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Kyrgyz uprising

Kyrgyz private armies incite “permanent revolution”
Swept to power in a popular uprising, the new authorities in Kyrgyzstan are building an alternative security apparatus to guarantee they don’t suffer a similar fate.

17.03.2012 06:31

Leader of Kyrgyz revolution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The Kyrgyz Diplomatic Academy has nominated outgoing interim president Roza Otunbaeva for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.

30.11.2011 12:55

Base-hitter: New Kyrgyz leader wants US air base out
Kyrgyz President-elect Almazbek Atambayev has announced that all military installations should be removed from airports serving the country’s capital, Bishkek.

01.11.2011 10:22

Kyrgyzstan’s political reboot
The frontrunner in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, Almazbek Atambaev, has earned enough votes to claim victory. The election committee says the acting prime minister received more than 60 per cent of the votes.

30.10.2011 11:26

Former Soviet republics hope to contain NATO
The heads of states within the Collective Security Treaty Organization intend to strengthen its role, its current chairman, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, said after an informal summit in the Kazakh capital Astana.

12.08.2011 09:02

“Unexpected figures” may enter Kyrgyzstan’s presidential race
Kyrgyzstan is not ready to join the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, as political issues dominate the domestic agenda.

16.06.2011 11:25

Kyrgyzstan has chance to elect new head of state peacefully – interim president
For the first time in the country’s history, Kyrgyzstan may get a democratically elected president, Rosa Otunbaeva has said.

10.06.2011 07:34

Kyrgyz authorities ready to calm possible unrest with guns
Kyrgyz law enforcers have been given permission to use firearms in case of mass disturbances in the south of the country on the anniversary of last year’s deadly clashes in Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city of Osh.

09.06.2011 11:56

Kyrgyzstan bans edition about last year’s violence
Kyrgyz court has banned books dedicated to the interethnic violence that broke out last June, claiming they are biased and “form a negative image of Kyrgyzstan”. Security services are now searching for the authors of the two-volume edition.

03.05.2011 06:57

Exorcizing democracy
Seven rams have been sacrificed ahead of a parliamentary session in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan in attempt to drive evil spirits from last year’s bloody uprising out of the lawmaking chamber.

21.04.2011 09:31

Kyrgyz ruling coalition faces rift on fears of renewed ethnic strife
Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva has voiced her concerns over the “uneasy situation” in the republic’s society and warned against a possible split within the parliament’s ruling coalition which could lead to negative consequences.

15.03.2011 09:08

Russia negotiates terms for military base in Kyrgyzstan
The annual rent for a unified Russian military base may exceed $4.5 million, according to Kyrgyz Defense Minister Abibilla Kudayberdiev.

15.02.2011 15:05