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SCO Wraps Up Military Exercises In China

Soldiers from Russia, China, and four Central Asian states are completing the final day of exercises simulating a military response to an outbreak of inter-ethnic tensions in any of the countries. More

SCO Military Exercises Due To Enter Final Stage

Army chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are due to monitor the final stage of ongoing antiterrorist drills in China on August 29. More

Dozens of vehicles have reportedly been stranded on the highway by the protest.

Kyrgyz Block Road In Mine Protest

Hundreds of residents of a village in northern Kyrgyzstan have blocked a highway to the capital, Bishkek, to demand an end to iron-ore mining in the area. More

SCO Military Chiefs Agree To Improve Antiterrorism Operations

Military chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have agreed to improve joint antiterrorism operations. More

Gazprom Chief Visits Bishkek To Discuss Kyrgyzstan's Energy Security

The head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Aleksei Miller, has visited Bishkek to discuss Kyrgyzstan's energy security after neighboring Uzbekistan halted supplies of natural gas. More

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Photogallery Kumtor Gold Mine Appears To Be In Bad Shape

Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine seems to be falling apart, literally. Surrounded by scandal since the early days of the project's history, it appears that, as the Kyrgyz government attempts to acquire more shares of this cash cow on its territory, there is need for some serious upgrading at the site. More

'They Ate The Sheep: The Kyrgyz, From Shepherd To Businessman'

Nari Shelekpayev reviews a book by Boris Petric titled "On a mange nos moutons: le Kirghizstan, du berger au biznesman" or "They Ate the Sheep: The Kyrgyz, from Shepherd to Businessman," which examines the foundations of Kyrgyz society in the years of independence from the point of view of "the historian or anthropologist." More
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