Kyrgyzstan

7 June 2016
Legal Conflict Escalates over Kyrgyz Gold Mine

The Kyrgyz government has launched a criminal investigation of the Canadian company that owns the Kumtor mine.

 
13 May 2016
Controversial NGO Bill Dies in Kyrgyz Parliament Premium
Some analysts see rejection of bill modeled on Russia’s 'foreign agent law' as another sign of cooling relations with Moscow.
 
11 May 2016
Kyrgyz Leader Slams Russian Skinheads for Brutal Attack Premium

Trend of attacks and killings by nationalists continues, rights groups say.

 
13 April 2016
Worried Kyrgyz NGOs Await Voting on “Foreign Agent” Bill Premium

Activists protest against a proposed Kremlin-style bill that would impose the "foreign agent” label and restrict foreign funding.

 
24 March 2016
Troops Deployed Near Disputed Ferghana Valley Mountain Premium

Kyrgyz opposition groups protest perceived official inaction to settle long-running border disputes.

 
2 February 2016
Iran Potential Economic Lifeline for Struggling Central Asia Premium

The region badly needs new investment as Russian money flees. Yet significant cooperation with Iran is years away.

 
20 January 2016
Central Asian Religion Reporting Probed Premium

Region’s media often serve as mouthpieces for policies that stigmatize all but non-political religious activity.

 
6 January 2016
Bishkek Skyline Reflects Som’s Drop Premium

Stalled construction projects across Kyrgyzstan capital’s ‘golden quarter’ are emblematic of the currency’s sharp losses.

 
4 January 2016
Kyrgyzstan Deports Briton for Insulting National Dish Premium

A British employee of Kyrgyzstan's biggest gold mine lands himself in hot water by comparing the country’s national dish to a horse’s penis.

 
22 December 2015
Kyrgyzstan Mulls Tighter Visa Rules in Face of Terror Threat Premium

Security chief says Islamists from Western Europe could strike in the country, but gives no evidence.

 

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