As relations between Minsk and Moscow are strained by Russia’s policies in Ukraine, is President Alyaksandr Lukashenka looking to bolster ties with the European Union?
A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68.
Belarus has adopted legislation under which the appearance of armed foreign forces on the country's soil will be considered an act of aggression regardless of whether they are regular troops.
Five Belarusian activists detained while commemorating victims of a crackdown on antigovernment protests in neighboring Ukraine were sentenced to jail terms on January 23.
A year after their deaths, Ukraine is paying tribute to the first victims of a government crackdown on the Euromaidan protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych.
A Belarusian civil rights activist who is serving an 18-month mandatory labor sentence at a state-owned industrial facility says he is on a hunger strike.
The Belarusian parliament has approved Andrey Kabyakau as the country's next prime minister after his formal introduction to the legislature on January 15 by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has vowed to improve ties with the West, which are badly strained, and warned Russia not to oppose the effort.
A court in Minsk has sentenced a man to two years and eight months in prison for beating a homosexual man so badly that he has been in a coma.
The Pershamay District Court in Belarusian capital, Minsk, has rejected an appeal by a rights advocate who has been ordered to leave Belarus.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov says his country will never join any "alliance similar to the U.S.S.R."