A brief firefight near the northern side of the Myanmar border, the route often used by drug smugglers, left 15 suspected drug dealers dead.
Members of the NATO alliance are meeting with Russian officials in Brussels and more talks are planned at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on Thursday.
While Belarus manufactured the refugee crisis situation, Poland shares responsibility for the acute suffering in the border area, the Human Rights Watch said.
A total of 431 people were aboard the Boeing 747 that flew to Iraq after failing to enter the EU as Brussels strives to prevent migrant access to the bloc through Minsk.
Meanwhile, Iraq Airways said it will carry out a repatriation flight to bring Iraqis stuck on the Belarus-Poland border back home.
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said it will organise trips to bring back citizens who wish to return home from the Belarus-Poland border, and halted all direct flights into Belarus.
The releases come despite a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants a chance to seek asylum.
It marks the first time that US President Biden has assigned a specific portfolio to Vice President Harris, who is seen as representing a younger generation in the Democratic Party and has been constantly at his side since they entered office.
In line with a pandemic-rooted policy adopted by former president Donald Trump, the Biden administration is also deporting most of the undocumenteds who arrive at the southern border with the exception of unaccompanied children.
The agreement comes after South Asia's nuclear-armed neighbours accused each other this week of firing shots across the flashpoint border for the first time in 45 years, threatening a full-scale military conflict.
India says troops preempted Chinese military activity on the southern bank of Pangong Lake, which is divided by the de facto frontier between the rivals.
At least 16 people from both sides were killed in three days of fighting that started on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, which have been locked for decades in a conflict over Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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