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