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    1. June 13, 2014

      Kyrgyzstan: democracy under pressure

      When I travelled to Kyrgyzstan during the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the capital city had a handful of...

    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,...

    1. October 11, 2010

      The Kyrgyz test

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. July 4, 2010

      Otunbayeva sworn in as Kyrgyz president

      Roza Otunbayeva was sworn in as interim president of Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, pledging to bring democratic rule of law...

    6. June 28, 2010

      Strife-torn Kyrgyz vote on democratic constitution

      Kyrgyzstan voted on a new, liberal constitution yesterday in spite of fears that the referendum could ignite more...

    7. June 27, 2010

      Kyrgyz vote on democratic constitution

      Kyrgyzstan voted on a new, liberal constitution on Sunday in spite of fears that the referendum could ignite more...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. June 21, 2010

      Leaders urged to halt Kyrgyz plebiscite

      Calls increased yesterday for Kyrgyzstan's interim government to postpone a planned referendum on a new constitution as...

    12. June 20, 2010

      Leaders urged to halt Kyrgyz referendum

      Kyrgyz soldiers on patrol on Sunday in Surattash, a village 15km from the city of Osh, where some of the worst clashes...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. June 19, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan aid due amid stability fears

      The United Nations will begin airlifting aid to thousands of refugees in south Kyrgyzstan this weekend as fears grow...

    16. June 18, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan aid due amid fears of instability

      The United Nations will begin airlifting aid to thousands of refugees in south Kyrgyzstan this weekend as fears grow...

    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...

    18. June 16, 2010

      Bishkek courts Moscow with hints on review of US air base deal

      Kyrgyzstan held out the possibility of reviewing an air base deal with the US in an apparent effort to persuade Russia...

    19. June 15, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan presses Russia on troops

      Kyrgyzstan held out the possibility of reviewing an air base deal with the US in an apparent effort to persuade Russia...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. April 27, 2010

      Tinderbox of trouble

      W hen demonstrators took to the streets of Talas just over three weeks ago, few if any foresaw that what started as a...

    29. April 26, 2010

      Central Asia: Tinderbox of trouble

      Determined: supporters of the Kyrgyz interim government in the southern city of Osh, about 1,000 of whom made strongman...

    30. April 26, 2010

      Conciliator on a 'mission impossible'

      More than two weeks after taking power during a violent revolt, Roza Otunbayeva, head of Kyrgyzstan's interim...

    31. April 25, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan head faces ‘mission impossible’

      ‘Living under a volcano’: Roza Otunbayeva, a career diplomat, is working round the clock to stop her country descending...

    32. April 17, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan's interim leaders move to arrest backers of ousted president

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan moved to tighten its grip on power yesterday, arresting followers of Kurmanbek...

    33. April 16, 2010

      Kyrgyz leaders move against Bakiyev camp

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan moved to tighten its grip on power on Friday, arresting followers of Kurmanbek...

    34. April 14, 2010

      Bakiyev offers to step down as leader

      Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the fug-itive president of Kyrg-yzstan, offered to resign yesterday in exchange for security...

    35. April 13, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan’s Bakiyev offers to step down

      Kurmanbek Bakiyev greets supporters on Tuesday at a rally in his southern stronghold of Jalalabad Kurmanbek Bakiyev,...

    36. April 11, 2010

      Bakiyev poses dilemma for new Kyrgyz regime

      Divisions have emerged within Kyrgyzstan’s interim government over whether to arrest the country’s ousted president,...

    37. April 11, 2010

      Kyrgyzstan continues to let US use airfield

      The interim government in Kyrgyzstan pledged on Sunday to allow the United States to continue using an airfield outside...

    38. April 10, 2010

      Thousands mourn victims of Kyrgyz uprising

      Thousands of mourners in Kyrgyzstan flocked to a cemetery outside Bishkek on Saturday to attend funerals for 16 victims...

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