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Kyrgyz Team Beats Mongolia After Dispute Over Equipment In Equestrian Sport.

The world championship in kokpar or kok-boru -- an ancient equestrian sport in which a goat carcass was traditionally used as a ball -- got off to a contentious start when organizers barred the Kyrgyz team from its first-day match against Mongolia in a dispute over horseshoes.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyz PM Jeenbekov Resigns To Run For President.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned in order to run for president.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbek, Kyrgyz FMs mull prospects of bilateral relations.

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbek, Kyrgyz FMs discuss prospects of bilateral relations.

Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Abdulaziz Kamilov and Erlan Abdyldaev, met in Bishkek to discuss the state and prospects of bilateral relations, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry's press service said on Aug. 18.

- AzerNews - AZ

16 of the most dangerous traditional games played around the world.

Daniel LeClair/ReutersIn America, grown men hurl themselves at each other at insane velocities, often resulting in devastating outcomes. We call this sport "football." The US isn't the only country that loves violent and dangerous activities, however. Traditional games from all around the world — from cheese rolling ...

- Business Insider - US

Shades Of A Vendetta Dim Kyrgyzstan's Bright Moment.

A Kyrgyz court's conviction of the opposition Ata-Meken party's leader, Omurbek Tekebaev, on August 16 will likely prove to be more than a little stain on Kyrgyzstan's reputation.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbekistan PM Visits Kyrgyzstan on Ice-Breaking Mission.

The prime minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulla Aripov, flew to neighboring Kyrgyzstan on August 16 to further break the historic frostiness in ties and overcome remaining points of contention, such as yet-unsettled border delimitation. The intergovernmental encounter in Bishkek was the first between the two nations in eight ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan: As Hot Political Season Looms, Opposition Leader is Jailed for 8 Years.

Only weeks before Kyrgyzstan is set to hold potentially decisive presidential elections, a court on August 16 sentenced a leading opposition politician to eight years in jail on charges that government critics have described as flimsy. Large contingents of police were dispatched to guard the Pervomaisky district court ahead ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Tekebaev Handed Eight-Year Prison Sentence.

A Kyrgyz court has sentenced opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev and his co-defendant to eight years in prison each on corruption charges.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbek-Kyrgyz Reset Is A Success, So Far.

Considering the poor state of Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations during the last couple of decades, the first meeting of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation since December 2009 should be seen as a positive development.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Jailed For Eight Years.

Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev has been sentenced to eight years in prison on corruption charges which he says were fabricated to keep him off the ballot for the presidential election later this year.

- Radio Free Europe - US

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Choir shines in Turkey

TURKSOY Youth Chamber Choir of artists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey gave a concert in Ankara, Turkey.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbek Prime Minister In Bishkek To Discuss Bilateral Ties, Borders

Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov is in Kyrgyzstan to discuss bilateral ties between the two Central Asian states.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan: Deadly Border Incident Pinned on Smugglers

A deadly shooting on the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan has provided a grim illustration of the limitations in the free circulation of people and trade between the two nations despite the optimistic forecasts of those championing the Eurasian Economic Union. The incident occurred on the evening of August 12 when ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Ambulance Called To Court For Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Tekebaev

The politically-charged bribery trial of Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev was interrupted on August 15 when an ambulance was called after the defendant felt ill.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbek PM due in Kyrgyzstan

An Uzbek delegation led by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov will pay a working visit to Kyrgyzstan.

- AzerNews - AZ

Russian, Kyrgyz leaders hold telephone conversation

Russian, Kyrgyz leaders hold telephone conversation...


Parties Merge in Kyrgyzstan, Hoping to Get an Electoral Edge

The leaders of three parties say they're joining forces in the upcoming election.

- The Diplomat - US

Kyrgyzstan: Caught in a Web of International Investment Agreements

Corruption has not only limited FDI into Kyrgyzstan, but forced the country to accept unfavorable treaty terms.

- The Diplomat - US

Kyrgyzstan: Two Opposition Trials Conclude With Lengthy Sentences

Courts in Kyrgyzstan wrapped up two separate politically charged trials on August 2, sentencing multiple opposition figures to lengthy terms in prison. A judge in Pervomaisky district court in Bishkek sentenced former member of parliament Sadyr Japarov to 11-and-a-half years in a high-security prison at the end of a trial ...

- EurasiaNet - US

59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency

The number will drop significantly ahead of the announcement of the final lineup on September 10.

- The Diplomat - US