Thu, August 19, 2010

Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz opposition says it will rule for 6 months

Consolidating their victory after a bloody uprising, opposition leaders declared Thursday they would hold power in Kyrgyzstan for six months and assured the US it can keep an air base here. Full story


Unrest in Kyrgyz capital

Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek declares a state of emergency after riot police clash with thousands of anti-government protesters.


Do you think the unrest in Kyrgyzstan will last long?
Hard to predict.


Uzbekistan says 75,000 refugees fled Kyrgyzstan

2010-06-13 14:33:35 GMT More than 75,000 Uzbek refugees have fled the rising ethnic violence in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, officials said Sunday, amid reports of Kyrgyz mobs torching Uzbek villages and slaughtering their residents.

Mobs burn villages, slaughter Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan

2010-06-13 12:44:43 GMT Kyrgyz mobs burned Uzbek villages, slaughtered their residents and stormed police stations seeking to loot more weapons Sunday as ethnic rioting engulfed new areas in southern Kyrgyzstan.

30 killed in Kyrgyzstan village

2010-06-13 10:27:02 GMT A senior military official says Kyrgyz mobs have killed about 30 Uzbeks in a village in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Russian troops in Kyrgyzstan not to take action

2010-06-12 13:23:14 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Russian troops stationed in Kyrgyzstan as security for Russia's Kant military base will not be used to restore order in the southern part of the Central Asian state, a senior military official said Saturday.

State of emergency in Kyrgyz capital

2010-04-08 07:04:29 GMT Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek declares a state of emergency after riot police clash with thousands of anti-government protesters.

Unrest in Kyrgyz capital

2010-04-08 01:22:23 GMT Xinhua English The Kyrgyz presidential palace has been occupied by the opposition protesters, and a new government, led by Roza Otunbayeva, the country's former foreign minister and leader of the Social Democratic faction, has been formed, key opposition leader Temir Sariev claimed on Wednesday.

Unrest in Kyrgyzstan?

2010-04-07 13:52:26 GMT Xinhua English BISHKEK, April 7 (Xinhua) -- At least 17 people were killed and 180 others were injured in clash between police and opposition protesters in the capital city of Bishkek Wednesday, the Health Ministry said.

Russian President says Kyrgyzstan on brink of civil war

2010-04-14 01:28:26 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan is on the brink of civil war, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned Tuesday, calling for officials in the central Asian country to avoid further bloodshed.

EU to send envoy to Kyrgyzstan over crisis

2010-04-09 10:47:39 GMT Xinhua English BRUSSELS, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) will send an envoy to Kyrgyzstan to help find a solution there, a senior EU official said Friday.

China hopes for stability in Kyrgyzstan

2010-04-08 10:03:47 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- China said Thursday it hoped that Kyrgyzstan situation would calm down soon and relevant issues would be resolved in a lawful way.

UN chief sends special envoy to Kyrgyzstan

2010-04-08 09:23:13 GMT Xinhua English VIENNA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here on Thursday he was sending a special envoy to Kyrgyzstan following the bloody unrest in the Central Asian nation.