Thursday Jun 13
Kyrgyzstan: Parliament Failing Public-Faith Test
Two collapsed coalitions, the odd bloody nose, and the delicate matter of a stolen bicycle: As Kyrgyzstan's first truly multi-party parliament enters its third year, observers and participants agree that the legislature has a lot of growing up to do.
Thursday Jun 13
A View From Kyrgyzstan: Restricting Women's Rights Won't Solve Any Problems
This is a guest post from Alisher Abdug'ofurov, a young ethnic Uzbek Kyrgyzstani citizen living in Jalal-abad.
Thursday Jun 13
Analysts Say Buyer Unlikley to Be Found for Whitegate Refinery.
Leading analysts say it`s very unlikely that a trade buyer will be found for the Whitegate Oil refinery in Cork Harbour which has gone on the market ... The Irish Independent reports that analysts have warned that theres unlikely to be a trade buyer for the business and it may well end up shutting down.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
International Monetary Fund
Kyrgyz Republic: IMF Completes Fourth Review Under an ECF...
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today completed the fourth review of Kyrgyz Republic's economic performance under the program supported by a three-year, SDR 66.6 million Extended Credit Facility arrangement that was approved by the IMF's Executive Board on June 20, 2011 .
Susan Polgar Chess Blog
Zone 3.4 Championships in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Zone 3.4 Championships 2013 take place from 6th June to 16th June 2013 in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sentenced In Absentia
Kyrgyz former Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov has been sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison.
Victims Of Ethnic Clashes In Kyrgyzstan Commemorated
OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Special events commemorating the victims of violent ethnic clashes three years ago have been held in Kyrgyzstan's southern regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Law and Order in Atambayev's Kyrgyzstan
To say that Kyrgyzstan has been riddled with controversy lately would be an understatement.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Sioux Falls immigrants find safety, convenience on bikes
Ku Reh sits at a table in Lutheran Social Services' Refugee and Immigration Center, his left hand resting on the cast covering his right wrist, and insists that bicycling in Sioux Falls is not dangerous.
Call for applications: School of Peacemaking and Media Technologies in Bishkek
School of Peacemaking and Media Technologies on the basis of the "Network of Social Mediators" Public Foundation is happy to announce a competition for the new Camp for Media Innovations among the officially registered print media and online media outlets of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Nashoba Publishing Online
Harvard teen headed to Kyrgyzstan, thanks to Rotary Club
Philip Wesley will be a junior in high school next fall. But he won't be joining his classmates at The Bromfield School in Harvard where he recently finished 10th grade.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Kyrgyzstan: Where Laws Don't Necessarily Pertain to Crime Kingpins
A painting of Ryspek Akmatbayev, a suspected crime boss who won a parliamentary seat in 2006 but was murdered before taking office, hangs over a crowd of more than 100 Kyrgyz villagers who gathered in Balykchy to protest against his possible assassination.
The Globe and Mail
Centerra Gold in talks with Kyrgyzstan over Kumtor ownership
Centerra Gold Inc. says it's in talks with representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic about a possible change to the ownership of the controversial Kumtor gold mine, which is operated by the Toronto-based mining company.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Uzbekistan's Move Away from Regional Afghan Response
As Central Asian states prepare for what comes next when NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan next year, Moscow is trying to forge a regional security grouping into a more effective system for countering threats.
Global Voices Online
Kyrgyzstan: Rule of Law Versus Rule of the Mob?
A week-long wave of regional unrest, ostensibly due to disagreements over the fate of a key gold mine, has sent Kyrgyzstan into a state of disorder that looks all too familiar for citizens of the republic.
The Daily Star
Protesters block road in Kyrgyzstan after gold mine clashes
A picture taken on May 31, 2013, shows protesters crowding near a power substation in the Kyrgyz village of Tamga, some 300 km southeast of the capital Bishkek.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Nine Potential `Karabakhs' in Central Asia Heating Up
Eurasia Daily Monitor May 28 2013 Nine Potential `Karabakhs' in Central Asia Heating Up Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 100 May 28, 2013 05:40 PM By: Paul Goble That the ethnic and political borders in Central Asia do not correspond is widely recognized; but the region's nine ethnic exclaves, territories within the borders of ... (more)
Kyrgyzstan declares emergency after bloody gold mine clashes
BISHKEK: Parts of Kyrgyzstan were under curfew Saturday after clashes between security forces and protesters who want a Canadian-owned gold mine nationalised led the president to declare a state of emergency.
Protesters in Kyrgyzstan unblock Canadian gold mine, but unrest continues
Protesters are on their way to cut off electricity at a power transformer unit outside the Kyrgyz town of Barskoon on Friday.
Fri May 31, 2013
Armenian Demarche?: Discussion Of Geopolitical Choices On In Yerevan...
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan did not attend the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization's summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 28, nor did he travel to Astana, Kazakhstan, the following day for the EurAsEC summit there, which gave rise to speculations that thus the Armenian leader showed his determination not to bow to Russian ... (more)