Kyrgyzstan

4 January 2018
Kazakhstan Tightens Squeeze on Media

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.

 
13 October 2017
Frustration on Kyrgyz Border as Election Draws Near Premium

Some Kyrgyz claim Kazakhstan is hampering border traffic in retaliation for their president’s verbal assaults on the Kazakh leader.

 
2 October 2017
Kyrgyz Lawmaker Arrested for Planning a Coup Premium

The arrest of Kanatbek Isayev might serve as a way to discredit one of the election frontrunners.

 
22 September 2017
Kyrgyzstan Accuses Kazakhstan of Election Meddling Premium

Nursultan Nazarbaev’s talk with a Kyrgyz opposition candidate sparks row between the Central Asian neighbors.

 

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