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Team Russia will not compete in Tel Aviv Maccabiah Games

Russian, Belarusian teams exit 21st Maccabiah Games, but Russians and Belarusians who made aliyah will be part of "Olim" team.

Team Russia will not compete in Tel Aviv Maccabiah Games

Belarussian Couple to be Posthumously Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

Kondratiy and Anna Lakotko, who risked their lives to save 6 Jews during WWII, to be posthumously recognized by Yad Vashem tomorrow.

Belarussian Couple Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations

Airbnb bans bookings in Russia and Belarus

Online rental giant Airbnb freezes operations in Russia and Belarus.

Airbnb bans bookings in Russia and Belarus

Belarus reported to have launched missile attack on Ukraine

An oil refinery in the city of Lutsk destroyed by missiles was reported targeted by Belarus, as Russia's ally looks to open another front.

Belarus reported to have launched missile attack on Ukraineplayer

Watch: Ukrainian guard offers Belarussian diplomat 'Judas' gift

On his way out of the country, Belarussia's ambassador was presented 30 pieces of silver - a reference to Judas' 'betrayal'.

Watch: Ukrainian guard offers Belarussian diplomat 'Judas' giftplayer

U.S. House votes to suspend normal trade relations with Russia

House of Representatives votes 424–8 to suspend normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus in response to Ukraine war.

U.S. House votes to suspend normal trade relations with Russia

Moldova on alert after video shows it as next target of Russia

Moldova is going on alert after the appearance of a video that seems to show part of Moldova as Russia’s next target.

Moldova on alert after video shows it as next target of Russia

Zelenskyy: Russian soldiers, save your own lives and leave

Ukraine says dozens killed in Kharkiv as cease-fire talks begin at Belarusian border,

Zelenskyy: Russian soldiers, save your own lives and leave

Ukrainian delegation arrives at talks, Russian negotiator claims desire to reach agreement

Zelenskiy: “Let them try so that not a single citizen of Ukraine will have any doubt that I tried to stop the war.”

Ukrainian delegation arrives for talks to commence at noon

Belarus to join Russian war on Ukraine, former minister warns

Former Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk says Belarus on verge of declaring war on Ukraine.

Belarus to join Russian war on Ukraine, former minister warns

Ukraine President rejects cease-fire talks in Belarus

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says open to cease-fire talks with Russia, but not from country used to launch attacks on his country.

Ukraine President rejects cease-fire talks in Belarus

Will Belarus allow Russia to keep nuclear weapons in its territory?

Preliminary voting ends on constitutional referendum which would end Belarusian neutrality, allow Pres. Lukashenko to further support Putin,

Russia to keep nuclear weapons in Belarus?

Satellite images: Russia deploys military vehicles and troop tents in southern Belarus

New images released by Maxar Technologies show latest Russian deployment near Ukraine.

Russia deploys military vehicles in southern Belarus

US to American citizens: Leave Belarus immediately

State Department upgrades Belarus travel warning to Level 4 amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

'Leave Belarus immediately'

Israeli woman jailed in Belarus freed, returning to Israel

Maya Reiten-Stoll returning to Israel after being released, following weeks in Belarus jail over cannabis.

Israeli woman jailed in Belarus freed, returning to Israel

Death of Jewish dissident during home raid by Belarus security forces prompts protests

Hundreds of opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's authoritarian regime arrested after dissident killed in his home.

Belarus security forces kill Jewish dissident in home raid

Watch: Migrants from N. Africa, Middle East freezing to death on Polish border

At least four migrants from Iraq have died in sub-zero temperatures desperately trying to enter Poland from Belarus.

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Belarusian athlete: 'Lukashenko views us as his personal toys'

A Belarusian athlete who defected to Ukraine describers what it's like working for the 'illegitimate' ruler of the country.

Belarusian athlete: 'Lukashenko views us as his personal toys'player

Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austria

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left for Vienna following reports of 'security concerns' over previous plan to travel to Poland.

Watch: Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum in Austriaplayer

Watch: Belarusian athlete defects after government threats

Belarusian sprinter made a dash for freedom at a Tokyo airport, claiming her team was forcing her to return home for criticizing coaches.

