The leader of Kyrgyz opposition Ata-Meken (Fatherland) party, Omurbek Tekebaev, announced today that he will not take part in next month's presidential election.
One of Kyrgyzstan's leading human rights activists says her enemies are targeting her through her son, who was briefly detained by police as a robbery suspect this week.
A Kyrgyz journalist in exile says former presidential staff chief Medet Sadyrkulov was assassinated in 2009 for wanting to start a media campaign against President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his relatives.
A Kyrgyz Interior Ministry police general was arrested as a suspect in a high-profile murder case -- then released after his supporters picketed the mayor's office.
A Kyrgyz presidential candidate has been accused in parliament of meeting with the fugitive brother of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev.
Ahead of presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the country's president to carry out the key recommendations of an independent inquiry into last year's deadly ethnic violence.
Kyrgyz officials say former President Kumanbek Bakiev's nephew has been transferred from a labor camp in southern Kyrgyzstan to a detention center in Bishkek because of alleged death threats.
An agreement under which Kazakhstan will supply Kyrgyzstan with 300 million cubic meters of natural gas in exchange for water is contingent upon the cooperation of transit country Uzbekistan.
Some 200 protesters have rallied in the Kyrgyz resort of Cholpon-Ata on Lake Issyk-Kul to demand the return of land that was leased to private companies.
Dozens of activists have demonstrated in front of the Kyrgyz Education Ministry to demand that Islamic head scarves be allowed in secondary schools.
The Kyrgyz Central Election Commission (BSK) has warned Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev against illegal electioneering prior to the official start of campaigning for the October 30 presidential election.
Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov has said Kyrgyzstan should join the Commonwealth of Independent States' Customs Union in order to simplify the border-crossing process for Kyrgyz labor migrants.