Six arrested in Kyrgyzstan on charges of plotting terrorism

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Six people in Kyrgyzstan suspected of plotting terrorist attacks have been arrested, a security official said Monday.

British travel warning raised ahead of Kyrgyzstan elections

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The British government warned Thursday there may be security concerns next week in Kyrgyzstan connected to mayoral elections in two key cities.

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Kyrgyzstan PM to head gold mine talks

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 15 (UPI) -- Kyrgyzstan says a board headed by Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev will seek to renegotiate an agreement with the owner of the country's biggest gold mine.

Kyrgyzstan judges' wages to be raised

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Wages will be raised for currently low-paid judges working in Kyrgyzstan's corruption-prone judicial system, the country's deputy prime minister says.

Kyrgyz leader issues apology

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former president of Kyrgyzstan asked for forgiveness for his mistakes, which he said included promoting ousted leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Bishkek targets Bakiyev family

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Kyrgyz government called on the Commonwealth of Independent States to help have a brother of the former president returned to face murder charges.

Kyrgyz government disbanded

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The central administration in Kyrgyzstan announced Friday the president signed a decree dismantling the government after the breakup of a ruling coalition.

Kyrgyz ruling council disbands

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the prime minister in Kyrgyzstan said the dismantling of the ruling parliamentary coalition in Bishkek was illegitimate.

SOCAR talks energy with Kyrgyz leaders

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan state energy company SOCAR revealed this week it recently hosted top-level energy discussions with Kyrgyzstan officials on economic development.

Fighting erupts near Kyrgyz, Uzbek border

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, July 18 (UPI) -- Casualties were reported when gunfire erupted near the ill-defined border separating Uzbekistan from Kyrgyzstan, border guards stated.

Kyrgyz reform troubles Pillay

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, July 10 (UPI) -- Kyrgyzstan deserves credit for enacting serious reforms, though any development is overshadowed by human rights concerns, a top U.N. official said.

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Russia wants Kyrgyz torpedo plant

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, March 23 (UPI) -- Russia wants a controlling stake in the Dastan torpedo plant for writing off Kyrgyzstan's debt to Moscow.
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Kurmanbek Bakiyev
(L to R) Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Viktor Yuschenko of Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan walk before their summit in Minsk, Belarus on November 28, 2006. The heads of 11 former Soviet republics on Tuesday opened a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States expected to focus on reforming the 15-year-old organization. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Kurmanbek Saliyevich Bakiyev (Kyrgyz: Курманбек Сали уулу Бакиев (Kurmanbek Sali Uulu Bakiev), Russian: Курманбек Салиевич Бакиев; born 1 August 1949) is a politician who served as the second President of Kyrgyzstan, from 2005 to 2010. Large opposition protests in April 2010 led to the takeover of government offices, forcing Bakiyev to flee the country.

Bakiyev was the leader of the People's Movement of Kyrgyzstan before his ascendance to the presidency. He received most of his popular support from the south of the country.

The Legislative Assembly of Kyrgyzstan of the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan appointed him acting President on March 24, 2005, following the ousting, during the Tulip Revolution, of President Askar Akayev. In October 2007, Bakiyev initiated the creation of Ak Jol party, but could not lead it due to his presidency.

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