Kyrgyzstan

4 April 2017
Kyrgyz-Born Man Suspected in St. Petersburg Metro Attack

Poverty and lack of opportunity continue to drive millions of Central Asians to Russia in search of work.

 
29 March 2017
Second Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Faces Graft Probe

Country’s president is trying to stifle his opponents and the media, critics charge.

 
28 February 2017
Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Held on Graft Accusation

Backers of the Ata Meken party leader say he fell victim to political gamesmanship ahead of presidential polls.

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

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

 
15 February 2017
Kyrgyzstan TV Show Divides Audiences Premium
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.
 

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