Sunday, April 26, 2015


News and Features from Central Asia

Kyrgyz Otorbaev Government Resigns

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev and his government
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Bishkek, Dushanbe Move Victory Parades

Kyrgyzstan has moved its military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II from May 9 to May 7.
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Tajiks Kill Alleged Radical Russian Muslim From Chelyabinsk

Police in Tajikistan's southern city of Panj on the Afghan border have killed a Russian citizen suspected in being a radical Muslim.
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Nazarbaev Sails Toward Reelection

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has completed his 25th year as president, two days before an election that appears certain to prolong his rule.
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Dozens Injured In Almaty Bridge Collapse

A highway bridge under construction has collapsed in Kazakhstan, injuring 19 workers in the country’s largest city, Almaty.
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Kyrgyz Prime Minister Stepping Down

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev has announced he is stepping down.
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Uzbek Man Detained For Attempted Snatching Bride In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz authorities have arrested an Uzbek man for attempting to snatch a bride in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan.
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Russia Accuses Tajik Man Of Propagating Islamic Extremism

Authorities in northwestern Russia have detained a citizen of Tajikistan on suspicion of propagating Islamic extremism.
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Russian Government Unveils New 'Eurasian' Corruption-Monitoring Index

Russia's rating in Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index has fallen steadily since the mid-1990s. Now researchers at a governmental institute have decided the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union needs its own corruption-monitoring tool.
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Kazakhs Reject Moscow's Single Currency

A senior Kazakh official says the Central Asian nation will not accept a single currency in a trade bloc championed by Moscow.
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