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Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet
Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan met late Sunday as international pressure grew to end long-running disputes that have brought the former civil war foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times

Global giants the European Union and China meet at a Brussels summit on Thursday under pressure to bolster slowing economic growth and tackle tough international dilemmas.

Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was seeking to calm simmering tensions between Japan and China in meetings with officials in Tokyo on Monday, amid an escalating row over territorial rights.

Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA
West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA

Western countries will seek to turn the screw further on Iran at a meeting of UN atomic agency board of governors from Monday following the watchdog's latest damning report on Tehran's nuclear programme.

West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA
Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo
Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo

Leaders of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish communities Sunday made a pressing call for peace from Bosnia which was the scene of the worst atrocities committed in Europe since World War II.

Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo
China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official
China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official

China's likely next president Xi Jinping has cancelled a meeting with the visiting US Secretary of State, a US official said Wednesday, amid friction between the two global powers.

China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official
Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan. ©Dmitriy Khegai
Nazarbayev arrives in Kyrgyzstan with state visit for first time in 20 years

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visits Kyrgyzstan for the first time in the 20-year-old history of Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan relations.

Nazarbayev arrives in Kyrgyzstan with state visit for first time in 20 years
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership

The 57-member OIC suspended Syria in a meeting attended by its staunch ally Iran, in a move hailed early Thursday by the United States as one that sends "a strong message" to Damascus.

World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai
Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai

Egypt's army massed troops in Sinai on Thursday in a campaign to quell increasingly deadly Islamist militants as Bedouin leaders pledged their help in a meeting with the interior minister.

Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai
Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief
Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief

Libya's new national assembly late Thursday elected as its president Mohamed al-Megaryef, a staunch opponent of Moamer Kadhafi's overthrown regime who is seen as being pro-Islamist.

Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief
Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela
Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Monday, the State Department said, hours after her arrival on the latest leg of her Africa tour.

Clinton arrives in S.Africa for meeting with Mandela
AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts
AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts

Investigators are looking into two main paths toward a cure for AIDS, based on the stunning stories of a small group of people around the world who have been able to overcome the disease.

AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts
Clinton urges Egypt's military to support transition
Clinton urges Egypt's military to support transition

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Sunday with Egypt's top military leader urging him to support a transition to civilian rule amid fears that the promise of hard-won freedoms could be slipping away.

Clinton urges Egypt's military to support transition
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CIS Defense Ministers met in Kaliningrad

The 62nd meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS countries was held in Kaliningrad.

CIS Defense Ministers met in Kaliningrad
Fresh tensions cloud India, Pakistan peace talks
Fresh tensions cloud India, Pakistan peace talks

Top Indian and Pakistani foreign ministry officials met Wednesday to bolster a fragile peace dialogue undermined by fresh tensions over the 2008 Mumbai attacks and political flux in Pakistan.

Fresh tensions cloud India, Pakistan peace talks
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis

The opposition and state media on Sunday both branded an international plan for a transition in strife-torn Syria a failure, as the death toll for a weekend of violence topped 160.

Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis
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Roads in Astana will be closed on May 30 and 31

Several roads in Astana will be closed for traffic on May 30 and 31 because of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions.

Roads in Astana will be closed on May 30 and 31
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Nursultan Nazarbayev opened 19th session of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev has opened the 19th session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan today.

Nursultan Nazarbayev opened 19th session of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan
Astana hosts CSTO Foreign Ministers Council meeting
Astana hosts CSTO Foreign Ministers Council meeting

The meeting of CSTO Foreign Ministers Council is being held in Astana.

Astana hosts CSTO Foreign Ministers Council meeting
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Presidents of EurAsEC member-countries discussing integration in Moscow

Heads of member-countries of the Interstate Council of EurAsEC are meeting today, March 19, in Moscow.

Presidents of EurAsEC member-countries discussing integration in Moscow