The protesters at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Photograph: Polly Dennison

A small group of protesters gathered in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, to bring attention to the ongoing (...)

Sweden’s Ambassador to Belarus Christina Johannesson lays flowers at the site where a protester died in Minsk. Photograph:  Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

Workers at major state factories in Belarus have gone on strike to support protests against Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s autocratic president o(...)

Police surround a protester during a protest  in Minsk on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

International pressure is growing on Belarus to end a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters who accuse Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s auto(...)

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(...)

People argue with police during a rally after the Belarusian presidential election in Minsk on Sunday. Police and protesters clashed in Belarus’s capital and the major city of Brest on Sunday after the presidential election in which the authoritarian leader who has ruled for a quarter-century sought a sixth term in office. Photograph: AP

Alexander Lukashenko was until recently dubbed “Europe’s last dictator”, but prior even to his weekend “landslide re-election” to a sixth term as pres(...)

Ukrainian police detain a man who tried to throw an egg at the Belarusian embassy in Kiev following  Lukashenko’s election win claim. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

Belarusian police beat and detained peaceful protesters for a second successive night as anger over a disputed election brought thousands of people on(...)

Riot police disperse protesters after polls closed in the Belarus presidential election in Minsk on Sunday. Photograph: Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images.

Opponents of Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko have said they are ready for a long struggle to remove him from power, after a presidential elec(...)

A couple ride a scooter in front of riot police during a protest in Minsk on Sunday night. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

Police in Belarus fired stun grenades and began detentions in a crackdown on protests that erupted as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim (...)

Opposition leader and presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya campaigns ahead of the Belarusian presidential elections  in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph:  Tanya Kapitonova/Getty Images

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has accused foreign powers of waging a “hybrid war” to destabilise his country, ahead of presidential elections(...)

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