Minsk (Belarus), June 12 (IANS) Belarus and Finland played out a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier in Gomel, Belarus. Finnish forward Teemu Pukki scored the first goal in the 24th minute
Minsk, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A foreign national has been detained in Minsk on suspicion of being involved in espionage, the Belarusian security service (also known as the KGB) said Thursday. "Last week, we detained a man in Minsk.
Minsk, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian foreign ministry has dismissed part of the Religious Freedom Report published by the US State Department about the country as "outdated" and failing to take into account the current situation in the country. "As for the State Department's report, it is permeated with trite phrases and usual abstract rubber stamps which the authors of the report rewrite every year, without even taking the trouble of doing reality checks," Maria Vanshina, deputy head of the ministry's information department, said in a statement. "For the Belarusian side, the report is of little interest, being an internal State Department document submitted to Congress," she said.
Minsk (Belarus), May 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that India deeply values its relations with the east European country, a statement from her office said Tuesday. "India deeply values the cordial and friendly relations between the two countries," said the speaker, who is leading a parliamentary delegation to Belarus. Meira Kumar also met Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich and House of Representatives chairman Vladimir Andreichenko separately to discuss issues of mutual interest.
Minsk, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said. "In my view, no one has reliable information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria," he said after a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
Minsk, April 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Belarus have held talks over bilateral relations and ways to boost them in all fields while stressing on the need to enhance the existing bonds between them. The talks were held earlier this week between Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich received and UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash
Russia has started to work on a plan to deploy "a Russian airbase with fighter jets and hopes to station an air regiment there in 2015", Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said when he met with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk Tuesday. "We will open an air commandant's office and bring the first duty wing of fighters in 2013," Shoigu added.
Minsk, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday he will never legalise same-sex marriage in his country while he is in office. "We should not be forced to introduce same-sex marriages. This will not happen in the near future
Minsk, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An employee of a Belarusian music TV channel has been detained for allegedly airing pornographic footage on the channel during the daytime after quarrelling with his girlfriend, Belarusian investigators said Monday.
Minsk, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A dog from a small village in Belarus has inherited a fortune of nearly $1 million from a US citizen of Belarusian origin. The 10-year-old dog, Zhulik (Swindler), inherited the fortune from late John Fyodorov, who was born in Budochka village but migrated to the US after World War II, Respublika daily reported. According to Zhulik's owner Vasily Potapov, Fyodorov visited the small village in Belarus in 2007 and said the dog reminded him of his dog Valet that died in 1950s.