Over 40 Dead in Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Clash as Death Toll Rises

Fighting that broke out over water rights also injured more than 200 people, government officials said.

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Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

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Populist, Prisoner, President: A Convicted Kidnapper Wins Kyrgyzstan Election

In a country where presidents’ tenures often end with violent upheavals, Sadyr Japarov emerged victorious in a snap election set off by an uprising last fall.

#japarov-sadyr, #kyrgyzstan, #politics-and-government

U.S. Election Is a High-Stakes Political Struggle. In Russia.

The Kremlin’s allies, long accustomed to hearing accusations of rigged Russian votes, have used President Trump’s contentions of fraud to turn the tables. But the Kremlin’s critics are firing back.

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From Hiding, Head of Central Asia’s Only Democracy Says He’s Quitting

The president of Kyrgyzstan said he did not want to be remembered as a leader “who shed blood and shot at his own citizens.”

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A Convicted Kidnapper Is Chosen to Lead Government of Kyrgyzstan

Lawmakers in Central Asia’s only democracy selected a man sprung from jail by protesters just days ago in an effort to end days of violent political unrest

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From Hiding, Kyrgyzstan’s Leader Declares State of Emergency

Earlier on Friday, after protesters besieged government buildings, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said he was willing to leave office. His new decree raised concerns about an orderly transfer of power.

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Putin, Long the Sower of Instability, Is Now Surrounded by It

Fueled by the pandemic, uprisings in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan and a war in the Caucasus region are undermining the influence of the Russian leader.

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How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus

A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19.

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