Monday, November 30, 2015

Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Tajiks Extradite Kyrgyz 'IS Recruiters'

Tajikistan has extradited two Kyrgyz nationals to Kyrgyzstan, where they face charges of recruiting for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria and Iraq. More

Kyrgyz Theologian 'Attacked By IS Supporters'

Kyrgyz officials say a well-known theologian has been attacked by supporters of the Islamic State (IS) extremist organization. More

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

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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.
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