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New Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov

New Kyrgyz Government Sworn In

The new government of Kyrgyzstan, led by Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov, has taken the oath of office. More

Kyrgyz Lawmakers Elect Parliamentary Speaker

Kyrgyz lawmakers have elected Chynybai Tursunbekov of the Social Democratic Party as the parliament's new speaker in the second round of a secret vote. More

Turkish police use a tear-inducing agent against demonstrators during a protest over the arrest of two reporters in Ankara late last year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was singled out in the Freedom House report for his crackdown on journalists.

World Press Freedom At Lowest In More Than A Decade, Watchdog Says

A U.S.-based rights watchdog says press freedom in the world declined in 2015 to its lowest level in 12 years, under increased pressure from a combination of political, criminal, and terrorist elements. More

Kyrgyz Court To Revise Askarov Ruling

Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court says it is ready to revise its ruling against jailed human rights defender Azimjan Askarov. More

Turkey Detains Kyrgyz, Georgian, Uzbek Women For Alleged Prostitution

Turkish authorities say they have detained 13 women from former Soviet republics on suspicion of prostitution. More

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Audio Rights, Freedoms Fall Victim To Central Asian Economic Crisis

Freedom House released its annual Nations In Transit report, providing an indispensable look at the human rights situation in 29 countries, including the Central Asian states. More

Audio Down And Out In Central Asia

With the Russian economy in tatters, figures for remittances in 2015 from the millions of Central Asian citizens working in Russia have been published for the five states in Central Asia and they showed what many had feared. More
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Features & Commentary

Kyrgyz Villagers Seek To Expel Family With Alleged Militant Ties

Residents of a Kyrgyz village want to expel a local family with alleged ties to militants fighting in Syria.

Kyrgyz Weigh Extended Friday Prayer Break For Muslims

An amendment to the Kyrgyz Labor Code is afoot that aims to extend lunch breaks so state- and private-sector Muslims can attend Friday Prayers.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Deploy Troops In Dispute Over Border Mountain

Tensions have heightened between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan over control of a mountain along their disputed border, with the Russian-led security alliance CSTO getting involved in the row.
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