Kyrgyzstan

12 April 2018
Feared Kyrgyz Prosecutor on Chopping Block

Six months into his term, President Jeenbekov is putting his own stamp on the country, dismaying his predecessor.

 
22 March 2018
Superpower Chess Games in Central Asia Premium

Washington may be giving up on Kyrgyzstan, China ups its game in Tajikistan, and both keep a watchful eye on Moscow.

 
6 March 2018
Kyrgyzstan Celebrates National Hat Day Premium

The new holiday reveals patriotic sentiments in a country where national traditions are on the upswing.

 
4 January 2018
Kazakhstan Tightens Squeeze on Media Premium

Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.

 
18 December 2017
Warming Spell Forecast on Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Premium

Troubled region welcomes readiness to address longstanding grievances on both sides.

 
30 November 2017
Bigamous Kyrgyz Cleric Is Unrepentant Premium

The popular ex-mufti insists that polygamy is tradition, sparking a debate on the role of Islam in the officially secular state.

 
20 November 2017
Changed Status of Central Asian Big Cat Might Have Been Premature Premium

Although no longer endangered, snow leopards remain on the list of threatened species.

 
31 October 2017
Kyrgyz Culture Minister Victim of Mummy’s Curse Premium

Self-professed psychics claimed the spirit world demanded the return of the centuries-old woman’s preserved remains.

 
24 October 2017
Kyrgyzstan Won’t Let Astana Off the Hook Premium

Government adds an unmet aid pledge to its list of grievances with Kazakhstan, although some progress made on border dispute.

 
Jeenbekov
16 October 2017
Jeenbekov Scores Surprise First-Round Win in Kyrgyz Election Premium

Observers note procedural problems, praise orderly transfer of power.

 

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