Internal refugee crisis in Syria

· Euronews · Latakia and Tartus, Syria

Although many people are fleeing Syria for the safety of Europe there are still thousands of internally displaced people inside the country. Euronews was one of a number of media organisations shown round a camp in Syria as part of

Ban Ki-moon condemns homophobia; Sochi organisers say ‘talk sport, not politics’

· Euronews · Sochi, Russia

He was happy to join in the festive spirit for the Games by running along dressed in a colourful tracksuit at an Olympic parade in Sochi. But the UN Secretary General was totally serious with some forthright comments condemning homophobia.

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses Olympic boycott as ‘nonsense’

· Euronews · Sochi, Russia

The Olympic torch has been taking a tour around Sochi ahead of the Winter Games official opening on Friday. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was among several famous faces who donned a tracksuit to run as a torchbearer. He spoke

A nuke-free world

· Euronews · Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, Astana (Kazakhstan)

Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear weapon-free zone encompassing the whole of Central Asia, a model for a safer future for

Azerbaijan aims for hi-tech state

· Euronews · Baku (Azerbaijan)

Azerbaijan is better known for its offshore oil than for its high-tech achievements. The country’s desire to change all that though was highlighted this week at the Caucuses’ largest high-tech exhibition in Baku. Azerbaijan remains a state with a predominantly

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

· Euronews · Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (Kazakhstan)

Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, has visited the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan, as part of a tour of the whole region. Euronews caught up with him near Ground Zero. Denis Loctier, Euronews: – Mr

Viktor Yanukovich, Ukrainian president

· Euronews · Brussels (Belgium)

Having narrowly won Ukraine’s presidential election in February, former opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has now been sworn in. He chose Brussels for his first foreign visit as new head of state. It came a few days before he headed to

Kazakhstan’s economic challenges

· Euronews · Astana, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

As Kazakhstan – Central Asia’s largest economy – takes over the chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, it is seeking to strengthen the region’s economic security. The world’s largest land-locked country favours the building of highways

Kazakhstan, new OSCE chairman

· Euronews · Astana, Almaty (Kazakhstan)

So you think you have snow problems? Kazakhstan has them in spades, every year, but this young republic is used to clearing obstacles, and has now become the first ex-Soviet state to lead the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

· Euronews · Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Nursultan Nazarbayev has ruled Kazakhstan as the oil-rich central Asian nation’s president since its independence in 1991. The world’s largest land-locked state is taking a heightened interest in the turbulent region’s problems since it has taken up the chairmanship of