Transparency International says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are "moving too slowly" to combat graft.
Colleagues of a Kyrgyz lawmaker who was detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of smuggling contend that he is innocent.
NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says regional military chiefs vowed to cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the narcotics trade during a two-day conference in Kabul.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Kyrgyz authorities to drop all charges against a journalist accused of seeking and disclosing confidential commercial information.
A Kyrgyz journalist has been charged with illegally obtaining commercial secrets and making them public as a result of an investigative report about a luxury housing compound, her lawyer has told RFE/RL.
The health of one of three jailed Kyrgyz opposition politicians who have been on hunger strike for several days is very serious, his lawyer says.
The Bishkek city court has upheld a suspended five-year prison sentence against former Prosecutor-General Aida Salyanova, who is now an opposition lawmaker.
A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov came under pressure from parliament on January 31 over a power-station accident that left thousands of households in Bishkek without heat in bitterly cold weather.
This week, the Majlis looks at the problems new Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov inherited, what he is doing about them, and what he needs to do to move Kyrgyzstan forward.
A court in Kyrgyzstan has convicted a man of fighting alongside Islamic militants in Syria and sentenced him to six years in prison.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told a meeting on Central Asia and Afghanistan that addressing "inequality, exclusion, and discrimination" is crucial to stemming terrorism and extremism.