Watch: Belarusian athlete defects after government threatsplayer

President of Belarus: Jews succeeded in making the whole world bow to them

Lukashenko: Jews succeeded in making the whole world bow to them and no one today would dare to raise a voice and deny the Holocaust.

'Jews succeeded in making the whole world bow to them'player

Russian money keeping Belarussian dictatorship afloat

With Belarussian regime facing international sanctions for the latest crackdown on local opposition, it continues relying on Russian aid.

Russian money keeping Belarussian dictatorship afloatplayer

Watch: BBC interviews Belarusian anti-government activist

After anti-government protests were brutally squashed this year, some activists are considering giving up and leaving the country.

Watch: BBC interviews Belarusian anti-government activistplayer

Imprisoned journalist's father says son tortured in Belarus

The family of anti-regime Belarusian journalist says he was coerced into confessing to organizing protests, calling for end to movement.

Imprisoned journalist's father says son tortured in Belarusplayer

Belarusian activist's friends in disbelief over mid-air arrest

Friends, parents of Roman Protasevich, the Belarusian journalist jailed after his plane was diverted last week, voice horror, disbelief.

Belarusian activist's friends in disbelief over mid-air arrestplayer

'Outrageous act' - Int'l leaders impose sanctions on Belarus

EU imposed economic sanctions on Belarus, calling for airlines to avoid Belarus airspace following 'hijacking' of opposition blogger.

'Outrageous act' - Int'l leaders impose sanctions on Belarusplayer

Watch: Belarus opposition journalist 'confesses' to crimes

The girlfriend of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich appeared in a confessional video, rolling her eyes and reading from a script.

Watch: Belarus opposition journalist 'confesses' to crimesplayer

White House spokesperson calls for international probe of Belarus plane diversion

Psaki infuriated by Belarus' grounding of international flight to detain dissident journalist.

Psaki calls for international probe of Belarus plane diversionplayer

Witnesses to Belarus dissident's arrest: He knew it was the end

Passengers onboard a Ryanair flight carrying dissident journalist reveal details of his arrest by Belarus secret police.

Witnesses to Belarus dissident's arrest: He knew it was the endplayer

Belarus: New housing project helps elderly Holocaust rescuers living in poverty

‘Not too late to show gratitude’: First housing project for elderly rescuers who saved Jews in the Holocaust launches in Belarus.

New housing project helps elderly Holocaust rescuers

Nazi symbols spray-painted on Jewish-owned buildings in Belarus

Swastika, SS symbols spray-painted on synagogues in Golem, Belarus.

Nazi symbols spray-painted on Jewish-owned buildings in Belarus

Marc Chagall's synagogue up for sale by Vitebsk, Belarus, municipality

In Belarus, Marc Chagall’s synagogue is for sale to anyone willing to restore it.

Marc Chagall's synagogue up for sale by municipality

Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

Remains of poet who wrote against anti-Semitism and died in Kazakhstan in 1941 exhumed, reburied in a Christian ceremony.

Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

Thousands rally against government in Minsk, arrests made

Demonstrators allegedly attacked police vehicles as numerous arrests were made.

Thousands rally against government in Minsk, arrests madeplayer

2,500 Breslov hasidim stuck in Belarus

Thousands of Breslov hasidim hoping to visit Uman for the upcoming holidays find themselves stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border, barred entry

2,500 Breslov hasidim stuck in Belarus

Watch: Opposition leader avoids expulsion by climbing out of car

Detained by Belarusian police, opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, climbed through car window to avoid forced expusion from country.

Watch: Opposition leader avoids expulsion by climbing out of carplayer

NATO source reveals: 'Putin has decided to fully back Lukashenko'

"Putin knows you can't arrest 100,000 people, but if you arrest the right 500, the others won't show up."

Are Russia's 'Little Green Men' about to arrive in Belarus?

Belarus protesters defy government crackdown to march through Minsk

Protests against Alexander Lukashenko's contested election win have continued in the country.

Belarus protesters defy gov't crackdown to march through Minskplayer

Watch: Police, military detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

As protesters fill streets of Minsk, Belarus, for third week in a row, military personnel and riot police detain hundreds.

Watch: Police, military detain hundreds in Minsk

Belarusian President seen toting rifle as mass demonstrations continue

Unprecedented protests took place in Belarus over the weekend over the 26-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. Watch.

Belarusian President seen toting rifleplayer