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By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's new president, the first leader in ex-Soviet Central Asia to be elected in a vote judged fair by foreign observers, took office on Sunday, pledging to stamp out corruption in the impoverished state.
By Will Dunham BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan assured the United States on Tuesday that it could keep its base in the former Soviet Central Asian state to support American military operations in Afghanistan.
By Will Dunham BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday secured assurances from Kyrgyzstan that it could keep its base in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state as long as it was needed for U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States won assurances from Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday that Washington could keep its military base in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state as long as the situation in Afghanistan required it.
By Dmitry Solovyov BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's newly elected president pledged on Monday to relaunch democratic reforms in his Central Asian state, whose image as an island of freedom in a mostly authoritarian area had been lost under his predecessor.
By Dmitry Solovyov BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's acting leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev has been elected president in a landslide victory which he will claim as a unanimous endorsement of the "People's Revolution" he led in March.
By Dmitry Solovyov BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's acting leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev looked set for a landslide victory on Sunday in the first presidential elections since the country's old post-Soviet leadership was toppled in violent protests. Successful polls seen by international mediators as free and fair would give the Central Asian state's leadership the legitimacy it urgently needs to secure order.
By Dmitry Solovyov BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's acting President Kurmanbek Bakiyev won Sunday's presidential elections by a landslide, a broadcast from the central election commission said, echoing earlier exit poll reports.
By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday itwanted to move hundreds of Uzbek refugees to third countriesfrom camps in Kyrgyzstan because there were fears Uzbekistanmight try to snatch them and take them home by force.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.