October 2015

Shinzo Abe to visit five Central Asia nations

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has started a tour of five Central Asian countries this week. The Prime Minister will arrive in Kazakhstan on Monday. His trip would be the first by a Japanese Prime Minister to Central Asia since Junichiro Koizumi visited Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in August 2006. On the eve of his visit to Astana, Mr. Abe gave an interview to "Kazinform" News Agency. 

Syria: In Search Of Dialogue

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By Tatyana Stanovaya

Russia is not yet possible to build effective contact with the participants of the antiterrorist coalition, warring against the IG. As we learned from the interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Solovyov, he intended to send to the talks in Washington, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. However, the US refused to accept the Russian delegation. In "Novaya Gazeta", meanwhile, published an article which said, citing unnamed military that Russia may soon collapse a military operation in Syria. At the same time, the Russian General Staff official said that Syria will establish a military base, which will include sea, air and land components - Damascus has responded positively to this initiative.

UN raises concerns about unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe as winter approaches

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Warning of poor weather conditions and fast-approaching winter, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  raised concerns about the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children on the move in Europe, where several countries are faced with overstretched national capacities and insufficient coordination.