Weather

Belarus suffers storm damage

Aircraft damaged and roads flooded in and around Minsk as thunderstorms turn violent.

Belarus suffers storm damage

People & Power

Belarus: Europe's last dictatorship

We investigate the state of political freedom in Belarus and President Lukashenko's unshakable grip on power.

Elections

Belarus election: Voices of hope and apathy

Al Jazeera talked to Belarussians ahead of the vote expected to give President Lukashenko another five-year term.

Belarus election: Voices of hope and apathy

Europe

Belarus goes to polls poised to re-elect president

Alexander Lukashenko set to secure fifth term as president, in vote which opposition says will be neither free nor fair.

Belarus goes to polls poised to re-elect president

Europe

Belarus poised to re-elect 'last dictator in Europe'

Alexander Lukashenko set to secure fifth term as president, in vote which opposition says will be neither free nor fair.

Belarus poised to re-elect 'last dictator in Europe'

Elections

Belarus: 'Last dictatorship in Europe' set for a vote

Strongman Lukashenko tipped for another five-year term with beleaguered opposition forces calling on voters to boycott.

Belarus: 'Last dictatorship in Europe' set for a vote

Politics

Russia and Ukraine agree on demarcation line

Two sides agree on dividing line from where they should pull back heavy weapons, but fail to agree on troops withdrawal.

War & Conflict

Kiev and rebels complete prisoner swap

Ukraine receives back another four soldiers, completing exchange that involved 222 rebels and 150 troops.

Politics

Belarus announces major cabinet reshuffle

President dismisses prime minister, central bank head and top ministers in biggest government reshuffle since 2010.

Belarus announces major cabinet reshuffle

War & Conflict

Ukraine peace talks break down

No end in sight to eight-month separatist war as negotiations aiming to reinforce truce deals gets scrapped.

Ukraine peace talks break down

Business & Economy

Navigating Russia's imploding economy

Sanctions will cost Russia $40bn annually, and an additional $90-$100bn will be lost because of tumbling oil prices.

Navigating Russia's imploding economy

Opinion

What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles

Russia's weakening status will have a major economic and political impact on the divided and fragmen

Vartan Oskanian

by Vartan Oskanian

Vartan Oskanian

Ukraine

Deal reached on enforcing Ukraine ceasefire

Agreement reached for creation of buffer zone and withdrawal of foreign fighters from conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

Deal reached on enforcing Ukraine ceasefire

Opinion

I have a dream: A world free of nuclear weapons

China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the US are still to sign the Nuclear Te

Karipbek Kuyukov

by Karipbek Kuyukov

Karipbek Kuyukov

Sport

Bouchard quashes criticism in style

Canadian breezes through her first-round opponent at US Open while Kvitova, Ivanovic and Serena also through.

Bouchard quashes criticism in style