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2006-08-02 09:01:32

BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States has expelled two Kyrgyz diplomats following the expulsion from the Central Asian state of two of its own envoys, Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Kyrgyzstan, home to a U.S. military base, deported two U.S.

2006-07-19 04:03:59

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz security forces have arrested five men accused of playing a part in organizing unrest in the Uzbek town of Andizhan last year, officials said on Wednesday.

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.

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.

2006-05-12 02:26:52

BISHKEK/DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A gang of armed men from Kyrgyzstan killed five people on the Central Asian state's border with Tajikistan early on Friday, ransacked two border posts, hijacked a car and seized weapons, officials said. The motive for the attacks was not clear.

2006-04-29 04:31:42

By Maria Golovnina BISHKEK (Reuters) - Thousands of opposition protesters heckled Kyrgyzstan's embattled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Saturday and gave him until May 27 to meet their demands for more democracy or resign.

2006-04-29 02:56:55

By Maria Golovnina BISHKEK (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters rallied in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Saturday, demanding that embattled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev make good on his pledges to fight crime and corruption or step down.

2006-04-20 07:44:20

BISHKEK (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was ready to finalize talks on the use of a military airbase in Kyrgyzstan -- a day after the Central Asian state threatened to shut it down.

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.

2006-04-19 02:43:12

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said on Wednesday he may shut down a U.S. military base in his country if Washington does not agree to a new contract. U.S.


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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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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.