Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican

Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk.

Europe`s outcast Belarus unlikely star of Ukraine talks

 Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in Minsk.

Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and several other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman Lukashenko sacks PM amid economic woes: official

Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister as the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet state struggles with the effects of Russia`s economic crisis next door.

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe`s volatile eastern edge.

Belarus to host Ukraine-Russia talks

Belarus will host talks between Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE security and rights organisation on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, President Alexander Lukashenko`s office said on Wednesday.

Belarus to upgrade its Su-27 fighters

Belarus will repair and upgrade its Su-27 aircraft which have been decommissioned, Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee Sergei Hurulev said.

World leaders pay tribute at Hugo Chavez`s funeral

Prominent leaders from Latin American and around the world converged here to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Friday.

Voting starts in Belarus amid opposition boycott

Early voting began in the former Soviet state of Belarus on Sunday for a parliamentary election being boycotted by the two main opposition parties.

Belarus bans opposition leader from election

A district election commission in Minsk alleged that 15 percent of supporters` signatures Alexander Milinkevich submitted were forged.

EU to work with Belarusian minister despite sanctions

The European Union has said that it will work with the new Belarusian foreign minister despite the fact that he is subject to EU sanctions.

Belarus embassy wraps up in Sweden

Belarus decided to withdraw its embassy staff from Sweden over a pro-democracy stunt involving an air drop of teddy bears on its territory.

Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours

Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.

Lukashenko denied accreditation to Olympics

Accreditation to the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been granted to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the British Embassy in Belarus has confirmed.

Belarus Prez attends Euro 2012 final; women strip

Six members of Femen held a bare-breasted protest in Kiev on Sunday against the visit by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

Police in Belarus beat, detain activists at rally

It was the sixth rally in a series called Revolution by Social Networks.

Belarus convicts reporter for defaming Lukashenko

Andrei Pochobut was given the three year suspended sentence by a court in western city of Grodno.

Death toll in Belarus subway blast reaches 12

Prez Alexander Lukashenko has describing the blast as "a serious challenge" to the nation.

Belarus leader fires diplomatic, oil officials

Dismissals followed sanctions imposed on Belarus after presidential polls.