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The Kazakh magazine's cover depicts Adolf Hitler ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Hitler, Kazakhstan and editorial struggle

Much controversy surrounds the recent issue of Kazakh-language magazine devoted to Hitler's personality.

Hitler, Kazakhstan and editorial struggle
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Kazakhstani militants in Syria

The number of Kazakhstanis participating in military actions in Syria has been overstated.

Kazakhstani militants in Syria
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. ©Reuters/Luc Gnago
Continuing Syria refugee crisis 'unconscionable': UN

Syria's civil war has forced more than nine million people from their homes, creating the world's largest displaced population, the UN said on Friday, describing the continuing conflict as "unconscionable".

Continuing Syria refugee crisis 'unconscionable': UN
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan. Photo © Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan calls for peaceful negotiations in Ukraine

Kazakhstan urges Ukraine and Russia to solve the conflict through negotiations and not through a military intervention.

Kazakhstan calls for peaceful negotiations in Ukraine
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North

A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, left for the North Korean border Thursday to attend the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the Korean War.

S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North
China and Taiwan to hold historic talks
China and Taiwan to hold historic talks

China and Taiwan will hold their first government-to-government talks Tuesday since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war -- a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.

China and Taiwan to hold historic talks
Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea
Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday proposed fresh reunions of families separated by the Korean War after a previous bid was cancelled by Pyongyang, and promised increased humanitarian aid to the impoverished North.

Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea
South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks
South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks

South Sudan's warring parties were set to begin direct talks Saturday in a bid to end the conflict pushing the world's youngest nation towards civil war as fighting intensified for control of a key oil town.

South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks
Japan PM Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine
Japan PM Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine

Japan's nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid tribute at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Thursday, in a move Beijing condemned as "absolutely unacceptable".

Japan PM Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine
Kim urges N. Korea military to bolster combat readiness
Kim urges N. Korea military to bolster combat readiness

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country's military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out "without any prior notice", state media reported Wednesday.

Kim urges N. Korea military to bolster combat readiness
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Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria

According to Kazakhstan ex-Permanent Representative in the UN Senator Byrganym Aitimova, Kazakhstan will not send any peacekeepers to Syria.

Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria
Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan
Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan

The United Nations is warning that violence was spreading in South Sudan, as fierce fighting in the world's youngest nation prompted the US to evacuate Americans and other foreigners.

Fears of civil war as violence spreads in South Sudan
Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary
Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum took possession Tuesday of a Nazi war criminal's long-lost diary and posted it online to help researchers decipher the thinking behind Adolf Hitler's "final solution."

Museum takes possession of long-lost Nazi diary
Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night
Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night

Jahanzeb says he can no longer live in his home village in eastern Afghanistan where, when night falls, fear rules in "the kingdom of the Taliban".

Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night
N. Korea confirms US man held, publishes 'confession'
N. Korea confirms US man held, publishes 'confession'

North Korea confirmed Saturday that an American veteran of the Korean War has been detained for "hostile acts" against the communist country and said he had released a written apology confessing to his alleged crimes.

N. Korea confirms US man held, publishes 'confession'
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam

Desperate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are slipping further into debt and poverty, affecting their children's education and their dignity, an international aid agency said Thursday.

Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam
NATO air forces in Afghanistan. Photo ©REUTERS
ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region

Security Council of Kazakhstan thinks that coalition countries in Afghanistan have no a moral right to allow destabilization of the region.

ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president

Syria could become a "Mediterranean Afghanistan" if the international community does not act to end its civil war.

Syria becoming 'Mediterranean Afghanistan': Turkey president
N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'
N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'

North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".

N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'
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'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study

The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled while seizures of them have risen.

'War' on illegal drugs is failing: study