In 2019, the leaders of the Central Asian countries will hold a second consultative meeting in Tashkent.
From January 1, Moldova may be left without Russian gas, and Transnistria will have to part with its independence.
The guarantor countries of the Astana peace process in Syria (Russia, Turkey and Iran) called on the world community to enhance humanitarian assistance to Syria, Roman Vasilenko, Vice-Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, told a tallying-up briefing on the 13th round of the talks.
India's ruling party has delivered on its promise to revoke the special autonomous status for Jammu and Kashmir. It is a risky move, but there is a clear rationale behind it, says DW's Rodion Ebbighausen.
The stories countries tell about themselves are key to national identity — and authoritarian governments in Hungary and Poland have made it their mission to control the plot.
Oil and gas industry is a leading branch of national economy, which has an important role in implementation of the programmes of industrialization of the country on innovative base, expansion of its export capabilities.
Borders in Central Asia have long been a problem. They were drawn by the Soviet government in the 1920s as part of its nation-building effort to divide the communities of the region, and these administrative lines changed many times over the ensuing decades.
To deal with Iran and the Middle East, Britain needs EU support as much as the EU needs a serious defense and security policy. Neither will materialize when the summer pause ends.*
Croatia is known to most Americans for its picturesque walled city of Dubrovnik, the setting for many of the scenes in the immensely popular television series Game of Thrones.
The Syr-Darya Interstate Division Point is opened between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.