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A week after being fired, former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov says he has been questioned by investigators about the modernization of a power plant that failed in late January in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. On Thursday, Isakov posted a photo of the summons on his Facebook. Eurasianet reported ...
On April 25, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev of Kyrgyzstan. Wang Yi expressed that last year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kyrgyzstan. Bilateral strategic partnership ...

Every shashlik cook worth his salt knows the secret is to give the meat a good marinade before sticking it on the skewer. A similar softening-up approach was adopted before the head of Kyrgyzstan's state economic crimes service was ejected from his post. Bolot Suyumbayev has had a rollercoaster of a ...
TASHKENT (TCA) — An Uzbek-Kyrgyz joint industrial enterprise, Imzo, has opened in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan's Jahon information agency reported. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Osh city administration, city council, Investment Promotion Agency, ...
BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan's former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov says he has been questioned by investigators over an incident that left parts of the country's capital city without heating last winter, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported. Isakov, who was fired by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov earlier this ...
First international transfer of accessible books in Kyrgyzstan under the MarrakeshTreaty for persons with print disabilities. EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) and the University of Toronto (U of T) Libraries are proud to announce the first international transfer of accessible format books to beneficiaries ...

BISHKEK (TCA) — On April 27 and 28, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a two-day forum to introduce Kyrgyzstan's tourism destinations and new tourism products to tour operators from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The forum “Discover Kyrgyzstan: Trends, ...
BOULDER, CO - From the Colorado Department of Transportation: A television crew from Kyrgyzstan spent the morning of April 24 documenting how the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) keeps the areas along its highways clean. The Kyrgyzstan State Television Channel "ELTR" crew ...
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia that is farther from sea than any other country on the planet. The former Soviet satellite has come far since it became an independent nation after the fall of the USSR in 1991, but it still struggles with some everyday issues — like waste ...
After several of his political opponents were targeted with spurious criminal cases, attention turned to the press and sections of Kyrgyzstan's lively civil society scene. Courts slapped journalists with fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes just for printing other people's criticisms of Atambayev.
Gulnaz lives at her parents' apartment 60km from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. She is divorced and is bringing her children up on her own. Her day begins at 4am: “I've never once been late for work. Four hours of sleep is enough for an active life,” she says. At a quarter to six, she's already at the bus ...
The general editorial line of such outlets is that Kyrgyzstan was lucky to have a leader like Atambayev and that the Jeenbekovs risk degenerating into a “family-clan regime” similar to the Bakiyev clan Atambayev helped overthrow in April 2010. Atambayev's claim to the mantle of leader of that uprising is yet ...
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Just weeks after he assumed office, the European Union and Kyrgyzstan initiated negotiations for an enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement to establish closer ties and give Kyrgyzstan an elevated status in its dealings with the EU. On Thursday, Jeenbekov will be received by EU leaders, ...
Sumalak, the gooey germinated wheat-based treat made to mark the spring equinox festival of Nowruz across Central Asia, is more than food. It is an institution whose preparation is freighted with ceremony. This year, people were invited from around Kyrgyzstan to attend a sumalak-cooking marathon in the ...
“In the near future, cargo will be heading to Kyrgyzstan. Ultimately, this route will join up with China,” Uzbekistan Railways official Abdurahim Hikmatov told Eurasianet. Talk of linking up to China is probably premature, however, since the varying gauges present a significant technical difficulty. Kyrgyzstan ...
BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan has simplified the conditions for obtaining work permits for foreign citizens. Earlier, six documents were required to obtain such permits, while only two documents are needed now, Medetbek Aydaraliev, Chairman of the State Migration Service of Kyrgyzstan, said at a press ...

