• Lukashenka's Longevity Recipe: Belarus Ruler Uses Force, Guile To Maintain Grip
    No leader in Europe has ruled longer, and Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poised to extend his presidency for five more years when Belarus holds a presidential election on October 11. The vote is unlikely to be free or fair, but after 21 years in power, Lukashenka's dominance is so pervasive that he would probably win if it were.
  • International Legal NGO Honors Jailed Azerbaijani Lawyer
    The Vienna-based International Bar Association has bestowed its 2015 Human Rights Award on jailed Azerbaijani lawyer Intigam Aliyev.
  • Russia Warns Against Attempts To Alter Europe's Balance Of Power
    Russia's ambassador to NATO says Moscow opposes any attempt to alter the geopolitical balance in Europe.
  • Profile: Belarus Opposition Leader Mikalay Statkevich
    There are three candidates facing off against longtime Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka in presidential elections on October 11. But for many, Lukashenka's real opponent is a man who is not running. Mikalay Statkevich has spent years trying to change Belarus, but when he ran for president in 2010 it earned him five years in prison on dubious charges. Released in August, he's boycotting the election -- preferring instead to fight from the sidelines for what he regards as real...
  • Calm Amid The Storm: Drawings By Refugee Children Belie Their Dramatic Journeys
    In the Hotel Bristol in downtown Belgrade, near the bus station that serves as a temporary home to hundreds of refugees who have escaped conflict in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, is a place called the Children's Corner. It's a sanctuary where children, during their difficult journey, can, at least for a short time, experience what kids are supposed to experience: peace of mind and play. Kids come and go through Children's Corner, and they often leave behind colorful evidence of...
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