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A court in Kyrgyzstan has sentenced three people to lengthy jail terms for their alleged role in the car bomb attack on China’s embassy last August, but many questions remain over the rigor of the 10-month long investigation.    ...
Kyrgyzstan is against the expansion of the existing Russian airbase in the country, but is encouraging the Kremlin to build a separate military training base in the south of the country.  That's according to Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek...
As of July 1, singers in Uzbekistan will need to get permission from the state-run performers’ regulator before they are allowed to post their videos on YouTube. Anybody found in violation of the rule could face losing their lucrative performing...
When it came time to discuss the rights of women and girls in Kyrgyzstan’s parliament on June 22, the male members of the house decided they had somewhere better to be and took off. Discussions were organized as an opportunity for lawmakers to...
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have denied that they are in talks to send troops as part of a peacekeeping mission, contradicting statements from a day earlier by Russian and Turkish officials. But another Russian official confirmed that the talks were...
A civic activist in Kazakhstan jailed for his involvement in land protests in 2016 is entering the third week of a hunger strike declared in protest at the authorities’ refusal to relocate him to a prison in his home region. RFE/RL’s Kazakhstan...
Russia is in talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about sending troops to Syria, senior Russian and Turkish official have said.  "Negotiations are now going on, a process is being worked out so that Russian military police can contribute to...
The mother of a businessman in southern Uzbekistan allegedly killed while in police custody was granted an unlikely audience with the president, only to reportedly be prevented this week from leaving her hometown by the local police. Murodillo...
This Sunday, just as Georgia was caught up in another national debate about its constitutional future -- is it going to be a parliamentary republic, a presidential republic or a little bit of both? -- a voice from above pitched the idea of a...
In an inevitable development, the government of Kazakhstan has decided to name the airport in the capital city in honor of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. As soon as Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev signed a decree to that effect on June 20, the...