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Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Employees Quit After Russian Businessman Buys Kyrgyz TV Company

The director of a television station in southern Kyrgyzstan says he is quitting after the company was bought by a Russian businessman. More

All debts of the Kyrgyz state company will become Gazprom's responsibility, the prices for gas for consumers in Kyrgyzstan will be decreased, and all projects and programs, including social ones, related to the company will be outlined and implemented with the Kyrgyz government’s involvement, Gazprom said.

Gazprom Takes Over KyrgyzGaz

Russian state energy giant Gazprom has taken over Kyrgyzstan's KyrgyzGaz natural-gas corporation. More

Hundreds rallied in Osh to call for the release of former parliament speaker Akmatbek Keldibekov from prison.

Kyrgyz Police Break Up Opposition Rally

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan's opposition are holding rallies across the country to protest the government's policies. More

Rally Held In Kyrgyzstan's South

Hundreds of supporters of former Kyrgyz parliament speaker Akmatbek Keldibekov have rallied in the southern province of Osh to demand his release. More

Kyrgyz Arrest Alleged Islamists

Six alleged members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic group have been arrested in Kyrgyzstan's southern province of Jalal-Abad. More

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Good-Bye, Manas

What has changed in Kyrgyzstan in the time that U.S. troops have been stationed at Manas and what have the Kyrgyz learned -- or at least what do they believe -- about the United States, having hosted those foreign servicemen and -women? More

Welcome To The Age Of Coal

Central Asia is known for many reasons but two things stand out in coverage of the region these days -- the geostrategic location in terms of security and its energy resources. More
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Features & Commentary

In UN Vote, Russia's 'Sphere of Influence' Hedges Its Bets

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a resolution condemning Russia's annexation of Crimea. But perhaps more harmful for Moscow, only two of its former-Soviet neighbors voted against it.

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Russia's Actions In Crimea Stir Bad Memories In Former East Bloc

From former Soviet republics in the Baltics and Central Asia to the ex-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, there is renewed wariness about Russia as a result of the Kremlin's military incursion into Crimea.

Central Asian Migrants Feel Pinch Of Kazakh Devaluation

The effects of Kazakhstan's currency devaluation reach far and wide, as migrant workers whose family members depend on remittances have come to find out.
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