New night club opens in Minsk

A new nigh club, NLO (UFO), opened in Minsk on September 4, with the inaugurating show lasting non-stop until September 7.

Belarus draw with Argentina in soccer friendly in Minsk

  Belarus held two-time world champions Argentina to a goalless draw in a soccer friendly in Minsk on Wednesday.

Minsk-based Russian embassy opens book of condolences for victims in South Ossetia

  The Minsk-based Russian embassy on August 13 opened a Book of Condolences for victims of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in South Ossetia. The book can be signed until Thursday between 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Russian ambassador criticizes Minsk for silence on South Ossetia conflict

Citizens of the Russian Federation who have found themselves in trouble in South Ossetia, they are, formally speaking, citizens of Belarus as well...

Head of OSCE Office in Minsk meets with Kazulin in prison

  Hans Jochen Schmidt, head of the OSCE Office in Minsk, on August 11 visited former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin in the Vitsba 3 correctional institution near Vitsyebsk.

Russia may deploy missiles, bombers in Belarus

The ambassador ruled out the possibility of Russia supplying nuclear warheads to Belarus...

Airline launches direct service between Minsk and Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch a direct air passenger service between Minsk and Abu Dhabi on August 5.

Man called one of most important witnesses to Minsk bombing contacts police

  A middle-aged man described as one of the most important witnesses to last month's bombing in Minsk has contacted police of his own accord.

Belarusian Popular Front team wins Freedom Cup soccer tournament in commemoration of Henadz Karpenka

  A team of the Belarusian Popular Front won a traditional “Freedom Cup” soccer tournament held in Minsk on Saturday in commemoration of prominent Belarusian politician and statesman Henadz Karpenka (1949-99).

Lukashenka invites Turkish company to invest in more projects in Minsk

Belarusian leader visited Crowne Plaza, which claims to be the most prestigious hotel in the capital...

Vandals attack Lithuanian embassy

  Unidentified people daubed emblems of Russia’s far-left National Bolshevik Party on the fence around the Minsk-based Lithuanian embassy on the night between July 24 and 25.

Lukashenka, Chavez prioritize bilateral energy cooperation, campaigning for multipolar world

Multipolarity and the recognition of the right of nations to determine their social and political systems themselves are a guarantee of social justice...

Lukashenka honors Venezuelan president

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has presented Belarus' state award, Order of Friendship between Peoples, to his visiting Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez.

Hugo Chavez in Minsk on short visit

Venezuelan leader said that the talks would focus on various areas of bilateral cooperation...

Opposition activist in Hrodna region released after KGB questioning on suspicion of involvement in Minsk bombing

  Opposition activist Zmitser Kukhley was released after questioning at the KGB office in Shchuchyn on suspicion of involvement in a bomb explosion during an Independence Day concert in Minsk.

Venezuelan leader expected to visit Minsk this week

  Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez plans to visit Belarus this week, the Latin American country’s embassy in Minsk. The diplomatic mission said that the exact date of the visit was not yet clear.

Poland beats Belarus 4-1 in Davis Cup tie

The young Belarusian duo unexpectedly substituted for Belarus’ highest-ranked players, who were both said to have taken ill by Sunday morning...

Teachers’ salaries to be raised 20 to 25 percent on January 1

Teachers’ salaries will be increased by 20 to 25 percent on January 1, 2009, Education Minister Alyaksandr Radzkow told reporters in Minsk on July 18.

Beltelecom launches IPTV service for Minsk residents

  Beltelecom has launched a web-based television service, or IPTV, for subscribers in Minsk, Kanstantsin Tsikar, director general of the national telecommunications monopoly, said at a news conference in Minsk on Thursday.

Opposition coalition decries arrest of Yury Karetnikaw

  The Political Council of the United Pro-democratic Forces has issued a statement to decry the detention of opposition activist Yury Karetnikaw who was put into custody on Wednesday in connection with Minsk's July 4 bomb explosion.

Opposition activist Franak Vyachorka found unfit for military service

  The medical commission of the Savetski district military recruitment office in Minsk has declared prominent young opposition activist Franak Vyachorka unfit for military service for health reasons.

Officials of UAE human trafficking prevention council to visit Minsk

  A delegation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)' human trafficking prevention council is scheduled to arrive in Minsk on Tuesday afternoon.

Subway station in Minsk evacuated over bomb scare

  All passengers were evacuated from the Urucha subway station on the northeastern edge of Minsk after a suspicious black case was found there on Thursday evening.