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First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres.

USA stun Czech Republic to set up Fed Cup final with Belarus

USA stun Czech Republic to set up Fed Cup final with Belarus

The US has an overall 150-38 record in the Fed Cup, which started in 1963, and a 42-8 match record in home ties.

Indian women's team completes Hockey Test series whitewash against Belarus

Indian women's team completes Hockey Test series whitewash against Belarus

The first quarter went on to be an eventful one for the Indian team, as Gurjit Kaur successfully converted a penalty corner in the 15th minute to take her side 2-0 up against Belarus.

Asian champions India thrash Belarus 5-1 in women's Hockey Test

Asian champions India thrash Belarus 5-1 in women's Hockey Test

It was captain Deep Grace Ekka (57`) and Gurjit Kaur (60`) who came up with a fine penalty corner conversion to help India beat Belarus by a 5-1 margin.

Rio Controversy: Belarus delegate banned after carrying Russian flag at Paralympic opening ceremony

Rio Controversy: Belarus delegate banned after carrying Russian flag at Paralympic opening ceremony

The man, identified by Russian media as Andrei Fomochkin, was hailed as a hero by both Russian and Belarusian officials.

Pakistani official visiting Belarus, Kazakhstan over NSG membership

A top Pakistani official on Tuesday began a five-day visit to Belarus and Kazakhstan for their support for Islamabad's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), officials said.

Rio Olympics: Weightlifting body to ban Russia, Kazakhs, Belarus over doping

Rio Olympics: Weightlifting body to ban Russia, Kazakhs, Belarus over doping

Weightlifting has long been afflicted by doping scandals and the IWF has undertaken a major crackdown on athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, often from former Soviet Union or Eastern Bloc countries.

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.

VK Singh to represent India at SCO meeting in China; Pakistan PM Sharif will also attend

Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh will represent India at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in China next week which will also be attended by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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.

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.

Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule

Belarus on Sunday kicked-off its fifth presidential election in 21 years since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Russia's Putin calls for regional currency union

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leader of Belarus and Kazakhstan on Friday their three countries should consider forming a common currency union.

'Russia to raise oil exports to Belarus in 2014'

Russia has agreed to increase oil flows to Belarus in 2014, a media report here said Friday citing a Russian official.

India, Eurasian Eco Commission agree to move towards CECA

In a bilateral meeting with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Viktor Khristenko, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said the Customs Union is an important block in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from the point of view of India-CIS trade.