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President Almazbek Atambaev meets the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament and leaders of the five main parties. (Photo: Kyrgyz president's press service)
22 Sep 17
Legacy seen as key in contest that has already narrowed to two main contenders.
Ismoil Somoni monument in Dushanbe. (Photo: Roman Buryak/IWPR)
11 Sep 17
Lavish ceremonies to mark major life events will now be curtailed by law.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev (left) greets his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoe. (Photo: Press Service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic)
8 Sep 17
Landmark meeting indicates progress over trade and border issues.
Omurbek Tekebaev (left) and Duishonkul Chotonov in the court room. (Photo: kloop.kg)
31 Aug 17
Move interpreted as attempt to silence opposition media.
Ozubek Chotonov (right), founder of Marva TV Islamic studio. (Photo: Ayan TV)
19 Aug 17
A range of broadcasters are catering for a public increasingly interested in religion.
Ilkhom Narziev. (Photo courtesy of: I. Narziev)
Interview
28 Jul 17
The power vacuum in the neighbouring state has Tajik analysts worried.
Alexey Malashenko, chief researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) think-tank. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Malashenko)
Interview
3 Jul 17
How religion and politics are mixing in a previously secular state.
Former prime minister Temir Sariev, gives his old valuable Quran to the lecturer of Islamic university of Kyrgyzstan Chubak Jalilov. (Photo: 24.kg news agency)
26 Jun 17
Will politicians use religious discourse to appeal to the electorate?
Muhammad Tahir, an expert on Turkmenistan. (Photo courtesy of M. Tahir)
Interview
23 May 17
Central Asia’s most isolated state remains set against reforms.
World Press Freedom Day 2017
3 May 17
Space for critical debate shrinks further amid economic crises and fears over extremism.

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