U.S., Kyrgyzstan Reach Compromise On Manas 'Black Box'
The "black box" flight recorder from the U.S. Air Force jet that crashed in Kyrgyzstan has been found , and the U.S. and Kyrgyzstan have reached an agreement on the sensitive issue of sharing access to the information contained therein.
Wed May 22, 2013
Thirty four new citizens welcomed during Mobile naturalization ceremony
Thirty four petitioners for U.S. citizenship, right, listen to Dennis Langan, of the Exchange Club of Mobile, during a naturalization ceremony in U.S. District Court on Friday, May 17, 2013.
The first great Festival of Education in Bishkek
Great festival for children, teenagers and their parents was held last weekend in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Tue May 21, 2013
Kyrgyzstan bent on evicting US air base in 2014
The lawyer for the family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell said Tuesday that even as local police close the active part of their investigation into her disappearance, federal authorities continue to review the case - a... BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's president has reaffirmed that next year the Central Asian nation will evict the U.S. air ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Kyrgyzstan: Renewed Rancor in Latvian Relations
Last week, Inside the Cocoon wrote about an Atlantic Council-sponsored conference on Kyrgyzstan and the potential for a conflict of interest.
Sun May 19, 2013
Global Voices Online
Does Kyrgyzstan need Russia's Customs Union?
Discussions surrounding potential membership of the Customs Union that currently comprises Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan are not new to Kyrgyzstan's public.
Fri May 17, 2013
Inter Press Service
Kyrgyz Officials Outline Restructuring Plan for Lucrative Gold Mine
Bishkek and Toronto-listed Centerra Gold are engaged in a protracted legal dispute over Kumtor, the largest gold mine operated by a Western company in Central Asia.
Security Clampdown In Jalal-Abad After Ethnic Clash
Local authorities have increased security measures in Kyrgyzstan's Ala-Buka district in Jalal-Abad Oblast after several dozen Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbek youths clashed there.
Lukashenka to meet "warm reception" in Bishkek
"Meken Sheytteri, Aprel Bairagy and Aikol Ala-Too movements are going to organise a rally during Lukashenka's visit and demand him to extradite former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev to Kyrgyzstan," the movement leader said.
Thu May 16, 2013
Young, Loud, and Turkmen
Ashgabat may be the capital of one of the most closed societies in the world and home to Central Asia's most repressive regime, but even here the walls occasionally shake with the sound of rock 'n' roll.
Chinese Mining Company Operations In Kyrgyzstan Blocked By Protesters
The Chinese Kaidi company's gold-mining operations in the Chon-Alai district have given rise to protests among locals.
Wed May 15, 2013
Bakiyevs finance extremist groups
The government of Kyrgyzstan plans to take further measures seeking the extradition of the country's former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and his brother Zhanysh Bakiyev in connection with a verdict of the Military Court.
Presentation of the video version of the Kyrgyz great heritage
The epic "Manas" is one of the greatest cultural achievements of the Kyrgyz people.
Tue May 14, 2013
Kyrgyzstan: Former "Prince" Dodges US Prosecution
Officials and lots of citizens in Kyrgyzstan are reeling from the news that the Central Asian nation's most hated son will continue living a free and comfortable life abroad.
Kyrgyzstan: Conference Generates Controversy Before Convening
A conference focusing on Kyrgyzstan's present problems and future choices threatens to become sidetracked by a conflict-of-interest controversy.
Mon May 13, 2013
Kyrgyzstan: Officials Outline Restructuring Plan for Lucrative Gold Mine
As officials in Kyrgyzstan prepare to negotiate with their country's largest investor in Bishkek this week, new details are emerging about how the Kyrgyz government wants to restructure the agreement covering operations at the country's flagship gold mine.
Gazpromneft-Aero Inks Refueling Deal For All Turkish Airlines Flights
Gazpromneft-Aero, the Gazprom Neft aviation fuel business operator, has signed a long-term agreement with Turkish Airlines for all of the carrier's flights to be refuelled at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Sun May 12, 2013
Global Voices Online
Kyrgyzstan: Victory Day Celebrated and Debated
Just over sixty-eight years ago, on May 9, 1945, Nazi Germany capitulated, marking the end of World War Two.
Thu May 09, 2013
A Turbulent Valley in a Turbulent Decade - By Joshua Foust
In 2005, the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan experienced its own version of the "color revolutions" that had already swept through other parts of the former Soviet Union.
Tue May 07, 2013
Controversy Begins To Brew Over U.S. Plane Crash In Kyrgyzstan
U.S. military officers show Kyrgyz journalists the Manas air base. , that's when such incidents become political symbols that can turn public opinion against the basing presence and even damage the future of the relationship.