Nur Otan, the ruling party of energy-rich Kazakhstan, secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.
The EU on Monday denounced an arson attack on armoured vehicles belonging to OSCE observers monitoring a fragile ceasefire in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
OSCE observers based in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine said that four of their vehicles were destroyed in an apparent arson attack at their hotel.
Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Russia Yerlan Baizhanov informed that international observers from various countries and organisations had been invited to Kazakhstan for the early presidential elections.
The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine.
The OSCE called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to end deadly fighting in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Basel evening for a meeting of top diplomats from some 50 OSCE countries which will focus on the spiralling Ukraine crisis.
President of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on November 20.
The US ambassador to the OSCE said Moscow continued to block the expansion of the checkpoint observation mission on the Russia-Ukraine border.
Kazakhstan Senate Speaker Tokayev has arrived in Geneva to speak about Kazakhstan's position on the crisis in Ukraine.
International observers with the pan-European security body the OSCE came under fire after visiting the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash.
Ukraine said it was poised to strike a Kremlin-backed ceasefire deal with rebel leaders after five months of conflict.
Russia's Lukoil said it had reached preliminary agreement to sell its network of filling stations in Ukraine, days after radical nationalists there tried to extort fuel from the company.
The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims' remains.
Japan announced it would impose additional sanctions against those responsible for the "annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine", without offering further details.
Pro-Russian militiamen in Ukraine loaded almost 200 bodies from downed flight MH17 into refrigerated train wagons on Sunday as an outraged United States pointed the finger of blame directly at Moscow and demanded it ensure full access to the crash site for international investigators.
Kazakhstan’s parliamentary delegation is taking part in the XXIII annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Baku.
Four OSCE observers who were abducted on May 26 by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have been freed and have arrived at a hotel in Donetsk, a separatist leader said.
The United States warned it would not accept any use of Russian troops in Ukraine as it confirmed that Moscow had redeployed "significant" military forces near the border.
Ukraine's week of tough negotiations with Russia, aimed at ending a separatist insurgency and averting a gas cut-off, got off to a rocky start as a round of gas talks broke up early Tuesday without a deal.
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