Syria's President Bashar al-Assad "must step aside," European Union foreign ministers said in a blistering statement Monday, adding the Syrian government's crackdown on anti-government protesters may amount to crimes against humanity.
President Barack Obama on Saturday held up Poland's transition to democracy in the 1980s as a model for nations today pushing back against their governments -- from countries in North Africa and the Middle East to some in Eastern Europe.
At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after an explosion struck a subway station in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday evening, state media reported, citing President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who preliminary results show has easily won election to a fourth term, praised police actions in dispersing post-election demonstrators and castigated the protesters as "vandals and thugs."
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, once called "the last dictator in Europe" by a U.S. official, easily won re-election in voting Sunday, according to exit polls reported by several media outlets.
Belarus has paid its natural gas debt to Russian energy giant Gazprom in full, a top Belarus government official said Wednesday, in the latest twist of a dispute that could affect Europe's energy supplies.
Veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko, declared the winner of Belarus's presidential election by a huge margin in a vote denounced as fraudulent, has said "the revolution that was talked about so much ... has failed."
European monitors and the United States have condemned the weekend presidential election in Belarus that saw President Alexander Lukashenko re-elected in a landslide, with the White House joining opposition calls for a new vote.