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Entry and exit crossing points on the Belarusian border remain open despite a statement by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka that the country needed to take measures on its western edge.

Tens of thousands of Belarusians have jammed the streets of Minsk and other cities and towns, as opposition protesters continued their campaign to pressure President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to call new elections. Read more here:

The EU does not recognize embattled leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka as the legitimate president of Belarus, High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell has said.

Opponents of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka are scrambling to locate Maryya Kalesnikava after a report suggested she was hustled away in a minivan by unidentified men.

Women have taken a leading role in more than three weeks of protests against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s rule, often forming lines to shield men from arrest.

Thousands of people, mainly women, marched through the center of Minsk on August 29 in the latest protest against president alyaksandr lukashenka'>Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Read more here:

president alyaksandr lukashenka'>Beleaguered Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka stunned the world by arming himself with an assault rifle during massive protests against his rule on August 23. Here are some other strong-armed leaders snapped with guns.

All across Belarus today, average people turned out in the hundreds of thousands to say, “enough.” The world heard a consistent message: We love our nation. We want freedom for Belarus. And that means, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka must go.

Opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya said that Belarusians must "struggle for their rights" and not be distracted by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's claims that the country was under military threat.

Moscow has been largely silent amid ongoing protests in Belarus of a scale rarely seen in the region. As embattled leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka implores President Putin for help, analysts say Russia has no good options to end the standoff.


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Mass protests have entered their second week with demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Alyaksandr Lukanshenka, whom they accuse of rigging the election. But Lukashenka has refused to "surrender the country," while the Kremlin promised military help if needed.

Thousands of people gathered at the spot in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, where a protester died in clashes with police on August 10. The protests began after President Alyaksandr Lukashenka claimed he had been reelected in a vote widely considered to have been rigged.

#BELARUS update: Factory workers and other employees walk off their jobs in massive strikes to protest disputed re-election of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

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Troops were deployed to the Belarusian capital shortly before voting in the presidential election ended today. An exit poll showed authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka had won a sixth term in office, prolonging his 26-year rule, after winning 79.7 percent of the vote.

There have been angry protests and violent clashes with police on the streets of Minsk after President Alyaksandr Lukashenka was reelected for a sixth term.