Main points of Ukraine ceasefire `protocol`

The Ukraine government and pro-Moscow rebels signed up to a ceasefire on Friday, but renewed fighting around the key port city of Mariupol is threatening the deal.

Ukraine truce hanging by a thread? Woman killed in Mariupol, blasts heard near Donetsk
Ukraine truce hanging by a thread? Woman killed in Mariupol, blasts heard near Donetsk

Just a day after a much-needed ceasefire took hold in eastern Ukraine after four-months of violence, intense explosions were heard near the eastern city of Mariupol on Saturday evening, jeopardising the truce and forcing the Red Cross aid trucks to turn back.

New round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus

With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces.

Russian troops in Ukraine by 'accident'

A group of Russian soldiers, who have been captured in eastern Ukraine, crossed the border "by accident", BBC quoted Russian military sources as saying Monday.

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.

Russian, Belarus fighter jets will soon destroy terrorists` dens: Iraqi PM

As Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Sunni fighters continue to create mayhem in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that in the coming days fighter jets from Russia and Belarus will destroy the terrorist dens.

Belarus releases human rights activist ahead of time

Belarus on Saturday unexpectedly freed leading rights activist Ales Belyatsky, whose jailing for tax evasion in November 2011 prompted an outcry in the European Union and human rights circles.

Putin to seal new post-Soviet union with Belarus, Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on today arrived in the Kazakh capital where he was set to sign a deal with his Kazakh and Belarussian counterparts creating a new economic union championed by Moscow.

UN monitor urges Belarus to halt executions

Belarus should impose a moratorium on executions and refrain from handing down death sentences, a UN human rights monitor said Friday, faulting the ex-Soviet republic`s justice system.

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.

Thousands mourn slain Kiev protester

Thousands of people packed into Saint Michael`s Cathedral in Kiev for funeral of a 25-year-old Belarussian protester shot dead during clashes with security forces in the Ukrainian capital last week.

Belarus jails two for spying for Lithuania

Belarus said that its main military court had jailed two Belarussians to eight and 10 years for spying for the neighbouring Baltic state of Lithuania.

Russia grants USD 2 billion loan to Belarus

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will provide its ex-Soviet neighbor and ally Belarus with USD 2 billion in loans next year.

Belarus opposes US military attack on Syria

Belarus has said it welcomes any international effort to prevent new conflict in the Middle East amid recent US threats to launch a missile attack on the governmental and military targets in Syria.

Training for poll officials from abroad

Election officials from 19 nations are participating in 2-week training programme organised by India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management of ECI.

A dog has its day: Belarusian canine inherits 1 million dollars

A dog from a small village in Belarus has inherited a fortune of nearly $1 million from a US citizen of Belarusian origin.

Dog in Belarus village inherits USD 1 million

This dog has had its day! A canine from the small village of Budochka in Belarus has inherited a whopping USD 1 million from a US citizen.

UAE, Belarus discuss cooperation

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Belarus have held talks over bilateral cooperation.

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.