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2008-10-12 03:00:17

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Russia is going to invest in large energy projects in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said at the tenth session of the Kyrgyz-Russian inter-governmental commission. Large investments will be possible after the two heads of state sign an agreement in the energy sphere. Omurgul Toktonazarova gives the details. [Passage omitted: Kyrgyz Energy Minister Saparbek Balkibekov greeted Sergey Shmatko at the...

2008-09-09 03:00:15

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 5 September President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree on some measures to reform the National TV and Radio Corporation of Kyrgyzstan. In line with the Kyrgyz law on TV and radio broadcasting; in order to increase the effectiveness of the work of the National TV and Radio Corporation of Kyrgyzstan and other state TV and radio broadcasting agencies; and in order to meet to a fuller extent the needs of the country's citizens in terms...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Bishkek, 28 August: A working group will be set up in Bishkek to draw up a new schedule of power cuts for Bishkek and [northern] Chuy Region, the president of the union of Kyrgyz businessmen, Chynybay Tursunbekov, told journalists at the Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources Ministry today. "Every businessman is worried by the current energy crisis. We understand that there is an energy crisis in our republic. Unfortunately, these power...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 15 August: The World Bank is allocating 5m dollars to Kyrgyzstan for resolving problems connected with an energy crisis in the country, the head of the World Bank's permanent office in the Kyrgyz Republic, [World Bank Country Manager] Roger Robinson, said today at a meeting of a donor council with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources. He said that the money would be allocated by the end of...

2006-07-12 05:17:53

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan, home to a U.S. military base, threatened to expel two American diplomats on Wednesday after accusing them of interfering in the Central Asian state's domestic affairs. The U.S. embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek declined to say whether or when they might leave the country. The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said the diplomats were no longer welcome. "The decision was taken based on facts presented by Kyrgyzstan's special services about...

2006-07-12 01:37:18

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan, home to a U.S. military base, said two American diplomats were no longer welcome on Wednesday, accusing them of interference in the Central Asian state's domestic affairs. "The decision was taken based on facts presented by Kyrgyzstan's special services about their repeated involvement in the country's domestic affairs..." the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The U.S. embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek declined to say whether or when...

2006-03-28 08:14:30

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Soyuzbek Kaldarov, sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder of two policemen, is trapped in a legal limbo. His home country of Kyrgyzstan imposed a moratorium on firing-squad executions in 1998 so he cannot be put to death, but the courts continue to hand down death sentences, leaving Kaldarov and others with indefinite stretches on death row. Around 200 inmates are stuck in the same legal vacuum, waiting in crumbling Soviet-era cells where...

2006-01-26 05:18:37

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's prime minister sought to secure control over the Central Asian state's police force, saying law enforcement agencies had been infiltrated by criminals and there was a plot to kill him. Kyrgyzstan has faced rising crime, including the killing of three members of parliament, since violent protests ousted former President Askar Akayev in March last year, ushering in President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's government. "A certain (criminal) is threatening to...

2005-11-21 05:15:41

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, still unstable after a coup earlier this year, could plunge into anarchy if authorities fail to tackle organized crime and chaotic protests, its top prosecutor said on Monday. The Central Asian nation of five million, host to a U.S. military base used to back operations in Afghanistan, has faced bloody prison riots and several parliamentary deputies have been killed since the March ouster of veteran President Askar Akayev....

2005-09-22 05:00:59

Please read in third paragraph ...The killing of the 38-year-old... instead of ...37-year-old. BISHKEK (Reuters) - A prominent Kyrgyz parliamentarian and businessman was shot dead in the center of the capital Bishkek late on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. Bayaman Erkinbayev backed the opposition during a 'people's revolution' which unseated veteran President Askar Akayev. A large group of his supporters was among crowds that seized the main government building on March 24. The...