Participation in foreign armed conflicts has become a criminal offence in Kazakhstan.
Lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic surgery is all the rage, have approved draft legislation banning cosmetic surgery for dogs and cats.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs is planning to open DNA laboratories in Kazakhstan's regions.
Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday was set to debate a bill to let jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko go abroad for treatment in a last-ditch attempt to save a crucial deal with the European Union.
We could consider mechanisms to fend children off information promoting same-sex marriages and to set liability for those disseminating such information: PM.
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov had a meeting with US Congressmen during his official visit to Washington this summer.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the government and the Parliament to pursue zero tolerance polices and promote zero tolerance for crime in the society.
The Pentagon announced new measures Thursday to combat sexual assault in the military but stopped short of stripping commanders of legal authority over the criminal cases as demanded by many lawmakers.
Uruguay's lower house Wednesday approved a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana.
The US Senate easily cleared a key immigration reform hurdle Monday, advancing a critical compromise Republican measure that would tighten security on the US border with Mexico.
The US House of Representatives approved a Republican measure Tuesday restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks after conception, one of the most stringent pro-life bills in the past decade.
A huge US immigration bill inched forward Tuesday in the Senate, but Republicans warned that the landmark reform risks stalling or even dying in Congress unless backers agree to further tighten border security.
The government of Canada's mostly French-speaking Quebec province on Wednesday unveiled legislation allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor's help.
British Prime Minister David Cameron faces further dissent from within the ranks of his Conservative Party as a bill to legalise gay marriage returns to Parliament Monday.
Majilis deputy Kairbek Suleimenov believes that Kazakhstan requires mechanisms for countering trends like same-sex relationships and marriages.
Majilis deputy Kairbek Suleimenov expressed his opinion on methods of countering pedophilia in Kazakhstan.
Brazil on Tuesday became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's tough exterior cracked Wednesday as she choked back tears while introducing a bill into parliament on disability reforms.
Vermont's legislature on Monday voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the New England state the 17th to relax restrictions on the drug.
Legislators in the US state of Vermont approved a "death-with-dignity" bill Monday enabling terminally ill patients to take their own lives with lethal medication requested from their doctors.
- Yulia Tymoshenko
- Foreign Ministry
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- United States
- sexual violence
- same-sex marriage
- Great Britain
- Julia Gillard
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