Belarus police detain more than 30,000 protesters

Police in Belarus on Sunday arrested more than 160 participants in demonstrations calling for the ex-Soviet nation's authoritarian president to resign. Protests have rocked the ex-Soviet nation for the sixth straight month following the Aug. 9 presidential vote, which was widely seen as rigged to give President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The … Continue reading Belarus police detain more than 30,000 protesters

Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was concerned by the situation in Belarus and said there were attempts by outside forces to meddle in and destabilize the country following Sunday's contested election. Belarus on Thursday began releasing some of the thousands of people detained in a crackdown by President Alexander Lukashenko that has prompted … Continue reading Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus