Kyrgyzstan's parliament reappointed Temir Sariev as prime minister and approved his new cabinet on November 5. The confirmation comes after general elections in October and the creation of a ruling coalition. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has reappointed Temir Sariev as prime minister and approved his new cabinet.
Flowers, soft toys, and candles were laid at Russian embassies across the former Soviet Union in the wake of the air crash in Egypt that killed 224 people -- nearly all of them Russians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev for his "leadership" in countering Islamic extremism but warned that the threat of terrorism is no excuse for stifling democracy and dissent.
A Kyrgyz-speaking militant who appears in a recent Islamic State video threatening Russia is thought to be a 23-year-old former madrasah student from Bishkek.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be touring all five of the Central Asian states starting on October 31 and ending on November 2.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dedicated a new chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on October 31. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev in Kyrgyzstan at the start of his tour of the five countries of Central Asia.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent tour of Central Asia was historic, symbolic, and surprising. But will it change how Japan approaches the region?
Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Cardin has expressed concern about the "the erosion of the democratic process and respect for human rights" across Central Asia in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has officially asked the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK) to create a ruling coalition.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to call on authorities of the five Central Asian republics to halt their crackdown on the press.