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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
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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
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
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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
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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
14.09.2020, Russia, Sochi: Vladimir Putin (r), President of Russia, talks with Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, at his summer residence Bocharow Ruchei. Photo: -/Russian Presidential Press Service/AP/dpa - ATTENTION: Only for editorial use and only with complete mention of the above credit +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
14.09.2020, Russia, Sochi: Vladimir Puti... […]

EU to slap fresh sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning

The European Union is prepared to slap sanctions on both Russia and Belarus for the involvement in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the suppression of the peaceful protesters following the last presidential elections respectively.
Supporters of the Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya attend a campaign rally ahead of The presidential election in Belarus which is scheduled on 09 August 2020.
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Belarusian challenger safe in Lithuania amid violent police crackdown

Belarusian electoral authorities said long-time President Alexander Lukashenko appeared to have won re-election following a night of clashes with protesters who accused the vote of being rigged. The European Union has shown its concern regarding both the elections and the violence used in the demonstrations.