A woman confronts riot police at  an opposition rally in Minsk on the last  day of an ultimatum for Alexander Lukashenko  resign. Photograph: Stringer/AFP

Opponents of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko plan to launch a nationwide strike on Monday after he rejected demands to resign from more than 10(...)

Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Photograph: Emil Helms/EPA

Belarus is braced for a weekend of protests and the expiry of a deadline that opposition leaders have given to its veteran president, Alexander Lukash(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel meeting with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at the Chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Jesco Denzel/EPA

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has discussed the political upheaval in her country with German chancellor Angela Merkel, as Russi(...)

Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya arrives at a hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania, to meet with  French president Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images

France has called for European mediation and dialogue with Russia to resolve the political crisis in Belarus, even as Moscow again accused western pow(...)

  Alexander Lukashenko during a presidential  inauguration ceremony at the Palace of Independence in Minsk, Belarus. Protests continued on Sunday amid allegations from the opposition that the recent  election was   rigged. Photograph: Maxim Guchek/EPA

Tens of thousands of Belarusians have joined another round of protests against the country’s autocratic leader, Alexander Lukashenko, as Russia and th(...)

Alexander Lukashenko during an inauguration ceremony. Photograph: Sergei Sheleg/Belta/EPA

Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term as president of Belarus in a secretive and tightly guarded ceremony, which opposition leaders (...)

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The European Union’s member states failed to reach a consensus to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials in response to a rigged election and a crac(...)

 Svetlana Tikhanovskaya : “I’m still not a politician and it is particularly difficult to try to be one at such a tough period for my country.” Photograph:  Arturas Morozovas/Getty

The summer Alexander Lukashenko became president of Belarus, an 11-year-old girl called Svetlana Pilipchuk travelled from its small southern town of M(...)

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and Russian president Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi. Photograph: Kremlin handout/EPA

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has received pledges of financial help and potential security assistance from Russian counterpart Vladimir P(...)

Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich at her apartment in Minsk. Ambassadors from several EU states gathered at her flat after she said unidentified men kept ringing her doorbell. Photograph: TUT.BY/AFP via Getty

Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has accused the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko of terrorising his opponents, as mo(...)

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