Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses human rights and regional security in Tajikistan.
Fighting erupted Tuesday in an autonomous region of Tajikistan after central government forces moved in on a former opposition warlord believed to be behind the killing of a top security general.
Mountain countries from around the world are seeking a common voice in global climate change negotiations to draw attention to the vulnerabilities of mountain areas.
Kazakhstan sharpshooter Mariya Dmitrienko stood with her hand on her heart and a gold medal around her neck expecting to hear her country's national anthem at an international shooting championship in Kuwait Friday.
At least two new parties will enter Kazakhstan's parliament, where the ruling party holds every seat.
Kazakhstan extended a state of emergency in the oil town of Zhanaozen, the site of deadly clashes, to the end of this month, state media said Wednesday.
Prosecutors are investigating police actions during a protest earlier this month in which at least 16 people died, the Office of the General Prosecutor in Kazakhstan said Thursday.
At least 26 people were injured when a plane crash-landed at the airport in Osh, Kyrgyzstan Wednesday, the country's Health Ministry said, according to the Kyrgyz AKI-press news agency.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev fired his son-in-law Tuesday from a government job, state media reported, 10 days after violent unrest broke out in the Central Asian country.
A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
A 20-day state of emergency was declared Saturday in the Kazakhstan's oil city of Zhanaozen after violent clashes between police and striking oil workers left 10 people dead.
VICE travels to Kyrgyzstan to investigate the Central Asian tradition of bride kidnapping.
"We are breaking the law," says Madiev Tynchtyk, a member of local government in a small village outside of the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, "but here everyone understands this is a tradition and you can't change it." Madiev kidnapped his wife, Elmira more than 10 years ago. He is one of the many Kyrgyz men who have gotten married through the Central Asian practice of bride kidnapping.
A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Tajikistan's president Saturday for his country's support of efforts to defeat al-Qaeda and bring security to neighboring Afghanistan.
Restoration works are underway in Azerbaijan repaving trade routes stretching across the globe thousands of years ago.
One of the greatest trading routes of all time, the ancient Silk Road is again enticing travelers back to its path.
A New York Fashion Week show by the daughter of an Uzbek leader criticised over his human rights record has been cancelled.
A strong earthquake rattled Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan early Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more, Uzbekistan's national news agency reported.
Although the volatile politics of Kyrgyzstan rarely garner headlines in the U.S., more than five dozen American families are keeping close tabs on developments here. Each wants to adopt a young orphan from this small republic in Central Asia. For three years now, they've watched from places like Atlanta, Georgia, and Stockton, California, as Kyrgyzstan has undergone a violent revolution, a deadly outbreak of ethnic conflict, and a rocky transition to democracy.
As the "Arab Spring" revolutions dominate the news, Kyrgyzstan is marking the one-year anniversary of another uprising. That one overthrew the authoritarian regime of President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who resigned last April.
It all got started with some fourth-generation North Dakota ranchers wanting to sell cattle. One of them was Dan Price, a 6-foot-3 cowboy who never seems to take off his hat, and who can make roping a calf at 15 paces, even after a few drinks, look easier than drawing a breath.
Two goals from Ji Dong-won ensured South Korea ended the Asian Cup in third place after they beat Uzbekistan 3-2 in Qatar.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Host nation Qatar began their Asian Cup campaign in the worst possible fashion, losing 2-0 to Uzbekistan in their opening Group A match in Doha.
Yusef Ahmed's double strike gave Qatar a crucial 2-0 triumph over China on Wednesday which kept alive the 2011 Asian Cup host nation's hopes of progressing past the group stage.
"Kazakhstan's political elites appear to enjoy typical hobbies -- such as travel, horseback riding and skiing. Not surprisingly, however, they are able to indulge their hobbies on a grand scale."
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the latest release from WikiLeaks which contained secret U.S. files.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed Tuesday in Astana, Kazakhstan, to begin a four-day trip abroad as the publication of classified U.S. State Department cables by the WikiLeaks site makes headlines around the world.
Four alleged separatists were killed in a "special operation" Monday in Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, according to a report from the Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs, carried by news agency 24.kg.
