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07 Oct 2022

Nobel Peace Prize

3 human rights campaigners jointly clinch Nobel Peace Prize 2022

The Nobel Peace Prize 2022 was awarded jointly to Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties.

15 Sep 2022

Uzbekistan

SCO Summit: Modi to meet Putin; talks with China unclear

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive at Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Thursday evening for the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, which is the first in-person summit since the pandemic.

Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

03 Aug 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who plans to seek refuge in Europe after accusing team officials of trying to force her to leave the Games earlier, said on Tuesday that officials from her country "made it clear" she would face punishment if she returned home.

27 May 2021

World

Meet Roman Protasevich, journalist arrested by Belarus after plane 'hijack'

Earlier this week, Belarusian authorities drew international criticism for the dramatic arrest of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old journalist critical of the nation's government, led by Alexander Lukashenko.

17 Sep 2016

French Open

Belarus's Ihar Boki wins 11th Paralympic gold

It was gold and another Paralympic record for Belarus's swimmer Ihar Boki as he finished first in men's S13 100m freestyle event.