Kginfo.ru: Kyrgyz officials will mark a mournful date soon enough -- the date of the Boeing cargo plane crash near Bishkek. The incident took the lives of 39 passengers, among them 17 children. But so far neither the relatives of the deceased nor the people of Kyrgyzstan have heard a single word of apology from the main culprit of that terrible incident -- former president of the country Almazbek Atambayev.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Economic growth in Europe and Central Asia is anticipated to ease to 2.9 percent in 2018 from an estimated 3.7 percent in 2017, the World Bank says in its January 2018 Global Economic Prospects.
By Kamila Aliyeva The protocol on introducing amendments and supplements to the agreement between the governments of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on the international road traffic dated September 4, 1996, came into force, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
According to Isakov’s tax declarations up to 2015, he hadn’t even had a tent not to mention having any real estate. Yet, his close relatives were in a completely different situation. Despite Isakov’s modest income, his relatives own impressive assets such as luxurious apartments in the center of Bishkek, high-end expensive vehicles, as well as prestigious plots in the capital. Here’s a quote from an article published by the Kyrgyz online news outlet Kactus: "... at the same time, Isakov’s close relative purchases a car, Lexus RX 450h, which was worth around 80,000 dollars.”
December 14 marked 40 days since the murder of Ulan Salyanov in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and his family gathered for a traditional ceremony to remember the deceased. While no one has been charged for the murder, the circumstances appeared suspicious. First, there was no clear motive. The killers came and left without taking anything of value from the house. Second, the killers wore special uniforms and carried the same weapons, giving the impression of an organized group with serious money behind it.
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan should expand the volume of bilateral trade, with an increase in mutual trade to $1 billion by 2020, said the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev during a meeting with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Zheenbekov held in Astana, the press service of the the Kazakh president said in a message.
With Edwards relocating to Central Asia experts warn of inevitable instability in Kyrgyzstan. This would benefit the US and hinder China's economic expansion to the east. What’s more, this move infuriates Russia, which does not need a hotbed of instability at its southern borders. After all, there is no guarantee that the flames of unrest would not spread from Kyrgyzstan to the neighboring countries.
rferl.org -- Kyrgyz opposition politician and former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov has called efforts to impound the property of his television channel in Bishkek a "seizure by raid."
EU Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Director of a department overseeing ties with Central Asian countries Luc Devigne, held talks with Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Emil Kaikiev, on 19 December, EU officials announced.
rferl.org: BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan says it plans to withdraw a complaint it filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Kazakhstan’s moves to step up controls on the border, which preceded a two-month bottleneck.