

US proposes to ban air travel between US and Belarus

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WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday proposed sharp restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Belarus, the latest fallout from the forced landing...

Belarus cuts cooperation on migration with EU over sanctions

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus on Monday retaliated to the European Union sanctions by halting cooperation on stemming illegal migration and denying entry to EU...

Jailed Belarus dissident, girlfriend moved to house arrest

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KYIV, Ukraine — The dissident Belarusian journalist and his Russian girlfriend who were arrested after their airline flight was diverted to Minsk last month...

AP Interview: Belarus regime ‘frightened,’ says opponent

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BRUSSELS — When authorities in Belarus diverted a Ryanair passenger jet to Minsk last month to arrest a dissident journalist who was aboard, their...

Ryanair CEO says diverted flight had to land in Belarus

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LONDON — The pilot of a Ryanair flight that was diverted to Belarus last month, leading to the arrest of a dissident Belarusian journalist,...

Belarus opposition: Jailed dissident a “hostage” at briefing

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KYIV, Ukraine — The dissident Belarusian journalist who was arrested when his airliner was diverted to Minsk was brought to a Foreign Ministry news...