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Finland duped into paying aid money into wrong account

Apo - Finnish police said Thursday they were on the hunt for fraudsters who tricked the country's foreign ministry into paying about 400,000 euros ($453,500) of overseas aid money into a private bank account.

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.

Erdogan presses Kyrgyzstan for action against Gulen group

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Kyrgyzstan to take stronger action against the group blamed for a failed 2016 coup, as new President Sooronbai Jeenbekov visited Ankara in a bid to ease tense ties.

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.

Afghanistan's Kyrgyz trapped on the 'roof of the world'

Tarin Kowt - For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock.

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.

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.

Five things to know about Kyrgyzstan

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan holds a presidential election on Sunday in which the outcome is unusually open for an ex-Soviet Central Asian state.

Kyrgyzstan gears up for closely fought presidential poll

Bichkek - Voters in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan will go to the polls on Sunday to choose their next president in a toughly contested election setting the Central Asian country apart from its deeply authoritarian neighbours.

Kyrgyzstan vote to test stability of region's political oddball

Bichkek - Storming through a crowded bazaar in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, presidential candidate Toktayim Umetalieva is in her element, hugging babies and female traders.

Kyrgyz parliament backs new PM

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly backed the president's chief of staff as the next prime minister after the ex-Soviet country's premier Sooronbai Jeenbekov quit to stand in presidential polls next month.

Kyrgyz PM quits to run as president

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov announced his resignation on Monday, saying he planned to run for the presidency in a hotly contested poll in the ex-Soviet Central Asian country in October.

Kyrgyzstan hands opposition leader lengthy jail term

Bichkek - A court in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday handed a firebrand opposition leader a hefty jail sentence on kidnapping charges, an official said, a ruling likely to prevent him competing in upcoming elections.

Kyrgyz animations tackle bride kidnapping stigma

Bichkek - Sports journalist Gulzhan Turdubayeva still cries when she thinks about the day she was kidnapped, taken to the home of an unknown man and told she would marry him. "He was quite short.

24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes

Bichkek - A landslide engulfed part of a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, killing 24 people, including nine children, the emergencies ministry said.

Kyrgyz opposition leader held for two months: govt

Bichkek - A court in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has jailed a prominent opposition leader for two months on corruption charges pending his trial, security services said Monday, after two days of protests in the fragile Central Asian country.

Protests as Kyrgyz opposition leader arrested

Bichkek - A veteran opposition leader in Kyrgyzstan was arrested on corruption charges Sunday, sparking nationwide protests as political tensions mount ahead of presidential elections in November.

Kyrgyzstan searches for more victims at plane crash site

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan was observing a national day of mourning on Tuesday as rescuers searched for more bodies in the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a village outside the capital.
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