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2006-04-19 17:17:47

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who came to power in a revolution last year promising to bring democracy, accused "foreign forces" on Wednesday of stoking unrest in his impoverished Central Asian country.

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.

2006-02-15 08:14:59

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan has asked the United States to pay 100 times more for using a military base in the Central Asian nation, saying the amount it pays now is too low, Kyrgyzstan's president said in remarks published on Wednesday. U.S.

2006-02-15 04:40:00

Kyrgyzstan wants the United States to pay 100 times more for the use of a military base in the Central Asian country, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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.

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.

2005-10-11 10:40:53

By Saul Hudson BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan assured the United States on Tuesday it could keep its air base in the former Soviet Central Asian state, a relief to Washington which is being ejected from nearby Uzbekistan.

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.

2005-09-22 02:13:18

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.

2005-09-21 08:57:36

By Olga Dzyubenko KANT AIRBASE, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said on Wednesday U.S. forces could stay in the former Soviet state until nearby Afghanistan was "totally stable," but they would have to pay more rent. U.S.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.