UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate halt to fighting in Mali, where government forces are battling Tuareg rebels.
Syrian opposition wants to invite Kazakhstan to serve as mediator in resolving the conflict in their country.
German Foreign Minister has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine.
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Belarus has declares Kazakhstan's readiness to host a contact group meeting to resolve the situation in Donbass.
Kazakhstan is taking an active stance in the world affairs. Nevertheless, its potential is limited by its resources and international status. Therefore, it has to choose a role consistent with both these factors.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and stressed that cooperation to address human rights could help find a settlement.
Iraq's premier said that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group.
Pakistan is "not in a hurry" to decide whether to join the Saudi-led coalition against rebels in Yemen, the prime minister said.
The Red Cross said that an aid plane is ready to leave for Yemen but its departure has been held back by logistics problems inside the war-torn country.
Six Ukrainian troops were killed by landmines in the restive separatist-held east, breaking a lull of several days in a conflict that began a year ago this week.
US Secretary of State John Kerry's suggestion that Washington must negotiate with the Damascus regime was recognition of President Bashar al-Assad's "legitimacy."
At least 26 people including seven children were killed and more than 100 wounded in Syrian government air strikes near the capital Damascus.
US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian leaders of lying "to my face" about Moscow's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.
President of Kazakhstan has spoken about the importance of putting join efforts into strengthening of the international security.
President of Kazakhstan says he can be the "honest manager" in the crisis in Ukraine, since Kazakhstan holds a neutral position on the conflict.
Australians came out in solidarity with the Muslim community following a siege at a Sydney cafe, as tens of thousands tweeted the hashtag #illridewithyou.
UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage.
Ukraine said it was poised to strike a Kremlin-backed ceasefire deal with rebel leaders after five months of conflict.
Kazakhstan is taking part in the talks in Minsk on August 26. These will address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine among others. Poroshenko is to meet with Putin, Lukashenko and Nazarbayev, as well as with EU reps.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid special attention to the situation in Ukraine during the Wednesday extended government meeting.
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