It’s bad news for plans to expand farming, but even worse for herders.
State’s seizure of control of gold mine from subsidiary of NYSE-listed Centerra Gold has shocked foreign investors.
Following cluster of Vienna incidents, US has stepped up investigation into possible attacks made with directed pulsed microwave energy.
Moscow wants to heavily constrain Washington's scope for action, however.
There is strong political will to forge trade, transport and energy links between Central and South Asia, but achieving this depends on restoring peace in Afghanistan.
Studies detect shifts in precipitation patterns in the Tian Shan mountains that supply region with much of its freshwater.
Trend, however, suggests economic recovery may be taking hold.
The land transfer has fuelled anger and rumours about Kyrgyzstan’s new populist leadership.
Turkish president says 100 individuals with links to the Gulen movement have been abducted and brought to Turkey.
The Taliban launched an assault on the northern regions of Afghanistan against government troops about a week ago and have rapidly captured most of the northern provinces.
Russia says it is worried that the Islamic State is gaining strength apace in northern Afghanistan. The United States looks to be bracing itself for a collapsing Afghanistan. But Central Asian states neighbouring Afghanistan are much more sanguine.
EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
Carnegie analyst identifies Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as long-shot options.
In Washington Post article, Erdogan critic and basketball star Enes Kanter raises alarm over educator apparently grabbed by Turkish agents in Kyrgyzstan.
Following the worst fighting in years, experts warn that states need to urgently build trust and solve humanitarian issues.
Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.
Rising uncertainty facing foreign miners in country could deter debt or equity investors.
Analysts ask whether Bishkek made its shock move to seize the Kumtor mine in the face of a mounting fiscal crisis and amid anxieties that the gold may be exhausted within three years.
As the only major power at the table, China sets the agenda.
Kyrgyzstan is flogging its section of the would-be track, but how successfully?