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Kyrgyzstan: Country in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, also known as Kirghizia, is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

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Who is Kyrgyzstan’s new prime minister, Sadyr Zhaparov? [Video]

Who is Kyrgyzstan’s new prime minister, Sadyr Zhaparov?

Zhaparov, a nationalist who wants to share Kyrgyzstan’s gold wealth with the public, was freed by protesters amid unrest.

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Kyrgyzstan crisis: Parliament ends state of emergency as PM consolidates power [Video]

Kyrgyzstan crisis: Parliament ends state of emergency as PM consolidates power

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Kyrgyz emergency ends as freed PM takes reins [Video]

Kyrgyz emergency ends as freed PM takes reins

Kyrgyzstan has ended its state of emergency after the unrest that followed a disputed election. A new prime minister has taken the helm, but caused concern by also adopting the interim presidency. Lucy..

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Kyrgyzstan's new PM Japarov assumes presidential powers [Video]

Kyrgyzstan's new PM Japarov assumes presidential powers

Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday.

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Kyrgyzstan president resigns after weeks of turmoil [Video]

Kyrgyzstan president resigns after weeks of turmoil

Sooronbay Jeenbekov had been facing daily protests since the disputed parliamentary election earlier this month.

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Kyrgyzstan youth call for political overhaul after election [Video]

Kyrgyzstan youth call for political overhaul after election

President Sooronbay Jeenbekov promised to resign following days of protests over the results of this month's parliamentary election which many say was rigged.

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Kyrgyz parliament appoints new PM as troops are deployed in Bishkek [Video]

Kyrgyz parliament appoints new PM as troops are deployed in Bishkek

Sadyr Zhaparov is declared prime minister after authorities announce a state of emergency and a nightly curfew following a week of unrest in Kyrgyzstan's capitalView on euronews

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Kyrgyzstan opposition blames Russia for alleged rigged election [Video]

Kyrgyzstan opposition blames Russia for alleged rigged election

Accusation follows last week's election that strengthens the president's grip on power.

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Kyrgyzstan unrest: Gunfire, chaos on streets as emergency declared [Video]

Kyrgyzstan unrest: Gunfire, chaos on streets as emergency declared

President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has declared a state of emergency which will be voted on in an emergency parliamentary session on Saturday.

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Kyrgyzstan state of emergency declared [Video]

Kyrgyzstan state of emergency declared

As Kyrgyzstan declares a state of emergency, the former president, Almazbek Atambayev, survived an assassination attempt in Bishkek on Friday when his car was shot at, Russia's RIA news agency cited an..

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Kyrgyzstan president ready to resign once new cabinet appointed [Video]

Kyrgyzstan president ready to resign once new cabinet appointed

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Kyrgyzstan president: Ready to resign amid unrest [Video]

Kyrgyzstan president: Ready to resign amid unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on Friday he was ready to resign once a new cabinet was appointed to end the power vacuum in the Central Asian nation gripped by unrest since opposition..

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Political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan: PM and Parliament Ppeaker resign during post-vote chaos [Video]

Political turmoil in Kyrgyzstan: PM and Parliament Ppeaker resign during post-vote chaos

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Protesters storm Kyrgyz presidential offices [Video]

Protesters storm Kyrgyz presidential offices

Protesters stormed into government offices in the Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek in the early hours on Tuesday, smashing portraits of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and throwing documents from the windows.

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Kyrgyzstan protests: Parliament elects new PM after Boronov quits [Video]

Kyrgyzstan protests: Parliament elects new PM after Boronov quits

Opposition politician Sadyr Zhaparov released from jail and appointed acting PM, amid continuing vote-rigging protests.

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Kyrgyzstan PM resigns amid protests [Video]

Kyrgyzstan PM resigns amid protests

Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov has resigned after protesters seized Kyrgyzstan’s seat of government and freed a jailed former president.

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Kyrgyzstan protests: Election result cancelled after night of chaos [Video]

Kyrgyzstan protests: Election result cancelled after night of chaos

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Kyrgyzstan's disputed election threatens revolt [Video]

Kyrgyzstan's disputed election threatens revolt

Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they had seized power in the strategically important Central Asian country on Tuesday. It's claimed they've taken control of government buildings in the capital..

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One killed amid protests as political crisis grips Kyrgyzstan [Video]

One killed amid protests as political crisis grips Kyrgyzstan

Protesters have accused the government in Bishkek of vote-buying and capturing of seats.

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Kyrgyzstan cancels general election results after unrest [Video]

Kyrgyzstan cancels general election results after unrest

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Kyrgyzstan protesters seize gov’t house, free ex-leader Atambayev [Video]

Kyrgyzstan protesters seize gov’t house, free ex-leader Atambayev

Police used water cannon, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse protesters who forced their way into the national security building.

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Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote [Video]

Pro-presidential parties dominate Kyrgyzstan parliamentary vote

Several opposition parties reject preliminary results showing four parties crossing the threshold to get representation in Parliament.

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Kyrgyzstan's parliament confirms Boronov as prime minister

Kyrgyzstan's parliament confirmed Kubatbek Boronov as prime minister on Wednesday, after his predecessor resigned due to a corruption probe against former cabinet officials.
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Kyrgyz ruling coalition nominates former cabinet No.2 for PM

Kyrgyzstan's ruling coalition nominated Kubatbek Boronov for prime minister on Tuesday, virtually ensuring he would get the post, after his predecessor resigned due to a corruption probe against former..
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Kyrgyzstan to resume domestic flights, allow Chinese charter flights

Kyrgyzstan will resume domestic flights and bus circulation between its provinces and allow charter flights from China this month to bring in staff for numerous Chinese investment projects, the Bishkek..
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Kyrgyzstan to lift most coronavirus-linked restrictions

Kyrgyzstan will lift most of the remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in the coming days, reopening the retail and services sectors and public transportation, the government said on Tuesday.
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Kyrgyz court upholds life sentence for dissident who received U.S. rights award

Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court upheld a life sentence on Wednesday for a prominent dissident convicted of "inciting inter-ethnic hatred" in the former Soviet republic, quashing hopes for his release under..
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Five wounded in shootout on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

Three Kyrgyz border guards and two Tajik citizens were wounded in a shootout on Friday in a disputed border area between the two former Soviet republic, authorities on both sides said, blaming each..
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Kyrgyzstan extends coronavirus emergency

Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday extended until April 30 the state of emergency introduced in its two major cities and several districts due to the coronavirus outbreak, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov's office..
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Kazakhstan imports fresh coronavirus cases from Russia, Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan's tally of coronavirus infections rose to 79 on Wednesday, boosted by new cases in its southernmost and northernmost provinces, despite authorities' efforts to confine the disease to two..
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Kyrgyzstan moves to lock down major cities

Kyrgyzstan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in its three biggest cities including the capital Bishkek, a move that will allow authorities to lock them down to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus reaches Kyrgyzstan, via Saudi Arabia

Kyrgyzstan has confirmed its first coronavirus cases, as three citizens tested positive after arriving from Saudi Arabia, the healthcare minister said on Wednesday, a day after the Central Asian..
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Kyrgyzstan closes borders over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan has banned entry to all foreigners to safeguard against a coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Altynai Omurbekova said on Tuesday.
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Kyrgyzstan bars entry to travelers from France, Germany, Spain over coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan barred entry on Thursday to travelers from France, Germany and Spain as a precaution against the coronavirus, the Kyrgyz government said, adding that it had also removed Japan from the list.
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Women's rights activists attacked then detained in Kyrgyzstan

Police in Kyrgyzstan detained dozens of women's rights activists on Sunday shortly after journalists witnessed the protesters being attacked by masked men.
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Kyrgyz police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protest

Kyrgyz riot police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who approached the government headquarters in the capital Bishkek on Monday.
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Kyrgyzstan halts issuance of new visas to Chinese nationals

Kyrgyzstan has suspended the issuance of new visas to Chinese nationals because of the coronavirus outbreak in the neighboring country, Kyrgyz news agency Akipress quoted deputy foreign minister Nurlan..
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China-led $280 million Kyrgyzstan project abandoned after protests

A Chinese company has pulled out of a $280 million project to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan after protests by hundreds of locals in a fresh display of anti-Beijing sentiment in Central Asia.
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Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit

Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday.
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Kyrgyzstan says U.S. travel restrictions damage ties

The move by the United States to impose travel restrictions on Kyrgyz citizens is a blow to bilateral relations, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Saturday.
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Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.
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After Russian loan, Kyrgyz businessman casts Putin in stone

A ski resort in Kyrgyzstan has unveiled a 2.5 meter (8 foot)- high statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the resort's founder received a $1.2 million loan from a Russian-sponsored..
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Kyrgyzstan censors "provocative" women's rights art event over nudity

An art exhibition in Kyrgyzstan that featured a woman undressing in front of an audience has been censored by the government, and the head of the gallery has resigned after receiving death threats.
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Kyrgyz ex-president Atambayev stands trial over release of mob boss

Former Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev went on trial behind closed doors on Friday charged with illegally setting free a jailed organized crime boss, which led to his arrest in August after a..
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Hundreds protest over Kyrgyz corruption report

Hundreds of people protested in front of the Kyrgyz government headquarters on Monday demanding that the authorities follow up on a media investigation of alleged money laundering to the tune of $700..
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Four killed, 18 wounded in Kyrgyz-Tajik border clash

Three Tajik soldiers and one Kyrgyz serviceman were killed and more than a dozen on both sides wounded in an overnight border clash, the authorities in Bishkek and Dushanbe said on Tuesday, blaming..
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Kyrgyz ex-president arrested, accused of coup plan- state media

The head of Kyrgyzstan's security forces accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police..
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Kyrgyz ex-president charged with murder, unrest -prosecutors cited by Interfax

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Kyrgyzstan's ex-president Almazbek Atambayev with murder and causing mass unrest, news agency Interfax reported, after a deadly clash last week with security forces who..
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Kyrgyz ex-president Atambayev charged with corruption

Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev has been charged with corruption over his alleged role in the release of a convicted criminal, Atambayev's lawyer said on Friday after police had to battle..
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Ex-president of Kyrgyzstan surrenders a day after violent botched raid

Kyrgyzstan's former President Almazbek Atambayev surrendered to security forces at his compound outside the capital Bishkek on Thursday, a day after a commando was killed in a failed attempt to arrest..
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Second raid launched to arrest former Kyrgyz president: website

Kyrgyz security forces launched a second raid on the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev on Thursday, an independent news website there reported, after a failed attempt to arrest him the..
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Kyrgyz security forces launch second raid on ex-president's house: website

Kyrgyz security forces have launched a second raid on the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev, independent news website Akipress.kg reported on Thursday, citing witnesses.
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Kyrgyz president calls for security clampdown as stand-off with opponent turns violent

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov ordered "urgent measures" to maintain the rule of law on Thursday after violent clashes between security forces and supporters of ex-president Almazbek Atambayev,..
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Kyrgyz leader calls for urgent measures to maintain 'rule of law'

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov ordered his government on Thursday to take "urgent measures" in order to maintain the rule of law after a botched night raid to arrest his opponent, ex-president..
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Kyrgyzstan's wanted ex-leader evades arrest

Kyrgyz elite security forces attempted to arrest former president Almazbek Atambayev at his house on Wednesday, but his supporters kept them at bay and killed at least one operative, local media and..
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Kyrgyz police storm ex-president's house: report

Kyrgyz police stormed the house of former president Almazbek Atambayev on Wednesday, Kyrgyz news websites Akipress and 24.kg reported, citing eyewitnesses.
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Kyrgyz ex-president dismisses police summons as 'circus'

Police investigators summoned former Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev for questioning on Monday, setting the stage for a stand-off between him and his successor, incumbent Sooronbai Jeenbekov, in..
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