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EBRD Lowers Forecasts Due To Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. More

New Kyrgyz Trial Of Toppled Leader's Son

A court in Kyrgyzstan opened a new in absentia-trial of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev's son Maksim on September 17. More

Kyrgyz Detain Utilities Protesters

Police in Kyrgyzstan have thwarted plans for a protest over electricity prices by detaining three organizers. More

Turkmenistan To Open Embassy In Kyrgyzstan

Turkmenistan is planning to open an embassy in Kyrgyzstan soon, part of an effort by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov to decrease his country's isolation. More

Islamic Group Member Said Beaten By Police in Kyrgyzstan

Relatives say security forces severely beat a member of a banned Islamic group while arresting him in southern Kyrgyzstan. More

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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

'They Ate The Sheep: The Kyrgyz, From Shepherd To Businessman'

Nari Shelekpayev reviews a book by Boris Petric titled "On a mange nos moutons: le Kirghizstan, du berger au biznesman" or "They Ate the Sheep: The Kyrgyz, from Shepherd to Businessman," which examines the foundations of Kyrgyz society in the years of independence from the point of view of "the historian or anthropologist." 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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