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.

Kyrgyzstan: Stop snatching brides

2011-11-28 16:36

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva has called for harsh sentences for thousands of men who kidnap brides in the largely Muslim nation, abusing an ancient tradition.

Kyrgyz set for landmark vote

2010-10-09 17:02

Kyrgyzstan is set to vote for the most powerful parliament in ex-Soviet Central Asia, defying warnings the polls risk sparking a resurgence of the violence that has killed hundreds this year.

Protestors beat up Kyrgyz minister

2010-08-20 14:08

More than two thousand anti-government protesters have attacked a minister and demanded the resignation of the country’s president in the southern Kyrgyzstan city of Osh.

Top Kyrgyz officials resign

2010-07-13 21:31

Leading members of Kyrgyzstan's interim government have announced their resignations as they prepare to run for seats in parliament.

Kyrgyzstan refugees head home

2010-06-23 14:02

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say more than half of those who fled to neighbouring Uzbekistan during ethnic clashes have returned to their country.


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.

Powerful earthquake strikes Kyrgyzstan

2011-07-20 10:00

A powerful earthquake has struck a mountainous region of southern Kyrgyzstan on the border with Uzbekistan.

Kyrgyzstan tries absent ex-pres

2010-09-14 13:25

Kyrgyzstan will no longer seek the extradition of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and will instead try him in absentia on charges of mass murder.

Kyrgyz troops block protestors

2010-08-05 12:36

Kyrgyz troops have blocked a road on Bishkek's outskirts to prevent demonstrators from attending a rally in the capital as tensions increase ahead of elections.

Kyrgyzstan lifts curfew

2010-06-26 12:44

Kyrgyzstan has lifted a curfew in its violence-torn southern region of Osh to allow a controversial referendum on a new constitution to go ahead, say officials.

Kyrgyz tensions hindering aid

2010-06-22 21:24

Inter-ethnic tensions in southern Kyrgyzstan are hindering the work of humanitarian agencies, helping 400 000 refugees.

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