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Top UN official urgently calls for de-escalating nuclear tensions over Belarus

New York: Urgent efforts must be made to de-escalate the situation following Russia’s announcement last weekend that it plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, the UN disarmament chief warned the Security Council on Friday.

UN rights chief urges Belarus to promptly release political detainees

New York: The UN rights chief on Friday urged Belarus to end the systematic repression of perceived critics and immediately release all detainees held on political grounds, following the release of a new report from his office OHCHR, which concludes gross violations are being committed across the country.

Newly announced prison terms in Belarus signal ‘ongoing repression’

New York: A fresh round of prison sentences announced on Friday in Belarus signal "ongoing repression" in the country, where almost 1,500 people are detained on politically motivated charges, the UN human rights agency says.

Belarus: Trial of Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski ‘politically motivated’

New York: The trial of Belarusian rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski is “simply politically motivated” and he should be released, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

Human rights advocates from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus clinch Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties, juries announced on Friday.

Belarus ‘engulfed in fear’, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

Human rights: Belarus journalists win World Press Freedom Prize

New York: The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) was named on Tuesday as the winner of this year‘s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, following the international jury‘s recommendation.

Third round of Ukraine-Russia talks underway in Belarus

New Delhi/IBNS: The third round of Ukraine-Russia talks has started in Belarus, hours after the Russian plan of a humanitarian corridor from three of Ukraine cities to Russia and Belarus fell.

China-backed AIIB freezes lending to Russia and Belarus: Report

Beijing: The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said it has suspended activities relating to Russia and Belarus until further review, media reports said.

22 killed in airstrikes in Ukraine's Chernihiv as second round of talks with Russia began in Belarus

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 22 people have been killed in airstrikes in Ukraine's Chernihiv region, the Ukrainian emergency services said on Thursday as the Russian invasion entered its second week with several cities witnessing heavy shelling.

Russia, Ukraine hold talks for five hours, find 'common points'

Gomel Region (Belarus)/UNI: Russia and Ukraine held talks for five hours on Monday and agreed to hold a new round of negotiations on the Belarusian-Polish border in the next few days, the head of the Russian delegation, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, told reporters. 

Ukraine demands withdrawal of Russian forces as ceasefire talks underway

Kyiv/IBNS: A Ukrainian presidential adviser on Monday called for the retreat of all Russian forces from Ukrainian territory as both countries began ceasefire talks on the Belarusian border, reports said.

Belarus denies participation in military operation in Ukraine

Minsk/UNI: The government of Belarus on Sunday rejected the claims made on internet over participation of its armed forces in the military operation to demilitarise Ukraine.

End ‘appalling’ Belarus-Poland border crisis, UN rights office urges

New York: Belarus and Poland must resolve the migrant and refugee crisis at their mutual border, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, describing the on-going situation as “appalling”.

IOM scales up aid at EU-Belarus border, as migrant hypothermia deaths tick up

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners, are scaling up aid along the border between the European Union and Belarus, amid worsening winter weather, which is leading to rising deaths due to hypothermia among asylum seekers stranded there.