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Jury still out on whether the latest arrangements for the giant Kumtor gold mine will prove more lucrative than before.
21 Sep 07
Decision to replace death penalty with life-imprisonment prompts activists to call for more far-reaching reform.
23 Jul 07
Some here suggest that the influx of Kazak finance may not serve national interests.
5 Apr 07
Political parties have more of a chance of winning power than ever before, but they are in no shape to fight elections at the moment.
9 Feb 07
Government commission recommends prosecution of mine company official after recent fatal accident.
12 Jan 07
Most of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan are in a legal no-man’s land with no legal status as refugees and the ever-present risk of deportation.
23 Nov 06
Government concessions not enough to persuade opposition to call off planned rally.
4 Nov 06
State television reporting of a political dirty tricks campaign proves nothing has changed since the Akaev era, says the opposition.
28 Sep 06
Industry asked to put some of its profits back into local development.
8 Sep 06
Plans to introduce proportional representation prompt parties to form strategic alliances to win seats and influence.
3 Dec 05