Vocalists from 19 countries will participate in the fourth edition of the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition organized by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus on 14-20 December 2017.   
Belarus is better than Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan but behind Georgia and Russia in the latest Global Cybersecurity Index released by International Telecommunication Union.
The US Embassy in Minsk will begin to issue visas for all Belarus citizens in early 2018, US Charge d'Affairs in Belarus Robert Riley told reporters at a news conference on 1 November.
Forest wildcat, the species considered to go extinct in Belarus 90 years ago, was spotted in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. 
Authorities have mentioned at least two private potential investors who are interested in developing a rent-a-bike. 
Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makej says the visa-free regime may be extended from 5 to 10 or even thirty days. 
Over a half of Belarusians feel the relations between Belarus and European Union are good, according to the results of the poll carried out by the EU Neighbors East project in March-May 2017 in the Eastern Partnership countries. The sampe for the survey was 1000 people.   
Belarus will host the 16th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk in 2018, European Broadcasting Union (UBC) said in a statement on 15 October. It will be the second time that the Contest will take place in Minsk, following BTRC’s hosting in the Belarusian capital in 2010.   
East-West Chamber Orchestra on October 4 performed the main theme from the World of Tank (WoT) computer game on the stage of Belarusian State Philharmonic. 
The Minsk international airport has installed two currency exchange ATMs both in the Arrivals and Departures areas, meaning more convenience for passengers. 
10% of Belarus residents travel across the border to shop clothes. 
Lithuanian Railways plans to open a new service to Minsk operating modern double-deck electric trains with Wi-Fi. 
Republic of Belarus has joined FOEDUS, an international organs exchange association, according to Aleh Rummo, head of the National Science and Practice Center for Organ and Tissue Transplantation.
As Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary today, the program of festivities is enormous – there will be something going on in every district of the capital city.
As Minsk is celebrating its 950th anniversary today, the program of festivities is enormous – there will be something going on in every district of the capital city.
Belarus plans to become a world leader in the production of potash fertilizers, President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Russian businessman and Slavkaliy owner Mikhail Gutseriyev last week. 
The Belarus capital city will have three new 3-star hotels opened until the end of this year. 
60% of 'urban' Belarusians never visit cafes and restaurants. 
The National Bank of Belarus gives a go-ahead to domestic banks to use blockchain in their processes of transmitting bank guarantees. 
Uniformed ticket controllers on trolleybuses and trams are no longer in sight as authorities boost fight against fare evasion. 
National Airport Minsk reports a 26.9% increase in passengers numbers in H1 2017 against the same period last year. 
Minsk No 9 Hospital's chief doctor says Dave Gahan is back to normal to continue the band's tour.   
Railway stations in 18 Belarusian cities and towns on July 10 launched free Wi-Fi spots in a test mode, reports Belarus Railways. 
The wooden Greek Catholic chapel of Belarusian community in London receives the 2017 New London Architecture Award in People's Choice category via public voting. 
The Sport and Tourism Ministry proposes to extend the period of visa-free stay in Belarus from five to ten days, Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi told reporters in in Minsk on 6 July. 
The latest Global Cybersecurity Index released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranks Belarus as 39th ahead of countries like Spain (54), Portugal (56), and Lithuania (57). 
Ottawa goes ahead with a plan to ease trade restrictions imposed on Belarus in 2006, aiming to open up business opportunities for Canadian companies. 
The European Union preliminary agrees to offer Belarus a transition period for the re-admission agreement, according to an Interior Ministry official. 
Minsk and Moscow are expected to sign an agreement on mutual recognition of visas by the end of 2017, under the plan of action for 2017-2020 on the development of the common migration space of the Union State. 
Bielaviežskaja Pušča National Park has developed a new ecotour titled Photo Safari.