Kyrgyz opposition seizes power

Opposition leaders in Kyrgyzstan say they formed an interim government after nationwide protests.

    Oppositon leaders in Kyrgyzstan say they are in control of the country following days of nationwide protests.

    The health ministry says at least 65 people were killed and 400 injured in clashes on Wednesday between protesters and police.

    Roza Otunbayeva, the former foreign minister and head of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, an opposition group, says she is now leading a provisional government.

    Meanwhile, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the president, has fled the capital and reports say he is now in the southern city of Osh.

    Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports on the political upheaval in Kyrgyzstan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.