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Kyrgyzstan to vote on controversial anti-gay law

Bichkek - 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.

Over 1,000 protest against Charlie Hebdo in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek - More than 1,000 people in the Muslim Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan protested on Tuesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in France.

Taxi driver charged over Boston attacks FBI probe

Boston - A 23-year-old taxi driver was charged Friday with obstructing FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others last year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Ethnic riots sweep Kyrgyzstan, 80 dead, over 1,000 wounded

Osh - Ethnic riots wracked southern Kyrgyzstan forcing thousands of Uzbeks to flee as their homes were torched by mobs of Kyrgyz men. The interim government begged Russia for troops to stop the violence, and the Kremlin offered humanitarian assistance.

Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency in Osh, 6 dead in riots

Osh - A new wave of violence has broken out in Kyrgyzstan in the southern city of Osh where at least six people are dead and 66 are wounded. The interim government declared a state of emergency.

Top senior Kyrgyzstan official resigns, forms new political party

Bishkek - A senior level official in the Kyrgyzstan interim government announced that he will resign his post as Chief of Staff and will form a new political party in order to bring the country back towards the path of democracy.

Kyrgyzstan: Talks of coup, curfew enforced, governor attacked

Bishkek - The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is continuing to experience political turmoil. Former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's son was shown discussing a coup d'etat, a curfew was imposed and protests attacked a regional governor.

More unrest in Kyrgyzstan by ousted leader's supporters

Bishkek - Followers of ousted Kyrgzystan president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, have taken control of government offices in the Central Asian country’s southern city of Osh.

Belarus will not extradite Bakiyev, UN to grant $12 million

Bishkek - Prosecutors for the interim government ordered the extradition of former Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Tuesday but the Belarus President says they will not extradite the "legitimate President."

Kyrgyzstan orders Bakiyev extradition, strips him of immunity

Bishkek - The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has ordered the extradition of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The ousted leader's immunity from prosecution has been stripped as well.

China to temporarily close border with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Beijing - Chinese border authorities stated that it will temporarily close its border with neighboring Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan for the May 1 Labor Day holiday.

Kyrgyzstan leaders announce general elections for October

Bishkek - Following a constitutional referendum in order to decrease Presidential powers, the Kyrgyzstan interim government announced that a referendum will be held in June and a general election will take place October.

Kyrgyz interim government to seek Bakiyev extradition from Minsk

Bishkek - The Kyrgyzstan interim government announced that it will seek the extradition of the ousted President once the investigation into his alleged crimes is completed. The former Kyrgyz leader is in exile in Belarus.

Kyrgyzstan working on new constitution, prosecution of ex-leader

Bishkek - Leaders of the Kyrgyzstan interim government have announced that they are currently working on a new constitution for the country and vow to prosecute former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Kyrgyzstan President resigns, former Defense Minister arrested

Bishkek - After more than a week of political turmoil and speculations, the interim Kyrgyzstan government has announced that President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has officially resigned.

Ousted Kyrgyz President leaves the country, gunfire breaks out

Bishkek - Deposed Kyrgyzstan President has left the country on a plane to neighboring country Kazakhstan for talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kyrgyzstan to receive financial aid from Russia, Jews in danger

Bishkek - A senior Russian official recently announced that Kyrgyzstan will receive as much as $50 million in financial aid due to the political crisis affecting the region.

Kyrgyzstan President says he will resign if safety is guaranteed

Bishkek - Toppled Kyrgyzstan President told a news conference that he may resign if his safety and security is guaranteed by the interim government.

Kyrgyz President seeks UN help, says 'conscience is clear'

Bishkek - Ousted Kyrgyzstan President is seeking assistance from the United Nations to send peacekeepers to control the situation in the Central Asian country, while also claiming the people of Kyrgyzstan are "afraid" and they "live in terror."

U.S. sends aid to Kyrgyzstan, Clinton contacts Roza Otunbayeva

Bishkek - It was announced that the United States is starting to send aid to the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan after political unrest engulfed the country. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also made contact with interim leader Roza Otunbayeva.
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