Nationalists held a narrow lead in Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary elections, the country's election commission said Monday.
Polls closed Sunday in the poor but strategically important Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan as citizens turned out to elect a new parliament, after a year that has seen the president flee the country and ethnic riots that left hundreds dead.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and an U.S. astronaut from the International Space Station landed successfully in Kazakhstan early Saturday morning, NASA said.
At least 20 soldiers in the Tajik Defense Ministry were killed Sunday in an attack in the Rasht district of Tajikistan, the Russian news agency Interfax reported, citing a source in the Tajikistan government.
An entire village in southern Siberia was burned to ashes by a new wave of wildfires Wednesday, leaving more than a thousand homeless, authorities said.
In May, less than a month after the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, a key milestone was achieved with little notice: Total U.S. supplies of petroleum and products refined from it (including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) surpassed 1.8 billion barrels, reaching the highest level in the last 20 years. Since then the total has continued to edge upward, hitting 1.87 billion barrels in the week ended August 27, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Concerned about rising food prices, a poor harvest and the onset of winter after violent ethnic conflict, the United Nations is ramping up food operations in Kyrgyzstan.
The presidents of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan held a quartet meeting in Russia's southern Black Sea resort of Sochi Wednesday, where they discussed the international battle against terror and the war on drugs, as well as economic issues, according to the Kremlin.
Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan failed to respond adequately to deadly violence that erupted in the southern part of the country in June, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Monday.
Alberto Contador will ride for a new team when he seeks his fourth Tour de France title next year, after deciding not to renew his contract with Astana.
Around 75,000 people from Kyrgyzstan remain displaced a month after the eruption of ethnic violence in the country's south, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Kurmanbek Bakiev, exiled president of Kyrgyzstan, talks with CNN's Matthew Chance about ethnic violence there.
Roza Otunbayeva was inaugurated as president of Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, becoming the first female head of state in central Asia, state media reported.
Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev said Monday that Sunday's referendum establishing a new constitution was illegitimate. He vehemently denied accusations that he was behind recent violence that killed scores of ethnic Uzbeks.
International observers hailed the vote in Kyrgyzstan as peaceful on Monday, a day after citizens overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a nationwide referendum.
Kyrgyzstan on Sunday approved a new constitution following a nationwide referendum, the state-run Kabar news agency reported.
The head of the Kyrgyz interim government has arrived in the troubled southern city of Osh to participate in Sunday's referendum on the constitution, a government official said Saturday.
The nephew of Kyrgyzstan's deposed president has been arrested by authorities, according to reports from state media.
U.S. citizens in Kyrgyzstan have been advised to stay close to their homes and keep an emergency kit available during Sunday's constitutional referendum, according to a news release from the U.S. Embassy in the troubled nation.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on continuing violence in Kyrgyzstan and difficulties along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.
More displaced people have been returning to their homes in southern Kyrgyzstan, where violence earlier this month uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.
When Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva set a two-day limit to get barricades down in Osh, she was testing the limits of her power.
Refugees fleeing Kyrgyzstan's spasms of violence are accusing the central Asian nation's security forces of carrying out some of the deadly attacks.
The United States operates an air base in Kyrgyzstan. The keystone of the Pentagon's Northern Distribution Network, it keeps essential matériel moving into Afghanistan for NATO troops, notwithstanding steady disruption on the roads out of Pakistan.
Kyrgyzstan will investigate allegations that government troops were involved in ethnic violence, an official said Sunday.
The acting president of Kyrgyzstan said when it comes to the recent ethnic clashes in her country, she would multiply the official death toll by 10, according to the Russian news website Kommersant.
CNN's Matthew Chance crosses the border into southern Kyrgyzstan, to see the plight of displaced ethnic Uzbeks.
The situation in Kyrgystan is much more complex than initial reports indicate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday, and allegations that violence in that Central Asian country has been instigated "have to be taken seriously."
In just the past week, another 100,000 people have joined the rolls of the world's refugees; they were forced to flee violence in Kyrgyzstan across the border into Uzbekistan.
