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Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna
Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna

Germany's foreign minister said he did not expect international talks in Vienna to yield a breakthrough on ending the war in Syria.

Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna
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Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana

The second round of Syrian talks that kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on October 2 has ended with a joint declaration.

Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana
Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes
Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a plan to avoid "misunderstandings" in Syria.

Netanyahu, Putin agree plan to avoid Syria clashes
US open to talks with Russia on Syria
US open to talks with Russia on Syria

The White House said it was open to limited talks with Moscow following the controversial deployment of Russian troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.

US open to talks with Russia on Syria
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minitser Yerlan Idrissov ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister speaks about Syrian talks in Astana

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister has spoken about the Syrian talks held last week in Astana. The talks ended with signing of a joint declaration.

Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister speaks about Syrian talks in Astana
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Syrian opposition groups sign joint document as Syrian talks end in Astana

Syrian opposition groups have signed a joint document after Syrian talks in Astana.

Syrian opposition groups sign joint document as Syrian talks end in Astana
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Syrian talks kick off in Kazakhstan's Astana

Syrian talks have kicked off in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Syrian talks kick off in Kazakhstan's Astana
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev talks with Iranian president Rouhani

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed partnership in trade and economy with the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Nazarbayev talks with Iranian president Rouhani
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Xi Jinping visits Kazakhstan

China's General Secretary Xi Jinping visits Kazakhstan to negotiate issues of vital importance for bilateral cooperation.

Xi Jinping visits Kazakhstan
Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott
Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.

Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott
EU's Mogherini sees 'major role' for Iran in Syria talks
EU's Mogherini sees 'major role' for Iran in Syria talks

Iran can play a major role in persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate in peace talks, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said.

EU's Mogherini sees 'major role' for Iran in Syria talks
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Kazakhstan ready to consider providing platform for Syrian talks: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has confirmed that Syrian opposition representatives appealed asking Nursultan Nazarbayev to provide a platform for dialogue on the Syrian conflict. According to the Ministry, Kazakhstan's involvement is quite possible.

Kazakhstan ready to consider providing platform for Syrian talks: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis
Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis

Syrian opposition wants to invite Kazakhstan to serve as mediator in resolving the conflict in their country.

Syrian opposition proposes holding consultations in Astana to resolve crisis
Vladimir Makei and Yergali Bulegenov. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kazakhstan
Possibility of Nazarbayev, Putin, Lukashenko meeting discussed in Minsk

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus and Belorussian Foreign Minister met to discuss a possibility of talks between presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus.

Possibility of Nazarbayev, Putin, Lukashenko meeting discussed in Minsk
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. ©RIA Novosti
Russia talks up chances of Iran nuclear deal

Russia voiced confidence that world powers and Iran would be able to reach a comprehensive accord over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme by a June 30 final deadline.

Russia talks up chances of Iran nuclear deal
Zarif, Kerry to hold nuclear talks in Geneva: Iran
Zarif, Kerry to hold nuclear talks in Geneva: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top US diplomat John Kerry will meet in Geneva this week for talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Zarif, Kerry to hold nuclear talks in Geneva: Iran
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Angela Merkel. Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com.
Nazarbayev discusses Norman meeting in Minsk with Angela Merkel

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the outcomes of Norman Talks in Minsk, Belarus.

Nazarbayev discusses Norman meeting in Minsk with Angela Merkel
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Ukraine agreement a copy-paste of September Minsk talks: Karin

Kazakh political analyst Yerlan Karin speaks about the deal reached at the Ukraine crisis talks in Minsk.

Ukraine agreement a copy-paste of September Minsk talks: Karin
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © REUTERS
Lukashenko informs Nazarbayev on outcomes of Normand Four talk in Minsk

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have discussed the Normand Talk between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in Minsk on the phone.

Lukashenko informs Nazarbayev on outcomes of Normand Four talk in Minsk
Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan
Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are expected to meet for a summit on a peace plan to end escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine.

Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan