Asia

Protests in Kyrgyzstan after opposition leader detained

Ata Meken leader held on corruption charges but supporters call the move politically motivated before elections.

Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev detained

Asia

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

Plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan's main airport in thick fog crashed in populated area, authorities say.

War & Conflict

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

Despite recent politically driven violence, community say Kyrgyzstan is their home now and they want to move on.

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

Kyrgyzstan

Suicide attack targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan

Officials confirm suicide bomber died while at least three embassy employees were wounded in the Bishkek blast.

Business & Economy

Russian crisis dashes Kyrgyzstan's hydropower dreams

Construction of five hydropower dams and plants cancelled as Russian state energy company fails to deliver cash.

Russian crisis dashes Kyrgyzstan's hydropower dreams

Politics

Interview: Kyrgyzstan coalition nominates Sariyev as PM

Al Jazeera meets head of new government after October election and probes the leader on nation's close ties with Russia.

Politics

Pro-Russian party tops Kyrgyz parliamentary polls

Party linked to President Atambayev gets close to a third of the votes with five other pro-Moscow parties also winning.

Pro-Russian party tops Kyrgyz parliamentary polls

Reporter's Notebook

Kyrgyzstan's chance to stand out in Central Asia

Landmark vote in post-Soviet state sets an example in a regional sea of authoritarianism.

Kyrgyzstan's chance to stand out in Central Asia

Uzbekistan

Torture and death for Uzbek Muslims in jail

After 2005 revolt against President Karimov's iron-fisted rule, crackdown against Muslims continues unabated.

Torture and death for Uzbek Muslims in jail

Business & Economy

Kyrgyzstan's untapped coal potential

Poor transportation infrastructure spurs one miner to build his own road to move the vital mineral to local markets.

Politics

Kyrgyzstan considers anti-gay law

Parliament could ban public discussions on the rights of homosexuals amid reports of systematic discrimination.

Business & Economy

US power on the wane in Central Asia

Termination of a key US military base in Kyrgyzstan highlights the superpower's declining influence in the region.

US power on the wane in Central Asia

Politics

Uzbek leader remains jailed in Kyrgyzstan

Azimjon Askarov's supporters say police used 2010 riots as an excuse to jail him for speaking out against government.

Kyrgyzstan

Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan fear new communal riots

Four years after clashes left hundreds dead, Uzbeks fear marginalisation will stoke further violence.

Politics

Syria uprising holds appeal in Kyrgyzstan

One Kyrgyzstani woman who says she wants to support the Syrian uprising and go to the Middle East no matter what.