Some 3,000 protesters marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk today in the latest of a spate of rare demonstrations to challenge the country's authoritarian leader. People shouted for strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko to resign as they held an ... Business Standard, 1 week ago
Belarusian authorities have arrested some 26 people following a wave of major protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, state television said today, citing security services. State channel STV cited the powerful KGB security agency as ...Business Standard, 7 hours ago
A Belarusian human rights group said three top figures from country's beleaguered political opposition have been sentenced to 15 days in jail following an unauthorised protest. The Vesna group said today that 10 other protesters were given sentences of three ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
Popular Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan said today he had been detained in ex-Soviet Belarus and ordered to leave on the basis of a Russian entry ban for "involvement in terrorism". Zhadan, an acclaimed novelist and poet whose books have been widely ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The Belarusian men's canoe and kayak team was wrongly banned from last year's Olympics for drug offences and has had its suspension from all competition lifted, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday. A CAS Panel ruled that there was ...Reuters, 1 month ago
Three Chinese womens weightlifting gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were disqualified for doping following a reanalysis of their drug tests, the International Olympic Committee said. It leaves China facing a ban from international competition for ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Spain's defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time today for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan. "There are reparations that are not economic, which have to do with recognition," ...Business Standard, 2 months ago
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