Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan detains Atambayev after deadly skirmish

Angry supporters of former president gathered near the city centre and blocked a major thoroughfare to protest arrest.

Kyrgyzstan detains Atambayev after deadly skirmish

Asia

Kyrgyz officer killed as ex-president Atambayev evades arrest

Dispute between President Jeenbekov and his former mentor threatens to plunge the country into political crisis.

Kyrgyz officer killed as ex-president Atambayev evades arrest

Asia

Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence

Azimjon Askarov was convicted for killing a policeman and jailed for life following ethnic clashes in 2010.

Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence

Asia

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president barricades himself in at home

Atambaev has been summoned several times to respond to questioning but has barricaded himself in his home instead.

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