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Latest Belarus News

Russia Says Worried By IS 'Units' In CSTO Countries

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has seen an increase of activity by "Islamic State (IS) units" in countries belonging to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). More

Putin, Lukashenka Discuss Union State

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka met in Moscow on March 3 to discuss the future of the Union State that links their countries. More

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev

Minsk Slams Atambaev's Bakiev Comments

The Belarusian foreign ministry harshly reacted to the statement by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev regarding his predecessor Kurmanbek Bakiev. More

Belarusian Activist's Prison Term Extended Days Before Release

Jailed Belarusian activist Mikalay Dzyadok's prison term has been extended by another year just four days before his planned release. More

Rally Outside Belarus Embassy In Bishkek Demands Bakievs' Extradition

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Belarusian Embassy in Bishkek, demanding the extradition of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his brother Janysh. More

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Court Jails Russian For Fighting With Caucasus Emirate, Islamic State In Syria

A court in Nalchik, the capital of the Russian republic of Karbardino-Balkaria, jailed a resident of the republic on February 25 for 18 months for fighting in Syria with the Caucasus Emirate, a North Caucasus-based militant Islamist group. More

Minsk Memes: Two Dictators, Two Presidents, A Chancellor, And A Chair

Most of the negotiations in Minsk for Ukraine's future happened behind closed doors. But when the doors briefly opened, journalists took what they could get -- a barking reporter, a Ukraine-Russia scowl-off, and a possible battle between the leaders of Russia and Belarus over a chair. More
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Belarusians Bemused By 'Healthy' Birch-Water Ballyhoo

Birch water has hit Western shelves and is being touted as "the next big thing" with America's health-conscious crowd. But in Belarus, a major supplier, birch water is anything but glamorous.
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