The Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21 Century was signed by Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin.
President Bashar al-Assad insisted in a meeting Wednesday with visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that Syrians alone will decide on the fate of an initiative for Geneva peace talks.
Finance chiefs of the G20 on Friday called for Washington to quickly resolve the political paralysis over its budget and debt ceiling.
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle welcomed Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to the Oval Office.
The ICC was under fire over its "unfair" and "totally unacceptable" treatment of Africa, with African Union ministers calling for cases against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders to be deferred.
With the eyes of the world upon them, the United States and Iran will Thursday have one of their highest-level meetings since the 1979 revolution as their foreign ministers join talks on Tehran's suspect nuclear program.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed a "new tone" from Tehran during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in New York.
Russian Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Astana for the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Council.
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov is participating in the meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Sochi.
Kazakhstan supports Russia's position of solving the Syrian conflict and passing Syria's chemical weapons under the international control.
Kazakhstan Minister of Education and Science Aslan Sarinzhipov and Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang discussed prospects of scientific and technical cooperation.
Syria's foreign minister passed on the personal thanks of President Bashar al-Assad to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his support.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged a reset in frayed ties with China at his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
US President Barack Obama will meet with Russian gay rights activists in the course of his visit to Russia.
The Ambassador of France Jean-Charles Berthonnet has completed his diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Indonesia will be connected with direct flights.
The United States on Monday postponed a meeting with Russia on the Syrian crisis, as Washington appeared to be positioning for a potential military strike.
US President Barack Obama called Thursday for more growth-oriented policies in Greece, saying the austerity has not been adequate to revive the country's battered economy.
Latin American bloc Mercosur reiterated Monday to the United Nations its indignation over US espionage practices revealed by Edward Snowden.
The EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton headed to meet ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi early Tuesday as his supporters rallied anew in Cairo.