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A state emblem of the former USSR, which was removed from Moscow's Leninsky Avenue after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Photo: Alexander Nemenov / AFP
A state emblem of the former USSR, which... […]

West became ‘arrogant’ after fall of Soviet Union: Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the West, especially the United States, grew "arrogant and self-confident" after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, leading to the eastward expansion of NATO
The European Commission continues to hold back approval of 36 billion euros ($41 billion) Poland wants from EU coronavirus recovery funds because of Warsaw's perceived roll-back of democratic norms. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
The European Commission continues to hol... […]

EU, Poland still at odds despite united front on migrants

Warsaw and Brussels may have put on a united front over the Belarus migrant crisis, but analysts doubt the cooperation will extend to their longstanding row over judicial independence
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus border prepare to transport an elderly female member of a Kurdish family from Dohuk, Iraq to the town of Narewka, Poland, on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus borde... […]

All roads lead to Belarus on Iraq ‘package deals’

Iraqis willing and able to pay thousands of dollars for would-be "package deals" to the EU via Belarus have several itineraries to choose from. With many stuck at the Belarus-Poland border, AFP spoke to travel agents and migrants
A member of a Kurdish family from Iraq holds a sign calling for asylum as they wait for the border guard patrol near Narewka, Poland, near the Polish-Belarus border on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
A member of a Kurdish family from Iraq h... […]

Five things to know about the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

An influx of migrants on the border between Poland and Belarus -- the EU's eastern frontier -- has led to an escalating crisis, with concerns growing in Europe. Five things to know about the stand-off
The Massini family from Syria are comforted by an activist (2R) from the Grupa Granica (Border Group) while awaiting transport in the forest near the Polish town of Kleszczele, October 22, 2021
The Massini family from Syria are comfor... […]

‘Lives under threat’: Plight of migrants sparks Polish solidarity

"Everything okay?" a Polish activist asks a Syrian mother whose family has spent a week in the cold, wet woods between Belarus and Poland, among thousands of migrants who have tried to cross to the EU
A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from a Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS (flight number FR4978) parked on Minsk International Airport's apron in Minsk, on May 23, 2021. Photo: Onliner.by / AFP
A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage ... […]

Belarus plane diversion raises legal questions

Governments were quick to denounce the diversion of a Ryanair plane by Belarus as an act of "terrorism" and "state-sponsored piracy" -- but will the country face legal consequences?
A Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair passenger plane (flight FR4978, SP-RSM) from Athens that was diverted to Minsk by Belarus authorities, pictured after landing at Vilnius International Airport, its initial destination, on May 23, 2021. Photo: Petras Malukas / AFP
A Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair passenger plane... […]

Airlines avoid Belarus: What’s the impact?

Global airlines are avoiding the airspace of Belarus after the country diverted a Ryanair jet and arrested a dissident journalist on board - this is how it is affecting the aviation sector
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