Visa denials for observers are proof that Belarus’ elections are farce, says Bundestag member

Marieluise Beck, a member of Alliance’90/The Greens in Germany\'s Bundestag who planned to arrive in Belarus to observe the country’s House of Representatives elections...

Belarusian environmentalists urge Ukraine to drop controversial nuclear power project

  A Belarusian environmental group called Ecodom has urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to abandon plans for the completion of two more units at a nuclear power plant near the city of Khmelnytskyy.

People on KGB’s “preventive” register to be banned from traveling abroad

People may be placed on the KGB’s preventive register on the grounds that they may create a threat to the national security of the Republic of Belarus...

Belarus receives third tranche of EurAsEC loan

“The money has arrived in the account of the Ministry of Finance at the National Bank of Belarus and would be automatically added to the nation’s gold and foreign exchange reserves”...

Lukashenka makes government appointments

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka made a number of government appointments on June 15. According to the presidential press office, the head of state appointed:

Teenager rushed to hospital after police`s interference in street fight is still weak

The teenager was discharged from the Kalinkavichy District Hospital on May 3...

Iryna Khalip receives letter of support from wife of Polish president

Iryna Khalip, wife of former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikaw, has received a letter of support from the wife of the Polish president...

Brest Regional Court quashes acquittal of opposition activist

  A judge of the Brest Regional Court upheld Thursday an appeal by the chief of the city’s Maskowski district police station against the acquittal of opposition activist Dzmitry Shurkhay on a disorderly conduct charge.

Lukashenka has promised to release all political prisoners

Belarusian leader agreed to release at least four prisoners by the end of this week, which he did on September 1, and drop charges against two others...

Rosneft, Sibur deny holding talks to buy stakes in Belarusian companies

  Russia`s oil company Rosneft and petrochemical company Sibur denied on Wednesday that they were in talks with the Belarusian government to purchase stakes in Belarusian enterprises.

Closure suit against Narodnaya Volya dropped

On July 12, the information ministry dropped its closure suit against the newspaper Nasha Niva...

Suspects arrested over Minsk subway blast

Mr. Shved refused to say whether there were foreign nationals among the suspects...

Russian journalist jailed hours after arriving in Belarus

  Russian journalist Aleksandr Lashmankin was sentenced to three days in jail on a charge of disorderly conduct in a trial in Orsha on March 24.

Rights activists announce plans to monitor presidential race

Belarusian rights defenders are set to carry out a campaign entitled, "Human Rights Activists for Free Elections," Aleh Hulak, chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, said at a questions-and-answers session hosted by

Opposition youths stage unsanctioned pillow fights to mark anniversary of 1514 Orsha Battle

Some 35 people were arrested in Minsk on Wednesday evening after young opposition activists attempted to stage an unsanctioned pillow fight to mark the anniversary of the 1514 Orsha Battle, in which the army of the Grand Duchy of Litva defeated a superior Russian force,

Uladzimir Nyaklyayew announces presidential bid

Mr. Nyaklyayew stressed that the \"Tell the Truth!\" team were \"fully ready\" for his presidential campaign...

Visiting German MP meets with Belarusian lawmakers

German MP Klaus Hagemann met with Belarusian lawmakers in Minsk on August 23, BelaPAN reports.

Belarus to bid for hosting, 2013 World canoe and kayak championships, 2015 World Rowing Championships

Belarus will bid for hosting the 2013 World Canoe and Kayak Championships and the 2015 World Rowing Championships, said the presidential press office following Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s meeting on Tuesday with National Bank head Pyotr Prakapovich, who chairs the Belarusian U

Belarus will be main potato supplier to Tatarstan, says president of the Russian republic

Belarus will be the main potato supplier to Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, president of Tatarstan, a republic inside the Russian Federation, told reporters in Minsk on Thursday following his talks with Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski, a meeting with Alyaksandr L

Belarusian writers visit Zelva to observe 100th birthday anniversary of Larysa Heniyush

Members of the Union of Belarusian Writers visited Zelva, a small city in the Hrodna region, this past weekend to observe the 100th birthday anniversary of prominent Belarusian poetess Larysa Heniyush, who lived in the city from 1956 until her death in 1983,

Belarusian women\'s team win overall gold at World Military Parachuting Championships

The Belarusian women's team won the overall gold at the 35th World Military Parachuting Championships that took place in Switzerland's Buochs between July 15 and 25, BelaPAN reports.

Government decides to try new route for Venezuelan oil

Formerly, Venezuelan oil was delivered to Ukraine\'s Odessa seaport and then carried to the refinery in Mazyr by rail.