• Anti-government rally held in Belarus

    An opposition rally was held in Minsk on Friday on the unofficial national holiday “Freedom Day”, which marks the anniversary of the creation of the Belarusian People’s Republic on that day in 1918, Zaxid reported. Estimates on the number of participants vary from 500 to as many as 2,000.

    The protesters were comprised of representatives of various social groups including pensioners, students, and entrepreneurs. The demonstrators voiced their dissatisfaction with the current Belarusian …

  • King Abdullah II: Israeli and Jordanian jets intercepted Russian aircraft in January

    King Abdullah II of Jordan stated that Israeli and Jordanian jets intercepted Russian aircraft as they were approaching the edge of Syrian airspace, as reported by the Middle East Eye.

    Abdullah II told the US Congress about the incident in January, but the information was not disclosed until last week.

    Following the incident, negotiations were held between Israel, Jordan, and Russia to avoid an escalation of tensions.

    The Jordanian King noted that he warned Russia that there would be …

  • Belarus initiates 135 criminal cases against individuals who fought in Ukraine

    As the Head of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption Nicolai Karpenkov said in an interview with the newspaper Zvezda on March 25th, criminal cases have been initiated against Belarusians fighting on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine, as reported by Radio Polsha.

    “It is important not to let in foreign militias-mercenaries, radicalized Muslims, members involved in military actions in Ukraine and in the Middle East to Belarus. We are developing operational records …

  • Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan begin negotiations over border dispute

    The Heads of the Customs Services of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan met to hold negotiations on the current situation at the borders between the two countries. According to the press service of the domestic border agency, the meeting was held on the initiative of Uzbek party at a checkpoint on Kyzyl-Kiya highway in the Batken region, Radio Azattyk reported.

    The Head of the Kyrgyzstan’s State Border Service, Raimberdi Duyshenbiev, is participating in negotiations on the part of Kyrgyzstan and the …

  • Tymoshenko: Obama and Merkel have convinced Putin to transfer Savchenko to Ukraine

    According to the leader of the Ukrainian political party Batkivshchyna (Fatherland), Yulia Tymoshenko, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin to transfer Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine, as reported by Deutsche Welle.

    On Friday, on the TV program “Shuster Live”, Tymoshenko expressed confidence that the three leaders had reached an agreement that will allow Savchenko to be transferred to Ukraine.

    "According to our information, …