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    1. October 31, 2011

      Kyrgyz president says US base will be closed

      The newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan positioned himself as an ally of Moscow on Monday, saying a US military base in...

    2. October 30, 2011

      Kyrgyzstan polls pit reformers against nationalists

      The people of Kyrgyzstan went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the first presidental election since Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the...

    1. May 3, 2011

      Army role suspected in Kyrgyz clashes

      Security forces in Kyrgyzstan may have participated in ethnic violence that killed hundreds in the south of the central...

    2. November 30, 2010

      Blast in Kyrgyzstan ahead of Clinton visit

      Security forces in Kyrgyzstan were placed on high alert on Tuesday after an explosion rocked the centre of Bishkek two days...

    3. November 17, 2010

      Trial of Bakiyev’s supporters disrupted

      The trial of supporters of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president, was adjourned on Wednesday after members of the...

    4. November 1, 2010

      No majority after Kyrgyzstan election

      Five parties secured seats in Kyrgyzstan’s new parliament but none won a majority in the October 10 poll, the central Asian...

    5. October 24, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan faces fresh unrest

      Kyrgyzstan was braced for more unrest, after the leader of an ultranationalist party that took the lead in a recent...

    6. October 11, 2010

      The Kyrgyz test

      October 10, says Kyrgyzstan’s interim president Roza Otunbayeva, may become a day of celebration. The former Soviet central...

    7. October 11, 2010

      Voters back ousted leader in Kyrgyz poll

      Kyrgyzstan was facing more political turmoil on Monday as a nationalistic party backing Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the ousted...

    8. October 10, 2010

      Kyrgyz president hails ‘first free election’

      The people of Kyrgyzstan went to the polls on Sunday in a historic vote that will transform the country into central Asia’s...

    9. October 10, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan voters head to the polls

      Voters in Kyrgyzstan turned out in large numbers on Sunday for a historic election to create the first parliamentary...

    10. October 8, 2010

      Kyrgyz guarded on election prospects

      Standing outside the charred wreckage of the prosecutor’s office in the Kyrgyz capital, Shura Usenova is not convinced that...

    11. July 1, 2010

      China's rise in Kyrgyzstan stalled

      The red gates of China's embassy in Kyrgyzstan swing open to reveal a spacious office and residential compound, writes...

    12. June 26, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan seeks to halt violence with vote on new constitution

      Outside Kyrgyzstan's abandoned government house, Azamat, a photographer, is hawking snapshots of the violent uprising that...

    13. June 25, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan seeks to end violence with vote

      Outside Kyrgyzstan’s abandoned government house, Azamat, a photographer, is hawking snapshots of the violent uprising that...

    14. June 21, 2010

      Two killed in fresh Kyrgyzstan violence

      At least two people were killed in Kyrgyzstan on Monday as security forces clashed with ethnic Uzbeks near the city of Osh,...

    15. June 19, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan extends state of emergency in south

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan extended a state of emergency in the south of the country at the weekend, as residents...

    16. June 19, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan extends state of emergency

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan extended a state of emergency in the south of the country at the weekend, as residents...

    17. June 18, 2010

      Kyrgyz leader pledges to rebuild ravaged south

      OSH, Kyrgyzstan, June 18 – Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader travelled to the strife-torn south on Friday, pledging to rebuild the...

    18. June 17, 2010

      Bakiyev sought

      Kyrgyzstan's interim government has stepped up pressure on Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the former president, whom it suspects of...

    19. June 17, 2010

      Violence shows depth of ethnic hatred

      In Cheremushka, a mainly Uzbek neighbourhood in Kyrgyzstan's southern capital, a house stands charred and empty. On Friday,...

    20. June 16, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan turmoil bares ethnic hate

      In Cheremushka, a mainly Uzbek neighbourhood in Kyrgyzstan’s southern capital, a house stands charred and empty. On Friday,...

    21. June 16, 2010

      Pressure for extradition of former Kyrgyz leader

      Kyrgyzstan’s interim government stepped up pressure on Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the former president, whom they suspect of...

    22. June 16, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan city ravaged by rioting

      As the evening call to prayer sounded from the mosques scattered across the city of Osh, what few people were left on the...

    23. June 14, 2010

      Kyrgyz dilemma

      Remote as it seems, Kyrgyzstan poses a prickly dilemma for the international community. Ethnic violence between Kyrgyz and...

    24. June 14, 2010

      Death toll rises in Kyrgyz ethnic violence

      Much of Osh, the capital of south Kyrgyzstan, lay in ruins on Monday after four days of ethnic fighting that left at least...

    25. June 14, 2010

      Moscow acts as Kyrgyz violence escalates

      Ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan escalated yesterday, as Russia sent a battalion of paratroopers to safeguard its...

    26. June 13, 2010

      Ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan escalates

      Kyrgyzstan’s interim government said on Monday it had arrested a “well-known person” on suspicion of fomenting the worst...

    27. June 13, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan gives army shoot-to-kill power

      OSH, Kyrgyzstan, June 13 - Kyrgyzstan will send reserve forces and volunteers to its troubled south on Sunday after a third...

    28. June 12, 2010

      At least 28 die in Kyrgyzstan unrest

      At least 28 people were killed as ethnic violence erupted in south Kyrgyzstan yesterday, provoking fears of a civil war in...

    29. June 12, 2010

      Violence escalates in Kyrgyzstan

      At least 28 people were killed as ethnic violence erupted in south Kyrgyzstan yesterday, provoking fears of a civil war in...

    30. June 12, 2010

      Violence escalates in Kyrgyzstan

      At least 45 people were killed as ethnic violence erupted in south Kyrgyzstan yesterday, provoking fears of a civil war in...

    31. June 11, 2010

      At least 45 die in Kyrgyzstan ethnic clashes

      At least 45 people were killed as ethnic violence erupted in south Kyrgyzstan on Friday provoking fears of a civil war in...

    32. May 20, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan protesters attack local governor

      Protesters in south Kyrgyzstan attacked a local governor yesterday as violence flared up in the ethnically volatile region...

    33. May 15, 2010

      Kyrgyz forces try to restore order

      Security forces in Kyrgyzstan moved to restore order in the volatile south yesterday after clashes between supporters and...

    34. May 14, 2010

      Kyrgyz clashes raise civil war fears

      Security forces in Kyrgyzstan moved to restore order in the volatile south of the country on Friday after deadly clashes...

    35. May 14, 2010

      Fresh violence erupts in south Kyrgyzstan

      Violence erupted in south Kyrgyzstan on Friday as the interim government tried to retake local administration buildings...

    36. May 14, 2010

      Airports seized in Kyrgyzstan unrest

      Opponents of the interim government in Kyrgyzstan seized government buildings and airports in three cities in the south...

    37. May 13, 2010

      Bakiyev loyalists seize main Kyrgyz airport

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan met fresh resistance on Thursday as protesters seized the main airport and a string of...

    38. May 4, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan orders ousted leader’s extradition

      BISHKEK, May 4 - Kyrgyzstan’s interim government said on Tuesday it had ordered prosecutors to seek the extradition of...

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