Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree ceasefire after border clashes


BISHKEK (Reuters) -Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed what they called a complete ceasefire on Saturday after reports of fresh shooting and troop build-ups in the aftermath of border clashes earlier this week that killed 49 people.

U.S. says visa applicants denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban' can reapply

WASHINGTON Most U.S. visa applicants who were denied because of former President Donald Trump's travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries can seek new decisions or submit new applications, the State Department said on Monday.

United States, Mar 08 2021

Kyrgyz nationalist wins landslide victory in presidential poll

BISHKEK Nationalist politician Sadyr Japarov won a landslide victory on Sunday in Kyrgyzstan's snap presidential election, which was triggered by the collapse of the previous government.

World, Jan 10 2021

U.S. Capitol police officer who died after violent assault 'loved his job'

WASHINGTON His first big assignment was working at former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Officer Brian Sicknick had just been sworn in with the U.S. Capitol Police Department, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Pandemic protests test Putin's influence in ex-Soviet space

BISHKEK When mobs stormed government buildings and hounded the president from office in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan after disputed elections last month, Vladimir Putin seemed unimpressed.

World, United Nations Nov 02 2020

Microsoft disables most of cybercriminals' control over massive computer network

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had disabled more than 90% of the machines used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control a massive network of computers with a potential to disrupt the U.S. election.

Kyrgyz president quits; prime minister, newly sprung from jail, takes over

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, leaving power in the hands of a nationalist rival whose supporters freed him from jail last week. | Video

World, Oct 15 2020

Factbox: Kyrgyzstan's political turmoil

Kyrgyzstan's president resigned on Thursday after days of unrest following a disputed election, becoming the country's third leader to be toppled in a popular uprising since 2005.

World, Oct 15 2020

Kyrgyz president accepts new prime minister but delays resignation

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov accepted the appointment on Wednesday of a political opponent as prime minister, but immediately defied him by refusing to step down until a new election could be held following a popular uprising.

World, Oct 14 2020

Veteran Tajik president on course for fifth term

DUSHANBE Tajikistan's Russian-allied President Imomali Rakhmon looks sure to secure a fifth term in office in Sunday's election as his four competitors' campaigns admit they do not expect many votes.

World, Russia, Oct 11 2020