U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to travel to Central Asia in the coming days for bilateral and multilateral talks with his counterparts in the region.
The United States says it expects Iran to be invited for the first time to multilateral talks with the United States and Russia over the Syrian conflict.
Russia says it believes the case against convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout has been “fabricated by U.S. special services.”
A U.S. federal court has convicted three people for their role in a scheme to smuggle sophisticated microelectronics to Moscow for use by Russian military and intelligence agencies.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the United States will be stepping up its air campaign in Syria in the coming weeks, amid what appeared to be a four-day lull in air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has condemned the shutdown of one of Kazakhstan's very few independent publications, known for its criticism of government policies.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country has proved its "friendly attitude" toward Russia when it refused to impose sanctions against it, and pledged to continue this policy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country will support Kazakhstan's project to build its first nuclear-power plant.
The United Kingdom will keep its current level of troops in Afghanistan past the end of this year and into 2016.
The European Union has signed a long-awaited stabilization agreement with Kosovo, establishing closer ties and opening the way to membership for the small Balkan country.
A Belarusian man who was brutally beaten in May 2014 in what witnesses say was a homophobic hate crime has died in a Minsk hospital.
The Russian Defense Ministry said a soldier committed suicide in Syria, in what was the first confirmed death of Russian military personnel since Moscow began large-scale deployment there last month.