Amid power struggle, Kyrgyzstan lawmakers dismiss government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov

Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov looks on during his inauguration ceremony at the Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek on November 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kyrgyzstan has jettisoned its 29th prime minister in less than three decades of independence as new President Sooronbay Jeenbekov looks to cement control over the Central Asian country. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly […]

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Armenians rally against former president Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan, scuffles erupt

Thousands of Armenians have flocked to the streets in the country’s capital Yerevan against former president Serzh Sargsyan seeking to maintain his hold on power as prime minister in the new administration. An estimated 6,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Yerevan on Monday in protest at a constitutional amendment approved in 2015 that will transfer governing […]

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