Angry statement from Kyrgyzstan's foreign ministry accuses Kazakh president on interfering in country's internal affairs.
Alliance of three parties fails to unite around a single candidate amid rows, possibly leaving the way clear for Sooranbai Jeenbekov, endorsed by sitting President Almazbek Atambayev as his pick.
Kyrgyzstan has been locked in a dispute since 2016 over profit-sharing at Kumtor, the biggest employer and taxpayer in the Central Asian country, contributing 10% of its GDP
Reset of relations with neighbours under new Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev powers ahead at meeting with Kyrgyzstan’s Almazbek Atambayev.
Almazbek Atambayev’s strongly worded warning raised renewed fears he is planning to effectively stay in power, at least behind the scenes.