Belarusian opposition figure  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks to US deputy secretary of state Stephen Biegun during their meeting in Vilnius on Monday. Photograph: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya campaign office via AP

Several prominent opposition activists have been detained in Belarus as its autocratic president, Alexander Lukashenko, tries to ride out an unprecede(...)

Protesters are pictured in Minsk, Belarus after long-time president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the elections by a landslide with 80 per cent of the votes. The opposition does not recognize the results and has questioned the transparency of the counting process. Photograph: Yauhen Yerchak/EPA.

Belarusian pro-democracy activists have pledged to continue their push for regime change despite increasingly violent clashes between police and prote(...)