Associated Press

Belarus protests swell despite crackdowns

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/13/20, 04:14 pm

Women wearing white clothing formed human chains in the Belarusian capital of Minsk in solidarity with almost 7,000 protesters police have detained. Anti-government demonstrations in the country grew on Thursday, denouncing the government’s use of tear gas and rubber bullets after Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Thousands of factory workers rallied in several cities while dozens of military and police veterans posted videos of themselves trashing their uniforms and insignia.

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Lebanon’s long road ahead

International | Protesters demand change as lawmakers and Cabinet ministers resign
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/10/20, 10:40 am

LEBANON: American officials are in Beirut this week, with U.S. military transports delivering relief and medical supplies as part of $15 million pledged toward recovery from last week’s massive port explosion.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sergei Grits

Belarusians dispute election outcome

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/20, 04:50 am

Opposition protesters crowded the streets in the capital city of Minsk and at least 20 other cities on Sunday evening after an early vote count suggested a landslide victory for authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Riot police used flash grenades, tear gas, and water cannons to disperse the crowds. At least one person died and police detained hundreds of others.

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