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Kyrgyzstan: Country in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, and also known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.


Marking 10 years after Kyrgyzstan's violent power struggle [Video]

Marking 10 years after Kyrgyzstan's violent power struggle

It has been a decade since Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was overthrown in a power struggle and dozens died when protesters stormed the presidential palace.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published
Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world [Video]

Women defy conservative regimes in rights marches across the world

Women marched for their rights on Sunday all around the world, including in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico...View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
Women's rights activists attacked, arrested on International Women's Day [Video]

Women's rights activists attacked, arrested on International Women's Day

A march in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on International Women's Day is attacked by masked men, before dozens of women were then arrested by police. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

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Kyrgyzstan moves to lock down major cities

Kyrgyzstan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in its three biggest cities including the capital Bishkek, a move that will allow authorities to lock them down to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus reaches Kyrgyzstan, via Saudi Arabia

Kyrgyzstan has confirmed its first coronavirus cases, as three citizens tested positive after arriving from Saudi Arabia, the healthcare minister said on Wednesday, a day after the Central Asian..
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Kyrgyzstan closes borders over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan has banned entry to all foreigners to safeguard against a coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Altynai Omurbekova said on Tuesday.
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Kyrgyzstan bars entry to travelers from France, Germany, Spain over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan barred entry on Thursday to travelers from France, Germany and Spain as a precaution against the coronavirus, the Kyrgyz government said, adding that it had also removed Japan from the list.
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Women's rights activists attacked then detained in Kyrgyzstan

Police in Kyrgyzstan detained dozens of women's rights activists on Sunday shortly after journalists witnessed the protesters being attacked by masked men.
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Kyrgyz police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protest

Kyrgyz riot police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who approached the government headquarters in the capital Bishkek on Monday.
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Kyrgyzstan halts issuance of new visas to Chinese nationals

Kyrgyzstan has suspended the issuance of new visas to Chinese nationals because of the coronavirus outbreak in the neighboring country, Kyrgyz news agency Akipress quoted deputy foreign minister Nurlan..
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China-led $280 million Kyrgyzstan project abandoned after protests

A Chinese company has pulled out of a $280 million project to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan after protests by hundreds of locals in a fresh display of anti-Beijing sentiment in Central Asia.
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Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit

Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday.
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Kyrgyzstan says U.S. travel restrictions damage ties

The move by the United States to impose travel restrictions on Kyrgyz citizens is a blow to bilateral relations, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Saturday.
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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
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Kyrgyzstan's male headgear gets on Unesco's cultural heritage list

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After Russian loan, Kyrgyz businessman casts Putin in stone

A ski resort in Kyrgyzstan has unveiled a 2.5 meter (8 foot)- high statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the resort's founder received a $1.2 million loan from a Russian-sponsored..
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Kyrgyzstan censors "provocative" women's rights art event over nudity

An art exhibition in Kyrgyzstan that featured a woman undressing in front of an audience has been censored by the government, and the head of the gallery has resigned after receiving death threats.
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Kyrgyz ex-president Atambayev stands trial over release of mob boss

Former Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev went on trial behind closed doors on Friday charged with illegally setting free a jailed organized crime boss, which led to his arrest in August after a..
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Hundreds protest over Kyrgyz corruption report

Hundreds of people protested in front of the Kyrgyz government headquarters on Monday demanding that the authorities follow up on a media investigation of alleged money laundering to the tune of $700..
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Four killed, 18 wounded in Kyrgyz-Tajik border clash

Three Tajik soldiers and one Kyrgyz serviceman were killed and more than a dozen on both sides wounded in an overnight border clash, the authorities in Bishkek and Dushanbe said on Tuesday, blaming..
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Ex-Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev charged with murder

Almazbek Atambayev is charged with organising mass unrest, murder and hostage-taking.
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Kyrgyz ex-president arrested, accused of coup plan- state media

The head of Kyrgyzstan's security forces accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police..
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Kyrgyz ex-president charged with murder, unrest -prosecutors cited by Interfax

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Kyrgyzstan's ex-president Almazbek Atambayev with murder and causing mass unrest, news agency Interfax reported, after a deadly clash last week with security forces who..
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Ex-president of Kyrgyzstan surrenders a day after violent botched raid

Kyrgyzstan's former President Almazbek Atambayev surrendered to security forces at his compound outside the capital Bishkek on Thursday, a day after a commando was killed in a failed attempt to arrest..
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Second raid launched to arrest former Kyrgyz president: website

Kyrgyz security forces launched a second raid on the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev on Thursday, an independent news website there reported, after a failed attempt to arrest him the..
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Kyrgyz security forces launch second raid on ex-president's house: website

Kyrgyz security forces have launched a second raid on the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev, independent news website Akipress.kg reported on Thursday, citing witnesses.
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Kyrgyz president calls for security clampdown as stand-off with opponent turns violent

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov ordered "urgent measures" to maintain the rule of law on Thursday after violent clashes between security forces and supporters of ex-president Almazbek Atambayev,..
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Kyrgyz leader calls for urgent measures to maintain 'rule of law'

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Kyrgyzstan troops storm ex-President Almazbek Atambayev's home

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Kyrgyzstan's wanted ex-leader evades arrest

Kyrgyz elite security forces attempted to arrest former president Almazbek Atambayev at his house on Wednesday, but his supporters kept them at bay and killed at least one operative, local media and..
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Kyrgyz police storm ex-president's house: report

Kyrgyz police stormed the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev on Wednesday, Kyrgyz news websites Akipress and 24.kg reported, citing eyewitnesses.
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