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Wednesday, December 08, 2021



Here's why you should visit the former Soviet republics of Central Asia

December 05, 2021 12:41 pm

These five destinations have to be on your travel wish list!

Delhi: Pregnant woman from Kyrgyzstan, son found murdered in Kalkaji apartment

September 23, 2021 10:20 am

A murder case has been registered but police are yet to make arrests. A senior police officer said several people are being questioned and “they are giving different versions”.

Kyrgyzstan president set to win new constitutional powers

April 11, 2021 10:20 pm

Voters in the Central Asian country appear to have backed a constitutional reform that would substantially increase populist President Sadyr Zhaparov's powers.

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president's powers

April 11, 2021 7:54 am

The proposed new constitution would reduce the size of the country's parliament by 25 per cent to 90 seats and give the President the power to appoint judges and heads of law-enforcement agencies.

Nationalist Sadyr Zhaparov wins Kyrgyzstan's presidential elections

January 11, 2021 1:14 pm

Winning nearly 80% of the vote, Zhaparov is set to complete his rise from prison to presidency. But voters also chose to do away with parliamentary rule in Kyrgyzstan.

Nationalist politician likely to win Kyrgyz presidential vote

January 10, 2021 11:20 am

Violent protests which erupted last October sprung Japarov, 52, from a prison cell to the prime minister’s chair and culminated in him assuming the interim presidency, although he later gave it up to run for a full-time role.

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps down amid election turmoil

October 15, 2020 2:41 pm

In a statement released by his office, Jeenbekov, who has faced calls to step down from protesters and political opponents, said holding on to power wasn’t “worth the integrity of our country and agreement in society.”

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan endorses state of emergency

October 14, 2020 11:01 am

The turmoil marks the third time in 15 years that demonstrators have moved to oust a government in Kyrgyzstan, a nation of 6.5 million people that is one of the poorest to emerge from the former Soviet Union.

Explained: Why is Kyrgyzstan facing its worst political crisis in decades?

October 12, 2020 11:14 am

Kyrgyzstan’s president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, has declared a state of emergency in the capital till October 21, giving permission to the military to step in.

Kyrgyz parliament set to meet, discuss new govt amid unrest

October 10, 2020 2:55 pm

The parliament planned to gather in the presidential residence on the outskirts of Bishkek, after its own offices were ransacked by protesters who seized key government buildings on Tuesday.