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Medvedev warns extremists may take advantage of Kyrgyzstan’s new government
Voters in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly approved on June 27 a new constitution that turns the country into the first parliamentary state in Central Asia. The turnout was more than 70% of the 2.7 million voters.

July 01, 2010 23:24

Kyrgyzstan votes in favor of new constitution and interim president
Final results coming out of Kyrgyzstan showed a landslide vote in favor of a new constitution. Kyrgyzstan's interim leader, Rosa Otunbaeva, declared Sunday's vote a great success.

July 01, 2010 23:25

Day of silence for Kyrgyzstan as country prepares to cast ballots
Kyrgyzstan is to decide on the country’s future in a constitutional referendum scheduled for June 27. The referendum comes following weeks of bitter ethnic violence.

June 26, 2010 16:46

Singapore fights trade in bear gall bladders and other exotic animal parts
Among the gleaming skyscrapers of Singapore’s Financial District hides an area where an ancient civilization and centuries-old beliefs are being carefully preserved.

June 26, 2010 11:01

Russia-US relations are not all about security – presidents
Russia and the US have some disagreements, but neither side will let that get in the way of a strong working relationship – that was the message from Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, who held a joint press conference.

June 25, 2010 17:36

Russia seeks protection from Afghan drug flow
The head of the Russian drug enforcement agency has said his country wants to set up a permanent military base in Kyrgyzstan in order to stem the continuous flow of illegal drugs from Afghanistan.

June 25, 2010 17:36

Thousands of Kyrgyz citizens displaced as violence persists
Kyrgyzstan’s ongoing unrest has claimed more than 250 lives and led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in the country, with many seeking shelter in makeshift camps on the Uzbek border.

October 11, 2010 12:59

Clashes with police claim more lives in Kyrgyzstan
Although the bloody ethnic conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan saw a relative period of calm over the weekend, clashes have resumed on Monday.

June 22, 2010 13:07

Desperately needed humanitarian aid comes in Kyrgyzstan
As Kyrgyzstan mourns the 190 victims of ethnic clashes in the south of the country, the UN and the interim government point to evidence the troubles were orchestrated and the actual number of killed may be a lot higher.

June 22, 2010 12:27

New resolution leaves much room for further cooperation with Iran - FM spokesman
At a weekly media briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrey Nesterenko focused on adoption of UN Security Council resolution on Iran, the situation in Kyrgyzstan and other issues.

July 16, 2010 17:33

North Korea talks war in UN
North Korea has warned that any rebuke from the UN over the alleged sinking of a South Korean navy ship in April could provoke a military response.

June 21, 2010 10:22

Humanitarian aid for Kyrgyzstan
As the crisis in Kyrgyzstan shows no signs of abating, international organizations and different countries, including Russia and the US, are expressing their concern over the events and pledging humanitarian help.

June 17, 2010 09:36