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It's easier for women to work as interior designers in Kyrgyzstan than men: Designer
AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyzstan might be globally known for its nomadic culture, centuries-old traditions of nomads, yet modern day people here live in fixed habitation. And even hire interior designers to create aesthetically pleasing environment for their every day life.
Kyrgyzstan Remembers Prominent Writer Chinghiz Aitmatov
BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan has marked the 90th anniversary of the birth of prominent writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov and other top Kyrgyz officials on December 12 laid flowers at Aitmatov’s grave at the Ata Beiit memorial complex near the capital, Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan: Killer in ‘bride kidnapping’ case sentenced to 20 years in prison
BISHKEK (TCA) — A court in Kyrgyzstan has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for kidnapping and killing a young woman in a case that caused public outcry in the Central Asian nation, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.
Kyrgyzstan: PM visits USAID-supported Kyrgyz-Tajik dried fruit processing JV
BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev on December 8 visited Interfruit LLC, a dried fruit processing facility in Uch-Korgon, Batken oblast, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Joined by USAID Mission Director Gary Linden, Prime Minister Abylgaziev familiarized himself with the fa
Kyrgyzstan: Legal import from Kazakhstan would help meet demand for motor fuel
BISHKEK (TCA) — The tense situation with petroleum products has not been decreasing for several months in Kyrgyzstan. According to the National Statistics Committee, over eleven months of this year, prices for gasoline have increased by 3.5 soms, or 8.8%, and for diesel fuel by 6.9 soms, or 17%. Sup
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s Kiamrian Abbasov earns 1st ONE Championship win
Fighting out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov, 25, has earned his first victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Destiny of Champions” on December 7, 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
HRW Urges EU To Demand Kyrgyzstan Release Imprisoned Rights Activist
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the European Union to demand that Kyrgyzstan release veteran human rights defender Azimjan Askarov from prison. In a December 6 statement, HRW said that the European Union, "which is currently negotiating enhanced relations with Kyrgyzstan, should use this oppo
How These White Curtains Are Tackling Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
Leo Burnett Moscow erects ‘koshogo’ printed with shocking stories all around the capital of Bishkek. Every 17th girl in Kyrgyzstan is kidnapped for marriage without her consent. A kidnapper’s family hangs a white curtain - known as a ‘koshogo’ - in their house, and a girl is forced to sit behind it.
Kyrgyzstan latest target for misguided leftist misrule
We’ve written a great deal about the long and unhappy history of U.S. Ambassador David Lu’s tenure in Albania, where he proved to be a major champion of the George Soros/Open Society Foundations agenda of liberal immigration policies, weak borders, gay rights, legalization of drugs, and all the othe
Veteran Rights Defender Languishes in Kyrgyzstan Jail
For the last eight and a half years, Azimjon Askarov, a 68-year-old human rights defender from Kyrgyzstan, has not been able to embrace his wife, play with his grandkids, or enjoy Iftar feasts with friends and family during the holy month of Ramadan. Askarov has spent these years wrongfully and unju
Kyrgyzstan: OSCE-supported Osh Entrepreneurship Support Centre marks anniversary
BISHKEK (TCA) — The Entrepreneurship Support Centre (ESC) in Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city, marked its first anniversary on December 4, in a celebration organized by the Centre together with the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The mission of the ESC is to provide information and consulting
The US AH-64 Apache and Russian Ka-52 are the world's most feared attack helicopters — here's how they match up
There's one big difference between a military attack helicopter and a military transport helicopter: one carries a lot of guns, and the other carries a lot of weight. And the US Army AH-64 Apache and Russian Ka-52 Alligator are generally considered to be the two best military attack helicopters in t
These White Sheets Are a Chilling Reminder of What Happens to Every 17th Girl in Kyrgyzstan
The concept of bride kidnapping may seem alien to Americans, but in some parts of the world it’s an ancient custom that, even though illegal, persists to this day. One of those areas is Central Asia, where, in the 12th century, Genghis Khan’s own mother was kidnapped shortly after her first wedding
FEATURE-Lawyers on wheels: 'solidarity bus' represents Kyrgyzstan's landless women
KARA-KULJA, Kyrgyzstan, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a cold, sparsely lit Soviet-era room, sitting close to the heater, Ainura Ibraimjanova taps at her computer. In this rural district in southern Kyrgyzstan, she is the only lawyer providing free legal aid.
Four years after implementation of a national micronutrient powder program in Kyrgyzstan, prevalence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia is lower, but prevalence of vitamin A deficiency is higher
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2018) | Download Citation. In 2009, the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan launched a national Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) program which included point-of-use fortification of foods with micronutrient powders (MNP) containing iron, vitamin A, and oth
Gianni Subba explains absence from ONE: ‘Destiny of Champions’
Gianni Subba was slated to face Ma Jia Wen at ONE: ‘Destiny of Champions’ last night in a battle between two of the promotion’s top flyweights. The bout never materialized and the Malaysian took to Facebook to explain the reasons why:
As The Glaciers Melt, These Farmers Have A Plan To Save Their Vulnerable Land
NARYN REGION, Kyrgyzstan — Thinking back on the early days of her youth near the village of Cholpon, Bukeshova Urmatgul Kachkynovna remembers a double-humped camel. Her parents would load the unruly animal with yurts and supplies each spring before leading their livestock on a trek up toward glacial
Fugitive Leader Of Kyrgyzstan's Ethnic Uzbek Community Dies In Ukraine At 62
Relatives of Kadyrjan Batyrov, a fugitive leader of the ethnic Uzbek community in Kyrgyzstan, say Batyrov has died in Ukraine after eight years of self-imposed exile. Batyrov's relatives told RFE/RL that the 62-year-old businessman died in his sleep in the Black Sea port city of Odesa late on Decemb
Russia-led Eurasian free trade may adopt single currency and 'best aspects of the EU' - President of Kyrgyzstan
The members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) may abandon border procedures and adopt a common currency in the future by analogy with the European Union (EU), according to the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
20 of the Best Hiking Trails in the World
Hiking is my hands-down favorite travel activity. There’s just so much that you can see in this world that’s only accessible by foot, over mountaintops, glaciers, and through canyons and gorges.