Authorities change their mind, allow three Polish Catholic priests to stay

Belarusian authorities have reversed their decision not to renew religious work permits for three Polish priests of the Roman Catholic Church, Yury Sanko, spokesman for the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Belarus

Hundreds of mourners pay last respects to poet Nil Hilevich

Hundreds of people visited the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Minsk on Friday to pay their last respects to renowned poet Nil Hilevich who passed away at the age of 84 on March 29.

Lukashenka orders WTO entry talks stepped up

Alyaksandr Lukashenka directed on Tuesday that the government step up talks on Belarus' accession to the WTO, Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow told reporters after a government conference chaired by the head of state.

Stallholders gather outside tax ministry's office to demand abolition of new rules

Some 300 people gathered outside the tax ministry's office in Minsk on Monday to deliver non-food stallholders' petitions demanding the abolition of new rules introduced by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Edict No. 222.

Some 300 demonstrate in downtown Minsk in support of stallholders

About 300 people staged an unsanctioned demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday afternoon to demand the abolition of tough new rules for non-food stallholders at markets and shopping centers.

Some 1,000 small vendors demonstrate in central Minsk

About a thousand non-food stallholders staged an unsanctioned protest in downtown Minsk on Monday to demand that Alyaksandr Lukashenka reverse his edict, which they say is impossible to comply with.

Dashkevich released following three days in jail

While speaking about his impression of the detention center, Mr. Dashkevich noted that little had changed since his previous spell there…

Paval Sevyarynets released

Prominent opposition politician was released on Saturday morning on completion of a three-year \"restricted freedom\" and corrective labor sentence in a correctional institution…