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Karzai calls on UN to help solve Afghan election crisis Afghan President Hamid Karzai intervened for the first time in the country's growing election crisis, backing a call for the United Nations to help solve a standoff over alleged fraud.
21 июня 2014
Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud' Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power.
16 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of Estonia to represent NATO in Kazakhstan Estonian Embassy in Astana will represent NATO in Kazakhstan starting from January 1, 2015.
15 июня 2014
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats Afghans defied Taliban threats by voting Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents.
14 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mohammad Ismail US transfers 12 detainees out of Afghan prison A US official said Thursday the United States has repatriated a dozen inmates from a secretive military prison in Afghanistan where foreign terror suspects have been held for years without trial.
13 июня 2014
© Italy's military cargo transit from Afghanistan approved by Kazakhstan's lower house The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament has given the thumbs up for Italy to withdraw its military equipment and personnel through the Kazakh territory.
11 июня 2014
Passport control ©RIA News Kazakhstan has 61 visa-free destinations: Visa Restriction Index 2014 Kazakhstan has been ranked 66th in the Visa Restriction Index 2014 with 61 visa-free travel destinations.
10 июня 2014
Five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: officials Five NATO soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, coalition officials said Tuesday, without giving the cause of the deaths or releasing the nationalities of the victims.
10 июня 2014
©Reuters/Ahmad Masood Flash floods kill over 50 in in north Afghanistan: officials Flash floods have killed more than 50 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of houses and forcing thousands to flee, provincial authorities said.
08 июня 2014
Senator Dianne Feinstein. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron White House apologizes to lawmakers over prisoner swap The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue.
04 июня 2014
©Reuters/Vladimir Pirogov US shuts Afghan transit base in Kyrgyzstan The United States on Tuesday shut its airforce base in Kyrgyzstan that had been the main transit point for military personnel and cargo headed to Afghanistan for 12 years.
03 июня 2014
©RIA Novosti Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in eastern Afghanistan A roadside bomb killed 12 civilians, including seven women in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, officials said, the latest violence in the country as US-led troops prepare to leave after 13 years of war.
31 мая 2014
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit US President Barack Obama promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after paying a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.
26 мая 2014
Humanitarian aid. ©RIA Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan Kazakhstan will render $2 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this year.
20 мая 2014
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport The Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" on Monday by firing rockets at Kabul airport, but the attack missed its target and caused no casualties, Afghan officials said.
12 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media Afghanistan started using its first ever satellite on Saturday in a bid to boost its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.
11 мая 2014
Rakhat sweets. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky Rakhat Confectionary to expand to China and South Korea Rakhat, a major Kazakhstani confectionary company, plans to expand into foreign markets.
10 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of 350 dead, hundreds missing in Afghan landslide village More than 300 people were killed and hundreds of others feared dead after a landslide buried an Afghan village, officials said, as rescue teams on Saturday rushed to the scene in the hope of finding any survivors.
03 мая 2014
Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire A guard at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity opened fire on staff Thursday, killing three foreigners including a doctor, in the latest attack targeting international civilians in the Afghan capital.
24 апреля 2014
Kazakhstan and Great Britain sign documents on cargo transit from Afghanistan Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov and Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, met in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital city.
16 апреля 2014

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