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Kyrgyzstan delays election for reform, helping Japarov

22 Oct 2020

BISHKEK Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted on Thursday to delay an election to await a constitutional reform promoted by acting president Sadyr Japarov, a move that boosts his chances of staying on as full-time leader.

Power vacuum in Kyrgyzstan as president resigns after unrest

15 Oct 2020

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, leaving a power vacuum after days of unrest following a disputed election. | Video

Kyrgyz president strengthens hold on power as new PM named

10 Oct 2020

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov strengthened his grip on power on Saturday, reshuffling top security officials as his principal opponent, ex-president Almazbek Atambayev, was detained again just days after leaving prison.

Kyrgyzstan president calls in military as protesters clash in streets

09 Oct 2020

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on Friday and ordered the military to end days of unrest, as supporters of rival political groups fought on the streets. | Video

Ausnahmezustand in Kirgistan - Militär im Einsatz

09 Oct 2020

Bischkek In Kirgistan hat der Präsident vor dem Hintergrund eines drohenden Bürgerkriegs den Ausnahmenzustand verhängt und das Militär in Marsch gesetzt.

Russia says Kyrgyzstan is in chaos and needs stabilising

08 Oct 2020

MOSCOW/BISHKEK Russia said on Thursday that Kyrgyzstan had descended into chaos and that Moscow was obliged by a security treaty to prevent a total breakdown in the country, where rival groups have claimed power in post-election unrest.

Coronavirus lit fuse in Kyrgyzstan, spreading unrest in Putin's back yard

08 Oct 2020

BISHKEK/ALMATY When protesters stormed Kyrgyzstan's government building this week their anger was fuelled by COVID-19 hardship, some of them said, the second time the pandemic has stoked unrest across a region Russia's Vladimir Putin considers his backyard.

Kyrgyz opposition groups make rival power grabs after toppling government

07 Oct 2020

BISHKEK The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan slid deeper into chaos as rival opposition factions jostled for power on Wednesday, a day after they stormed government buildings, forcing the prime minister to quit and a parliamentary election to be annulled. | Video

Kyrgyzstan on edge of chaos after opposition storms government buildings

06 Oct 2020

BISHKEK Opposition groups took control of most of Kyrgyzstan's government apparatus on Tuesday after storming buildings during post-election protests, but the president clung to power as unrest risked tipping the Central Asian state into chaos. | Video

Central Asia struggles with resurgent coronavirus after reopening

08 Jul 2020

BISHKEK A man in his 60s, distraught and tearful, cries "I don't know what to do now" as medical staff in protective gear carry the body of his dead wife out of a former bakery converted into a makeshift clinic in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan.

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