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2008-06-24 09:03:13

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 24 June: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan begin working on a joint project on the construction of substations and power lines. The Kyrgyz parliamentary committee on fuel-energy complex and mining considered the issue of finalizing the draft of an intergovernmental agreement today. The Kyrgyz deputy industry, energy and fuel resources minister, Akylbek Tyumenbayev, told MPs that the document would be...

2008-06-24 02:30:09

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website In all, 59 projects of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD] worth 202m euros are being implemented in Kyrgyzstan, the Kyrgyz Finance Ministry has reported referring to a meeting between the finance minister of Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikan Kalimbetova, and the EBRD's director for Central Asia, Masaru Honma. According to the ministry, the programmes are aimed at developing telecommunications, energy industry,...

2008-06-19 12:00:28

Text of Azamat Kasybekov's report "Not everything all right", published by privately-owned daily Kyrgyz newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek on 12 June The harassment of a local Baptist, Alymbek Isakov, continues in Kulanak village [in Naryn Region, eastern Kyrgyzstan]. Villagers are trying to force the "infidel" family out of the village. Seeking protection from arbitrariness, Isakov has turned to the State Agency for Affairs of Religions. At the same time, representatives of the Church of...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

By Sabrina Tavernise David L. Stern contributed reporting from Tajikistan. * Salt crunches underfoot like frosty soil on this bare stretch of land in western Uzbekistan. "Thirty years ago, this was a cotton field," said a 61-year-old farmer who has lived near this city all his life. "Now, it's a salt flat." Uzbekistan, a landlocked country that was once part of the Soviet Union, is home to one of the biggest man-made disasters in history. For decades, its rivers were diverted to grow...

2008-06-16 06:00:17

By Sabrina Tavernise David L. Stern contributed reporting from Tajikistan. * Salt crunches underfoot like frosty soil on this bare stretch of land in western Uzbekistan. "Thirty years ago, this was a cotton field," said a 61-year-old farmer who has lived near this city all his life. "Now it's a salt flat." Uzbekistan, a landlocked country that was once part of the Soviet Union, is home to one of the biggest man-made disasters in history. For decades its rivers were diverted to grow...

2008-04-09 18:00:42

Global Waste-To-Energy, Corp (GW2E) announced today that it has signed an additional agreement with Freedom Renewable Energy Corporation (FREC) to be the sole distributor of the Biosphere Gasification System(TM) for the countries of Brazil, Dominican Republic and Kyrgyzstan. The agreement will be one of many between the two entities as GW2E expands their initial territory offering. "We are excited to expand our agreements with FREC to be the sole distributor of the Biosphere System for...

2006-09-06 00:13:09

BISHKEK (Reuters) - An American citizen working at a U.S. military airbase in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan has gone missing, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. The incident happened just weeks after the United States agreed terms with Kyrgyzstan to carry on using the Manas airbase to support operations in nearby Afghanistan. The embassy said the serviceperson went missing on Tuesday while shopping with a group of other Manas staff members. It did not reveal the person's...

2006-08-25 04:14:02

ALMATY (Reuters) - U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said on Friday the lives of Uzbek refugees suspected of having been abducted in Kyrgyzstan and forcibly returned to their homeland were in danger. Kyrgyzstan is under fire from the West over reports that refugees who had fled to its territory to escape a bloody crackdown by troops in neighboring Uzbekistan were being forcibly returned home. "In recent weeks, Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies have detained a number of asylum seekers as...

2006-08-24 05:11:03

BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States urged Kyrgyzstan on Thursday to investigate reports that two Uzbek refugees had been deported to neighboring Uzbekistan. The United Nations and other organizations believe refugees handed back to Uzbekistan may face torture and execution. "The United States is very concerned by reports that two officially registered Uzbek refugees were forcibly removed from their homes in Osh, Kyrgyzstan," the U.S. embassy said in a statement. "According to...

2006-08-10 08:55:43

By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency said it was shocked by Kyrgyzstan's extradition of five Uzbeks, adding that the decision to hand the men over to Uzbek authorities had put their lives at "grave risk." The five were removed from a remand prison in the southern city of Osh and driven to the nearby Uzbek border on Wednesday, according to a Kyrgyz prison official and a lawyer for the men. The men were the last among hundreds of refugees who fled...


Latest Kyrgyzstan Reference Libraries

Taigan
2013-09-10 15:36:01

The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built for working in the Tian Shan mountain range. The Taigan received its first standard in 1964,...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.