Kazakh Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has taken part in the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly.
Framed by the dramatic backdrop of Kabul's ruined Darulaman palace, Abbas Alizada throws kung fu punches, kicks and spins, watched by an eager young crowd.
President Barack Obama will receive his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani at the White House on March 24 as Washington weighs slowing down the withdrawal of US forces from the country.
The Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief for Reuters news agency died on Monday after collapsing in the office in Islamabad.
Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have never been better, a top Pakistani minister said.
In Astana, to honour the deceased, the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has organised memorial services and a celebration of the anniversary of end of the Soviet Afghan War.
With ballgowns, Western-style bridal wear and cocktail dresses, Afghan tailors driven out of their homeland by the Taliban are carving a niche for themselves in Pakistan's capital city.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in power, still struggling to form a government.
The Taliban responded scornfully to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty".
US President Barack Obama saluted the "milestone" end of NATO's combat mission in Afghanistan, but warned the country remains "a dangerous place."
NATO will hold a ceremony in Kabul later formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict.
Prominent Kazakh political scientist Dosym Satpayev speaks of the interests the United States has in Central Asia.
Afghanistan's new President condemned CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying the United States' actions violated "all accepted norms of human rights".
President Ashraf Ghani outlined his vision for a more self-reliant Afghanistan at a conference in London.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs said that the USA was not interested in advancing imperialistic ambitions in Central Asia.
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani performed a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and held talks with the oil-rich kingdom's crown prince on his first foreign trip.
Serbia has received humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan.
A New York Times reporter expelled from Afghanistan and accused of having links to spy agencies will be allowed to return.
British Prime Minister became the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Kazakhstan mulls extending its education program for citizens of Afghanistan.
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