12:20 PartnersVoting for Anadolu Agency's photo of the year kicks off in 3 categories Photos of the Year will be chosen during the voting process on Friday from among the 85 most impressive images taken by Anadolu Agency photojournalists and reporters on a variety of subjects.
12:05 EconomyBelarus ready to sign agreement on common industrial policy with Russia The draft agreement has been approved by the Belarusian government. The Industry Ministry has been authorized to negotiate the draft document.
11:15 PresidentLukashenko responds to speculations about military drills in Belarus “If you want peace, prepare for war. It was not invented by me and not by you either. By saying this I want to respond to all sorts of rumors circulating in our society, especially on the internet, about the movements of the Armed Forces of Belarus and the joint movements of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia,” the president said.
11:11 PartnersExhibit on modern-contemporary Korean literary giants to open at Cheong Wa Dae Books by four giants of modern and contemporary Korean literature will go on display at the former presidential office and residence of Cheong Wa Dae in central Seoul beginning this week.
10:53 SocietyBelarus, Pakistan discuss cooperation prospects in emergency response After handing over humanitarian cargo, Belarus' Deputy Emergencies Minister Igor Bolotov met with Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan (NDMA) Inam Haider Malik.
10:43 PartnersYalda Night in land of tribes and religions Chilleh Geje Si (the Yalda Night) is an ancient festivity celebrated by the people living in Iran's West Azarbaijan province, a territory inhabited by different ethnic and religious groups.
10:32 SportViktor Lukashenko explains why participation in Our Children is so rewarding President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Viktor Lukashenko told journalists that participation in the Our Children national charity campaign is a huge and long-lasting energy boost for him.
10:04 PartnersSiberian tiger footprints found in NE China forest Footprints and other evidence of wild Siberian tigers have been found in the Tianqiaoling forest area in northeast China's Jilin Province, the local forest bureau and public security bureau said.
09:29 EconomyHead of Belarus' chamber of commerce reveals plans for 2023 Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Mikhail Myatlikov reviewed the performance of the BelCCI in 2022 and outlined plans for the next year at a solemn event to mark the 70th anniversary of the BelCCI, BelTA has learned.
09:16 PresidentLukashenko sends professional day greetings to energy industry workers Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated active and retired employees of the energy sector on their professional holiday - Energy Industry Worker's Day.
09:00 PresidentLukashenko amends decree on subsidized housing construction Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 433 to amend Decree No. 13 of 6 January 2012 “On certain issues of subsidized construction (reconstruction) or acquisition of residential premises”, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
21:40 In PicturesThe Nutcracker rehearsals in Gomel The State Academic Dance Ensemble of Belarus and students of Gomel Children's Choreography School are preparing a new version of The Nutcracker for New Year.
19:55 PoliticsBelarusian foreign minister, Chinese ambassador discuss realization of top-level agreements Topical matters of Belarus-China cooperation were discussed. Close attention was paid to the realization of agreements reached during a meeting of the heads of state of Belarus and China. Mutual commitment to further expansion and enhancement of bilateral interaction was reaffirmed.
19:23 SocietyDecision to extend Belarus' visa-free travel program explained The official said: “Taking into account all the positive things generated by the visa-free travel program and questions of Belarusians and diasporas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs came forward with the initiative to extend the program. I am glad that our initiative has been backed by the head of state.”
18:59 PresidentProposal to extend visa-free entry into Belarus for neighboring countries onto 2023 okayed Nearly 370,000 citizens of the European Union have visited Belarus since the visa-free travel option became available. Citizens of Lithuania account for over 70% of the total, citizens of Latvia about 20%, and Poland 10%.