Kyrgyzgaz, the state-controlled natural-gas company in Kyrgyzstan, has announced that it will be sold in its entirety to Russia's Gazprom.
The United States has imposed financial sanctions on a Georgian-born "key member" of the Brothers' Circle Eurasian crime syndicate.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says member countries of the Collective Treaty Security Organization (CSTO) have accepted Uzbekistan's decision to suspend its membership.
A Canadian-based mining company operating in Kyrgyzstan says the $152-million claim from the Central Asian nation for environmental damages caused by a gold field it is developing is exaggerated and without foundation.
Kyrgyz authorities say criminal cases were launched in late October against two leading Muslim clerics.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has ratified an agreement for a Russian military base to remain on Kyrgyz territory for 15 years, with an option for a five-year extension.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka raised eyebrows at a meeting with journalists on December 11 when he called on Kyrgyz authorities to pay a pension to exiled former leader Kurmanbek Bakiev.
Kyrgyz lawmakers have resumed the debate over a bill to increase the maximum prison term for bride kidnapping from three to seven years.
A Kyrgyz national who is on a U.S. list of global drug kingpins has been extradited to Bishkek from the United Arab Emirates.
A new monument to prominent Kyrgyz opposition journalist Gennady Pavlyuk has been unveiled in Bishkek.
The U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise "serious human rights concerns" during talks with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev.
The leader of Kyrgyzstan's opposition People's Patriotic Movement has been detained as a suspect in a rape case.