Four civilians and three soldiers were wounded when the army opened fire for the first time to quell unrest linked to the worsening economic crisis.
Bound by no international law for refugee welfare, the South Asian country has refused for decades to be a party to one in light of its "porous border".
Capture of the port city will give Russia a land route to connect Crimea with the separatist-held regions of Donbass. It will also boost the morale of Putin’s troops, who are facing unexpected resistance.
While Belarus manufactured the refugee crisis situation, Poland shares responsibility for the acute suffering in the border area, the Human Rights Watch said.
UN Development Programme warns that if the financial system fails in Afghanistan, it could take decades to rebuild.
Meanwhile, Iraq Airways said it will carry out a repatriation flight to bring Iraqis stuck on the Belarus-Poland border back home.
Ukraine will deploy security personnel to run drills on its border with Belarus to prevent a potential crisis with migrants amid high tensions between Brussels and Minsk.
EU says Belarus is flying in vulnerable migrants from third countries and sending them to the borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in retaliation against the bloc’s sanctions on the Lukashenko govt.
The UK’s energy regulator increased the energy price cap affecting 15 million households across the country.
The fear of possible defaulting of Chinese real estate giant Evergrande has caused broad sell-off in global financial markets, even causing a dip in cryptocurrencies.
Experts believe Hezbollah's plan to build energy cooperation with Tehran wouldn't resolve Lebanon's energy crisis but help Iran weaken Beirut's pro-Western government.
Tensions have spiralled between Russia and US since March after US President Joe Biden said he thought his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was a "killer" and Moscow recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations.
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