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Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Prison Term Of Kyrgyz Imam Extended

A Kyrgyz court has extended the prison term for an influential religious cleric from five to 10 years. More

Former Kyrgyz prison warden Imankul Teltaev

Kyrgyz Prison Warden Found Hanged

The former warden of the Kyrgyz prison where nine inmates escaped last month has been found hanged. More

Kyrgyzstan Detains Alleged IS Recruiter

Authorities in southern Kyrgyzstan have detained a 19-year-old man suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq. More

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariev

Kyrgyz PM Reappointed

Kyrgyzstan's parliament has reappointed Temir Sariev as prime minister and approved his new cabinet. More

Video Kerry In Kazakhstan: Terror Threat No Excuse To Lock Up Foes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev for his "leadership" in countering Islamic extremism but warned that the threat of terrorism is no excuse for stifling democracy and dissent. More

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Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot

​Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on November 24 has put the Central Asian states with Turkic peoples in an extremely awkward position. More

Why Are Russian, Central Asian Militants Vanishing From Social Networks?

Whereas just a few months ago, Russian social networks were abuzz with propaganda and recruitment activity from personal militant accounts and official propaganda pages, many accounts have been banned, gone quiet, or closed. Where did they go? More
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Features & Commentary

Kyrgyz Parties Giveth, Then Taketh Away

In the dusty Kyrgyz village of Kara-Suu, local kids were excited when a political party built them a field to play soccer on. They were less excited when that party came to take it back.

Kyrgyz Voters Choose Russia

Kyrgyzstan's election results reveal a paradox: the country is a democracy within the Kremlin's orbit.

Fact Sheet: Kyrgyzstan's National Elections

RFE/RL's Qishloq Ovozi blogger Bruce Pannier has spent the last two weeks traveling Kyrgyzstan to get a read on the atmosphere in the run-up to the vote. In this report, Pannier distills some of the most essential questions about this weekend's poll.
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