Thursday, October 02, 2014


Latest Kyrgyzstan News

16 Chinese Nationals Detained In Kyrgyzstan

Authorities in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, have detained 16 Chinese citizens for assaulting a police officer. More

Central Asian States Seek To Stem Military Draft Evasion

Central Asian governments are trying to prevent young men from evading mandatory military service during autumn conscription campaigns that began on October 1. More

Russian, Kazakh Lawmakers OK Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans for a Eurasian Economic Union are coming closer to reality. More

Avalanche In Kyrgyzstan Kills Gold Mine Worker

A heavy avalanche in Kyrgyzstan's northern Issyk-Kul region has killed a contractor for the Kumtor gold mine. More

Antigay activists trample on a rainbow flag during a protest by gay-rights activists in Moscow in 2013.

Russia: 14 Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In '14

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia since the beginning of the year. More

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Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat' (Part 2)

As foreign forces in Afghanistan prepare to complete their drawdown at the end of this year, and responsibility for security falls entirely on Afghan government forces, the governments in Central Asia have been worrying and taking measures to prevent Afghanistan’s problems from becoming Central Asia’s problems also. More

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
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'-Stan' At Its End In Kyrgyzstan?

The -stan ending has been accused of tarnishing Kyrgyzstan's image, prompting a call for change.
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