Kyrgyzstan

Country Kyrgyzstan
Capital Bishkek
Continent Asia
Currency Som(KGS)
Languages Kyrgyz & Russian

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A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Subsequent presidential elections in July 2005 were won overwhelmingly by former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV. Over the next few years, the new president manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for himself. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, nationwide protests led to the resignation and expulsion of BAKIEV. He was replaced by Acting President Roza OTUNBAYEVA who called for new elections in six months time. Continuing concerns include: endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

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Kyrgyzstan's ex-president arrested after raids on home - BBC News
  1. Kyrgyzstan's ex-president arrested after raids on home  BBC News
  2. Kyrgyzstan's former president detained after violent clashes  The Guardian
  3. Elite Forces Try, and Fail, to Arrest a Former President of Kyrgyzstan  The New York Times
  4. Kyrgyzstan's Former President Arrested After Deadly Encounter  NPR
  5. Kyrgyzstan detains Atambayev after deadly skirmish  Aljazeera.com
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What is happening in Kyrgyzstan? - Open DemocracyWhat is happening in Kyrgyzstan?  Open Democracy

With the arrest of a powerful former president, Kyrgyzstan's political scene prepares to “clean house” once again. Kamila Eshaliyeva. 19 August 2019. Almazbek ...



Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president charged with murder after deadly clashes - The GuardianKyrgyzstan’s ex-president charged with murder after deadly clashes  The Guardian

Prosecutors have charged Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev with murder and causing mass unrest after a deadly clash last week with security ...



Kyrgyzstan win Central Zone title - Himalayan TimesKyrgyzstan win Central Zone title  Himalayan Times

Kyrgyzstan defeated Uzbekistan in straight sets to win the title of the AVC Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship here at the Nepali Army ...



Kyrgyzstan to reconsider case of imprisoned politician - EurasianetKyrgyzstan to reconsider case of imprisoned politician  Eurasianet

The judicial board of Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court on August 21 ruled to revoke all prior convictions of imprisoned opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev and ...



Kyrgyzstan: With tensions still simmering, exiled big-hitter makes homecoming - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: With tensions still simmering, exiled big-hitter makes homecoming  Eurasianet

Self-exiled political big-hitter Omurbek Babanov has returned to Kyrgyzstan, injecting a further dose of uncertainty into a season of turbulence.



Kyrgyzstan: Pressured ex-candidate says he wants no part of power - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Pressured ex-candidate says he wants no part of power  Eurasianet

The only real viable opponent to the current order in Kyrgyzstan says he is not interested in politics after all.



China fires back over mining ruckus in Kyrgyzstan - EurasianetChina fires back over mining ruckus in Kyrgyzstan  Eurasianet

China is not disguising its rage after citizens working for a Chinese state-owned gold miner in Kyrgyzstan came under assault.



Shots Fired as Special Forces Raid Former Kyrgyzstan Leader's Home - VOA NewsShots Fired as Special Forces Raid Former Kyrgyzstan Leader's Home  VOA News

MOSCOW — Special forces in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday raided the residence of the former president, who faces corruption and ...



Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence - Al Jazeera EnglishKyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence  Al Jazeera English

Azimjon Askarov was convicted for killing a policeman and jailed for life following ethnic clashes in 2010.



Kyrgyzstan activists use satire to fight powerful kingmaker - EurasianetKyrgyzstan activists use satire to fight powerful kingmaker  Eurasianet

For people like Alina, part of an underground movement of politically engaged graffiti artists, Matraimov is a perfect example of all that is wrong with Kyrgyzstan.



Dozens Injured As Locals Clash With Chinese Mining Company Workers In Kyrgyzstan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyDozens Injured As Locals Clash With Chinese Mining Company Workers In Kyrgyzstan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

SOLTON-SARY, Kyrgyzstan -- Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between local residents and workers from a Chinese company at a gold mine in ...



Kyrgyzstan halts work at Chinese mine after clashes over toxic spill fears - South China Morning PostKyrgyzstan halts work at Chinese mine after clashes over toxic spill fears  South China Morning Post

Operations at a Chinese-owned gold mine in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan have been suspended after 20 people were hurt in clashes between ...



