Tag: Belarus

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on civil society activists and...

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil...

Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

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KYIV, Ukraine — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign...

Belarus authorities move to shut top journalist association

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus moved Wednesday to outlaw the country's leading journalists' association, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and...

Belarus opposition leader seeks new US sanctions on country

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WASHINGTON — The main leader of Belarus’ embattled opposition on Tuesday sought and apparently won U.S. support for increasing pressure on the country’s authoritarian...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — ARCHERY Mixed Team ...

Belarus arrests 3 journalists in continuing media crackdown

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus raided offices of an independent newspaper and detained three of its journalists Monday as part of a relentless...

Blinken meets Belarus opposition leader as criticism mounts

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on Monday with Belarus’ main opposition leader as the United States steps up criticism of the...

Belarus expands crackdown on independent media

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Friday widened their crackdown on independent media, raiding media offices and journalists' homes across the ex-Soviet nation. ...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...