U.S. President George W. Bush arriving in Riga (ITAR-TASS)
November 28, 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has pledged to help the people of Belarus in the face of the "cruel regime" led by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
The Commonwealth of Independent States will soon mark its 15th anniversary, but questions abound about its usefulness.
November 28, 2006 -- Belarusian authorities have warned a leading independent newspaper that it faces closure.
MINSK, November 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev held talks today in Minsk with his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Kazulin in February (RFE/RL)
November 27, 2006 -- Belarusian opposition leader Alyaksandr Kazulin is calling on other opposition leaders to show their solidarity by joining him on his five-week-old hunger strike.
November 27, 2006 -- Newspapers in Russia say the state-controlled gas monopoly, Gazprom, plans steep price increases for supplies to Belarus and the three Baltic states.
November 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has arrived in Minsk for talks with his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, ahead of a CIS summit.
Confronted with the prospect of a higher price for Russian gas in 2007, the Belarusian president appears to be seeking to pressure Moscow.
November 24, 2006 -- Belarusian police have released opposition leader Alyaksandr Milinkevich.
November 24, 2006 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has said he reduced the number of votes he received to make the result more acceptable to the West.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka (file photo) (RFE/RL)
November 24, 2006 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has urged Ukraine to coordinate policies to counter Russia's pressure over energy supplies.
November 24, 2006 -- A spokesman for Belarusian opposition leader Alyaksandr Milinkevich says Milinkevich has been detained by police in the Vitebsk region.