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Kyrgyzstan charges two anti-Putin protesters with hate crime

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan has charged two people with inciting inter-ethnic hatred after they protested a visit to the Central Asian country by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the couple's lawyer said Thursday.

Kyrgyzstan to decide on national hat's status

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan is gearing up to introduce legislation that would oblige its president to wear a national pointed hat on diplomatic trips following a national uproar.

Kyrgyzstan arrests 21 at anti-China rally

Bichkek - Police on Thursday arrested 21 protesters in the capital of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan at a demonstration against the growing influence of China, the ex-Soviet country's neighbour.

Central Asians cry out over China's secret detention camps

Bichkek - Asyla Alymkulova fights back tears in her home in Kyrgyzstan as she recalls the first time she heard her husband was whisked away to one of the notorious internment camps in neighbouring China's troubled Xinjiang region.

Kyrgyz singer receives death threats over feminist video

Bichkek - A 19-year-old singer in Kyrgyzstan has filed a complaint with police after receiving death threats over a music video she released targeting gender discrimination in the ex-Soviet republic.

Erdogan warns Kyrgyzstan over Gulen threat

Bichkek - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan during a trip to the country that it risks instability if it fails to root out followers of his US-based nemesis Fethullah Gulen.

Kyrgyz student's killing fires critics of bride kidnapping

Sokuluk - Inside a nomadic yurt pitched next to her family home in northern Kyrgyzstan a young woman's female relatives sob loudly in a traditional ceremony marking 40 days since her death."She was my youngest daughter.

Second former PM charged over Kyrgyz power plant collapse

Bichkek - A former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan has been arrested and charged with corruption following a scandal that saw a power plant fail as temperatures plummeted in the ex-Soviet nation last winter.

Protest in Kyrgyzstan after bride kidnap murder

Bichkek - More than a thousand people including schoolchildren protested against bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday after a 20-year-old woman was murdered in a police station by her abductor.

Kyrgyz prime minister dismissed

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan on Thursday jettisoned its 29th prime minister in less than three decades of independence as new President Sooronbai Jeenbekov looks to cement control over the Central Asian country.

Kyrgyzstan marks national hat day under shadow of dog scandal

Bichkek - Topchubek Turgunaliyev, a wispy-bearded former presidential advisor, smiles gleefully as he runs a finger around the rim of his favourite high-crowned "ak-kalpak" hat, which has a special place in Kyrgyzstan society.

Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country.

Kyrgyzstan refuses $100 million Kazakhstan aid amid growing tensions

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev signed a parliamentary resolution on Thursday to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbour Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries.

Central Asia's terror attackers were radicalised abroad

Bichkek - When Sayfullo Saipov used a truck to mow people down on a New York street, ultimately killing eight according to terror charges, he guaranteed his former homeland Uzbekistan would receive the worst kind of headlines.

Uzbekistan's links to global terror

Bichkek - A truck driver who mowed through a crowd and killed eight people in an "act of terror" in New York was 29-year-old Uzbek citizen Sayfullo Saipov, according to police sources and reports.

Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy

Bichkek - Scientists have called for Kyrgyzstan's only mummy to be immediately dug back up after the 1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum and hastily reburied on the eve of a presidential election in a decision celebrated by self-professed psychics.

Kyrgyzstan drops Soviet-era holiday on eve of 1917 centenary

Bichkek - Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan is scrapping a holiday marking the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in favour of two national holidays that risk controversy with close ally Russia.

Kyrgyzstan eyes peaceful power transfer after vote

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's presidential challenger who lost a bitterly-fought election to former premier Sooronbai Jeenbekov, appeared Monday to accept the result, paving the way for an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power between two elected presidents.

Kyrgyz leader's ally to become fifth president

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's failed presidential challenger, who lost a bitterly-fought weekend election to Sooronbai Jeenbekov, on Monday appeared to accept the result without challenge, paving the way for the republic's first peaceful transfer of power.

Kyrgyz leader's chosen successor wins presidential vote

Bichkek - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's chosen successor Sooronbai Jeenbekov won a presidential election on Sunday, defying predictions of a second round and instability in the Central Asian nation.
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