The Moscow-based Bureau on Human Rights says that Uzbeks were the ethnic minority most attacked by radical nationalist groups in Russia in 2009, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
A Kyrgyz official says the stalled work delimiting the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border will restart in the coming months, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Kyrgyzstan says the first unit of the Kambarata-2 hydropower station will be operational by May, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says it will provide the family of murdered Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk with an independent lawyer, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
The leading voice of Kyrgyzstan's opposition has alleged government involvement in a recent journalist's murder and claimed correspondence in the hands of investigators sheds light on the motive, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Kyrgyzstan's opposition Ata-Meken (Fatherland) party has established an award named after journalist Gennady Pavlyuk, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
As EU president for the first six months of 2010, Spain will focus on strengthening relations with Central Asia, one analyst believes.
Analysts say that agreements on water resources were also part of the new gas deal agreed to between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan for lower energy prices next year, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
Kyrgyz Defense Minister Bakyt Kalyev has said a NATO office for Central Asia will be established in Bishkek, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
A Kyrgyz court today sentenced the pilots of an aircraft that crashed near Bishkek last year to five years in prison, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Russian police have freed 15 Kyrgyz children who were forced to work in an underground factory in Moscow Oblast, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
A reporter who covered the murder of a leading Kyrgyz opposition journalist this month was found dead in Kazakhstan over the weekend, police said today.