Pro-Bakiyev party bids for power

Ata Jort has pledged to bring back ousted president if it wins Sunday's parliamentary vote.

    In the run-up to Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary elections set for November 2, a party that supports the ousted leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev says that according to a recent survey it commands more popularity than the country's interim leadership.

    Ata Jort - or the Fatherland party, which has has a stronghold in the country's south - has pledged to bring Bakiyev back to the country if it wins the election. But a move like that is likely to reignite much unrest in a country that saw hundreds killed in an April uprising that deposed Bakiev.

    Robert Forestier-Walker reports from Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.