Founded in the 1830s as a Cossack military outpost on a key trade route between Central Asia and Western Siberia, Astana today is home to futuristic buildings, gold-tinted tower blocks and oddly shaped skyscrapers.
The People's Daily said no amount of 'word bombs,' such as U.S. Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson's South China Sea remarks, could stop China's military drills.
Beijing says it has no hostile intent, but has been involved in diplomatic spat with Washington over ship and aircraft patrols in the South China Sea.
The second such flight in the year comes after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has signaled a tougher approach to China when he takes office.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump responded on Monday to North Korea's Kim's comments on an ICBM test by declaring in a tweet that "It won't happen!"
The outside wall of Murray McCully’s office was sprayed with the words 'traitor Jew hater McCully,' apparently over his vote for a UN resolution criticizing Israeli settlements.
'No politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed or religion,' ruled Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, adding that the election process must be a 'secular exercise.'
Washington and the Philippines have been holding naval exercises annually but Duterte has instructed the defense ministry to 'reformat' drills with Washington.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated nuclear-capable country was in the last stage of preparing an ICBM rocket test.
The resolution, which was co-sponsored by New Zealand, 'violated the right of Jewish self-determination,' the New Zealand Jewish Council says in a letter to Prime Minister Bill English.
'In voting at the UN, the coalition government has consistently not supported one-sided resolutions targeting Israel,' Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif had threatened Israel in reliance on a false report of a potential Israeli attack on Pakistan.
Students wear Nazi uniforms in a parade, raise arms in 'Sieg Heil' salutes at recent school festival.
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte called a top U.N. official an 'idiot' for urging that murder investigations be launched against the president after he admitted personally killing people.
At least one person was believed to have died from starvation, and possibly more, according to survivors from ships set sail from North Korea in September and the other in November.
The plane was carrying 38 military personal and crew members, Russian report says.
Alexander Lapshin facing extradition over his visits and comments about Nagorno-Karabakh. Israel quietly negotiating for his release: 'We are asking the Azeris to forget about it, but it's not easy,' official says.
The United States has called on China to respect the findings of the arbitration court in The Hague earlier this year which invalidated its vast territorial claims in the strategic waterway.
President Park Geun-hye is embroiled in a corruption scandal.
U.S. Jewish organization's decision to host holiday event with Azeri embassy sparks dissent among its members.