09:55 SocietyIraqi consul: Thousand people are to fly back home from Minsk “As agreed in Iraq, there will be two flights today and two flights tomorrow taking out 650 people. We will fly back home everyone who is here, even if it is 10,000 people. But we don't know exactly how many more will come. Now a thousand people want to return voluntarily,” Majid Al-Kinani said.
09:31 PartnersTheater festival stages a comeback Wuzhen again hosts event in a celebration of innovation and drama, Cheng Yuezhu reports.
09:06 PresidentLukashenko: USA wants to use Poland, Baltic states, Ukraine to start war The Belarusian head of state emphasized that Russian President Vladimir Putin and he see what is happening and assess these events in the same way. “It [Russia] is their ultimate target. And how to get closer to it if Ukraine and Belarus [are on their way]? You see what happened with Ukraine, but Belarus is holding its ground,” the head of state noted.
19:59 SocietyGermany-Belarus Friendship Society unhappy about cooperation difficulties The statement reads that the Germany-Belarus Friendship Society is alarmed by the current crisis between the European Union and the Republic of Belarus particularly due to difficulties or, to be precise, the impossibility of interaction with the people of the Republic of Belarus.
19:19 EconomyMerchandise export by Belarusian Industry Ministry enterprises 39.1% up in January-September Belarusian Industry Minister Piotr Parkhomchik noted that the industry managed to hit the government-assigned main financial and business performance targets despite the continued pressure of sanctions and the unpredictable behavior of some foreign business partners amid the complicated epidemic situation.
18:46 PresidentLukashenko congratulates Rumen Radev on election as President of Bulgaria The president reaffirmed commitment to expanding cooperation with Bulgaria across a wide range of areas: trade, investment, science and technology to humanitarian contacts and tourism.
18:30 SocietyBelarus, Serbia seek closer cooperation in science, technology Belarus and Serbia discussed the prospects for development of cooperation in science, technology and innovations, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus.
18:18 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,674 new cases, 2,252 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 646,743. A total of 632,470 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
18:03 SocietyMinsk National Airport updates information about evacuation flights to Iraq Iraqi Airways Airbus A320 that can seat 180 passengers departed from Baghdad at 17:06 and is due to land at Minsk National Airport at 2:15. The return flight from Minsk is tentatively scheduled for 22:15.
17:56 SocietyBelarusian Defense Ministry beefs up air defense duty forces, teams up with Russia for air patrols The Defense Ministry said: “Due to more frequent flights of various kinds of aviation near the Belarusian border and for the sake of preventing violations of the state border in air space a decision has been made in favor of reinforcing the air defense duty units and arranging joint patrols.”
17:42 SocietyBelarusian Youth Union BRSM volunteers help refugees trapped on border Today is the 18th day of refugees' ordeal on the Belarusian-Polish border. Humanitarian aid, including food, hygiene kits, and warm clothes, is delivered daily to their temporary accommodation facility. Volunteers also help in providing refugees.
17:27 In PicturesAncient Amasra in northwestern Turkey Amasra is a small town and port in northwestern Turkey in the province of Bartyn.
17:26 In PicturesIn Pictures: Tetsuro Shimaguchi's master class at Listapad film festival Tetsuro Shimaguchi rose to fame after working as a sword choreographer in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Tetsuro Shimaguchi is well known in Japan and beyond as an actor, director, producer and founder of the Kamui theater.
17:20 PresidentLukashenko: The new Constitution is not being made to fit the current president and the government Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “If some think that I hold on to my chair so hard that my arms have gone blue already, you are mistaken. I properly assess the situation and my capabilities. And it is not about the capabilities."
17:06 EconomyBelarus' PM names promising avenues of cooperation with SCO The prime minister noted that the international community pays more and more attention to environmental issues, global warming and depletion of natural resources. Thus, today the use of resource-saving and environmentally friendly technologies is relevant like never before.