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Joomart Otorbaev at his approval by the Kyrgyzstan parliament as new prime minister in Bishkek in April 2014

Kyrgyz Otorbaev Government Resigns

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev and his government More

Bishkek, Dushanbe Move Victory Parades

Kyrgyzstan has moved its military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II from May 9 to May 7. More

Joomart Otorbaev did not give a reason for his resignation.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Stepping Down

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbaev has announced he is stepping down. More

Uzbek Man Detained For Attempted Snatching Bride In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz authorities have arrested an Uzbek man for attempting to snatch a bride in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. More

Kazakhs Reject Moscow's Single Currency

A senior Kazakh official says the Central Asian nation will not accept a single currency in a trade bloc championed by Moscow. More

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More Than 330 Kyrgyz Said To Be Fighting Alongside IS In Syria, Iraq

More than 330 Kyrgyz citizens have joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria and Iraq, the vice president of Kyrgyzstan, Abdyrakhman Mamataliev, said on April 21. More

Video People Of Two Lands: The Kyrgyz Of Jerge-Tal (Part 2)

We're continuing with Janyl Jusupjan's series of short films about the lives of ethnic Kyrgyz in the town of Jerge-Tal in northern Tajikistan. More
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Russian Government Unveils New 'Eurasian' Corruption-Monitoring Index

Russia's rating in Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index has fallen steadily since the mid-1990s. Now researchers at a governmental institute have decided the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union needs its own corruption-monitoring tool.

Central Asia Medical Workers Struggle To Escape Yemen Violence

The conflict in Yemen has left hundreds of Central Asian medical workers struggling to find a way out.

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.

Video Kyrgyz Mercenary Details Russian Military Role In Ukraine

A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has spoken in detail about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov says Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region -- and that Moscow has stepped up the provision of heavy weaponry.
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