Kyrgyzstan: Authorities turn to scapegoating after Atambayev debacle - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Authorities turn to scapegoating after Atambayev debacle  Eurasianet

After the embarrassing fiasco around last week's capture of Kyrgyzstan's former president, authorities have now turned to scapegoating.



Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan - The DiplomatAksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan  The Diplomat

In August, Kyrgyz authorities detained former President Almazbek Atambayev. After a botched first raid, which resulted in one death, Atambayev was taken in on ...



Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan trade hiccups force questions on EAEU - EurasianetKyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan trade hiccups force questions on EAEU  Eurasianet

The whole purpose of the Russia-engineered Eurasian Economic Union was to bind member nations more closely. In Central Asia, this goal is proving elusive, ...



Chinese Mining Company in Kyrgyzstan Suspected of Playing Havoc with Ecology - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersChinese Mining Company in Kyrgyzstan Suspected of Playing Havoc with Ecology  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

SOLTON SARY, Kyrgyzstan (IDN) – On August 5 about 300 villagers from Solton Sary area, about 200 km from capital Bishkek, gathered at the Chinese owned ...



Kyrgyzstan Urged To Protect Media Pluralism After Opposition TV's Closure - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKyrgyzstan Urged To Protect Media Pluralism After Opposition TV's Closure  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Kyrgyz authorities to allow the opposition Aprel (April) television channel to resume broadcasting, calling its ...



India to London road trip, part 7: The beauty of Kyrgyzstan - Forbes IndiaIndia to London road trip, part 7: The beauty of Kyrgyzstan  Forbes India

The group was cheated out of the rooms they booked and had to stay the night in tents; however, this led to one of the most beautiful mornings of the writer's life.



INVESTOR WARNING: Kyrgyzstan contains frequent scenes of unsettling violence - bne IntelliNewsINVESTOR WARNING: Kyrgyzstan contains frequent scenes of unsettling violence  bne IntelliNews

Central Asia's great democratic hope remains a land of uncertainty for foreign businesses thinking of setting up there.



Amnesty: Life Sentence For Kyrgyzstan Rights Defender 'Triumph Of Injustice' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyAmnesty: Life Sentence For Kyrgyzstan Rights Defender 'Triumph Of Injustice'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Amnesty International says a recent Kyrgyz court ruling to uphold the life sentence of imprisoned ethnic Uzbek human-rights activist Azimjan Askarov is a ...



Kyrgyzstan: Court upholds Askarov life sentence - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Court upholds Askarov life sentence  Eurasianet

A court in Kyrgyzstan ruled on July 30 to uphold the life sentence of the imprisoned, ethnic Uzbek rights activist Azimjan Askarov. The decision dashed slim ...



The young spokespeople saving Kyrgyzstan's capital one photo at a time - EurasianetThe young spokespeople saving Kyrgyzstan's capital one photo at a time  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan's capital has hired social media-savvy hipsters to communicate about municipal services.



Kyrgyzstan: Summons for internet wag highlights regionalism angst - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Summons for internet wag highlights regionalism angst  Eurasianet

A security *service* summons for a graphic designer in Kyrgyzstan who depicted the president as a member of a southern-based criminal gang is emerging as the ...



Friday: Botanical Garden Staff Return From Conservation Trip In Kyrgyzstan - KBIAFriday: Botanical Garden Staff Return From Conservation Trip In Kyrgyzstan  KBIA

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” over the noon hour Friday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. Earlier this.



Nepal ready to face Kyrgyzstan today - Himalayan TimesNepal ready to face Kyrgyzstan today  Himalayan Times

Nepal national volleyball team is ready to face Kyrgyzstan in the opening day match of the AVC Men's Senior Central Zone Volleyball Championship at the ...



Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again - The DiplomatAskarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again  The Diplomat

Askarov's case illustrates a series of deep, intertwined, divides in Kyrgyzstan.



Kutulbostuk, Kutulbostuk - Kristina Chetcuti - Times of MaltaKutulbostuk, Kutulbostuk - Kristina Chetcuti  Times of Malta

Have you ever heard of a country called Kyrgyzstan? I hadn't till today. I'm sorry, after Somalia last week, I really don't want this column to sound like The ...



Kyrgyzstan: Local Residents Protest Chinese Mining Operation - STRATFORKyrgyzstan: Local Residents Protest Chinese Mining Operation  STRATFOR

Roughly 500 local residents in a Kyrgyz village staged a protest against a Chinese mining operation in the country's eastern region, injuring more than 20 ...



