WATCH | Kyrgyzstan women's rights protesters assaulted by men, detained and face fines

2020-03-08 18:00

Activists gathered in Bishkek square to march against gender-based violence on International Women's Day.

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.


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.

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