10th Eurasian KazEnergy Forum has gathered 2000 participants for three days in Kazakhstana's Astana city.
Kazakhstan is ready to accept refugees from Middle Eastern countries.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned that any attempt to hold "unlawful" elections in rebel-run areas in the country's east would constitute a breach of a February peace deal.
Greece's former leader Alexis Tsipras has opened the door to a coalition with rivals on the left should his Syriza party fail to win a majority in elections in two weeks' time.
Europe is facing an "unprecedented humanitarian and political crisis" as it struggles with the huge influx of refugees and migrants, the European Commission's vice-president Frans Timmermans said.
A Dutch lecturer accused a top university in Kazakhstan of sacking him after he tried to hold a talk on the "Russian-Ukrainian conflict", a claim denied by the university.
Record numbers of migrants streaming into EU member state Hungary from Serbia continue to climb, police said.
Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia towards western Europe, as Italy's foreign minister said the escalating crisis threatened the bloc's "soul".
Macedonia said it would allow a limited number of "vulnerable" migrants to enter the country after sealing its border with Greece to them, leaving thousands of refugees stuck in no-man's land.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has proposed calling an early election in the crisis-hit country on September 20, the ANA news agency said.
Kazakh-Chinese oil company Velikaya Stena in Aktobe in Kazakhstan's west is laying off many workers.
The International Monetary Fund said it would not join a new bailout program for Greece until conditions for debt sustainability.
Greece's government has "no intention" of calling early elections while in the throes of finalising a deal with its eurozone partners on a new bailout.
The nomination of a Russian politician to a top post in Odessa has caused a flurry of controversy in the tense political atmosphere of the violent Ukraine conflict.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday that Greece could learn a few lessons from Britain about how to implement austerity measures.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was Tuesday to hold meetings with his parliamentary majority, faced with the tough task of selling a new bailout deal.
President Petro Poroshenko confronted a fresh crisis as a deadly standoff between interior ministry units and armed Ukrainian ultranationalists entered a third day in a western enclave near Hungary.
Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.
Time was running out to get a desperately needed debt agreement in place after 10 hours of talks in Brussels, with Greece's economy and banking system at risk of imminent collapse.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.
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