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Kazakhstan's Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump.

Does Nazarbayev have a plan?

- The Diplomat - US

Kyrgyz president to visit Uzbekistan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Kyrgyz president to visit Uzbekistan.

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov will visit Uzbekistan, the Information Policy Department of the President's Office reported on December 11.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kyrgyzstan Orders Deportation of AFP Central Asia Correspondent.

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have ordered the deportation of the Central Asia correspondent for Agence-France Presse, Chris Rickleton. Rickleton told EurasiaNet.org that he had his passport taken away by border officials after flying into Manas international airport on the morning of December 9 and that he was being informed ...

- EurasiaNet - US

British AFP Journalist Says Banned From Kyrgyzstan.

A British journalist working for the French news agency AFP says he has been denied entry to Kyrgyzstan upon arrival and told he was banned from the ex-Soviet republic in Central Asia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyz Muslim Leader Endorses Polygamy, Prompting Heated Debate.

A high-profile Kyrgyz religious leader recently announced that he had married a second wife, bringing a contentious issue into the spotlight. Kyrgyzstan's secular laws forbid polygamy, but many men, including some state officials, have second and third wives, which is allowed under Islamic law.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EBRD backs reliable power supply in Kyrgyz Republic.

- Today.Az - AZ

EBRD backs reliable power supply in Kyrgyz Republic.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is contributing to the reliability of power distribution in the Kyrgyz Republic with a financing package of up to €6 million to JSC Vostokelectro, one of power distribution companies covering 47 percent of country's territory.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kyrgyz Children's Author Remakes Old Fables, Drives New Narratives.

There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.'

- Global Voices - US

Kyrgyz Students March Against Extremism.

Kyrgyz students held a march to raise awareness about Islamist extremism and radicalization in the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Serbia and Kyrgyzstan scrap visas for all passports.

Foreign ministers of Serbia and Kyrgyzstan Ivica Dacic and Erlan Abdyldaev on Tuesday signed a governmental agreement to abolish visas. Dacic told a joint news conference after the signing of the agreement that Kyrgyzstan is a great friend of Serbia, and that, in line with this, cooperation between the two countries needs ...

- B92 - SK

Compromise Agreement Resolves Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Gridlock

The gridlock on Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's border has reportedly been loosened following the signing of a document that could begin to thaw the diplomatic frost between the two nations. A roadmap setting the terms for border inspections was signed on December 2 by Kazakhstan's deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin and his ...

- EurasiaNet - US

CSTO Ready, But Not Yet Willing, To Send Troops to Syria

Leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led security bloc, have gathered but remained mute on the most closely watched item on the group's agenda: sending peacekeepers to Syria. Discussions on deploying troops from Russia's CSTO allies -- Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan -- ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Leaders Meet, Raising Hopes of Rapprochement

The leaders of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan met during a regional security summit in Minsk on November 30 for talks that have raised hopes that a bitter squabble between their nations could be settled. Newly elected Kyrgyz leader Sooronbai Jeenbekov and President Nursultan Nazarbayev used the encounter to discuss the stalemate ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court Upholds Rulings that Muzzle Free Speech

Expand Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev addresses a news conference in Berlin, April 1, 2015.  © 2015 Reuters Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court dealt a heavy blow to freedom of speech today by upholding three defamation rulings punishing critics for apparently insulting the honor and dignity' of the now former ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kazakhstan: State TV Doc on Kyrgyzstan's 2010 Revolt Ruffles More Feathers

A state broadcaster in Kazakhstan has tweaked Kyrgyzstan with a documentary depicting that country's 2010 revolution as a period of reckless mayhem and arguing that only Kazakhstan's president was capable of restoring tranquillity. The documentary that aired on Khabar TV station on the evening of November 29, titled Mission ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan's New Leadership

Invitation Only Research Event 7 Dec 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Russia and Eurasia Programme, Internal Dynamics and External Interests in Central Asia Edil Baisalov, Political Activist, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan's presidential election in October marked the first ...

- Chatham House - UK

Kyrgyzstan: Ex-Mufti's Second Wife Sparks Polygamy Debate

A prominent religious authority in Kyrgyzstan has admitted to taking a second wife, sparking a national discussion on polygamy in the process. Chubak azhy Zhalilov broke the news on his YouTube account and argued that he wants to see more men follow his example. I had no wish to get married a second time, but I wanted to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan: Mr. Jeenbekov Goes to Moscow

Right out of the gate, Kyrgyzstan's new president is seeking to prove his fealty to Moscow by traveling to the Russian capital for his maiden foreign trip. A presidential administration official said on November 28 that Sooronbai Jeenbekov's choice of destination was a declaration of intent about Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy ...

- EurasiaNet - US

In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure

Chinese authorities have put increasing pressure on ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang.

- The Diplomat - US

A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek

Almazbek Atambayev steps down and Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps up.

- The Diplomat - US

Kyrgyzstan: New President Takes Office in Historic Handover

Kyrgyzstan has a new president. And this time it is not because the country has been roiled by revolution. Sooronbai Jeenbekov, 59, was formally sworn into office on November 24 at the presidential Ala-Archa residence, formally bringing a close to Almazbek Atambayev's tenure. It is the first time in the country's history ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan: Notorious High-Ranking Customs Official Fired

A notorious high-ranking customs official in Kyrgyzstan has been fired in a dramatic personnel reshuffle that comes weeks after Kazakhstan complained about the volume of contraband goods flooding in from its southern neighbor. Prime Minister Sapar Isakov signed the order to dismiss Customs Service deputy chairman Rayimbek ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev Promises to Return to Politics

As Atambayev leaves office, he pledges to return in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

- The Diplomat - US

EU: Seek Stronger Central Asia Rights Commitments

Expand From left to right: Mr Neven MIMICA, Member of the European Commission; Ms Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Mr Erlan IDRISSOV, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan; Mr Erlan ABDYLDAEV, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan; Mr Aslov SIRODJIDIN, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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