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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

Kyrgyz Activists Protest Against Oil Refinery Construction

About 100 residents of the city of Tokmok in northern Kyrgyzstan are protesting against a new oil refinery. More

Kyrgyz Detain 'Jihadist' En Route To Mideast

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have detained a Tajik national they say intended to join militants in the Palestinian territories. More

Putin Discusses Pipeline With China

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and expressed hope that a new gas pipeline connecting Siberia with China will be built swiftly. 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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