The proposal came in response to the anti-government protests that have swept Iranian cities and towns over the past week, killing about 21 people in the unrest.
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Between them, Kazakhstan’s 18m people speak 117 languages but the country is opting for the Latin alphabet as it aims for wider global integration.
Russia and Saudi Arabia are leading a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cut global oil production, with the aim of propping up oil prices.
Since a resumption of peace negotiations last year, there have been multiple rounds brokered by the UN between representatives of Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad, resulting in scant progress.
In addition to boosting trade and investment ties between Central Asia and South Asia, it could serve as a future platform for India-Pakistan dialogue.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
More than 2000 companies registered last year alone, enjoying their first 5 years of tax exemptions.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a political and security group, presently comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
A bill effectively limiting parties from forming contenders to current leaders by eliminating “non serious” candidates, is about to be passed in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s president has ordered a switch from the Cyrillic alphabet to a Latin-based script by 2025.
A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia ended on Thursday with no joint communique, and saw opposing Syrian groups exchanging angry tirades at each other and the brokers.
A new round of UN-backed negotiations is due to begin in Geneva where the main Syrian opposition body wants to be face-to-face with the Damascus government.
Proposed amendments to RBI Act, IT Act and RP Act would leave the RBI and IT department with no means to probe funding of political parties.
On the ground, rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts, which could undermine the deal.
Both Turkey and Russia, backing opposing sides in the conflict, are encouraging peace talks and want to disentangle themselves from the war.
This is the first time the opposition and representatives of President Bashar al-Assad have come together since UN negotiations in Geneva were suspended last year.
The talks will stress on fully implementing the hitherto violated ceasefire agreement made by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.
Kazakhstan’s veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed to constitutional reforms that could dilute the sweeping powers he has amassed as president.
Closer examination of the Doing Business Report suggests that the ‘evidence’ it cites is weak and heavily influenced by the experiences of developed countries.
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Human rights organisations, foreign governments and academics have expressed deep concerns about the country’s observance of human rights, protection of civil liberties, and adherence to democratic procedures.
Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka made a parachute descent southeast of Zhezkazgan.
Hundreds of nationals from Kazakhstan and other Central Asian nations are known to be fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq and the authorities have long warned they could return and carry out attacks on home soil.
Italy has pledged to step down after one year to allow The Netherlands to be elected to the council.
A person with the same name as the suspect has an account on VKontakte, a social media network popular in Russian-speaking countries, which has posted a video which featured the ISIS flag.
The prolonged drop in oil prices is forcing countries to pursue economic reforms and reduce expenditure. The result will be nothing short of a reorganization of political power.
‘When it was no longer the hub of trade, but a land in the shadows of the high walls of the powers around it. Central Asia declined and trade withered’
Any new investor in the region must have deep pockets, the confidence to deal with dodgy political, legal and tax regimes and a sense of desperation to access the energy whatever the costs. As of today, only China fits the bill.
Forming a joint front against emerging extremist and terror threats would figure high on the agenda for the talks