Europe

Russia launches Zapad war games on Europe's borders

Russia and Belarus are holding large-scale joint military exercises, called Zapad (meaning 'West' in Russian), on NATO's eastern border.

The Listening Post

Russia and Belarus: Behind the media battle

We examine the media component of the relations between Moscow and Minsk - Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko.

The Listening Post

India's NDTV Raided: Politics, patriotism and the press

Testing times as police raid India's liberal NDTV station. Plus, the media wars between Russia and Belarus.

People & Power

A Belarusian Spring

People & Power follows pro-democracy protesters in their fight against dictatorship in Belarus.

Opinion

The protest of Belarus' 'social parasites'

"To join the protests is frightening, not to join is shameful."

Evgenia Ivanova

by Evgenia Ivanova

Evgenia Ivanova

Europe

Belarus: Will new elections yield new results?

Parliamentary elections to take place on September 11 in Belarus, Europe's "last dictatorship".

Belarus: Will new elections yield new results?

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

Europe

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.

Ukraine

Kiev and rebels complete prisoner swap

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

Europe

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