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Southern Kyrgyz school suspended because of snake infestation

Students are usually clever in figuring out ways to get out of going to class, but in a small village in southern Kyrgyzstan, mother nature may have helped out this time. Since the beginning of spring an onslaught of snakes has kept a high school closed.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Boy dies of plague in Kyrgyzstan

A 15-year-old boy has died in Kyrgyzstan of the bubonic plague. Officials say it is the first case in the country in 30 years.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Son of ousted Kyrgyz President sentenced to 25 years in absentia

Maksim Bakiyev, the son of ousted Kyrgyz President, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, was sentenced to 25 years in absentia for signing agreements that prejudiced the country’s interests, by losing hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Kyrgyz President warns his country might become new Afghanistan

In his first visit in the West, Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev warned during a press conference with Angela Merkel in Berlin that his country might undergo turmoil similar to that in Afghanistan unless it consolidated its democratic reforms.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Kyrgyz PM wins presidential vote, opponents vow to fight on

Bishkek - Former prime minister Almazbek Atambayev won more than 63 percent of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election, a contest that appears to have avoided the violence some expected, despite allegations of irregularities and isolated incidents of violence.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith

Op-Ed: The Silk Track — China decides to build a new Silk Road to Europe

Beijing - China was doing major infrastructure projects when Europe was basically at hut stage. The Great Wall, the Grand Canal and other works are hallmarks of Chinese engineering. Now, the Silk Track- Rail and road freight to Europe.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Has the political situation in Kyrgyzstan improved?

Bishkek - It has been five months since political upheaval and violence engulfed the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. The opposition took power, Kurmanbek Bakiyev resigned and a new constitution was established. Has the situation improved?
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Kyrgyz authorities assault Uzbek residents with rifles, two dead

Osh - Witnesses say that security forces of Kyrgyzstan's interim government went into a village in Uzbekistan and began to assault men and women with their rifle butts. The beatings left two people dead and more than twenty injured.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

UN rights group calls for investigation by Kyrgyzstan government

Bishkek - The United Nations Council on Human Rights has called for the Kyrgyzstan interim government to investigate the violence that has caused more than 400,000 people to be internally displaced.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Hundreds of foreigners evacuated from violence-torn Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek - Since Kyrgyzstan's ethnic clashes last week, hundreds of foreigners have been evacuated from the Central Asian country, including those from China, Georgia, Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey.
In the Media by Andrew Moran
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