Thousands of Belarusians have taken part in huge rallies since the 9 August presidential election, which they say was rigged in favor of Lukashenko
Over 6,000 detained in Belarus during demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election
Groups of women formed human chains in several districts of Minsk, calling for an end to the crackdown on demonstrations
Belarus is the only country in Europe still playing a national football league, making it an unlikely draw for fans overseas who are starved of matches in their own countries
Coronavirus Outbreak: Belarus plays on despite COVID-19 threat; football and hockey seasons in full swing
'It's better to die standing than to live on your knees', said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko defending his decision to not implement isolation measures
Euro 2020: Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes says he doesn't want to think about politics and history, 'just football' ahead of playoffs
Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million people, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, was finally accepted as a member of UEFA, and then FIFA, in 2016
Coronavirus scare: Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China; health minister pledges to share quarantine facilities to quell fears
Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police
Fed Cup 2020: Holders France drawn against Russia, Hungary for Finals; Australia to take on Belgium, Belarus in Group B
Holders France will face a strong Russia side and hosts Hungary in the group stage of the inaugural version of the $18 million Fed Cup Finals to be held in Budapest from 14 to 19 April.
Germany have secured qualification for Euro 2020, but coach Joachim Loew is running out of time to mould his fledgling team into title contenders before next June's finals.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Toni Kroos says Germany still have room for improvement despite impressive 4-0 win over Belarus
Toni Kroos struck twice as Germany qualified for the Euro 2020 finals on Saturday by thumping Belarus 4-0 but the Real Madrid star insists there is still room for improvement.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany's Joshua Kimmich eager to bring back fans to stadium for home fixture against Belarus
Striker Timo Werner is currently Germany's best source of goals with the RB Leipzig striker having netted 11 goals in as many Bundesliga games this season
UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2020: Germany coach Joachim Loew rules out recalling Mats Hummels for games against Belarus, Northern Ireland
The 30-year-old Hummels has rebooted his career since leaving Bayern Munich in the summer to return to Borussia Dortmund, the club he represented 225 times between 2009 and 2016, having been told by Loew in March that his Germany days are over.
China Open 2019: After first round win, US Open champion Bianca Andreescu says she has forgotten how to lose
Andreescu's run of victories has brought her the US Open and her home Canadian Open in recent weeks, propelling her into the limelight
US Open 2019: Elise Mertens, Aryna Sabalenka down Victoria Azarenka, Ashleigh Barty to win women's doubles title
Mertens and Sabalenka beat Azarenka and Barty in straight sets 7-5, 7-5 to capture their first Grand Slam title
US Open 2019: Aryna Sabalenka rediscovers her big hitting accuracy as countrywoman Victoria Azarenka falls prey to fate once again
Sabalenka has slowly regained her clean ball-striking form this year, and in this match too she took a while to find the right balance between aggression and recklessness. Once she did, the quality of her tennis went into orbit.
Wimbledon 2019: Former World No 1 Victoria Azarenka cruises through to third round, to face Romanian Simona Halep
Two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Victoria Azarenka cruised through to the third round of Wimbledon where she could potentially meet Simona Halep
Fed Cup 2019: Former foes Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic unite to lead France into final against Australia
France set up a Fed Cup final against Australia on Sunday when Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who once were barely on speaking terms, teamed-up to crown a 3-2 victory over Romania.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Eden Hazard inspires Belgium to win over Russia; Memphis Depay shines in Netherlands' stroll
Eden Hazard ensured Belgium kicked off their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 in style on Thursday with a brace in a home victory over Russia, while a Memphis Depay-inspired Netherlands romped to a 4-0 win over Belarus.
Argentina great Diego Maradona signs three-year contract to join Belarusian club Dynamo Brest as chairman
Diego Maradona has signed a three-year contract to join top-flight Belarusian club Dinamo Brest as chairman, the club said.
Darya Domracheva, a former KGB agent, scripted history at the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang by becoming the first female biathlete to win four Olympic gold medals.
Earlier, the Maharathis won the toss and opted to block heavyweight wrestler Jamaladdin Magomedov of Azerbaijan; the Dangals promptly decided to keep Frenchwoman Cynthia Vescon out.