09:31 PoliticsOpinion: Belarusian People's Congress ensures inviolability of constitutional order “Some say that this additional representative body is not needed as its powers overlap with powers of the parliament. I disagree with it and believe that only people, as a source of power, should determine the number of their representative bodies, their functions and powers,” Valentin Sukalo said.
09:02 SocietyKochanova thanks Belarusian Orthodox Church for active role in discussing Constitution draft The clergy suggested that the future Constitution should include an article about the protection of human life from the moment of conception, and a clause that says that the Belarusian people are aware of their responsibility to God, as well as a clause about protection from the destructive impact of information technology.
19:00 SocietyOver 4.1m Belarusians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Thus, 54.5% of the population of the Republic of Belarus has received one dose of the vaccine, 44.1% has been fully vaccinated.
18:45 PoliticsBelarusian FM meets with outgoing ambassador of Russia "The parties discussed the topical issues of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation and the interaction within the framework of the integration associations," the press service noted.
18:35 SportAzarenka eases to Australian Open round two On 18 January, world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will play world number 135 Storm Sanders of Australia. Belarus' world number 77 Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to China's world number 111 Qinwen Zheng, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (5-10).
18:27 SocietyBelarus' border service: Poland notified about incident at border "The incident will be investigated by the office of border commissioners. In addition, an investigative and operational group is currently working on the spot to clarify all the circumstances of the incident and give it a legal assessment," the committee added.
18:15 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,391 new cases, 1,226 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 717,034. A total of 709,926 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
18:02 SocietyBorder post on Belarus-Poland border damaged "In the morning of 17 January, a border guard unit discovered a damaged frontier post and a shield with the image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus, near the Usov outpost in Grodno District," the Investigative Committee said.
17:59 SocietyIn Pictures: Animal rehabilitation center in Minsk The animal rehabilitation center Zhyvela is one of the best equipped centers for physical rehabilitation of pets in Minsk.
17:38 SocietyVolfovich: Belarus-Russia combat readiness exercise especially important today "This decision was made following the assessment of the current military and political situation near the borders of Belarus and Russia," Aleksandr Volfovich emphasized.
17:29 PartnersUN issues stamps to celebrate Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) recently announced the release of “Sport for Peace” stamps to celebrate the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. This marks the first time that the UNPA has issued stamps for the Winter Olympic Games.
17:17 EconomyBelarus' industrial output up 6.5% in 2021 Production increased by 2.8% in the mining industry and 5.9% in the processing industry.
16:39 SocietyOpinion: Allied Resolve exercise is not a step towards confrontation wit collective West "Holding the joint operational exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Allied Resolve 2022 on the territory of the Republic of Belarus can in no way be considered as a step towards confrontation with the collective West or aggravation of the situation on the border with Ukraine," Andrei Chernobai said.
16:17 In PicturesSiberian tigers at forest park in Heilongjiang The winter life of the Siberian tigers at the forest park in Heilongjiang, northeast China.
16:08 EconomyBelarus' GDP up 2.3% in 2021 According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br173.2 billion in current prices, up by 2.3% in comparable prices over 2020.