Kyrgyzstan's first post-independence leader has been brought back to the country from exile to face questioning over his role in corruption, authorities said Monday.
Security services in Kyrgyzstan said Tuesday they had detained several current and former lawmakers including a former president's brother amid a dispute with Canadian firm Centerra over the country's largest gold mine.
Kyrgyzstan said Monday it had detained a former prime minister over corruption at the country's largest gold mine, the centre of a legal dispute with Canadian firm Centerra.
Tajikistan on Thursday said 19 of its nationals died in last week's border clashes with Kyrgyzstan, the first time it has reported its toll of the violence.
Kyrgyzstan accused Tajikistan of breaking a ceasefire by firing on homes on Saturday and said 33 of its people have been killed in the deadliest border clashes between the countries since their independence from the Soviet Union.
Kyrgyzstan said Thursday it had quickly agreed a ceasefire with Tajikistan after the heaviest clashes in years erupted along the Central Asian countries' disputed frontier.
Kyrgyzstan's former president Sooronbay Jeenbekov has left the Central Asian country, his representative said Tuesday, as investigators consider opening a criminal probe into his role in a crackdown on protesters last year.
Kyrgyzstan's presidential election held on Sunday lacked "a level playing field" as the victorious candidate had far greater funding allowing him to dominate his rivals' campaigns, international observers said on Monday.
30 Nov 2020
A court in Kyrgyzstan on Monday overturned the conviction of a former president who was serving an 11-year jail sentence and ordered his corruption case to be retried.
21 Oct 2020
Kyrgyzstan's electoral authorities said Wednesday parliamentary polls annulled over unrest would be repeated in December as acting leader Sadyr Japarov moved to assure Russia of the two countries' strategic partnership.
20 Oct 2020
Kyrgyzstan authorities Tuesday detained on corruption charges a powerbroker closely allied to former president Sooronbay Jeenbekov, the national security committee said, as a new acting leader seeks to consolidate power with an anti-graft drive.
15 Oct 2020
Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed parliamentary elections earlier this month and avoid any further bloodshed.