Last respects paid to two pilots killed in fighter jet crash

The last respects were paid to the two pilots killed in a fighter jet crash on September 23 in an open ceremony held at the former House of Officers in Baranavichy on Sunday morning.

Belarus` first plant making fuel from straw starts operation in Mahilyow region

The first Belarusian plant making fuel cubes from straw has started operation in the Mahilyow region.

Central election commission registers Tsyareshchanka’s nomination group

Under regulations, a presidential hopeful’s nomination group must collect at least 100,000 voter signatures to run in the election...

Far-right activists in Mahilyow call off march after police ban use of “unregistered” flag

Saturday’s authorized march by far-right activists was cancelled in Mahilyow after police banned the crowd from displaying “unregistered” flags, BelaPAN reports.

Japan to donate over $100,000 to Homyel Regional Children\'s Hospital

The Japanese government will donate $106,300 to the Homyel Regional Children's Hospital for buying medical equipment, a spokesperson for the Asian country's embassy in Minsk told BelaPAN.

Mahilyow Regional Court sentences gang member to death over four murders

The gang targeted foreign nationals who were sleeping in their cars parked on the roadside at night...

Belarusian delegation attending economic forum in Poland

A Belarusian delegation is attending the 20th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, Poland, which runs from September 8 to September 11, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters in Minsk on Thursday, as quoted by

Strasbourg court bars France from deporting couple alleged to have been subjected to political persecution in Belarus

According to Y.P., while in Belarus, he was repeatedly arrested and beaten up by the police for his activities as a member of the Belarusian Popular Front...

Campaign headquarters for Belarusian Christian Democracy\'s presidential nominee said to have been established in 32 cities

Campaign headquarters have reportedly been established in 32 Belarusian cities for Vital Rymashewski, co-chairman of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) who plans to run in the forthcoming presidential election.

Thirty-four power generation facilities to be built with Chinese loans

The Council of Ministers has approved a 34-item list of power generation facilities that are expected to be built in Belarus with the help of Chinese loans, BelaPAN reports.

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...

Grain harvest said to have been gathered from nearly 96 percent of sown area

Grain and leguminous crops had been harvested from 2,225,500 hectares, or 95.5 percent of the total sown area, as of Monday morning, according to the agriculture ministry, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Firefighters on guard in Homyel region

Firefighters in the Homyel region have launched daily raids on forests amid temporary restrictions on visits to wild areas, BelaPAN reports.

Opposition activists in Mahilyow region agree to cooperate in run-up to presidential elections

Opposition activists from across the Mahilyow region, at Saturday’s conference in the regional capital, agreed to cooperate in the run-up to the coming presidential elections, BelaPAN reports.

Opposition politicians in Mahilyow region discuss coming presidential elections

More than 70 representatives of opposition forces from nearly all of the Mahilyow region’s districts held a conference in the regional capital on Saturday to discuss the coming presidential elections.

Parade of firefighting equipment staged in Minsk

Old and modern firefighting equipment was paraded in downtown Minsk on July 25 to mark the country’s Firefighting Service Day, BelaPAN reports.

Opponents of controversial Internet edict to stage protest in Mahilyow

Opponents of a presidential edict, which opposition groups and independent experts fear aims to tighten the government’s control over the Internet, have announced plans to stage a demonstration in Mahilyow on July 24, Bel

Eurovision veterans perform in Vitsyebsk

A Eurovision Song Contest themed concert took place within the framework of Slavyanski Bazar in Vitsyebsk that kicked off in the northern Belarusian city at the end of last week, BelaPAN reports.

Police seize issue of private newspaper in Krychaw

Police in Krychaw, Mahilyow region, have seized a new issue of the local private newspaper Volny Horad (Free Town), BelaPAN reports.

New issue of private weekly Nasha Niva prevented from sale through Belsayuzdruk network

Belsayuzdruk, a state monopolist that runs a network of newsstands and stores across Belarus, has not released for distribution a new issue of the Belarusian-language private weekly Nasha Niva, BelaPAN reports.

Cement manufacturers in Mahilyow region acknowledge that reduced gas deliveries would affect output

The manufacturers of cement in the Mahilyow region have acknowledged that the reduction of gas deliveries to Belarus would seriously affect their output, BelaPAN reports.

Belarusian-Polish relations will be \"normal\" irrespective of who wins Poland`s presidential election, Lukashenka says

Belarusian-Polish relations will be "normal" irrespective of who wins the Poland`s presidential election on June 20, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters Friday while staying in the Shklow district, Mahilyow region, as quoted by

Germany returns rare books brought from Belarus during WWII

Nearly 500 scientific books brought by Nazi troops from Belarus to Berlin in 1943 were handed over to the National Library by German diplomats at a ceremony in Minsk on Thursday, BelaPAN reports.

Catholics in Minsk celebrate Most Precious Blood Feast

Around 12,000 members of 15 Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic communities based in Minsk on June 6 celebrated the Feast of the Most Precious Blood with a public procession at the center of the Belarusian capital city.

Three mail carriers in village in Mahilyow region quit jobs to protest newspaper subscription targets

Three mail carriers in a village near Kirawsk, Mahilyow region, have quit their jobs in protest against the task of securing subscriptions to three state-run newspapers.