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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.
9 Jul 15
Maternity system examined in IWPR radio show.
Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Chamber in session. (Photo: Timur Toktonaliev)
3 Jul 15
President agrees tactical retreat on controversial legislation, but insists change is inevitable.
30 Jun 15
Returning to families can be as hard as finding work.