Navjot Kaur created history by winning a gold medal in the 65kg final of the Asian Wrestling Championships. She became the first woman to do so. Navjot attributes her success to her parents. Facebook Photo. HIGHLIGHTS. Navjot Kaur created history by winning a gold medal in the 65kg final of the Asian ...
Vinod Kumar also lost in the quarterfinals (3-6) against Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan but was given a lifeline for a medal after his victor reached the final. The Indian was adjudged the bronze medal winner against Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan by virtue of scoring the last points in a 3-3 thriller.
Made in Kyrgyzstan: USAID partners secure export contracts for $6 million in 2017 ... These partnerships are a part of USAID's two major projects on economic development in the Kyrgyz Republic: USAID Business Growth Initiative and USAID Agro Horizon, the total value of which exceeds $40 million.
A passenger plane made an emergency landing in Kyrgyzstan due to engine failure, the capital's Manas International Airport said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua. "The plane flew from ... The Civil Aviation Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic has formed a commission to study the causes of the incident.
Representatives of the European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic met in Bishkek to discuss their cooperation in a number of areas. Meetings that were part of the regular political dialogue took place in two formats: sub-committee for development cooperation and sub-committee for trade and Investment, ...
Shortly after the Kyrgyzstani presidential elections (held on October 15), Kazakhstan reopened its border for cargo trucks and citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. The border was shut down last fall by Kazakhstani authorities following Atambayev's verbal attacks on President Nursultan Nazarbayev (see EDM, ...
“The Kyrgyz Republic has already accumulated experience in implementing new treatment regimens and new funding mechanisms for the national TB service as well as patient-oriented approaches in TB care,” says Dr Talantbek Batyrailev, Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic. “As a result, the ...
The first session of the political consultations between Qatar and the Kyrgyz Republic was held yesterday at the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry headquarters in ... The Qatari side included Charge d'Affaires of Qatar's embassy to Kyrgyzstan Adel Ahmad al-Anzi and Director of the Department of Asian Affairs at ...
Shortly after the Kyrgyzstani presidential elections (held on October 15), Kazakhstan reopened its border for cargo trucks and citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. The border was shut down last fall by Kazakhstani authorities following Atambayev's verbal attacks on President Nursultan Nazarbayev (see EDM, ...
What's new is the official confirmation that the U.S.-Kyrgyzstan security relationship has deteriorated since 2014, when the Americans left the Manas Transit Center and the bilateral defense cooperation agreement ended. “The Kyrgyz Republic has increasingly aligned its interests with Russia and China,” ...
“The Kyrgyz Republic has increasingly aligned its interests with Russia and China,” Votel testified, citing the closure of the US air force base in Manas in 2014 and the subsequent breakdown of US-Kyrgyzstan military ties. Votel laid the blame with Kyrgyzstan's government: “Despite the Kyrgyz armed forces' ...
Bones hold many facts, and under a discerning eye they can also help tell a story. Anthropology professors Jeanne McLaughlin and Pat O'Grady are going to the far corners of the world to help find and tell those stories. Using their expertise in archaeology and forensics, they're about to launch a new field ...
Kyrgyzstan exposed there the products with export potential. Among them are medicinal herbs, dried fruits and many others. By the end of the exhibition, an agreement will be signed for the supply of 7 types of products between the cooperative union of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Indian cooperative for the ...
Moscow has strengthened the potential capacity of military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in connection with the threats coming from Afghanistan. Within the CIS, work is in progress on a regional border security system, the Head of the Third CIS Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ...
Henry Ensher, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, arrived in Kyrgyzstan after visiting neighboring Tajikistan, the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek said on February 5. Ensher was expected to meet with top officials and lawmakers to discuss bilateral ties.
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board ...
Aigul Dogdurova, a 43-year old native of Bishkek, cannot remember anything like it. For four days, households across Kyrgyzstan's capital are experiencing a bitter chill because of a power plant malfunction. “You sit in your apartment without heating or hot water and you turn on the air conditioner for some ...
She sells knockoff tracksuits, sporting the Nike swoosh, or beadazzled with “Armani,” at the Dordoi Bazaar on the outskirts of Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital. Before Kyrgyzstan joined the Eurasian Union, she explained, everything she sold was imported from China. But as the cost of Chinese clothes has risen, ...
URUMQI, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have helped their counterparts in Kyrgyzstan finish an initial assessment of drinking water pollution in the Central Asian country. The study is part of an ongoing joint program aimed at addressing grave safety concerns about drinking water in Kyrgyzstan.
Please accept my sincerest congratulations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is with great pleasure that I note that Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan relations are based on traditional friendship, common history, culture ...
A "mobster" is controlled during a joint anti-terrorist exercise held by China and Kyrgyzstan frontier forces in Kizilsu Kirgiz Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 27, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Fei). BISHKEK, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The State Committee for National Security of ...
Many Chinese projects in Kyrgyzstan are focused on transportation — mostly railway lines and roads — but there's another sector that may catch ... "The fundamental thing that can help the Kyrgyz Republic leap-frog into a better country with a better economy is technology," Aziz Soltobaev, founder of KG ...
Residents of Kyrgyzstan's capital endured a teeth-shatteringly cold weekend following a malfunction at the city's local power plant. In additional to generating electricity, TETs, or thermal power plants, like the one in Bishkek, pump heated water into homes, but residents said that following the breakdown on ...
Kyrgyzstan's new president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, comes from the same party as his predecessor, Almazbek Atambaev. Jeenbekov promised when he was campaigning that he would continue Atambaev's policies, but those policies did not resolve many of the issues Kyrgyzstan faces, and something ...
The National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan decided to suspend the export of electricity to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in connection with the coming cold weather on January 25, Uzbek and Kyrgyz media outlets reported. The agreement spells out these measures, so there will be no discontent from ...
The Prime Minister said that with the accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), new opportunities for expanding its enterprises have opened up for domestic producers of dairy products, which in the long run will positively affect the development of the industry as a whole.
From 2007 the state started ordering unregistered communities of Protestant Christians, Hare Krishna devotees, and Ahmadi Muslims in many parts of Kyrgyzstan to stop meeting for worship (see F18News 13 August 2009 http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=1336). Mobs have also conducted ...
Culture officials in Kyrgyzstan have suspended a respected singing teacher at the Kyrgyz National Conservatory over leaked footage purporting to show her engaged in intimate relations. The scandal flared when local news agencies this week received a letter from a person posing as the teacher's ...
HE Jassim Saif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and Jamshitbek Kalilov sign the air services agreement between Qatar and the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) in Doha ... Qatar and the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) signed an air services agreement in Doha on Sunday, which would allow the national carrier to expand into ...
Doha: The Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and the Minister of the Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic Jamshitbek Kalilov signed today an air services agreement between Qatar and the Kyrgyz Republic. The agreement comes within the framework of ...
A delegation from Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Health visited Iran last Sunday within the framework of a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the field of healthcare, medicine and medical equipment between the ministries of health of the two countries. Citing a press service of the Kyrgyz ...
BISHKEK, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Road accidents claimed 907 lives in Kyrgyzstan in 2017, including 104 children, traffic safety authorities said Friday. There were 6,346 road accidents in 2017, which though 8.1 percent less than in 2016, was still a big number for a small country like Kyrgyzstan, said Ymanaly ...
The secondary school, which was set up in 1976, is located in the district of Issyk-Ata in Ahiska-populated Chuy region. It has 697 students from 17 different nationalities. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) completed the renovation of external facades of the school. Kyrgyzstan's Deputy ...


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