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Dinara Oshurakhunova, director of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society. (Photo: Vecherny Bishkek)
31 Jul 15
Recent detention of senior figures looks good but may not herald a more comprehensive drive to root out corrupt officials.
(Photo: Dina Tokbaeva)
31 Jul 15
New law seen as restricting media diversity and journalists’ ability to find things out.
Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev applauds as former US ambassador Pamela Spratlen makes a speech to mark the handover of American farm machinery. (Photo: US embassy, Bishkek)
29 Jul 15
After two decades of accepting American economic and humanitarian support, the government decides its donors are meddling.
Munitions found after the Kyrgyz security services raided two locations in the capital. (Photo: State Committee for National Security, Kyrgyzstan)
27 Jul 15
The security service says robust action prevented major attacks on local targets.
24 Jul 15
Government says it is mobilising aid but villagers say more is urgently needed.
22 Jul 15
Money supports whole communities, but earning it can destroy families.
22 Jul 15
Most settlers have gone back to their mountain village after landing in a desert region.
Kamchybek Kolbaev in court in Kyrgyzstan in 2014. (Photo: Vb.kg)
14 Jul 15
Organised crime has had a symbiotic relationship with the political world for years.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
13 Jul 15
Government think-tank says 8,000 militants are operating in parts of Afghanistan near to the Tajik frontier.
9 Jul 15
Strains caused when husbands are absent for months or years.