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Kyrgyzstan's President Wants Another Russian Military Base.

On a recent visit to Russia, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev told journalists he had asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to open a new joint base in Kyrgyzstan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan Sentences Three Over Chinese Embassy Attack.

A Kyrgyz court has sentenced three men to long-term imprisonment for alleged involvement in an attack against the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek last year.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijan to join music festival in Bishkek.

The third TENGRI music 2017 festival will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 28-29.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan to join music festival in Bishkek.

- Today.Az - AZ

Atambayev Offers Russia to Build Training Base in Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan is against the expansion of the existing Russian airbase in the country, but is encouraging the Kremlin to build a separate military training base in the south of the country. That's according to Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev, who said je discussed the matter with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan Says Four Suspects Plotting Terrorist Attacks Detained.

Kyrgyz authorities say they have detained the four members of a suspected terrorist cell that was allegedly planning attacks in the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan: Election Campaigning Co-opts Islam.

Will politicians use religious discourse to appeal to the electorate? Political scientists are predicting that candidates in Kyrgyzstan's upcoming presidential elections will try to court growing religious feeling in the country to win over voters. Although it remains a secular state in which all citizens have equal rights, ...

- IWPR - UK

Iran's joining SCO could consolidate organization's authority: Bishkek.

Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization could consolidate the organization's authority, Kyrgyzstan's Deputy Foreign Minister Emil Kaykiev told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Iran's joining SCO could consolidate organization's authority: Bishkek.

Iran's joining SCO could consolidate organization's authority: Bishkek...

- MENAFN - JO

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev denies he's in talks to send troops to Syria: Interfax.

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has not conducted negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria during his visit to Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted Atambayev as saying on Saturday.

- Zee News - IN

Kyrgyzstan: Male MPs Ditch Parliament During Discussions on Women's Rights.

When it came time to discuss the rights of women and girls in Kyrgyzstan's parliament on June 22, the male members of the house decided they had somewhere better to be and took off. Discussions were organized as an opportunity for lawmakers to question government representatives and experts on the issue, but out of the 101 ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria

Reports that Russia is trying to persuade Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to send troops to Syria have sparked confused and carefully worded denials from those two countries.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Under Right Conditions, Open to Deployment to Syria

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have denied that they are in talks to send troops as part of a peacekeeping mission, contradicting statements from a day earlier by Russian and Turkish officials. But another Russian official confirmed that the talks were going on, and there seemed to be enough wiggle room in Astana and Bishkek to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria

Russia suggested that soldiers from the two countries could help police "de-escalation zones."

- Washington Post - US

Kazakhstan Denies It's in Talks to Send Troops to Syria

Kazakhstan is not conducting negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria and would only despatch troops there under a United Nations mandate, the Kazakh foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday, cited by Reuters. On Thursday, Russia's RIA news agency had quoted the head of the defense committee in the lower ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia In Talks With Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to Syria

Russia is in talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about sending troops to Syria, senior Russian and Turkish official have said. "Negotiations are now going on, a process is being worked out so that Russian military police can contribute to providing security in Syria, and proposals to our colleagues in Kazakhstan and ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan denies it's in talks to send troops to Syria

Kazakhstan is not conducting negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria and would only despatch troops there under a United Nations mandate, the Kazakh foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday, cited by Reuters. On Thursday, Russia's RIA news agency had quoted the head of the defense committee in the lower ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria

And now for something completely different.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Reportedly Asked About Sending Troops To 'Monitor' Syria

Turkey, Russia, and Iran are working on a mechanism to monitor the so-called de-escalation' agreement in Syria, including involving U.S. troops in the establishment of zones of responsibility, a Turkish official says.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kyrgyzstan, Russia sign agreement on military-technical co-operation

Kyrgyzstan and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement on military-technical co-operation, the Russian government announced on 20 June following talks between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, in Moscow. "Military-technical and defence

- Jane’s - US

UN Secretary-General Fails to Speak Up for Rights in Central Asia

Expand United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev during their meeting at the Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek, June 11, 2017. © UN Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' tour of five Central Asian countries, which ended Tuesday, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kyrgyzstan Investigates Journalist for Reporting on Ethnic Tensions

Security services in Kyrgyzstan have initiated a criminal case for inciting ethnic hatred' against a journalist who reported on the spread of online xenophobia. On June 10, one day after that decision was announced, a court in the capital, Bishkek, ruled that Moscow-based ferghana.ru, the website where Ulugbek Babakulov had ...

- EurasiaNet - US

In Kyrgyzstan, UN chief Guterres highlights importance of governance for sustainable development

Underscoring the importance of accountable and inclusive governance and institutions for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for public services to be more responsive, efficient and collaborative.

- UN - INT

The Downside of Foreign Aid in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is dependent on foreign aid, which also impacts its internal political rivalries.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: Travel Ban on Rights Lawyer

Expand Fayzinisso Vohidova.  © TajInfo – Tajik border guards on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border on May 14, 2017, prevented a prominent human rights lawyer from leaving the country, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Tajik authorities should immediately rescind the ban on Fayzinisso ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kyrgyzstan: President Targets Critics

Expand Cholpon Djakupova.  © 2017 Private – The Prosecutor General's Office in Kyrgyzstan has brought an unjustified lawsuit against a human rights defender, a news outlet, and two journalists, on behalf of President Almazbek Atambaev, Human Rights Watch said today.  The prosecutor general should drop the lawsuit ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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