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PM Narendra Modi meets Belarus, Tajikistan leaders in Tashkent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here.

European Union, US temporarily ease some sanctions on Belarus

European Union, US temporarily ease some sanctions on Belarus

The European Union (EU) and United States said on Thursday they would temporarily ease some sanctions on Belarus after its release of political prisoners and what some regard as an easing of repression in the close Russian ally.

EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after Lukashenko re-election

The European Union agreed on Monday to suspend sanctions against the regime of Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after he won a fifth term as president, even though observers said the poll was flawed.

Turnout at 86.75% in Belarus presidential poll: EC

The turnout yesterday was highest in the northern Vitebsk region where 91 per cent of voters cast their ballots, and topped 90 per cent in two other regions.

President Pranab Mukherjee extends greetings to Belarus on eve of Independence Day

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Belarus on the eve of their Independence Day.

Belarus presidential polls set for October 11

Belarus presidential polls set for October 11

 The Belarussian parliament on Tuesday set October 11 as the date for a presidential election that is expected to see strongman Alexander Lukashenko extend his two-decade-long grip on power.

Pak, Belarus agree to enhance trade ties

 Pakistan and Belarus today signed a number of agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation, particularly in trade and investment.

Belarusian president arrives in Pakistan on two-day visit

 President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus arrived in Islamabad on Thursday on a two-day state visit, officials said.

President Pranab Mukherjee condoles passing away of Belarus President's mother

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the passing away of his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko's mother, ahead of his visit to that nation.

Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican

Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk.

Europe`s outcast Belarus unlikely star of Ukraine talks

 Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in Minsk.

Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and several other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman Lukashenko sacks PM amid economic woes: official

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister as the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet state struggles with the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe`s volatile eastern edge.

Belarus to host Ukraine-Russia talks

Belarus will host talks between Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE security and rights organisation on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, President Alexander Lukashenko`s office said on Wednesday.

Belarus to upgrade its Su-27 fighters

Belarus will repair and upgrade its Su-27 aircraft which have been decommissioned, Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee Sergei Hurulev said.

World leaders pay tribute at Hugo Chavez`s funeral

Prominent leaders from Latin American and around the world converged here to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Friday.

Voting starts in Belarus amid opposition boycott

Early voting began in the former Soviet state of Belarus on Sunday for a parliamentary election being boycotted by the two main opposition parties.

Belarus bans opposition leader from election

A district election commission in Minsk alleged that 15 percent of supporters` signatures Alexander Milinkevich submitted were forged.