Several high-profile Belarusian opposition leaders and activist have been put on the police wanted list in Russia, including Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the nominal winner of the August 9 presidential elections.
Higher gold production and growth in agriculture helped offset a sharp fall in industry and services. Government commended for reaffirming commitment to reforms.
Some fear of a ‘north-south’ split emerging as former mayor is greeted by thousands as he arrives back in “southern capital” of Osh.
Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to accuse each other of indiscriminate shelling. Armenian PM says Vladimir Putin has told him Russia will “uphold certain security commitments” to Yerevan if matters deteriorate to a certain point.
Yerevan calls Baku’s claim “outright lies”. Markets nervous successful strike could wreck plan to export Azerbaijani oil to European Union from November.
The pair discussed the plight of the Belarusian people following August's disputed election that left Lukashenko clinging on to power with the use of brute force.
Locals express long-held anger at what they see as companies from abroad benefitting unduly from country’s natural resources.
Russia’s foreign intel head says “already even thousands” of Islamist radical mercenaries now in conflict zone. States: “We can’t not be worried that the South Caucasus is capable of becoming a new launch pad for international terrorism."
In hard-hitting report, bloc’s executive slams Ankara’s treatment of economy, democracy and judiciary. Lira slips, partly also on reports that Turks are readying to test Russian missiles.
Move to cancel results of ‘fixed’ parliamentary election appears to come too late to appease those mounting coup d’etat.
Amnesty International says it has corroborated use of Israeli-made cluster munitions in attack on Nagorno-Karabakh main city Stepanakert.
Ukraine has to make a cardinal choice when deciding whom to sell its Motor Sich engine maker to: does its future lie in the west with US and European partners or in the east with Russian and Chinese?
Demonstrators incensed at claimed vote-buying and intimidation as two leading parties win parliamentary poll.
Baku accuses Armenians of rocket attack on civilian parts of second city Ganja. Yerevan accuses Azerbaijanis of indiscriminate bombardment of Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert. Ex-envoy thinks Azerbaijan will settle for limited territorial gains.
Crowds in Minsk fought a low-key running battle against water cannon trucks deployed to disrupt the regular Sunday mass marches and even managed to disable a few.
The EU has finally imposed sanctions on 40 Belarusian officials accused of organising the brutal police crackdown and general repression on the population during the month-long protests against incumbent President Lukashenko.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban hinted that Hungary may block approval of the EU's pandemic recovery fund if payouts are linked to rule of law issues.
Doubts as to whether statement is breakthrough given that hours earlier Turkey’s Erdogan rubbished calls for a ceasefire.
LIBE committee concerned about the “significant deterioration of respect for the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in Bulgaria.
Move deals further blow to country’s beleaguered tourism industry, which endured wretched summer.