Gulf Times - Belarus
Russia halts oil to Belarus, but transit to Europe still flowing

Russia halts oil to Belarus, but transit to Europe still flowing

Russia has halted oil supplies to refineries in Belarus, the Belarusian state energy firm said on Friday, amid a new contract dispute that is also threatening large Russian oil deliveries to Western Europe crossing the country.

Loyalists sweep Belarus vote as opposition takes no seats

Loyalists sweep Belarus vote as opposition takes no seats

Candidates loyal to Belarus's authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko have swept to victory in parliamentary elections,

Opposition report mass violations in Belarus polls

Opposition report mass violations in Belarus polls

Belarusians voted in parliamentary polls on Sunday with opposition observers claiming mass violations despite strongman President Alexander Lukashenko's efforts to reach out to the West.

PM meets Belarusian official

PM meets Belarusian official

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Thursday met in Doha with Assistant to the Belarusian president on National Security Viktor Lukashenko.

We'll bring back border controls if you do, Lukashenko tells Russia

We'll bring back border controls if you do, Lukashenko tells Russia

President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday Belarus was ready to bring back border controls with Russia after 20 years of free movement if a recent reimposition of spot checks by Moscow proved to be long-lasting.

Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cybercrime network

Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cybercrime network

One of Eastern Europe's most prolific cyber criminals has been arrested in a joint operation involving Belarus, Germany and the United States that aimed to dismantle a vast computer network used to carry out financial scams, officials said on Tuesday.

Belarus says detained Ukrainian journalist built 'spy ring'

Belarus says detained Ukrainian journalist built 'spy ring'

The Belarusian KGB security service said Monday a detained Ukrainian radio journalist spied on Belarus for Kiev and built a ‘spy ring’ consisting of Belarusian nationals.

Latvia will build fence along Belarus border

Latvia will build fence along Belarus border

Officials in Latvia said Wednesday that a 120-kilometre (74-mile) border fence with Belarus will be built as soon as a similar fence along the Baltic state's border with Russia has been completed next year.

Qatar, Belarus sign pacts to boost bilateral ties

Qatar, Belarus sign pacts to boost bilateral ties

Qatar and Belarus signed several agreements and memoranda of understanding following a round of official talks chaired by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and visiting President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the Emiri Diwan yesterday.

Qatar and Belarus sign pacts to boost ties

Qatar and Belarus sign pacts to boost ties

The third meeting of Qatar-Belarus joint committee, which concluded yesterday, was jointly headed by HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani and Belarus Minister of Trade Vladimir Koltovich.