Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The RDIF said that the data was based on results of over 860,000 people who were inoculated between January and July this year.
Reuters | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 01:52 AM IST
"We hope that EU officials and those from its member states are aware of the damage and futility of using a forceful approach in their relations with Belarus," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Agencies | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 06:17 AM IST
- White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was also suspending a 2019 agreement between Washington and Minsk that allowed carriers from each country to use the other’s airspace, and taking other actions against the government of President Alexander Lukashenko.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 11:27 PM IST
Russia will look for ways to expand air service with Belarus to make up for some of the routes affected by the EU’s limits on Minsk’s state airline, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:01 AM IST
- The Treasury Department is also crafting an executive order that will “provide the United States increased authorities to impose sanctions on elements of the Lukashenko regime, its support network, and those that support corruption, the abuse of human rights, and attacks on democracy,”
Reuters | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 06:27 AM IST
Moscow says Belarus has shown a readiness for transparency in the row and has described the West's reaction to the plane incident as "shocking," with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accusing it of "demonising" the authorities in Minsk.
ANI | , Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 05:07 AM IST
- The FAA said that it is working closely with other US agencies to determine whether any additional measures may be necessary and promised to evaluate an international investigation report to determine the risks for US airlines flying in that area.
Reuters | , Ottawa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:23 PM IST
ICAO's 36-nation governing council was due to end its meeting at 1 pm ET (1700 GMT) but might not have an agreed statement ready until Friday, spokesman Anthony Philbin said.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 07:04 PM IST
The aviation department of the Belarus transport ministry released a transcript of what it says was the conversation between Minsk airport and the Ryanair pilot.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 06:05 AM IST
Joe Biden made the statement as the European Union imposed sanctions against Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the airspace and airports in the 27-nation bloc in reaction to Sunday's forced diversion of the Lithuania-bound Ryanair flight.
Agencies | , Minsk
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 06:02 AM IST
The Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying dissident journalist Roman Protasevich was diverted while in Belarusian airspace on Sunday over a supposed bomb threat.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 05:34 AM IST
EU leaders also demanded the immediate release of the journalist, Raman Pratasevich, a key foe of authoritarian Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 05:58 AM IST
A Belarusian military aircraft escorted a Ryanair Holdings flight to the country's Capital Minsk, where, upon landing, journalist Roman Pratasevich was arrested.
AP | , Kyiv
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 10:10 PM IST
- Exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on the International Civil Aviation Organization to begin an investigation.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The death threatens to escalate a standoff between the authorities and the protesters that has continued since President Alexander Lukashenko claimed to win by a landslide on August 9 in a vote the opposition says was rigged.
Brussels | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 11:11 PM IST
EU headquarters said in a statement that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was put on the sanctions list along his son and national security adviser, Viktor Lukashenko.
Kyiv (Ukraine) | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:35 AM IST
The Belarusian Interior Ministry threatened to use firearms against the rally-goers “if need be.” On Sunday, police acknowledged officers fired several warning shots into the air during the demonstration in Minsk “to prevent violations of the law.”
Minsk | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The opposition had organised an unsanctioned ‘March of Pride’ in the country’s capital city. Over 20 protesters have already been detained, a police spokeswoman said.
Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the main opponent of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko, is trying to lobby support for the Belarus opposition movement.
Kyiv, Ukraine | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Belarus’ interior ministry said Monday that 150 protesters were detained on Saturday and over 350 more on Sunday, when anti-government protests spanned 22 cities in the biggest challenge yet to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long reign.
Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
In a speech Saturday to the virtual UN General Assembly, Belarus’ foreign minister warned Western nations against interfering or imposing sanctions over the country’s disputed presidential election and the government’s violent crackdown on protesters.
Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:24 PM IST
In a statement, the 27 member states of the body said Lukashenko’s abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people.
Minsk | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 02:24 PM IST
“Alexander Lukashenko has taken office as President of Belarus. The inauguration ceremony is taking place in these minutes in the Palace of Independence,” the Belta state news agency reported.
Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Throwing its borders open, Russia will resume flights with Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and South Korea from next week
Jewish New Year celebrations upset by the coronavirus,Hasidic pilgrims collide with Covid-19 restrictions
Uman, Ukraine | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:41 AM IST
Unlike previous autumns, this year the Jewish New Year and Jews’ pilgrimage to Uman tomb of Rabbi Nahman, founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement, has been restricted by coronavirus pandemic
Geneva | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Protesters say the vote was fraudulent. Lukashenko says he won the vote fairly by a landslide, and dismisses accusations of abuses which he says are part of a Western smear campaign.
Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:52 PM IST
During regular protests by tens of thousands of people over more than five weeks, some protesters have tried to physically unmask members of the security forces on the streets.
Minsk | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:12 AM IST
A wave of protests has swept Belarus since the August 9 presidential election, which demonstrators say was actually won by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Kiev | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Top Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova , a key figure in weeks of mass protests over the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, had been missing for the past 24 hours.
Kyiv | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:42 PM IST
A leading opposition activist and several other members of an opposition council in Belarus went missing Monday and their colleagues feared they were detained as part of the authorities’ efforts to squelch nearly a month of protests against the re-election of the country’s authoritarian leader.