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U.S., Kyrgyzstan Discuss Troubled Ties

The U.S. principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, Richard Hoagland, and Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Beshimov have discussed the troubled bilateral ties between their two countries in Bishkek. More

Bishkek Opens Outdoor Fitness Park To Encourage Healthy Lifestyle

Authorities in Bishkek have opened an outdoor gym at a city park to encourage healthy lifestyle. More

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev (file photo)

Kyrgyz President Defends Ending U.S. Deal

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has defended his government's decision to terminate a long-standing cooperation agreement with the United States and accused Washington of "provocation" aimed at disrupting interethnic harmony in Kyrgyzstan. More

Kyrgyz President Sets Election Date

Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambaev has signed a decree that sets October 4 as the date for his country to conduct elections for a new parliament. More

Popular Kyrgyz Imam On Trial For Extremism

The imam of a large mosque in southern Kyrgyzstan has gone on trial for inciting religious discord. More

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IS's First-Ever Kyrgyz Recruitment Video

​For the first time, the militant group Islamic State (IS) has released a propaganda and recruitment video specifically addressing Muslims in Kyrgyzstan. More

Questions Surround Kyrgyz Counterterrorism Raid

Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (UKMK) is crediting itself with having headed off two terrorist attacks in and near the capital, Bishkek, that could have resulted in mass casualties. More
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Features & Commentary

Central Asian Migrants Sue Russian Employer Over Unpaid Wages

Dozens of street sweepers from Central Asia are combining forces to take their Russian employer to court over unpaid wages.
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Photogallery Friendship Forged In The Fires Of Osh

As Kyrgyzstan marks the fifth anniversary of deadly ethnic clashes in the south of the country, one ethnic Uzbek man recounts how a Kyrgyz neighbor helped his family escape the violence.
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