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Antigay Group Breaks Up Bishkek Dance Gig

A group calling itself "Kalys," Kyrgyz for "arbitrator," has disrupted a scheduled performance of the Ukrainian dance group "Kazaky" in Bishkek. More

Russian Ambassador Against 'Putin Pub' In Bishkek

Russian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Andrei Krutko, has protested the new "Putin Pub" restaurant in Bishkek. More

WATCH: Members of the gay community in Kyrgyzstan say they already face hostility and violence, and they fear that the situation will worsen. (Reuters)

Video Kyrgyz Pass 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Lawmaker Kurmanbek Dyikanbaev told RFE/RL on October 15 that 79 deputies voted for the legislation, while seven voted against it. More

Activists Protesting Energy Price Hikes Detained In Bishkek

Five activists of Kyrgyzstan's Jany Muun (New Generation) movement have been detained in Bishkek while protesting energy price hikes on October 15. More

Kazakhstan Ratifies Eurasian Union

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has signed a law on the ratification of the treaty creating the Eurasian Economic Union (EES), his office said on October 14. More

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In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Rumors Of Instability Abound As Fears Of IS Grow

Media outlets in the Central Asian former Soviet republics of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have expressed concern over the rise of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. They have also expressed concerns about possible threats posed by the group in the region. More

Central Asia Turning To Civilian Militias To Shore Up Border Security

Two Central Asian countries are taking an extreme step to strengthen security along their borders, but the move is more likely to add to tensions already present along their ill-defined common frontiers, particularly in the Ferghana Valley. More
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'-Stan' At Its End In Kyrgyzstan?

The -stan ending has been accused of tarnishing Kyrgyzstan's image, prompting a call for change.
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