Bolat Zhamishev has been appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan.
Japan's foreign minister will go to Iran next month, he said Tuesday, in the latest sign of Tehran's rapidly thawing relationship with the Western world.
Eurozone finance ministers meet in calmer times Friday but still need to ensure bailed-out member states meet their targets amid growing speculation some will need more help to get back on track.
Japan's government was ramping up pressure on electric utility TEPCO after a huge leak of radioactive water at Fukushima.
An attempt to parachute British Foreign Secretary William Hague into an early political career was rejected as a "gimmick" by former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Kazakhstan Finance Minister is on vacation, acting Minister appointed.
According to the minister, the prep works for the actual launch of crude production is 98% complete.
A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping.
China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence Monday for "especially huge" bribery.
Gunmen attacked Libya's interior ministry building in the capital Tripoli late Tuesday, forcing its closure.
He has replaced Mr. Sauat Mynbayev who held the post for three years.
Mr. Uzakbai Karabalin has been appointed the new Minister of Oil and Gas.
Tamara Duissenova has been appointed Kazakhstan Minister of Labor and Social Protection.
A French minister has blamed the European Union for fuelling the recent resurgence of the far-right Front National (FN) in France by exerting too much pressure on democratically elected governments.
Foreign ministers of the "Friends of Syria" group meet in Doha on Saturday to discuss military help and other aid for rebels after an onslaught by government forces who have retaken key areas.
Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon got to fly in a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during a US visit Friday, as his country weighs whether to buy the American military plane.
When Hungary's economy minister predicted a year ago an economic "fairy tale" for Hungary in 2013, few believed him. But recent data from the central European country show he might have been right.
The judge in a corruption case linked to IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for fraud.
Lithuanian Economy Minister Birute Vesaite agreed to resign Tuesday after the premier said she made "a mistake" in accepting a cheap flight from a private company seeking a favour.
France's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Libya and its neighbours to work together to tackle threats from "terrorist groups".
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