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Lukashenka again dismisses rumors that he wants to be succeeded by one of his sons

In an interview given to Ukraine\'s edition of the Russian newspaper Izvestia ahead of his visit to Kyiv, the Belarusian leader blamed his political opponents for spreading the rumors...

Lukashenka says he oppose erecting monuments to him

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday that he was opposed to the erection of monuments to him and other “figures.”

Viktar Sheyman appointed presidential property manager

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has appointed Viktar Sheyman to head the property management department of the Presidential Administration...

Lukashenka says he will be president for as long as God and Belarusian people allow him

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in an interview recently given to The Independent and the BBC that he was going to remain president for as long as God and the Belarusian allowed him to.

Lukashenka appoints Mikalay Damashkevich presidential aide/chief inspector for Vitsyebsk region, gives consent to other appointments

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on September 30 appointed Mikalay Damashkevich presidential aide/chief inspector for the Vitsyebsk region, BelaPAN reports.

Venezuelan president wishes Lukashenka victory in presidential election

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has wished Alyaksandr Lukashenka victory in Belarus’ coming presidential election, Russia’s news agency Itar-Tass said on Friday, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Justice ministry asks Lukashenka to scrap punishment for acting on behalf of unregistered organizations

The minister argued that the provision is in place in other countries as well, the activist said, noting that \"civilized\" countries, however, do not punish people for...

Lukashenka alters birth date in his official biography

The president had been fairly cool about his birthday and had not paid much attention to it before the birth of his youngest son, Mikalay, who was born on August 31...

Lukashenka turns 56

Mr. Lukashenka was born in the village of Kopys, Vitsyebsk region, on August 30, 1954. He graduated from the history department of the Mahilyow...

Minsk once again rejects extradition request for Bakiyev

Kyrgyzstan plans to keep demanding extradition and is considering other ways of bringing the former president to justice...

Lithuanian president reacts to senior police official\'s arrest in Belarus

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed hope that the Belarusian authorities will ensure a "prompt and impartial" investigation of the case of Lithuania's senior police official arrested at the shared border,

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

President of Russia’s Tatarstan to visit Minsk on Thursday

The president of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, is expected to visit Minsk on Thursday, BelaPAN reports.

Bakiyev\'s brother staying in Belarus, Kyrgyz official says

Kurmanbek Bakiyev's brother who is wanted in Kyrgyzstan on criminal charges is staying in Belarus together with the ousted president of the Central Asian country, Keneshbek Dushebayev, head of Kyrgyzstan's State National Security Service, told reporters in Bishkek on Augus

Lukashenka sends birthday greetings to Obama

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sent a message of greetings to US President Barack Obama on his 49th birthday, BelaPAN reports.

Lukashenka pledged to recognize Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Medvedev says

\"He said, \'I vow to do everything within the shortest possible period\',\" Russian President was quoted as saying.

Interior ministry keeps secret status of Kurmanbek Bakiyev in Belarus

The interior ministry keeps secret the status of Kurmanbek Bakiyev in Belarus, BelaPAN reports.

Belarus and Syria plan to carry out trilateral projects with Venezuela and Qatar, Lukashenka says

Belarus and Syria intend to carry out trilateral projects with Venezuela and Qatar, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters in Minsk on July 26 following his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, BelaPAN re

Belarus, Syria can accelerate considerably bilateral relations, Lukashenka says

“You are our friends. We know how to build relations with our friends and are ready to do everything what you may wish,” the Belarusian leader said.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to visit Belarus next week

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is expected to stay in Belarus on July 26 and 27, BelaPAN reports.

Lukashenka meets with Saakashvili in Crimea

Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili while staying in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, BelaPAN reports.

Election of new Polish president will \"open new page\" in bilateral relations

The spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry described Komorowski as a \"well-known and authoritative politician who attaches a big importance to...

Government sources neither confirm nor deny reports that Bakiyev’s brothers may be staying in Belarus

A spokesman for the interior ministry said that the ministry could neither confirm nor deny that Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s brothers were staying in Belarus.

Kyrgyzstan to send another extradition request for Bakiyev

Kyrgyzstan plans to send another request to Belarus for the extradition of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Azimbek Beknazarov, deputy prime minister in the interim government, told reporters on Wednesday, according to Kyrgyzstan’s news agency 24.kg,

Belarusian officials angered by broadcasting in Russia of scandalous documentary about Lukashenka

Belarusian officials have condemned the broadcasting by a major Russian TV channel of a documentary implicating Alyaksandr Lukashenka in the disappearances of his political opponents as slanderous and inappropriate on the eve of the Belarusian leader’s important talks with