GAR Article: Kyrgyzstan liable but damages claim falls short - GARGAR Article: Kyrgyzstan liable but damages claim falls short  GAR

An UNCITRAL tribunal has found Kyrgyzstan liable for expropriating a Canadian investor's mining rights while awarding the third-party-funded claimant ...



Chinese gold miner suspends Kyrgyzstan operations after dozens injured in brawl with locals - bne IntelliNewsChinese gold miner suspends Kyrgyzstan operations after dozens injured in brawl with locals  bne IntelliNews

Chinese company Zhong Ji Mining has suspended its operations at Solton-Sary gold mine in the east of Kyrgyzstan following clashes between local residents ...



Kyrgyzstan too strong for Nepali spikers - Himalayan TimesKyrgyzstan too strong for Nepali spikers  Himalayan Times

Nepal faced a straight-set defeat at the hands of Kyrgyzstan in the Group A match of the AVC Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship here at ...



OSCE calls on Kyrgyzstan to allow Atambayev-owned Aprel TV to resume operations - bne IntelliNewsOSCE calls on Kyrgyzstan to allow Atambayev-owned Aprel TV to resume operations  bne IntelliNews

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir, on August 14 expressed his concern over the shutting down of the Aprel TV channel in ...



Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek to host global technology conference - Times of Central AsiaKyrgyzstan: Bishkek to host global technology conference  Times of Central Asia

BISHKEK (TCA) — Preparations are underway for the first Digital Transformation in Central Asia Conference to be held in Kyrgyzstan in October 2019.



CSTO anti-drug exercise held in Kyrgyzstan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCSTO anti-drug exercise held in Kyrgyzstan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BISHKEK, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Internal Affairs said Friday that a three-day large-scale tactical and special anti-drug exercise was held in ...



The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border - The DiplomatThe Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border  The Diplomat

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan's presidents met recently to discuss border delimitation in the wake of recent violence.



Russian Foreign Ministry points to improving situation in Kyrgyzstan - TASSRussian Foreign Ministry points to improving situation in Kyrgyzstan  TASS

ORENBURG, August 15. /TASS/. Signs of instability in Kyrgyzstan are fading, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on ...



Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan's Political Crisis - The DiplomatTwo Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan's Political Crisis  The Diplomat

Catherine Putz, The Diplomat's managing editor and Central Asia editor, joins Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) to discuss the origins and implications of Kyrgyzstan's ...



Monday night travel: Kyrgyzstan - Nightlife - ABC LocalMonday night travel: Kyrgyzstan - Nightlife  ABC Local

Famous for its links to the ancient Silk Road trade, Kyrgyzstan is coming into its own as a travel destination.



China, Kyrgyzstan conclude joint counter-terrorism drill - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Kyrgyzstan conclude joint counter-terrorism drill - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

URUMQI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The joint drill "Cooperation-2019," held by the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (PAP) and the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan, ...



China, Kyrgyzstan hold joint counter-terrorism exercise - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Kyrgyzstan hold joint counter-terrorism exercise - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

URUMQI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The China-Kyrgyzstan "Cooperation-2019" joint counter-terrorism exercise was launched Tuesday at a training base in northwest ...



Russian PM in Kyrgyzstan for Eurasian regional meeting - Anadolu AgencyRussian PM in Kyrgyzstan for Eurasian regional meeting  Anadolu Agency

MOSCOW. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday to take part in a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) meeting. According to an ...



One Photographer's Love Affair with Kyrgyzstan and its Landscape - My Modern MetOne Photographer's Love Affair with Kyrgyzstan and its Landscape  My Modern Met

Interview with landscape photographer Albert Dros about his experiences traveling in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.



Tokayev calls for calm in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan - New EuropeTokayev calls for calm in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan  New Europe

Following a second failed attempt by the security services of Kyrgyzstan to arrest former President Almazbek Atambayev ended in a shootout that left one ...



Turkic world meets at Chingiz Aitmatov Monument - Daily SabahTurkic world meets at Chingiz Aitmatov Monument  Daily Sabah

The Chingiz Aitmatov Monument in Kyrgyzstan stands out as a place that brings together thousands of people from the Turkic world. The monument, in the...



