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Iran, Kyrgyzstan sign MoU.

Iran and Kyrgyzstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on intensifying political and economic cooperation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lost in Kyrgyzstan.

This video will put Kyrgyzstan on the top of your bucket list.

- Matador Network - US

St. Petersburg Subway Bombing Suspect Detained 'In Kyrgyzstan, Not Russia'.

The mother of a suspect Russian authorities said was arrested in Moscow in connection with a deadly bombing earlier this month on a St. Petersburg subway train says her son was detained in Kyrgyzstan, not in Russia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

How Did The Kyrgyz President Get So Rich?.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev likes to talk about his wealth, but critics say he's less talkative about where it came from.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Former Bishkek Mayor Confronts Police Who Seized His Building.

Kyrgyz authorities seized a building owned by a former mayor of Bishkek, saying it was purchased with money stolen from the state.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan.

As Kyrgyzstan enters a nascent economic recovery" it will be vitally important for Bishkek to listen to the people.

- The Diplomat - US

Iran voices readiness to help Kyrgyzstan in construction of HPPs.

- Today.Az - AZ

Centerra receives all required Kumtor permits for 2017.

TSX-listed Centerra Gold has received its 2017 maximum allowable discharge permit that allows it to discharge treated effluent from the Kumtor mine tailings management facility, in the Kyrgyz Republic, starting in the spring. Centerra advised on Wednesday that Kumtor had all the necessary permits and approvals in place for ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Supporters Of Kyrgyz Opposition Politicians Protest Convictions, Prison Terms.

Lawyers and relatives of three Kyrgyz opposition politicians are protesting their convictions on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan: Four Opposition Politicians Jailed for Coup Attempt'.

A district court in the capital of Kyrgyzstan has convicted four opposition politicians on charges of attempting to violently seize power in a case that the defendants' supporters say was politically motivated. The longest term handed down on April 17 was reserved for Ernest Karybekov, who has been ordered to serve 20 years ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Russia: Another Central Asian Arrested Over Metro Blast.

Security services in Russia have detained another native of Kyrgyzstan in connection with the bombing of the St. Petersburg metro train that claimed 15 lives. Russian news outlets have cited officials as saying Arbor Azimov is suspected of being one of the masterminds behind the April 3 attack. A representative of the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

'Organizer' of Russian metro blast in custody

RUSSIA’S FSB security service is holding a suspected organizer of last month’s bombing of the St Petersburg metro that killed 14 people and injured dozens more, it said yesterday. The FSB said Abror Azimov was detained in Moscow suburb of Odintsovo. It described him as “originally from Central Asia.” ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Kyrgyzstan: Religious Authorities Order Closure of Illegal Madrasas

A representative for the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan has said that four madrasas have been shut down over the past week for failing to obtain proper authorization. Kushtarbek Mamatov told that the schools were giving lessons without the correct papers and did not appear to know that ...

- EurasiaNet - US

St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen

Authorities say 22-year old Akbarjon Jalilov carried out the attack. The motive has not been identified.

- The Diplomat - US

Russia's Aims in Central Asia

Regional cooperation revolves around the Eurasia Economic Union. Russia continues to lack a common policy on Central Asia, preferring instead to pursue bilateral relations with individual states, according to regional expert Chinara Esengul. The Kyrgyz analyst on Central Asia geopolitics and security told IWPR that she saw ...


Kyrgyzstan: Growing Pressure on Media Groups

– Kyrgyzstan's General Prosecutor has brought a series of cases against two prominent local media outlets that have been critical of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. The outlets are accused of discrediting the honor and dignity of the president and spreading false information. The actions violate standards ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

President's Lawsuits Intimidate Kyrgyz Media

Independent outlets fear pressure may fuel self-censorship. Activists are warning of threats to the country's media freedom after President Almazbek Atambaev filed a series of lawsuits against outlets for allegedly defaming him.   Media professionals fear that the huge sums of money involved might lead to self-censorship, ...