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Kyrgyzstan swears in new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

November 24, 2017 11:00 am
Kyrgyzstan swears in new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

Presidential candidate Sooronbai Jeenbekov casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Bishkek on October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyzstan’s new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country. […]

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Sooronbay Jeenbekov to become Kyrgyzstan’s fifth president

October 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Sooronbay Jeenbekov to  become Kyrgyzstan’s fifth president

A man walks past an election campaign poster of presidential candidate Sooronbay Jeenbekov in the village of Vorontsovka, 20 kilometers of Bishkek, on October 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyzstan’s presidential challenger who lost a bitterly-fought weekend election to former premier Sooronbay Jeenbekov appears to accept the result without challenge, […]

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov leads in presidential election

October 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov leads in presidential election

People vote at a polling station during the presidential election in the village of Koy-Tash, some 25 kilometers from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor Sooronbay Jeenbekov was Sunday tipped to win a presidential election, defying predictions of a second round and […]

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Kyrgyzstan voting for new president in historic election

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Kyrgyzstan voting for new president in historic election

Voters in the central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential election. Polling stations across the ex-Soviet nation opened at 08:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 08:00 pm, with more than three million people being […]

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Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev

February 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev

This file photo shows Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of Ata-Meken party, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, November 10, 2010. (Via Reuters) Kyrgyzstan has arrested a veteran opposition leader on corruption charges as political tensions mount in the Central Asian country ahead of a November presidential poll. Omurbek Tekebayev, 58, who leads the […]

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Voters in Kyrgyzstan approve controversial constitutional reforms

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Voters in Kyrgyzstan approve controversial constitutional reforms

People vote at a polling station during the referendum on constitution change in the village of Baytik some 20 km from Bishkek, on December 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Voters in Kyrgyzstan have approved a set of controversial constitutional reforms that strengthen the hand of President Almazbek Atambayev and boost the […]

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Constitutional referendum underway in Kyrgyzstan

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Constitutional referendum underway in Kyrgyzstan

A Kyrgyz man votes at home during early voting in a referendum on the constitution in the village of Besh-Kungey, some 20 kilometers from Bishkek, December 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Voters in Kyrgyzstan are taking to the polls to cast their ballots in a referendum on whether to make […]

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Government of President Almazbek Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan resigns after parliamentary coalition breakup

October 26, 2016 3:20 pm
Government of President Almazbek Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan resigns after parliamentary coalition breakup

Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev The government of President Almazbek Atambayev in Kyrgyzstan has resigned shortly after his party broke up with the ruling majority coalition in the parliament. Atambayev signed a decree on his government’s resignation on Wednesday, the president’s website announced. He said the government’s resignation was due to the collapse of […]

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Several dead, injured as blast hits near China Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

August 30, 2016 6:30 am
Several dead, injured as blast hits near China Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

Smoke rises from the site of a blast in the vicinity of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on August 30, 2016. Several people have been killed and wounded in a powerful explosion that rocked the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, Russian media say. Russia’s Interfax news agency cited […]

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Kyrgyzstan

December 10, 2012 7:50 am

Kyrgyzstan, officially Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Respublikasy), landlocked republic in the eastern part of Central Asia that is bordered on the north by Kazakhstan, on the east by China, on the south by China and Tajikistan, and on the west by Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the capital and largest city. The Kyrgyz, a Muslim people who speak a […]

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