Highlights of China-Kyrgyzstan "Cooperation-2019" joint counter-terrorism exercise - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaHighlights of China-Kyrgyzstan "Cooperation-2019" joint counter-terrorism exercise - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Personnel from the Chinese People's Armed Police Force and the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan take part in explosive searching and removal training at a ...



Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Frontier Descending Into Deadly Violence - The Jamestown FoundationTajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Frontier Descending Into Deadly Violence  The Jamestown Foundation

Borders in Central Asia have long been a problem. They were drawn by the Soviet government in the 1920s as part of its nation-building effort to divide the ...



GAR Article: Kyrgyzstan fights treaty claim over tax measures - GARGAR Article: Kyrgyzstan fights treaty claim over tax measures  GAR

UK arbitrator John Beechey is chairing a treaty case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration brought against Kyrgyzstan by a Netherlands-based telecoms ...



China Focus: China, Kyrgyzstan form friendship through joint counter-terrorism exercises - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina Focus: China, Kyrgyzstan form friendship through joint counter-terrorism exercises - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

URUMQI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Turdikul, from the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan, celebrated his 24th birthday at a training base in suburban Urumqi, capital of ...



Ex-Kyrgyz President Atambaev Remanded In Custody Until August 26, Wife Under Investigation - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyEx-Kyrgyz President Atambaev Remanded In Custody Until August 26, Wife Under Investigation  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Arrested former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has been remanded in custody for another 10 days while an investigation has been launched into his ...



Osh signs the Paris Declaration | UNAIDS - UNAIDSOsh signs the Paris Declaration | UNAIDS  UNAIDS

Osh, Kyrgyzstan, has become the latest city to sign the Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic in cities, becoming the second city in the country to commit to ...



China, Kyrgyzstan hold anti-terrorism drive - The Manila TimesChina, Kyrgyzstan hold anti-terrorism drive  The Manila Times

URUMQI: The China-Kyrgyzstan “Cooperation-2019” joint counter-terrorism exercise was launched Tuesday at a training base in northwest China's Xinjiang ...



GAR Article: Gold miner announces end to Kyrgyzstan arbitration - GARGAR Article: Gold miner announces end to Kyrgyzstan arbitration  GAR

A Canadian gold mining company has said it is ending its claim against Kyrgyzstan at the Permanent Court of Arbitration after the parties fulfilled the.



Kyrgyzstan's former president detained - The Canberra TimesKyrgyzstan's former president detained  The Canberra Times

Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev was taken into custody on Thursday as police troops stormed his residence outside the capital Bishkek.



Two More Charges Brought Against Jailed Former Kyrgyz President Atambaev - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTwo More Charges Brought Against Jailed Former Kyrgyz President Atambaev  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Prosecutors in Kyrgyzstan have added two more charges against former President Almazbek Atambaev, a week after a siege of his residential compound left ...



Former Senior Kyrgyz Official Sentenced To 14 Years In Construction Project Bribery Case - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFormer Senior Kyrgyz Official Sentenced To 14 Years In Construction Project Bribery Case  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kyrgyzstan's former Deputy Minister of Transport Azimkan Jusubaliev has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal for a road ...



Armenia, Kyrgyzstan sign double tax treaty - Armenpress.amArmenia, Kyrgyzstan sign double tax treaty  Armenpress.am

YEREVAN, AUGUST 9, ARMENPRESS. Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have signed a double tax treaty during the Eurasian Inter-governmental Council session in ...



The Failure of Atambayev's Planned Power Transition - The DiplomatThe Failure of Atambayev's Planned Power Transition  The Diplomat

Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.



Sovietistan by Erika Fatland review — Cliché-stan, land of travel writers - The TimesSovietistan by Erika Fatland review — Cliché-stan, land of travel writers  The Times

The five “stans” of former Soviet central Asia are among the least-known and most unpleasant-sounding places in the world. Turkmenistan is a bizarre ...



India in pivotal geographies: Central Asia - Observer Research FoundationIndia in pivotal geographies: Central Asia  Observer Research Foundation

India has a long history of cultural and commercial relations with Central Asia (CA), facilitated by its geographical proximity and the Silk Route.



