United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has said he used a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on April 11 to urge Damascus to support Syria’s shaky truce and allow more humanitarian aid access.
It might be fair to say that no other phenomenon of today’s world politics demonstrates the deficitof global governance as vividly as does the current migration crisis. The topicof the disaster not only makesthe front pageand a staple of TV news shows, but also provokes lively and often heated discussion on the Internet. The migration issue is becoming particularly dramaticfor our western neighbours, particularly the countries of the European Union. For manyobservers, the migration crisis is a most serious challenge for the ‘European project’, which puts to test the very values that the EU was built upon.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the country's armed forces to step up their military preparedness.
Every year, Kazakhstan, along with the development of its statehood, are increasingly trying to act as an active participant in the international relations system. This presidency in several international organizations, OSCE Summit and the Asian Games 2011, the upcoming 2017 Winter Universiade. And in the same year Astana will host the EXPO-2017.
The Dutch 'No' in the referendum on the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement should not have the effect of a door slammed in front of the Ukrainians. However, it is proof of how much Ukrainians need to do to rebuild their Ukrainian home and create European conditions of life. And it proves that happier the nation, the more probable for it to be oblivious to other nations’ problems.
Ashgabat has hosted talks with an Iranian delegation led by the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi, said the message from Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry.
The UN refugee agency has condemned Macedonia's use of tear gas on refugees at its border with Greece. Fresh protests have broken out at the Idomeni crossing.
A meeting with a delegation of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), headed by project manager Ernest Robello was held in the Turkmen foreign ministry.
Dutch voters have upset the European apple cart by voting against an EU Association Agreement with Ukraine in a closely watched test of anti-Brussels sentiment.
Being geographically located both in Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan considers itself a Eurasian country. In this article, based on my opening remarks at the annual Singapore Forum on April 2, I share some insights on the Eurasian perspective and Kazakhstan’s efforts to harness the fundamental changes on the continent.Tokayev