Kyrgyzstan calls up reservists

Government struggles to cope with the deadliest ethnic violence to hit the country.

    Kyrgyzstan has entered its fifth night of violence in the deadliest ethnic violence to hit the Central Asian nation in 20 years.

    Calls are growing louder for urgent action in Kyrgyzstan and the country's interim government has admitted they are struggling to cope with the crisis.

    Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president, says the situation has become extremely dangerous and has turned into a "regional emergency".

    The official death toll stands at 124, but that is a conservative estimate and could turn out to be much higher.

    Al Jazeera's Clayton Swisher reports from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on how army reservists are now being called into action.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.