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.
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.
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 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.
A man suspected of killing a migrant from Kyrgyzstan and leading recent riots that drew thousands in Moscow has been arrested, state media reported.
Among the thousands of diplomatic documents obtained by WikiLeaks, there is talk of Iranian missiles, German politicians and a myriad of other issues, including one cable about a British prince -- and his views on geography teachers, the French, journalists and Russian influence in central Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life in this embattled country's second-largest city appeared calm Tuesday even as concerns over the plight of refugees grew.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from a refugee camp on the Uzbekistan side of the border with Kyrgyzstan.
Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev said Monday that he had no intention of returning to power and hopes to remain in Belarus, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
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.
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.
Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who hadn't appeared in public since last week's anti-government riots in the capital, is calling on his supporters to mobilize, a major Russian network reported.
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.
CNN's Errol Barnett shows how deadly unrest in Kyrgyzstan is being viewed online and reports on eyewitness accounts.
The Kyrgyz president said Thursday he would not resign despite the opposition's assertion that it had ousted the government following days of bloody civil unrest in the central Asian nation.
Iranian authorities have arrested the leader of a Sunni militant group blamed for dozens of attacks inside the country, state media said Tuesday.
A bear on ice skates attacked two people during rehearsals at a circus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing one of them, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.
A British football fan has been shot and wounded in Kyrgyzstan after a local became upset with a group of supporters chanting in a bar.
Kyrgyzstan's president signed a bill Friday to close an air base that the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, the president announced on his Web site.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on why Kyrgyzstan wants to close a vital U.S. air base.
Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Thursday.
The Kyrgyz government is planning to close a strategically important U.S. military base that Washington uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, Russian media reported Tuesday.
Kyrgyzstan's government said Friday that financial concerns and the killing of a citizen are among the reasons the country will close a U.S. base that has been a key operations point for U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.
Kyrgyzstan's decision to close a key U.S. military base is "regrettable," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, but it won't affect the U.S. military effort in nearby Afghanistan.
A Russian-led bloc of post-Soviet nations has agreed to establish a rapid-reaction military force to combat terrorists and respond to regional emergencies, Russian media reported Wednesday.
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southern Kyrgyzstan late Sunday night killing an estimated 70 people and destroying more than 120 buildings, the government reported Monday.
A powerful earthquake struck the mountains of Central Asia, destroying a village in Kyrgyzstan and killing at least 60 people
An Iran-bound Boeing 737 with 90 people on board crashed Sunday just outside the airport in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, killing most passengers, a government official said.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on a passenger jet crash near the main airport of Kyrgyzstan's capitol, Bishek.
71 people are dead after a passenger plane bound for Iran crashed shortly after taking off Sunday
A U.S. Air Force major missing since Tuesday in Kyrgyzstan has been found alive, the military said Saturday.
A U.S. Air Force officer is missing after a trip to a shopping mall in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, a U.S. military statement said Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Kabul Wednesday, making Afghanistan the latest stop on her tour of Asia that has been expanded to include a stop in earthquake-damaged Pakistan.
Eight Uzbek soldiers and three Islamic militants died in a clash near the Kyrgyz border Sunday and more than 500 Uzbeks fled to safety across the frontier, villagers said, according to The Associated Press.
Anguished relatives have been searching for bodies in the Uzbek city of Andijan, where hundreds were killed in a military crackdown after anti-government protests that hardline President Islam Karimov blamed on Islamic radicals.
Thousands were trying to flee the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan on Saturday, leaving behind the flaming wreckage of a former government building torched on the second day of violent anti-government demonstrations.
The Askar Akayev era in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is officially over.
Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev, who was ousted last month by protesters who took over the White House government building, has resigned effective Tuesday, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
Following is a profile of Askar Akayev, who served as president of Kyrgyzstan from 1990 until his apparent ousting on March 24.
Following is some background material on Kyrgyzstan.
Demonstrators in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan have seized that country's seat of government and forced the country's long-time president to flee his office, political observers and reporters in the nation's capital of Bishkek tell CNN.
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