Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges

Almazbek Atambayev is accused of corruption and has vowed to 'stand to the end' against the charges.

Kyrgyzstan strips ex-leader of immunity, paves way for charges

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's space women

Young women are designing Kyrgyzstan's first satellite while ignoring sexist abuse in a giant leap for womankind.

Kyrgyzstan's space women blast off from male dominance

Iran

Cargo plane crashes in Iran killing 15: Army

Plane crashes near Fath airport west of Tehran, with conflicting reports on what country it belonged to.

Cargo plane crashes in Iran killing 15: Army

ISIS/ISIL

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Analysts say opposition is purged in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan whenever there is a perceived threat.

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Kyrgyzstan

Why are some Kyrgyz forced to abandon their children?

From leaving their children with family or at orphanages, struggling parents make tough choices as they seek employment.

Children abandoned as Kyrgyz parents seek work abroad

People & Power

Moscow's Little Kyrgyzstan

We investigate claims of corruption, harassment and xenophobia experienced by Russia's Central Asian migrant community.

Asia

Snow leopards 'no longer endangered, but still threatened'

One of the world's rarest big cats has been downgraded on the international list of threatened species.

Asia

Kyrgyz-Uzbek citizens welcome reopening of borders

Families separated by political tension between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are finally able to reunite after a recent thaw in relations.

Risking it all

A dangerous dash through Kyrgyzstan's harsh winter

A perilous journey through blizzards and icy roads at death-defying altitudes to deliver mandarins.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz challenger appears ready to accept poll defeat

Presidential challenger Omurbek Babanov appears prepared to concede defeat to rival Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Kyrgyzstan eyes peaceful transfer of power after poll

Kyrgyzstan

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