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Latest Kyrgyz Government Items
This month's arrest of a deposed Kyrgyz president's son in London has generated speculation the he could become a bargaining chip in negotiations over a U.S. military base in this Central Asian country.
Last week's arrest of former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's son in London has generated speculation the he could become a bargaining chip in negotiations over a U.S. military base in this Central Asian country.
Opposition politicians demanding the nationalization of the Canadian-owned Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan have been accused of an attempted coup, prompting analysts to warn that agitators are using the controversial foreign investment to plunge the revolution-prone Central Asian republic into further instability.
As the Kyrgyz government prepares to renegotiate its stake in the Kumtor gold mine, local analysts warn that opposition politicians are using the country's biggest financial asset as a pawn in partisan rivalries.
The Kyrgyz government is pushing to speed the construction of a trans-Asia railway, but the massive foreign investment needed to build Kyrgyzstan's stretch of the project has sparked a heated debate over the price the Central Asian nation would pay for the funding.
In 2010, clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh left dead an estimated 2,000 people, mostly Uzbeks.
Iraq's electricity minister resigned Monday in the face of angry protests over the lack of power despite years of promises that the situation would improve.
Kyrgyz government forces swept into an ethnic Uzbek village Monday, beating men and women with rifle butts in an assault that left at least two dead and more than 20 wounded, witnesses told the Associated Press.
A top U.S. envoy called Saturday for an independent investigation into the violence that has devastated southern Kyrgyzstan, as amateur video emerged of unarmed Uzbeks gathering to defend their town during the attacks.