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UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali
UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate halt to fighting in Mali, where government forces are battling Tuareg rebels.

UN chief calls for halt to fighting in Mali
Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis
Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis

Syrian opposition wants to invite Kazakhstan to serve as mediator in resolving the conflict in their country.

Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis
Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal
Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal

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.

Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal
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Kazakhstan ready to host Donbass contact group negotiations

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Belarus has declares Kazakhstan's readiness to host a contact group meeting to resolve the situation in Donbass.

Kazakhstan ready to host Donbass contact group negotiations
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Kazakhstan as mediator limited by international status: political analysts

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.

Kazakhstan as mediator limited by international status: political analysts
UN chief calls for new push to settle Western Sahara
UN chief calls for new push to settle Western Sahara

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.

UN chief calls for new push to settle Western Sahara
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar

Iraq's premier said that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
Pakistan PM says 'no hurry' to decide on joining Yemen coalition
Pakistan PM says 'no hurry' to decide on joining Yemen coalition

Pakistan is "not in a hurry" to decide whether to join the Saudi-led coalition against rebels in Yemen, the prime minister said.

Pakistan PM says 'no hurry' to decide on joining Yemen coalition
Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'
Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'

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.

Red Cross aid plane to Yemen held back by 'logistics problems'
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year

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.

Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
Kerry comments 'acknowledge Assad legitimacy': Syria media
Kerry comments 'acknowledge Assad legitimacy': Syria media

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."

Kerry comments 'acknowledge Assad legitimacy': Syria media
26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor
26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor

At least 26 people including seven children were killed and more than 100 wounded in Syrian government air strikes near the capital Damascus.

26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor
Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry
Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian leaders of lying "to my face" about Moscow's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

Moscow lying 'to my face,' says Kerry
Photo courtesy of Akorda press service
Nazarbayev speaks about importance of UN, international treaties

President of Kazakhstan has spoken about the importance of putting join efforts into strengthening of the international security.

Nazarbayev speaks about importance of UN, international treaties
Nursultan Nazarbayev during the meeting with the press in Akorda. Still of STV broadcast
Nazarbayev, an Honest Manager ready to mitigate Ukrainian crisis

President of Kazakhstan says he can be the "honest manager" in the crisis in Ukraine, since Kazakhstan holds a neutral position on the conflict.

Nazarbayev, an Honest Manager ready to mitigate Ukrainian crisis
#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege
#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege

Australians came out in solidarity with the Muslim community following a siege at a Sydney cafe, as tens of thousands tweeted the hashtag #illridewithyou.

#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage.

UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
Poroshenko says Ukraine ceasefire plan to be signed Friday
Poroshenko says Ukraine ceasefire plan to be signed Friday

Ukraine said it was poised to strike a Kremlin-backed ceasefire deal with rebel leaders after five months of conflict.

Poroshenko says Ukraine ceasefire plan to be signed Friday
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What is to be expected from Kazakhstan during Minsk talks?

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.

What is to be expected from Kazakhstan during Minsk talks?
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Kazakh President: No alternative to peaceful negotiations in Ukraine

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid special attention to the situation in Ukraine during the Wednesday extended government meeting.

Kazakh President: No alternative to peaceful negotiations in Ukraine

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