A new draft antismoking law could deprive Central Asian migrants in Russia of one of their few pleasures -- a smokeless tobacco called nasvai.
Uzbek trucks carrying food and gasoline have crossed the Kyrgyz border and reached Uzbekistan's Sokh and Shokhimardon districts.
Brahma Chellaney, a professor at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, has sounded alarms about the potential for conflict over water resources in Asia. RFE/RL talks to Chellaney about where the potential conflicts lie.
Kyrgyzstan's State Border Guard Service has rejected media reports that a Kyrgyz helicopter illegally entered the airspace of neighboring Uzbekistan earlier this month.
Kyrgyz authorities have agreed to allow Uzbek trucks carrying food and gasoline to cross into Uzbekistan's Sokh and Shokhimardon districts.
About 500 supporters of Kyrgyzstan's opposition Homeland (Ata-Jurt) party have demonstrated in the southern town of Kara-Kulja, demanding a fair trial for party leaders.
Kyrgyz-Tajik border talks are under way in Bishkek.
Talks to resolve the tense situation in Uzbekistan’s Sokh district, an exclave inside Kyrgyzstan's Batken Province, have stalled.
They say good fences make good neighbors. But Central Asian residents watching a barbed-wire barricade go up between their Ferghana Valley villages may not all agree.
U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake says talks about the future use of the Manas transit center in Kyrgyzstan are continuing.
Kyrgyz officials have started installing barbed-wire fences around Uzbekistan's Sokh district.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev says no military equipment should remain at Manas airport after most NATO-led troops withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.