Global commemoration for victims of religious persecution - La Croix InternationalGlobal commemoration for victims of religious persecution  La Croix International

San Sebastian Church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. On April 21, eight attacks targeting Christians killed more than 250 people in the country.



Boris Johnson defends Prince Andrew at G7 despite Epstein controversy - Morning Star OnlineBoris Johnson defends Prince Andrew at G7 despite Epstein controversy  Morning Star Online

ANDREW WINDSOR has done good work for British businesses overseas, Boris Johnson said today after weeks of speculation about the friendship between ...



Former Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Under House Arrest On Corruption Charge - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFormer Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Under House Arrest On Corruption Charge  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

BISHKEK -- Former Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Indira Joldubaeva has been placed under house arrest on a corruption charge. The Interior Ministry said on ...



Air India Becomes First Indian Airline To Fly Over North Pole - Outlook IndiaAir India Becomes First Indian Airline To Fly Over North Pole  Outlook India

Setting a new record in the aviation sector, Air India became the first India airline to fly over zero degree north.



Kyrgyzstan: Embattled ex-president flies to Russia - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Embattled ex-president flies to Russia  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan's former president Almazbek Atambayev left the country on a plane to Russia on July 24 and has, by doing so, put a mounting political crisis on hold ...



Kyrgyzstan’s neighbours have too little politics, but it has too much - The EconomistKyrgyzstan’s neighbours have too little politics, but it has too much  The Economist

AT THIS TIME of year the wild cherry blossom spreads from the valley floor up the flanks of the mountains that form the glorious backdrop to Bishkek, ...



Ala Archa National Park, Lenin Peak, and other wild and beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan - National GeographicAla Archa National Park, Lenin Peak, and other wild and beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan  National Geographic

The cities of Kyrgyzstan are filled with Soviet-style buildings, sprawling markets, and ornate mosques. However, outside of the bustling, metropolitan streets of ...



Kyrgyzstan awards top medal to President Xi Jinping - Business StandardKyrgyzstan awards top medal to President Xi Jinping  Business Standard

Read more about Kyrgyzstan awards top medal to President Xi Jinping on Business-standard. Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Thursday conferred with the ...



Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: Fresh border clash causes fatality - EurasianetTajikistan, Kyrgyzstan: Fresh border clash causes fatality  Eurasianet

Just days before the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were to meet for bridge-building talks at a conflict-prone border crossing, a clash has broken out ...



Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meeting - India TodayPakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meeting  India Today

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO.



Eurasian Union pension reforms undercut by shadow economy - EurasianetEurasian Union pension reforms undercut by shadow economy  Eurasianet

Pension reforms in the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union must still overcome the problem of the shadow economy, where about half of labor migrants earn ...



Kyrgyzstan Hosts Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyKyrgyzstan Hosts Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened on June 14 in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese ...



Helicopters continue search for three Kazakh climbers missing in Tien Shan Mountains - Astana TimesHelicopters continue search for three Kazakh climbers missing in Tien Shan Mountains  Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Helicopters continued Aug. 22-23 to search the Tien Shan Mountains for Kazakh climbers Andrey Korneyev, Murat Otepbayev and Aleksandr ...



Kyrgyzstan's latest tender scandal fells security chief - EurasianetKyrgyzstan's latest tender scandal fells security chief  Eurasianet

The head of Kyrgyzstan's powerful national security committee has become the latest victim in a tender row that has outraged civil society and cast doubt over ...



Kyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges - Aljazeera.comKyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges  Aljazeera.com

Parliamentarians in Kyrgyzstan have voted overwhelmingly to lift the immunity of former President Almazbek Atambayev, paving the way for his prosecution that ...



Kyrgyzstan: Killing of Nigerian teacher sparks conversation around racism - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Killing of Nigerian teacher sparks conversation around racism  Eurasianet

While it is true that the Kyrgyz pride themselves on their culture of hospitality, the pockets of minorities that live in cities are adamant that racism is a real problem.



India, Kyrgyzstan have prepared 5 year roadmap to increase bilateral trade: PM Modi - BusinessLineIndia, Kyrgyzstan have prepared 5 year roadmap to increase bilateral trade: PM Modi  BusinessLine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Kyrgyzstan have prepared a five-year road map to increase the bilateral trade and urged the business communities ...



