Shared between Southern Kazakhstan and Northern Kyrgyzstan, Chu Valley has been one of the most infamous sources of marijuana in the former Soviet Union for as long as anyone can remember.
The Kyrgyz government has promised a thorough investigation after three Chinese workers were beaten during a recent protest against a Chinese gold-mining project in the north of the country.
Moscow police say a Kyrgyz citizen shot and wounded four fellow Kyrgyz in a cafe in the Russian capital.
A Kyrgyz nationalist leader jailed for trying to overthrow the government has been released just four months into a four-year prison term.
Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva has said that presidential elections scheduled for October 30 will not divide her country.
Some 20 people picketed the Kyrgyz government building today to demand infrastructure for a settlement near Bishkek where they live and for their formal registration as residents.
A senior Kyrgyz security official has stepped down in protest at what he says is his agency's transformation into a "tool" to protect top officials' interests.
A suspected member of a Kyrgyz criminal group has been apprehended near Moscow. Kyrgyz Interior Ministry spokesman Adyl Omorov told RFE/RL on August 24 that Kazbek Bilalov, 34, was arrested in the town of Zelenograd this week.
Police in northern Kyrgyzstan have arrested a fourth suspect in the robbing and fatal beating of a Kazakh tourist.
Relatives of those who died during antigovernment protests in Kyrgyzstan last year are demanding former Defense Minister Baktybek Kalyev's return to detention.
Two policemen in southern Kyrgyzstan have been arrested in connection with the death of a Russian citizen who authorities say was beaten in custody.
Kyrgyz security forces have impounded a huge amount of marijuana in the northern part of the country.