Search for OSCE and
  1. July 19, 2014

    MH17 crash: A macabre investigation at gunpoint

    Malaysia Airlines has called for protection of the MH17 crash site as the Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists suspected of...

  2. July 19, 2014

    MH17 crash: UK and Netherlands urge review of EU-Russia relations

    The UK and the Netherlands have called on the EU to review its ties with Russia as evidence mounted that pro-Russia...

Special Reports

  1. Republic of Macedonia 2013

    EU membership eludes Macedonia but in spite of ethnic stresses it has raced up the Wor...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. July 18, 2014

    US points finger over fate of Flight MH17

    Slideshow: The MH17 disaster Barack Obama said on Friday that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down by a missile...

  2. July 2, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev and Moscow in call for ceasefire talks

    France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday called for a new effort for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, setting a...

  3. June 29, 2014

    Ukraine government urged to take firmer actions in east

    Several hundred soldiers and activists staged a protest on Sunday outside the Kiev office of Petro Poroshenko, urging...

  4. The World

    May 8, 2014

    Putin's change of tone may have some substance

    Barely 18 hours after Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine to postpone “independence”...

  5. May 8, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia separatists defy Putin on vote

    Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine are to press ahead with a referendum on independence, snubbing a request from...

  6. May 7, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Putin calls on pro-Russia groups to delay vote

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on pro-Russia groups in eastern Ukraine to postpone a planned...

  7. May 3, 2014

    US urges Russia to end support for separatists

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, threatened Russia with further sanctions unless the country stopped backing...

  8. May 1, 2014

    Pro-Russia separatists storm Donetsk prosecutor’s office

    Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising Pro-Russia separatists strengthened their control of Ukraine’s eastern regions on...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2014

    Macedonia returns pro-investment PM to power

    By Kerin Hope and Tatjana Mitevska Another solid win for the governing right-of-centre party in Macedonia’s early...

  10. April 18, 2014

    Geneva agreement does little to counter Russian military threat

    For a moment, the four-party agreement in Geneva on Thursday appeared to be a breakthrough. But by yesterday it was already...

  11. April 18, 2014

    ‘Defiance and confusion’ in Ukraine over Geneva deal, says OSCE

    Pro-Russia forces on the move The deputy head of the international monitor charged with implementing the Geneva agreement to...

  12. April 18, 2014

    Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian activists were in no mood to retreat from the public buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine despite an...

  13. April 17, 2014

    Four-way talks end with agreement on calming Ukraine tensions

    International talks between Ukraine, Russia, the US and the EU ended in Geneva on Thursday evening with an unexpected...

  14. April 7, 2014

    Monitors take aim at Orban election win

    European monitors cast doubt on the legitimacy of prime minister Viktor Orban’s landslide election victory in Hungary,...

  15. April 1, 2014

    OSCE monitors deployed to Ukraine in effort to ease tensions

    Monitors from the OSCE have arrived in Kiev and fanned out to nine cities across Ukraine on a six-month mission to study...

  16. March 8, 2014

    Ukraine says progress made on Crimea mediation plan

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, has emphasised America’s readiness to facilitate dialogue between Ukraine and Russia but...

  17. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    Rakhmon re-elected as Tajikistan faces critical period

    By Clare Nuttall of bne Unsurprisingly, Emomali Rakhmon, Tajikistan’s president, has been re-elected for a fourth term with...

  18. September 12, 2013

    Old Macedonian rivals get to know each other in quest for political stability

    Even after seven uninterrupted years in power, premier Nikola Gruevski’s Internal Macedonian Revolutionary...

  19. November 6, 2012

    US voters face long lines

    Millions of Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in presidential, congressional and local elections,...

  20. November 6, 2012

    Fresh ballots raise doubts over Ukraine poll

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved re-runs of last week’s elections in five disputed seats after opposition groups alleged...

  21. November 2, 2012

    Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

    American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in the...

  22. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2012

    Ukraine: Yanukovich clings to power as economic storm clouds gather

    Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich (pictured) and his ruling Party of Regions may be jubilant after Sunday’s election....

  23. March 8, 2012

    Putin ‘victory’ rests on narrow definition of fraud

    From Dr Judith Kelley. Sir, In his article “Trouble in store even as Putin tastes sweet victory” (March 6), Charles Clover...

  24. March 5, 2012

    Police and protesters clash in Moscow

    Police and demonstrators clashed and hundred of arrests were made in central Moscow on Monday night during protests against...

  25. March 5, 2012

    Monitors raise Russian election concerns

    International monitors on Monday said that Russia’s presidential elections were clearly skewed in Vladimir Putin’s favour,...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 29, 2012

    On the road with Mikhail Prokhorov

    Russians vote in presidential elections on March 4, and few doubt the return of prime minister Vladimir Putin to the job he...

  27. January 16, 2012

    Kazakhstan election falls short of promise

    ASTANA - Kazakhstan’s tightly controlled parliamentary election fell short of its democratic promise by limiting the number...

  28. April 3, 2011

    Kazakh poll criticised as president wins

    Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s veteran president, has won another crushing election victory with 95 per cent support,...

  29. January 25, 2011

    Correction: OSCE

    ● The OSCE mission in Tirana issued a joint statement with the US and EU against violence during protests in the Albanian...

  30. January 24, 2011

    Leaders trade blame for Albania’s strife

    Albania’s feuding political leaders have brushed aside an appeal by the international community for calm after four...

  31. January 12, 2011

    Dictator non grata

    For most of its 20-year existence as an independent, post-Soviet state, Belarus has richly deserved its reputation as...

  32. December 20, 2010

    Hundreds arrested in Belarus protests

    Policemen arrest an activist of Mlady Front, a Belarus youth organisation, during a rally in Minsk on Monday Police in...

  33. December 19, 2010

    Hungary protesters fight media regulations

    On Monday evening Gyorgy Kalman will shun the comfort of his warm home for the sub-zero temperatures of Budapest’s Freedom...

  34. October 17, 2010

    Paris and Berlin seek ‘reset’ with Moscow

    France and Germany are hoping to do their own pressing of “the reset button” on the European Union’s uneasy relationship...

  35. April 16, 2010

    Kyrgyzstan's deposed president flees

    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, stepped down yesterday and left his country, ending a stand-off with the...

  36. April 16, 2010

    Ousted president flees Kyrgyzstan

    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, stepped down yesterday and left his country, ending a dramatic stand-off...

  37. April 16, 2010

    Ousted leader flees Kyrgyzstan

    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, stepped down yesterday and left his country, ending a dramatic stand-off...

  38. April 15, 2010

    Kyrgyz president steps down and leaves country

    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, stepped down on Thursday and left his country, ending a dramatic stand-off...

Search for OSCE and