Syrian opposition wants to invite Kazakhstan to serve as mediator in resolving the conflict in their country.
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.
Mediators trying to broker a peace deal between the military and ethnic minority rebels in northern Myanmar on Saturday appealed to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to help end the bloody conflict.
Negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to end a week-long strike crippling the key US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
A coalition of Malian political parties and a citizen's association based in the Islamist-occupied north on Sunday objected to Algeria and Burkina Faso's role in mediating their country's crisis.
A ceasefire between Israel and armed groups in Gaza depends on each side's ability to claim victory and the credibility of the mediation, undermined by Israel launching strikes with a truce already in effect.
Chief regional mediator Blaise Compaore will meet Mali's Ansar Dine Islamists and Tuareg rebels together for the first time on Friday, amid calls for urgent dialogue to resolve the crisis in northern Mali.