Kyrgyzstan completes ‘peaceful’ transition of power as convicted kidnapper becomes acting president after being sprung from prison

Following the resignation of Kyrgyzstani President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, power has now passed to Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov, a man who, less than two weeks ago, was in prison on a kidnapping charge. … Read More >Kyrgyzstan completes ‘peaceful’ transition of power as convicted kidnapper becomes acting president after being sprung from prison

Kyrgyz ex-leader Atambayev detained 4 days after being released from prison amid political unrest & assassination attempt

Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev has been detained “in relation to riots” after he accused the secret services of plotting to kill him. He was released from prison when his supporters surrounded it on Tuesday. … Read More >Kyrgyz ex-leader Atambayev detained 4 days after being released from prison amid political unrest & assassination attempt

Turmoil in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, & Ukraine shows that, three decades on, the Soviet Union’s still collapsing

The sudden collapse of the USSR in 1991 created many weak countries without a unifying national identity and a strong central state. Yet conflicts will continue until the world is willing to recognize the realities on the ground. … Read More >Turmoil in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, & Ukraine shows that, three decades on, the Soviet Union’s still collapsing

Tear gas & sounds of explosions: Kyrgyzstan police clash with crowds attempting to storm parliament building (VIDEOS)

Clashes erupted in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek as demonstrators, angry with the outcome of Sunday’s election in the Central Asian state, tried to storm the parliament building. Police employed tear gas and flashbang grenades. … Read More >Tear gas & sounds of explosions: Kyrgyzstan police clash with crowds attempting to storm parliament building (VIDEOS)