Unknown assailants in police uniforms attacked the coordinator of the opposition Ata Meken (Fatherland) party in Kyrgyzstan's Kara-Suu district late on January 25, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has named an opposition politician as first deputy prime minister, as part of a reshuffle analysts have linked to the 2010 presidential election.
With the Kazakh president signing an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation with India, there are signs that uranium-rich Central Asia may be poised to take advantage of the globe's anticipated move toward nuclear power.
This week's edition of the independent Kyrgyz newspaper "Zhany Ordo" has already sold out, but it may not be due to its popularity with readers.
Several top officials in the Kyrgyz presidential administration -- as well as the science, education, agriculture, and water resources ministers -- have been sacked.
Local officials of the National Security Committee in the Talas region have begun requiring journalists to provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and political affiliations.
The Kyrgyz Defense Ministry's press service says it cannot accept the resignation letter of the son of former Defense Minister Ismail Isakov because it was sent as an e-mail.
An opposition party in Kyrgyzstan has been denied an attempt to reregister with the Justice Ministry again.
Former Kyrgyz Defense Minister Ismail Isakov says his son has resigned from the army and may ask for political asylum in the United States.
A Kyrgyz opposition bloc has announced they have created an "emergency reaction center."
U.S. regional military chief General David Petraeus has said agreements had been reached for new transport routes into northern Afghanistan through Central Asia.
Kyrgyz opposition parliament deputies from the Social Democratic Party have not been allowed to use the parliament's press center to brief journalists.