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AP / Alexander Zemilanichenko

Landmark Election in Kyrgyzstan

Following a coup, bitter ethnic violence and skyrocketing food prices, Kyrgyzstan managed to hold a peaceful landmark election on Sunday that may very well establish the beleaguered country as the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 READ MORE



Al-Jazeera English

Food Prices Skyrocket in Beleaguered Kyrgyzstan

It’s been a rough year for Kyrgyzstan. There was the uprising in April that saw a new government take charge, followed by violent ethnic clashes in June, then by a mass flight of refugees. And now it culminates with food scarcity and soaring prices that affect a quarter of the population amid a broken trade and supply network.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko

Kyrgyzstan Violence: Why?

After an estimated 1,000 people died in violence in Kyrgyzstan two weeks ago, many are still asking “why?” Aside from blaming some organic propensity for violence between ethnic groups, The New York Times actually asked “why” and found complicity in both the Kyrgyz military and police forces.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Kyrgyzstan Death Toll Put at Near 2,000

As ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan continued to brutalize the country, interim leader Rosa Otunbayeva paid her first visit there and expressed fear that the death toll could reach 2,000 in the former Soviet republic.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 READ MORE


Kyrgyz unrest
AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko

Kyrgyzstan Braces for More Unrest

After last week’s deadly conflict in Kyrgyzstan, officials are zeroing in on the possibility that the riots were the product of a coordinated group effort and preparing for the possibility that more trouble may be on the way.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Kyrgyzstan Extends State of Emergency

The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency announced last week after ethnic violence erupted between Uzbek and Kyrgyz groups, killing more than 100 and extending to neighboring provinces.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010 READ MORE


Kyrgyzstan Violence Kills Dozens

Ethnic violence erupted in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 46 people and injuring hundreds more as the interim national government imposed a state of emergency in the region on Friday.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010 READ MORE



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Kyrgyzstan Reassures U.S. on Use of Base

Only days after a bloody uprising brought a new government to Kyrgyzstan, interim leader Roza Otunbayeva has pledged to the U.S. that her country will honor a deal allowing the U.S. to operate a key military base there.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Steele C.G. Britton, U.S. Air Force

Kyrgyz President Defiant as Transitional Gov’t Forms

Although he fled the capital city of Bishkek on Wednesday, Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev announced Thursday from an unknown locale that he wasn’t stepping down, despite the apparent takeover of the Krgyz government by opposition politicians, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Kyrgyzstan in State of Emergency as Protesters Storm the Capital (Update)

Kyrgyzstan was thrown into turmoil Wednesday after clashes between protesters and police killed at least 17 people, according to The New York Times, and caused Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee the capital of Bishkek.

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 READ MORE


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