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Kazakhstan 50 years behind West: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan lags 50 years behind the West and needs skilled personnel to enter the Top 30 most developed countries: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan 50 years behind West: Nazarbayev
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Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in exporting goods via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad that will be launched sometime next year.

Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad
Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media
Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media

Iranians hit back at Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that they were banned from wearing jeans and listening to Western music.

Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media
Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk
Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk

New President Hassan Rowhani, a reputed moderate, told the West after taking the oath of office on Sunday the only way to interact with Iran is through dialogue, not sanctions.

Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk
West calls for elections after Egypt's Morsi ousted
West calls for elections after Egypt's Morsi ousted

Western powers called for restraint and a swift return to democracy in Egypt after the army on Wednesday toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

West calls for elections after Egypt's Morsi ousted
Cambodia denies foreign radio broadcast ban
Cambodia denies foreign radio broadcast ban

Cambodia on Saturday denied it had banned foreign radio broadcasts in the run up to next month's election, after the US accused the government of violating freedom of expression.

Cambodia denies foreign radio broadcast ban
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (L) speaks with RC South Commander Major General Nick Carter. ©REUTERS/Jim Watson/Pool
West should have talked to Taliban: British general

The West should have negotiated with the Taliban more than a decade ago, soon after they were toppled.

West should have talked to Taliban: British general
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform

Caught off-guard by the massive protests erupting in Turkey, the country's Western partners have roundly condemned the use of excessive violence.

West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform
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West has 'hard evidence' of Syria chemical weapons: envoy

Western nations have "hard evidence" that chemical weapons have been used at least once in the Syrian war but a UN investigation is now unlikely to get into the country.

West has 'hard evidence' of Syria chemical weapons: envoy
Anxiety mounts over deadly hostage raid in Algeria
Anxiety mounts over deadly hostage raid in Algeria

Western governments voiced alarm over the fate of dozens of foreigners seized by Islamists at a gas plant in the Algerian desert after several hostages were killed in a dramatic rescue operation.

Anxiety mounts over deadly hostage raid in Algeria
Russia denounces West's 'dangerous' stance on Syria
Russia denounces West's 'dangerous' stance on Syria

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday denounced the West's "dangerous" stance in support of Syrian rebels seeking to unseat President Bashar al-Assad.

Russia denounces West's 'dangerous' stance on Syria
Al Qaeda's leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri. ©REUTERS
Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.

Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners
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Imran Khan leads US drone protest in Pakistan

Pakistan cricket star turned politician Imran Khan leads Western peace activists and local loyalists on a highly publicised rally to Pakistan's tribal belt Saturday in protest against US drone strikes.

Imran Khan leads US drone protest in Pakistan
Iran says will not retreat on nuclear issue despite woes
Iran says will not retreat on nuclear issue despite woes

Iran will press on with its nuclear programme despite the problems caused by Western sanctions, including a dramatic slide in the value of its currency.

Iran says will not retreat on nuclear issue despite woes
More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital
More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital

More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a US embassy warning a day earlier of an unspecified threat against Americans.

More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital
Ahmadinejad slams West's 'nuclear intimidation'
Ahmadinejad slams West's 'nuclear intimidation'

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the West and Israel of nuclear "intimidation" on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama vowed to halt Tehran's alleged weapons program.

Ahmadinejad slams West's 'nuclear intimidation'
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'

Taliban insurgents near the Afghan capital Kabul executed four civilians working for a Western security company, officials said Wednesday, days after a similar execution in the area.

Taliban executes four Afghans 'for Western links'
Strange ice-holes at the Ural River. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
UFO will be raised from bottom of Ural River in West Kazakhstan

West Kazakhstan Emergency department is going to find out what object fell into the Ural River this winter.

UFO will be raised from bottom of Ural River in West Kazakhstan
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Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions

Pressure mounted on Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Western powers drew up a 10-day sanctions ultimatum.

Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions
Administration of US President in Washington. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
The West will keep Kazakhstan for oil in case of a deal with Islamists: Volkov

In case of a geopolitical deal, the U.S. will keep Kazakhstan, north Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, while Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may be farmed out to Islamists: Expert.

The West will keep Kazakhstan for oil in case of a deal with Islamists: Volkov