Some 234 trains have been launched via the China-Europe-China railway route through Kazakhstan for the first seven months of 2015, which is almost three times more than in the same period of last year, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Railway of Kazakhstan) said.
Russia’s latest incursions from the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia into adjacent territory heretofore controlled by Georgia have given rise to renewed security concerns for Georgia’s strategic East-West Highway as well as the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP)—more commonly known as the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline (see EDM, July 20).
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George A. Krol believes that Kazakhstanis needs to be patient amid worsening economic situation in the country.
French President Francois Hollande has expressed support for Germany's call for a common European policy on asylum. He also echoed Angela Merkel's condemnation of the anti-refugee violence in Heidenau.
Thomas Countryman U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan, to attend the IAEA Fuel Bank inauguration ceremony August 27-28.
Ashgabat hosted the talks between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, who paid an official visit to this country.
Iran will ignore the UN Security Council resolution which imposes limits on the country’s military sphere if necessary, the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani said.
Their inability to govern themselves, to produce safe and sound economic policies, to put their business on a lasting, world-beating level has proved their undoing
The heads of the customs services of Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and India will discuss the coordination of customs conditions as part of the North-South corridor project in the near future, Indian Ambassador to Russia Pound Srinivasan Raghavan said in an interview with RIA Novosti
United Nations peacekeeping efforts have long had a dark side: a history of sexual exploitation and abuse against civilians by U.N. personnel. While the U.N. has paid lip service to stopping such sexual violence, a recent internal review reveals the still-alarming scope of these crimes—and the failure of the international community to hold perpetrators to account.
In today's complex geopolitical conditions, many representatives of Western businesses are focusing more on Central Asia and its regional leader - the Republic of Kazakhstan.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived in Tehran on Aug. 23 for a two-day official visit.
Russia is preparing for a conflict with NATO and NATO is preparing for a possible confrontation with Russia.” These are provocative words from the European Leadership Network, a British think tank. The think tank argues that the recent spate of exercises conducted by NATO and Russia is increasing tensions between both sides. They are threatening European security.
Iran will cooperate with Azerbaijan on gas transportation to Europe through the ‘Southern Gas Corridor’, Iranian minister of information and communications technology, Mahmoud Vaezi said in an exclusive interview with Trend August 20.
The Asian giants join Russia in bidding for energy in the far north.