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Thursday 12 August 2010
Monday 09 August 2010
A mosque which used to be a meeting place for the September 11 attackers has been closed, German authorities said today.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Saodat Rakhimbayeva says she wishes she had died with her newborn baby. The 24-year-old housewife had a cesarean section in March and gave birth to Ibrohim, a premature boy who died three days later.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Monday 12 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
The British author Christopher Alexander travelled to Khiva, an ancient Silk Road outpost in northwest Uzbekistan, to work for a Swedish NGO, and ended up making the place his home. Immersing himself in the country's language and culture, he became fascinated by kilims (hand-woven rugs) and established a workshop in a disused madrassah (school) to help revive age-old weaving techniques cast aside during the Soviet era. He soon found himself exporting his rugs around the world and tangling with corrupt officials greedy for bribes.
Saturday 03 July 2010
Kyrgyzstan's provisional leader Roza Otunbayeva was sworn in as president today, ushering in what the turbulent Central Asian nation's government hopes will be a new era of stability and democratic freedoms.
Friday 02 July 2010
Christopher Aslan Alexander begins his journey to Khiva, in Uzbekistan, like any other itinerant, media-studies graduate employed to write an online tourist's guidebook might: living with an over-protective host family, gurning at the cuisine and reflecting urbanely on a country "marooned somewhere between Mohammed and Marx" where the government has pasted "Wanted" posters of Wahabis outside mosques.
Monday 28 June 2010
Confounding observers who predicted the vote would be a catalyst for further turmoil in Kyrgyzstan, a referendum to creating Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy went calmly both in the capital, Bishkek, and in southern regions where ethnic tensions erupted in violence earlier this month.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Saturday 26 June 2010
Investigators in southern Kyrgyzstan began exhuming the bodies of those killed during rampages against the Uzbek minority as tensions rose ahead of tomorrow's constitutional referendum.
Friday 25 June 2010
Light aircraft flew over the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, yesterday to drop leaflets urging the public to vote.
Friday 25 June 2010
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Troops beat several dozen men and women in an Uzbek neighbourhood in southern Kyrgyzstan's main city yesterday in a raid that deepened refugees' fears about returning to an area seared by an eruption of deadly ethnic violence.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Kyrgyzstan's security forces clashed with ethnic Uzbeks in the south of the country yesterday, where up to 2,000 people were killed in a wave of bloodletting earlier this month.
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