Kyrgyzstan

21 February 2017
Are Russian Suicide Games Spreading to Central Asia?

Kyrgyz and Kazakh authorities close online groups, question children over social media ‘death groups.’

 
15 February 2017
Kyrgyzstan TV Show Divides Audiences
Does a competition for (a potential) mother-in-law’s approval celebrate tradition, or cultivate the exploitation of women?
 
2 February 2017
Fog of Doubt Hovers Over Bishkek Air Tragedy Premium

Some question whether the plane that crashed, killing nearly 40, was only making a refueling stop at Manas airport as claimed.

 
10 January 2017
Central Asian Uighurs Caught Between Two Fires Premium

The region’s small Uighur community is keen to distance itself from accusations of terrorism.

 
16 December 2016
Hidebound Kyrgyz Drinkers Warm to All-Woman Pub Premium

'How do your husbands let you brew beer?’ blustered one male customer at a new Bishkek drinking spot.

 
13 December 2016
Kyrgyz Approve Constitutional Changes Premium

Is the bellwether of Central Asian democracy turning inward, even as closed-off Uzbekistan gradually opens to the world?

 
25 October 2016
Kyrgyzstan's Ruling Coalition Collapses Premium
President's party quits majority coalition over partners' refusal to support constitutional amendments.
 
5 October 2016
Kyrgyzstan Retries Ethnic Uzbek Activist Premium
UN says Azimjan Askarov, jailed for life in 2010 for stirring up ethnic hatred left 450 people dead, was tortured and denied a fair trial.
 
30 September 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s Crumbling Democracy Premium

A trend of growing authoritarianism continues in Central Asia with Kyrgyzstan’s new referendum.

 
20 September 2016
Kyrgyz Leader Expected to Return to Work After Heart Scare Premium

Almazbek Atambaev will likely restart his presidential duties next month after chest pains forced the cancellation of his visit to the UN General Assembly.

 

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