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The children, aged between 4 and 10, were playing with a device they found when it detonated.

Blast Kills Two Childen In Kyrgyzstan

Two children have been killed in a blast in Kyrgyzstan's southern province of Batken. More

Probe Launched Into 'Illegal Release' Of Reputed Kyrgyz Crime Boss

Investigations have been launched into last year's release of a reputed crime boss in Kyrgyzstan. More

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev

Kyrgyz PM Says Joining Customs Union Is 'Right Step'

Joomart Otorbaev says joining a Russia-led Customs Union will help his country tackle many economic and social challenges. More

The April 17 meeting in Dushanbe included secretaries of the Security Councils of SCO member states China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

SCO Discusses Afghan Withdrawal

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have met in the Tajik capital to discuss regional security in the wake of the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. More

Kyrgyz Pass Law On 'False Information'

The Kyrgyz parliament has approved amendments to the country's Criminal Code that make "spreading false information via the media" illegal. More

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Good-Bye, Manas

What has changed in Kyrgyzstan in the time that U.S. troops have been stationed at Manas and what have the Kyrgyz learned -- or at least what do they believe -- about the United States, having hosted those foreign servicemen and -women? More

Welcome To The Age Of Coal

Central Asia is known for many reasons but two things stand out in coverage of the region these days -- the geostrategic location in terms of security and its energy resources. More
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Features & Commentary

In UN Vote, Russia's 'Sphere of Influence' Hedges Its Bets

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a resolution condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea. But perhaps more harmful for Moscow, only two of its former-Soviet neighbors voted against it.

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Russia's Actions In Crimea Stir Bad Memories In Former East Bloc

From former Soviet republics in the Baltics and Central Asia to the ex-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, there is renewed wariness about Russia as a result of the Kremlin's military incursion into Crimea.
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