MINSK/MOSCOW Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, facing a nearly three-week popular uprising since a disputed election, threatened on Friday to cut off European transit routes across his country if sanctions are imposed.
MINSK Belarusian miner Belaruskali, the world's largest producer of potash, said on Friday its output this month would not be affected by industrial action, after some of its workers joined large-scale protests over the country's disputed election.
MINSK/KYIV Wielding a bunch of flowers and surrounded by clapping supporters, Belarus's most celebrated writer has lent a powerful voice to the opposition against President Alexander Lukashenko, even if she has so far balked at taking a leadership role.
MOSCOW/MINSK Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Kremlin had set up a police force to support Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko at his request, although it would not be deployed unless unrest there spun out of control.
MINSK Belarus's most celebrated writer called on Russia on Wednesday to help persuade President Alexander Lukashenko to negotiate, as she arrived for questioning in a criminal case accusing an opposition body of an illegal attempt to seize power. | Video
MOSCOW/MINSK For Belarus's thriving tech industry, it didn't matter much that the country's president referred to the internet as "garbage" and state factories as the engine of economic success. Until now.
MINSK Belarus jailed two opposition leaders for 10 days on Tuesday as the government pursued a crackdown on the few figures still at large, while schoolteachers led a new protest of thousands against President Alexander Lukashenko. | Video
MINSK The Belarusian central bank will not introduce capital controls to prevent the depreciation of the Belarusian rouble as these would be counterproductive, central bank board member Dmitry Murin told Reuters on Tuesday.
MINSK, Aug 25 The Belarus central bank will not
introduce capital controls to prevent the depreciation of the
Belarusian rouble as these would be counterproductive, central
bank board member Dmitry Murin told Reuters on Tuesday.
MINSK/MOSCOW The authorities in Belarus arrested two leading opposition figures on Monday and called a Nobel laureate in for questioning, a day after thousands of people defied the army to march demanding the downfall of president Alexander Lukashenko.