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
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?
On the EU's frozen frontier with Belarus, Latvian border guards are fighting a flow of contraband cigarettes reportedly benefitting organised crime and a close ally of the Belarusian president
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.
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.