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Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock
Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock

Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives on Tuesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.

Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock
Eleanor Holmes Norton. ©REUTERS
Washington: Seat of power, but without a vote

Eleanor Holmes Norton pounds her fist in frustration over her role as a non-voting member of the US Congress. She has endured this second-class status for 20 years.

Washington: Seat of power, but without a vote
President of the World Petroleum Council Renato Bertani. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan may host World Petroleum Congress in 2017

Kazakhstan has good chances of holding the World Petroleum Congress in Astana in 2017: WPC president.

Kazakhstan may host World Petroleum Congress in 2017
Photo courtesy of blog.esky.bg
US State Dept seeks to unblock $450 mn for Egypt

The US State Department said Monday it would work with Congress to try to unblock some $450 million in economic aid for Egypt, after a lawmaker froze the funds.

US State Dept seeks to unblock $450 mn for Egypt
 Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced hope Saturday that the US Congress would act this month to end Cold War-era trade restrictions on Russia but also raised concerns on human rights.

Clinton hopes US to end Russia trade curbs
Nouri al-Alabbar, Chairman of the Electoral Commission National Congress. ©REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni
Libya's interim rulers to hand over power

Libya's interim authorities said they will hand over power to a newly elected congress on Wednesday, less than a year after its fighters overthrew the regime of Moamer Kadhafi.

Libya's interim rulers to hand over power
US Congress. Photo courtesy of brightcitizen.com
US Congress approves new sanctions on Iran

The US Congress Wednesday approved punishing new sanctions targeting Iran's energy and shipbuilding sectors, a day after President Barack Obama unveiled measures to cripple Tehran's nuclear drive.

US Congress approves new sanctions on Iran
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US

Libya has taken an "important step forward" with this month's election results and the vote process showed the Libyan people's "commitment to democracy".

Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority
Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority

Libya's liberal coalition outscored Islamist parties in preliminary results unveiled by the electoral commission Tuesday -- but it remained unclear who will dominate the next congress.

Liberals have the edge in Libya vote but no clear majority
Tunisia coalition's main party opts for 'moderate' stance
Tunisia coalition's main party opts for 'moderate' stance

Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party stressed its "centrist" and "moderate" position, in a resolution adopted Sunday, the fourth day of its first congress at home in 24 years.

Tunisia coalition's main party opts for 'moderate' stance
Majilis speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin. Photo cuortesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan parliamentarians met with American congressmen

Majilis speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin met with the delegation of American parliamentarians led by Dan Burton.

Kazakhstan parliamentarians met with American congressmen
Nazarbayev discussed spiritual and material issues with former Prime-Minister of Canada
Nazarbayev discussed spiritual and material issues with former Prime-Minister of Canada

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with former Prime-Minister of Canada Jean Chretien who arrived in Astana for the 4th Congress of World Religions.

Nazarbayev discussed spiritual and material issues with former Prime-Minister of Canada
Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Patriarch Kirill on Orthodoxy mission

Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Astana for participation in the 4th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Patriarch Kirill on Orthodoxy mission
Photo by Danial Okassov©
PHOTO: Astana hosts 4th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

The forth meeting of the religious leaders is called Peace and Accord as a Choice of Humankind.

PHOTO: Astana hosts 4th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
State-Business Partnership Congress to be held in Astana

The purpose of the congress is to discuss potential of Kazakhstan PPP Center and practical measures of legislative development of the partnership mechanisms in Kazakhstan economy.

State-Business Partnership Congress to be held in Astana
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Senate press-service
Congress of World Religious set for May 30-31 2012 in Astana

4th Congress of World Religions to take place in Astana on May 30-31. May 31 is the Memory Day of Victims of Political Repressions.

Congress of World Religious set for May 30-31 2012 in Astana
Kackar TV was broadcasting the congress live
Turkish TV may start broadcasting in Kazakhstan

The first Congress of Turkic Countries' Local and Regional Media kicked off in Rize, Turkey on April 25.

Turkish TV may start broadcasting in Kazakhstan