Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus
26 September 2021 | 7:24 pm
Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."
July 23, 2023
July 29, 2023
July 27, 2023
August 6, 2023
A US national is in North Korean custody after crossing the border from South Korea. Unnamed US officials have said the man is an absconded US soldier who had joined a border village tour before making the crossing.
At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed mercenaries of the Wagner Group were planning a westward "excursion." How serious are the risks to NATO member Poland?
The Polish government says it may be forced to take Germany to court over waste, some of it toxic, being transported and stored in unauthorized landfills.
Critics of Russia's engagement with countries in Africa usually talk about a relationship based on an "exchange of weapons for natural resources". That relationship is back in focus as the second Russia-Africa summit opens in St. Petersburg. Who ultimately benefits most - Russia or Africa?
Tensions between Poland and Belarus have increased following reports that two helicopters violated the NATO country's airspace. Belarus has denied any border violation.
Sixteen people have now been detained by Warsaw who were allegedly spying for the Kremlin. Poland is also alarmed by the movement of thousands of Russia's Wagner mercenary fighters close to its joint border with Belarus.
Poland's Defense Ministry says it will send reinforcements to the country's frontier with Belarus. Warsaw claims Belarusian border guards are behind a renewed rise in illegal crossings.
Poland has recently warned of possible provocations coming from the mercenary group currently based in neighbouring Belarus.
Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is making migration from the Middle East and Africa a key part of its electoral campaign ahead of a parliamentary vote in October.
Saudi Arabian border guards have killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, including women and children, who attempted to enter the kingdom along its mountainous border with Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.
EU countries neighboring Belarus are ramping up border security, citing threats posed by Wagner mercenaries. That leaves Minsk more isolated, but ordinary Belarusians are impacted too.
30 mins ago
A year ago, Giorgia Meloni's radical right-wing Brothers of Italy party was the biggest winner in Italian parliamentary elections. What has she achieved in her first year in office?
1 hour ago
The French president said military cooperation with the West African nation would end and France's soldiers stationed there would return home by the end of the year.
1 hour ago
The UN chief has called it an epidemic of coups. In Africa, since 2020, military officers have seized power, or attempted to do so, in numerous sub-Saharan countries. Just in the last two and a half months, soldiers in Gabon announced a takeover of power, while in Niger, members of the presidential guard detained President Mohamed Bazoum and announced that they were seizing power.
1 hour ago
In Nigeria, the first West African comic art exhibition is opening eyes, hearts and minds to a new way of looking at heroes.
4 hours ago
Fentanyl addiction is a scourge that's sweeping the United States. This dangerous synthetic opioid, 50 times stronger than heroin, is imported from Mexico by drug cartels. With the arrival of fentanyl, the cartels no longer needed to grow opium or rely on rural communities to produce it. Fentanyl is lightweight, discreet and easy to produce and transport. It can be passed off as a harmless pill, which explains the high number of deaths from overdoses.
4 hours ago
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was taken into custody in 2019, after India revoked Kashmir's autonomous status. Farooq gave a speech at a mosque following his release, where he said he aims for peace in Kashmir.