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Kyrgyzstan at Twenty-Five: Treading Water

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
With its high mountain vistas and early efforts to cultivate ties with the West, Kyrgyzstan once was hailed as the “Switzerland of Central Asia”—a peaceful, multiethnic, democratic outpost of 6 million inhabitants in the midst of post-Soviet ...
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Kyrgyzstan-born MMA fighter facing Holly Holm wears Peruvian flag into octagon

Fox News Latino - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
When the Kyrgyzstan-born MMA fighter Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko visits her native country, family and friends can't wait for her to prepare a dish that's a little uncommon in that central Asian land, Chupe de Pescado, a fish soup that's a typical ...

Kyrgyzstan: Government Continues Circling No. 1 Investor

EurasiaNet - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Kyrgyzstan's state environmental regulator agreed to authorize a continuation of work at the Centerra Gold-operated Kumtor gold mine in the eastern part of the country.

Second exhibition-fair of Silk Road countries kicks off in Kyrgyzstan

Xinhua - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
BISHKEK, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The second exhibition-fair of Silk Road countries, aimed at further promoting trade and economic cooperation, kicked off Thursday in Kyrgyzstan's capital. The four-day exhibition-fair of Silk Road countries will serve as a ...

Why foreign investors are reluctant to invest in Kyrgyzstan

Times of Central Asia (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
LONDON (TCA) - Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries are constantly trying to attract foreign investment, which is very important for the local economies and one of the most important answers to persistent economic stagnation.
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Kyrgyzstan: Supreme Court leaves 65-year-old Prisoner of Conscience languishing in jail

Amnesty International - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The failure of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan to release 65-year old human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Azimjan Askarov is an egregious example of how Kyrgyzstan is failing to implement its international obligations, said Amnesty ...

Kyrgyzstan's only Catholic bishop dies

Vatican Radio - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
(Vatican Radio) The Jesuit apostolic administrator of the Kyrgyzstan, Bishop Nikolaus Messmer died on Monday at the age of 61.

Amid Russian Downturn, Kyrgyzstan Turns to China

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Bishkek is heavily dependent on workers' remittances and trade with Moscow. That dependence is currently perpetuating a local economic recession that might facilitate civil unrest and challenge political stability.

Earthquake hits Alay district of Kyrgyzstan

24 - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
An earthquake occurred today in Alay district, Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. Press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

Big changes needed to resolve critical situation in Kyrgyzstan's mining industry

Times of Central Asia (subscription) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
BISHKEK (TCA) - Kyrgyzstan's mining industry has been deteriorating for years and the situation has become critical but the government has not paid much attention to it.

Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case

The Diplomat - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Angela Merkel, the first German Chancellor to make an official visit to Kyrgyzstan, arrives at a crucial time. Human rights activists, including Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists, have urged her to press the case of Azimjon ...

Kyrgyzstan increases fruit, veg exports to Russia

FreshPlaza - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In June, an agricultural company in Kyrgyzstan concluded a contract with a large Russian wholesale company, Agrostar, for the delivery of Kyrgyz fruit and vegetables to Russia.

The struggle for decent work in Kyrgyzstan's garment sector

Equal Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Of the 200,000 or so people working in Kyrgyzstan's garment industry, not many work in factories like Larisa Fashions. A modern five-story building in the capital city of Bishkek, its bright and airy workspace speaks of the quality of the blouses and ...
Islam's Psychological Comfort for Kyrgyz Women
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Kyrgyzstan: Askarov Hearing Opens Amid High Nerves

EurasiaNet - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Security was tight in Kyrgyzstan's capital on July 11 as the Supreme Court began its review into the criminal conviction of an ethnic Uzbek rights activist jailed in 2010.

Kyrgyzstan to hold Issyk-Kul economic forum

Times of Central Asia (subscription) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The forum will open up broad opportunities for constructive dialogue between representatives of the business community and will become an effective platform for joining efforts for improving the investment climate in the region and promotion of ...

Kyrgyzstan: Shock Billboard Sparks Religious Debate

EurasiaNet - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Residents of Kyrgyzstan's capital woke up on July 13 to find stark and, to some, provocative billboards on some of the city's main thoroughfares.

German Leader Meets Kyrgyzstan's Singing President

Transitions Online - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The German minority in Kyrgyzstan traces back to Mennonites who settled there in the 19th century and ethnic Germans mostly from the Volga region that were forcefully resettled during World War II.

Agricultural products from Kyrgyzstan successfully sold in Russia

24 - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Agricultural products from Kyrgyzstan are successfully sold in Russia. The Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation Turdunazir Bekboev told today at a press conference.

National horse games festival to be held in south Kyrgyzstan

Times of Central Asia (subscription) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
BISHKEK (TCA) - On July 30, an annual Horse Games Festival will be held at the shore of Tulpar-Kol lake, which is located at the foot of Lenin Peak in the Pamir-Alai mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic ...