Official reaction to the Minsk bomb blast suggests the damage could extend far beyond authorities' self-serving explanation of "hooliganism."
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sacked his chief of staff and the head of the security council after last week's Minsk blast.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said there would be no clampdown on his opponents after a bomb explosion wounded 50 people at a concert he attended.
Officials said a homemade bomb exploded in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, injuring at least 50 people. The blast happened after midnight, at an outdoor concert to celebrate the country’s Independence Day.
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Belarusians are quipping that the Vatican's second-in-command was lured to Minsk only because both states are ruled autocratically and neither is bound by commitments to groups like the Council of Europe.
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A leading human-resources consultancy has described Minsk as the city in Europe with the worst living standards. What makes the Belarusian capital so unlikable, and do city residents agree?
Belarusian Television has recycled old charges that U.S. groups are financing the Belarusian opposition and backing the overthrow of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government.
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