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US Army General Martin Dempsey. ©REUTERS/Gary Cameron
US military chief to pay rare China visit

Top US military officer General Martin Dempsey will pay a rare visit to China this month as the Pacific powers discuss concern over tensions with North Korea.

US military chief to pay rare China visit
'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists
'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists

Mass muggings and attacks on Chinese tourists in Paris have spawned alarm and warnings of a decline in the number of free-spending visitors from the Asian giant who swarm to France.

'I love Paris' may soon be passe for Chinese tourists
Head of Zhas Ulan school Colonel Marat Botin. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Foreign military attaches visit Zhas Ulan military school in Astana

Representatives of the military-diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan visited the General Sagadat Nurmagambetov Zhas Ulan state school in Astana.

Foreign military attaches visit Zhas Ulan military school in Astana
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry©
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister to visit Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov will render an official visit to Dushanbe on March 28 after visiting Uzbekistan the day earlier.

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister to visit Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev. {hoto courtesy of primeminister.kz
Issekeshev takes part in Global Technology Symposium in U.S.

Issekeshev’s visit to United States also includes the discussion of prospects of Kazakhstan-American economic cooperation.

Issekeshev takes part in Global Technology Symposium in U.S.
Official visit of Yerlan Idrissov to Sweden. Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Kazakhstan to open embassy in Stockholm

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov rendered the official visit to Sweden.

Kazakhstan to open embassy in Stockholm
China president in Tanzania on start of African tour
China president in Tanzania on start of African tour

China's new President Xi Jinping jetted into Tanzania Sunday on the first stop of his three-nation Africa tour that underscores Beijing's growing presence in the resource-rich continent.

China president in Tanzania on start of African tour
Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace
Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace

Palestinians want President Barack Obama's milestone visit this week to lead to a more active US approach to resolving the conflict with Israel.

Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace
Obama sets off for Israel charm offensive
Obama sets off for Israel charm offensive

Barack Obama was on his way to Israel Wednesday for the first time as US president, hoping to ease past tensions with his hosts and under pressure to narrow differences over handling Iran's nuclear threat.

Obama sets off for Israel charm offensive
Google chairman Eric Schmidt to visit Myanmar
Google chairman Eric Schmidt to visit Myanmar

Google chairman Eric Schmidt will visit Myanmar next week, highlighting increasing Internet freedom in the former pariah state just weeks after a controversial trip to communist North Korea.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt to visit Myanmar
Obama coming 'to listen' to Israel, Palestinians
Obama coming 'to listen' to Israel, Palestinians

US President Barack Obama said Thursday his forthcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories was to "listen" to both sides and hear their views on how to move forward after over two years without peace talks.

Obama coming 'to listen' to Israel, Palestinians
Afghan businessmen expected in Astana
Afghan businessmen expected in Astana

A delegation of major Afghanistan entrepreneurs will come to Astana on March 14, 2013 for the first time.

Afghan businessmen expected in Astana
China Vice-President Xi Jinping. ©REUTERS/David Moir
New China president to visit Russia, African countries

China's new president will pay a state visit to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo.

New China president to visit Russia, African countries
Asset Issekeshev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan Vice-PM Issekeshev to visit France

Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev will visit France on March 6-7.

Kazakhstan Vice-PM Issekeshev to visit France
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ©REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Israel to delay settlement starts for Obama trip: report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned settler housing tenders being issued for the West Bank and east Jerusalem when US President Barack Obama visits this month.

Israel to delay settlement starts for Obama trip: report
Palestinian tensions set to persist until Obama visit
Palestinian tensions set to persist until Obama visit

Clashes that flared in the West Bank after a Palestinian died in Israeli custody are unlikely to turn into a third intifada, but each side will use them when US President Barack Obama visits.

Palestinian tensions set to persist until Obama visit
US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry in London to start first official tour

John Kerry will push his Russian counterpart to apply pressure on Syria when they meet during the new US Secretary of State's marathon tour of allies.

Kerry in London to start first official tour
Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius. ©REUTERS
French Foreign Minister to visit Kazakhstan

An official visit of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to Kazakhstan is scheduled for March 1-2, 2013.

French Foreign Minister to visit Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Spain's top officials
Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Spain's top officials

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with King of Spain Juan Carlos I and Prime-Minister Mariano Rajoy during his visit to Spain.

Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with Spain's top officials
President Nazarbayev meets heads of Patentes Talgo S.A. and Airbus Military
President Nazarbayev meets heads of Patentes Talgo S.A. and Airbus Military

On the visit President Nazarbayev is to meet Spain's King Juan Carlos, head of the country’s Government Mariano Rajoy.

President Nazarbayev meets heads of Patentes Talgo S.A. and Airbus Military