Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, it is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.

Russia And China: Best Buddies Again?

Russia and China strengthen their geopolitical partnership ahead of a major meeting of Eurasia leaders. But rather than love, it may be just a marriage of convenience.

Centerra Gold Cuts Kumtor's '12 Forecast

Canadian miner Centerra Gold on Tuesday slashed its forecast for 2012 production at its flagship mine in Kyrgyzstan by about a third due to ice movement in the pit, a decline sure to weigh on the fragile economy of the Central Asian state.

Besieged: Who are the Journalists Stuck in Syria?

Among the victims of the Syrian uprising are a number of western journalists, the only independent witnesses remaining in the besieged city. Their plight was highlighted after the renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin, 56, and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were both killed when a rocket hit their makeshift media center in the middle of Homs last week.

Syria Revolution: Why Is Russia Supporting Syria?

Russia faced a barrage of condemnations after it joined China over the weekend in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to step aside, but Russia has stood resolutely behind its decision. Why?

Centerra Gold's Kyrgyzstan Mine Hit by Strike

Around 1,400 workers at Centerra Gold's flagship mine in Kyrgyzstan went on strike on Tuesday, a trade union leader said, halting production that contributes nearly 12 percent of GDP in the Central Asian republic.

Gold Fields, Kyrgyz Villagers Come to Terms

South African miner Gold Fields has signed an agreement with Kyrgyz villagers that will enable it to resume drilling at a prospective copper deposit three months after an arson attack by horsemen on its geologist camp.


Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan

Centerra Gold Shipping Supplies to Kyrgyzstan Mine

Centerra Gold Inc. resumed shipping diesel fuel and other supplies from the Kumtor marshalling yard in Kyrgyzstan to Kumtor mine after the voluntary lifting of the previously announced roadblock, the company said Tuesday.
New president Atambayev and former president Otunbayeva take part in an inauguration ceremony in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek

Ethnically Divided Kyrgyzstan Swears in New President

In a rare peaceful transition of presidential power, Kyrgyzstan inaugurated a new president Thursday, marking the first time the former Soviet Central Asian nation chose a successor through votes at the ballot box, not the streets.
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Kyrgyz Premier Wins Presidential Election by Wide Margin

Kyrgyzstan's Russian-backed prime minister was poised to become president of the strategically important former Soviet republic Monday, with nearly all votes counted in an election set to be disputed by disgruntled rival candidates.
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Eurasian Development Bank to Lend $100M to Gold Miner

The Eurasian Development Bank, a state-run joint venture between six former Soviet republics, has agreed to lend about $100 million to a Kazakh gold miner to help boost output of the precious metal in the Central Asian country.