Politics

Kyrgyz leader's protege leads in presidential elections

Preliminary results show the outgoing president's chosen candidate winning a surprise outright victory.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov set to win Kyrgyz presidential poll

Elections

Kyrgyzstan to elect new president in historic poll

Outgoing president Almazbek Atambayev to step down as former prime ministers expected to compete in runoff vote.

Kyrgyzstan to elect new president in historic poll

Landslide

Massive landslide kills 24 in Kyrgystan's Osh

Disaster struck in isolated village, killing 24 people including nine children, after they'd been warned to evacuate.

Massive landslide kills 24 in Kyrgystan's Osh

Asia

Many missing after landslide buries Kyrgystan village

Rescue work under way to recover 24 missing after landslide buries village in southwest Osh region, the government says.

Landslide buries village in Kyrgystan's Osh: 24 missing

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.