Kazakhstan authorities should give specially attention to internal security until the military conflict in Syria is fully settled: political analyst Aidos Sarym.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday demanded the UN Security Council take tough action against Syria, as Russia wrangled with the West over how to strip Bashar al-Assad of chemical arms.
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Thursday his government was ready to "help facilitate dialogue" between the Syrian government and the opposition.
Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticized the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorize possible US military action.
Defiant strongman Bashar Al-Assad promised Wednesday he would surrender Syria's chemical weapons but warned it would take at least a year to do so and cost one billion dollars.
US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."
US energy giant Chevron and Swiss-based rig operator Transocean signed a deal with Brazilian prosecutors on Friday to settle lawsuits over an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
Kazakhstan supports Russia's position of solving the Syrian conflict and passing Syria's chemical weapons under the international control.
President Bashar al-Assad confirmed for the first time that Syria plans to give up its chemical weapons as the United States urged him and his Russian allies to quickly make good on his promise.
Russia issued a stark warning Thursday that unilateral US military action could destroy world order, as the rival great powers discussed a plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons.
President Barack Obama said it was too early to say if a Russian plan to secure Syria's chemical weapons could forestall US air strikes, but vowed to give diplomacy a chance.
Presidents Barack Obama and Bashar Al-Assad will go head-to-head in dueling US television interviews Monday, as a crucial week dawns for the US leader's push for air attacks on Syria.
Crude-oil prices surged higher Friday amid US-Russia tensions over a potential military strike on Syria, pushing the US contract to a 28-month high.
Iran is carefully watching the divisive US debate on whether to launch military strikes against its chief ally, Syria, but the Obama administration may be at risk of sending Tehran the wrong message.
World powers discussed the Syria crisis over dinner at the G20 summit but failed to bridge deeply entrenched divisions over a US push for military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
EU foreign ministers gather Friday in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius seeking a joint position on Syria as France stands alone in the 28-nation bloc in favour of military intervention.
Top US lawmakers Tuesday began rallying behind President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria to warn the regime and nations like Iran that the world will never condone chemical weapons.
The White House battled Monday for congressional authorization to bomb Syria, as two top Republicans warned that a "no" vote after President Barack Obama had threatened action would be catastrophic.
Russia has sent a reconnaissance vessel from its Black Sea fleet to the coast off Syria, as Moscow anxiously watches Western plans for military action against the Damascus regime.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at Russia and China over their stance in the Syrian crisis, saying in an interview published Saturday that their action weakened the United Nations.
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