India may extend $100-million defence line of credit to Kyrgyzstan - Economic TimesIndia may extend $100-million defence line of credit to Kyrgyzstan  Economic Times

The central Asian nation is looking for a range of defence systems to modernise its armed forces that are largely of Russian origin.



Keeping Kyrgyzstan’s Uranium In The Ground - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyKeeping Kyrgyzstan’s Uranium In The Ground  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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The first time I visited Kyrgyzstan, I explored a bit of everything. The second time, I focused on the south shore of Issyk-kul Lake, where I mostly found impressive ...



PM Modi's remarks at joint press meet with Kyrgyzstan President - Narendra ModiPM Modi's remarks at joint press meet with Kyrgyzstan President  Narendra Modi

As two ancient and glorious civilizations, we are naturally connected to each other: PM Modi at joint press meet with Kyrgyzstan President Today, terrorism is the ...



Germany Should Press Kyrgyzstan President on Rights - Human Rights WatchGermany Should Press Kyrgyzstan President on Rights  Human Rights Watch

It's been four years since a Kyrgyz president visited Germany, a period of change and some progress.



Kyrgyzstan: Atambayev's snotty remarks put immunity-stripping back on table - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Atambayev's snotty remarks put immunity-stripping back on table  Eurasianet

The vultures in Kyrgyzstan have again begun hovering over what remains of ex-president Almazbek Atambayev. Reprising an initiative aired earlier this year, ...



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Kyrgyzstan: Couple Detained for Anti-Putin Posters - Human Rights WatchKyrgyzstan: Couple Detained for Anti-Putin Posters  Human Rights Watch

Kyrgyzstan police detained a couple staging a peaceful protest in Bishkek on March 27, 2019, accusing them of “inciting national enmity,” Human Rights Watch ...



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In a breakthrough in the global fight against statelessness, the Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated.



Police, Residents Clash In Kyrgyzstan Following Deadly Incident On Tajik Border - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyPolice, Residents Clash In Kyrgyzstan Following Deadly Incident On Tajik Border  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

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Kyrgyzstan's space women blast off from male dominance - Aljazeera.comKyrgyzstan's space women blast off from male dominance  Aljazeera.com

Young women are designing Kyrgyzstan's first satellite while ignoring sexist abuse in a giant leap for womankind.



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The EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit - Human Rights WatchThe EU must press for an end to repression in Central Asia at its Kyrgyzstan summit  Human Rights Watch

The EU strategy, while acknowledging these developments, is nevertheless firm that there should be no backtracking on progress, underscoring that the EU will ...



Kyrgyzstan: Anti-uranium mining protests persist and proliferate - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Anti-uranium mining protests persist and proliferate  Eurasianet

Public opposition to uranium mining in Kyrgyzstan has caused the government to climb down and revoke the concession of a Russian-Kyrgyz miner.



Kyrgyzstan: Another week, another anti-China rally - EurasiaNetKyrgyzstan: Another week, another anti-China rally  EurasiaNet

Hundreds rallied outside government offices in Kyrgyzstan's capital on January 17 in a *fresh* show of unease at the presence of Chinese laborers in the country.



Top events of the day: Modis Kyrgyzstan visit, Assange extradition & more - Business StandardTop events of the day: Modis Kyrgyzstan visit, Assange extradition & more  Business Standard

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin, back to a camera, during their talks on a sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation ...



Xinjiang, a beautiful journey to the West - Sunday - Features - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Viet Nam NewsXinjiang, a beautiful journey to the West - Sunday - Features - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports  Viet Nam News

The land, which bridges Asia, Europe and the Middle East, is truly China's western gateway. Sharing a land border with eight countries: Afghanistan, India, ...



In Kyrgyzstan, the standoff between the old regime and the new authorities reaches new heights - Open DemocracyIn Kyrgyzstan, the standoff between the old regime and the new authorities reaches new heights  Open Democracy

Kyrgyzstan's parliament has stripped a powerful ex-president of immunity, and now this Central Asian state is moving towards an all-too familiar scenario.



Former British Ambassador Becomes Kyrgyzstan's Business Ombudsman - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyFormer British Ambassador Becomes Kyrgyzstan's Business Ombudsman  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The former British ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Robin Ord-Smith, has been elected as the Central Asian state's business ombudsman.