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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visits Kyrgyzstan for the first time in the 20-year-old history of Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 62nd meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS countries was held in Kaliningrad.
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.
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.
Several roads in Astana will be closed for traffic on May 30 and 31 because of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has opened the 19th session of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan today.
The meeting of CSTO Foreign Ministers Council is being held in Astana.
Heads of member-countries of the Interstate Council of EurAsEC are meeting today, March 19, in Moscow.