Kyrgyzstan


24 dead in Kyrgyz landslide

2017-04-29 18:07

A landslide has swept over part of a village in Kyrgyzstan killing 24 people, including nine children.

Cargo plane crash destroys Kyrgyzstan village

2017-01-16 20:02

A Turkish cargo plane has crashed in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village.

Kyrgyz man halts main airport with 'bomb' claim

2016-11-01 13:05

Kyrgyzstan's security service said that a drunk man who had halted operations at the country's main airport with a false bomb scare was trying to stop his wife from leaving for Moscow.

Goat polo, stick-wrestling, bone-throwing at nomad Olympics

2016-09-06 16:28

Rio, stand aside. Kyrgyzstan is hosting the World Nomad Games, a competition where polo players ditch their mallets and try to catch a dead goat instead.

Briton detained in Kyrgyzstan after 'horse penis' slur

2016-01-03 18:41

A Briton working at a foreign-owned gold mine in Kyrgyzstan has been detained and faces up to five years in jail for comparing a local delicacy to a horse penis, authorities say.

Kyrgyzstan to vote on controversial anti-gay law

2015-02-26 09:51

Kyrgyzstan is set to vote on a controversial bill that would make it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail to present gay relationships in a positive way in the ex-Soviet state.

Bubonic plague strikes Kyrgyzstan

2013-08-28 15:58

Bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan has killed a boy and hospitalised others in a new outbreak.

Bodies of 2 US pilots found after crash

2013-05-04 14:27

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of two US pilots whose refuelling plane crashed in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, shortly after taking off from a base.

Ex-president sentenced in absentia

2013-02-12 16:10

A Kyrgyz military court has sentenced in absentia former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev to 24 years in prison and his brother Janysh to life over a murder of a powerful top official in 2009.

Kyrgyz inmates sew lips shut in strike

2012-01-25 18:04

Three thousand prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have gone on a hunger strike with several hundred sewing shut their lips with staples and thread to protest jail conditions.

 

Russia subway bomber identified as Kyrgyz man

2017-04-04 08:50

The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan says the man behind the deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen.

At least 32 dead in Turkish cargo plane crash

2017-01-16 06:24

Kyrgyzstan said at least 32 people, including six children, were killed when a cargo plane crashed near Bishkek airport.

Kyrgyz president taken ill with heart trouble

2016-09-19 22:51

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has been forced to abort a trip to the UN General Assembly after being taken ill with heart problems, his office says.

Suicide bomber attacks Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

2016-08-30 09:52

Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime minister says a suicide bomber has rammed his car into the gate of the Chinese embassy compound in the capital Bishkek, detonating a bomb.

Hot summer fuels dangerous glacier melting

2015-09-02 16:52

The glaciers in Tajikistan's Pamir range and the nearby Tien-Shan range in Kyrgyzstan are receding rapidly.

Kyrgyzstan kills 11 Uighur militants near China

2014-01-24 15:05

Eleven people believed to be members of a militant group of ethnic Uighurs have been killed in Kyrgyzstan after illegally crossing into Krygystan from China, Kyrgyz border guards say.

Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency

2013-05-31 15:41

Kyrgyzstan has declared a state of emergency after bloody clashes between security forces and protestors over the arrest of dozens of demonstrators.

US military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

2013-05-03 20:24

A US military tanker refuelling plane has crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the US operates a military base key to the war in Afghanistan.

US families pursue Kyrgyz adoptions

2013-02-01 20:02

American families, who were in the process of adopting 65 orphans from Kyrgyzstan when it suspended international adoptions in 2008, have refused to give up the fight.

Gold Fields in deal to resume Kyrgyz drilling

2012-01-12 15:00

SA miner Gold Fields has signed an agreement with villagers that will allow it to resume drilling at a prospective copper deposit months after an arson attack on its camp.

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