Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician.
Caricatures of prominent Kazakhstan figures have been presented at the exhibition in Astana.
With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.
Iran and world powers resume talks on Wednesday seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran's nuclear programme that also satisfies sceptical hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.
Turkish parliament has lifted a ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly, shortly after a major government reform allowed them to don Islamic headscarves.
The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.
The Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21 Century was signed by Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin told Nursultan Nazarbayev that Kazakhstan invested $700 million more into Russia than Russia did into Kazakhstan in 2012.
The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights Friday after suspending funding to the organisation in 2011 over Palestinian admission, a source from the UN agency.
Bakhyt Sultanov has been appointed the new Minister of Finance in Kazakhstan.
Bolat Zhamishev has been appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan.
A Chinese Communist Party official has been suspended after running up unpaid bills of $115,000 at a speciality pig trotter restaurant.
Australia's former attorney-general has launched a scathing attack on Labor colleague and ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd, calling him a rude and disorganised "bastard" who should quit parliament.
The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences.
US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."
Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms.
Perhaps he was thinking about doubling down in the Middle East?
Argentina's ex-president Carlos Menem was back in court for a new trial Monday, this time for allegedly falsifying his personal tax returns.
Askar Beissenbayev has been elected Vice Speaker of the Kazakhstan Senate.
China's anti-corruption campaign is ensnaring ever more senior figures, with speculation now swirling about the powerful former security tsar.
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