About 300,000 people are now estimated to be internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan by ethnic violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday, citing information from the Kyrgyz interim government and non-governmental organizations.
Lying on his hospital bed in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, 65-year-old Khikmatullo Urunbayev, an ethnic Uzbek grandfather from Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, had tears in his eyes as he lifted his arm for us to see.
CNN's Matthew Chance has an exclusive look at the plight of refugees at a camp on the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border.
The flow of refugees fleeing southern Kyrgyzstan has gone from a flood to a trickle, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said.
CNN's Nic Robertson surveys the turmoil in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Nic Robertson learns first hand how the conflict in Kyrgyzstan affects Kyrgyzs, Uzbecks and Russians in Osh.
The recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan threatens to further destabilize the central Asian country two months after President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled in an uprising.
The first U.N. aid plane arrived Wednesday in Uzbekistan to help the thousands of people who have fled ethnic clashes in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, officials with a U.N. Refugee agency said Wednesday.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from a refugee camp on the Uzbekistan side of the border with Kyrgyzstan.
Life in this embattled country's second-largest city appeared calm Tuesday even as concerns over the plight of refugees grew.
Tens of thousands of Uzbeks are fleeing ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan amid what one aid official described Sunday as a "humanitarian catastrophe," according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
A Pentagon spokesman said the refueling and troop transport operations at the U.S. transit base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, continue "unabated" by ethnic riots in the southern part of the country.
The nice thing about people new to power is they haven't yet learned the pretensions of state. When we arrived at the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry to interview Roza Otunbayeva, the chairwoman of the interim government, no one checked our identities, there were no metal detectors, and no one frisked us or checked our equipment.
CNN's Ben Wedeman sits down with the Kyrgyzstan's interim leader to talk about the future of her country.
Tensions remained high in Kyrgyzstan early Sunday after two days of ethnic clashes left dozens of people dead and more than 1,000 others injured since fighting broke out Thursday night, state media reported.
At least 45 people are dead and more than 632 have suffered various injuries in the latest violence in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.
At least 37 people were killed and more than 500 suffered various injuries as a result of the latest violence in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, a health official told CNN on Friday.
A moderate earthquake rattled far-western China on Thursday, near its border with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The U.S. military will no longer refuel its tankers at Manas air base in Kyrgyzstan, after the central Asian nation demanded to renegotiate its contract.
On the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan the country is trying to repair one of the World?s worst environmental disasters.
The U.S. is eager to show that things are back to normal at a transit center in Kyrgyzstan. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
The ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev said Wednesday he still considers himself the country's president, even though he was forced to resign, according to news reports from Minsk, Belarus.
Kyrgyzstan's interim government has said it will demand the extradition of the country's ousted president from Belarus once the investigation into the bloody massacre of April 7 is completed.
Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev left the country and resigned Thursday after negotiations among the government, the president, and international states and agencies.
The ousted Kyrgyz president is willing to resign if he and his relatives are allowed safe passage out of the country, according to sources in southern Kyrgyzstan.
In 2005, Askar Akayev, the then-President of Kyrgyzstan, was deposed and fled from the capital, Bishkek, to Moscow to save his life and the millions of dollars he allegedly stole from the country during his presidency
The unrest in Kyrgyzstan can have a dramatic impact on U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan. CNN's Josh Levs explains.
About 1,300 U.S. troops have been stuck at the Manas airfield in Kyrgyzstan because of the civil unrest there.
CNN's Ben Wedeman is on the ground in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where looters left one shop a burned shell.
The chief of staff of the interim Kyrgyz government, which took over after President Kurmanbek Bakiev fled the capital, accused the president Friday of stealing the country's money when he left.
Before this week, most Americans had likely never heard of Kyrgyzstan and even fewer could place it on a map.
Two of the world's oil-rich countries may make it harder for oil companies to do business with them.
It's got all the makings of an international geopolitical thriller: World powers move their armies into a violent, remote, and politically fragile region brimming with valuable oil and natural gas resources; except it's not fiction.
Millions of people could lose their homes and livelihoods as the world's deserts expand because of climate change and unsustainable human activities, an environmental report warned on Friday.
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