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Three more sick as Kyrgyzstan battles bubonic plague

Kyrgyzstan officials on Tuesday scrambled to control the spread of bubonic plague that killed a rural boy last week as three more people showed possible symptoms of the disease. The easternmost district of Ak-Suu in the Central Asian country was on lockdown while police guarded the hospitals where 15-year-old Temirbek…

Kyrgyzstan cracks down on bride snatching

Kyrgyzstan on Saturday signed into law harsher measures against men who kidnap women to force them into marriage, introducing prison terms of up to 10 years. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed new legislation punishing men who snatch brides with up to seven years in prison. Previously men faced only three…

Pentagon’s ultra-secretive fuel contractor linked to revolutions in Kyrgyzstan

The Department of Defense paid billions of dollars to an ultra-secretive fuel contractor linked to two revolutions in Kyrgyzstan and turned a blind eye to corruption that threatened diplomatic relations, a congressional report published Monday found. The 75 page report was prepared by the House Subcommittee on National Security and…

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