US President Barack Obama believes Bashar al-Assad's backers in Moscow and Tehran may see the writing is on the wall for the Syrian regime.
Bruised by one of the worst setbacks of his political career, Turkey's pugnacious President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to play the card of calling snap polls in a high-stakes gamble that could yet backfire.
Russians hit out against government plans to destroy hundreds of tonnes of Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees and called for urgent donations.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to do "whatever necessary" in Turkey's controversial fight against Kurdish militants, with no end in sight to a two-week cycle of violence.
Police have opened an investigation into online threats against Israel's president following his condemnation of "Jewish terrorism" after a firebombing killed a Palestinian child.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Turkey not to abandon the Kurdish peace process despite an upsurge in tension and violence.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution.
Turkey's foreign minister said that Kurdish rebels "never respected" the peace process with Ankara, with a ceasefire now in tatters after a series of attacks and cross-border offensives.
Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.
Thousands of people were pouring into Srebrenica to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Muslims in the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II.
A large fight between Kazakh and Chinese workers of Aktogay mine in East Kazakhstan occurred on July 8.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia said he would attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend in a bid to forge reconciliation.
UNESCO condemned the destruction by Islamic State group jihadists of antiquities in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has urged to stop all armed conflicts in his address during the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.
The second round of consultations of Syrian opposition groups will be held in Kazakhstan's Astana in mid-September.
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Idrissov said that the conflict in Ukraine was an anomaly.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace negotiations, saying the situation on the ground was "not sustainable."
French President Francois Hollande said the world must respond to Islamic State jihadists' seizure of Palmyra.
Kazakhstan will step up efforts to help settle conflicts in the Islamic World and the post-Soviet space.
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