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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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200 kg heroin seized in Kazakhstan


September 6th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nearly 200 kg of heroin has been confiscated on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border by Kazakh customs officers.A car with a trailer travelling from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan ... Read more...

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Man jailed for trafficking heroin in Russia


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A court in Russia has sentenced a foreigner to six years in a high security prison for trafficking 14.5 kg of heroin in the country, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz president sacks government


August 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree Friday sacking the government, the state press service said.The move followed a break-up of the majority coalition in ... Read more...

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Woman held for trying to sell own baby


August 15th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman from Kyrgyzstan faces up to 10 years in prison in Russia after she tried to sell her four-month old daughter for 35,000 rubles ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.The ... Read more...

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Putin proposes anti-terror centre in SCO


June 7th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proposed establishing an anti-terrorism centre within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).Speaking at a SCO meeting, Putin said all SCO member ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants full SCO membership


June 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari would pitch for Pakistan's full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the two-day meeting of the regional grouping that starts ... Read more...

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Zardari, Ahmadinejad reach China for Shanghai summit


June 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan and Iran, Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tuesday arrived in Beijing to attend the Beijing summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ... Read more...

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SCO summit convenes in Beijing


June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leadership summit convened here Tuesday with President Hu Jintao scheduled to meet 10 heads of state visiting China for the ... Read more...

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India to pitch for larger role at SCO summit


May 27th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India will pitch for a greater role in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and an expanded partnership with it in stabilising Afghanistan when External ... Read more...

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Russia wants India, Pakistan in SCO (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Russia wants the process of India and Pakistan's membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) speeded up, RIA Novosti reported.Russia's acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ... Read more...

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Russia seeks India, Pakistan to join SCO


May 12th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Russia has given a call to speed up the process of India and Pakistan's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), an intergovernmental mutual-security organisation, RIA ... Read more...

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Couple held for selling newborn in Moscow


May 9th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A migrant couple in Moscow has been arrested for trying to sell their newborn child for 150,000 rubles ($3,000)."Police arrested the woman from Kyrgyzstan and ... Read more...

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China, Russia to hold joint naval drill


April 18th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China and Russia will hold a joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this weekend, the Chinese defence ministry said.Dozens of battle ships and submarines will ... Read more...

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Four Russian warships set to leave for China


April 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave the country's Vladivostok city Sunday for ... Read more...

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Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks


March 13th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for talks with the country's Defence Minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev."The agenda of the talks is ... Read more...

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Britain eyes Afghanistan transit routes


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain is seeking overflight and land transit accords with Central Asian states to allow the shipment of military supplies in and out of Afghanistan as ... Read more...

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UAE seeks stronger relations with Kyrgyzstan


February 11th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has reiterated its interest in boosting bilateral relations with Kyrgyzstan in all spheres."Relations between the two countries have recently seen significant ... Read more...

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No targeting of women visitors from Central Asia: India


January 13th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid reports that Indian missions have been asked to toughen screening for female visa applicants from central Asian countries, the government has clarified that there ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to assume UNSC seat


January 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan is set to begin a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.Pakistan was elected to the 15-nation Security Council in October ... Read more...

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Medvedev, Obama donate wheelchairs to Kyrgyz kids


December 9th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 200 disabled children in Kyrgyzstan have received wheelchairs from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama.Medvedev ordered to send advanced ... Read more...

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Chinese PM to visit Russia


November 6th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao will visit Russia Nov 6-8, the Chinese foreign ministry said.Wen will attend a prime ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation ... Read more...

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Most CIS states sign free trade zone agreement


October 19th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
St Petersburg (Russia), Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The majority of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries have agreed to set up a free trade regime after two decades of ... Read more...

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Sushila Devi wins gold in Asian junior judo


October 4th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India bagged seven medals, including a gold from Sushila Devi, at the Asian Youth and Junior Judo Championships in Beirut.Indian judokas also won four silver ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks support for UNSC seat


September 28th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has sought support from the global community for her country's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan minister visits defence college


September 8th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 8 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan Defence Minister Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev visited the tri-services training institution National Defence Academy here Thursday, an official said. Kudayberdiev, who was accompanied by a high-level ... Read more...

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Britain to help Kyrgyzstan in army reform: official


August 27th, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 27 (IANS) Britain has said it will help Kyrgyzstan in its efforts to reform its armed forces, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said.According to Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's press service, ... Read more...

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Amandeep settles for silver in Asian Boxing


August 12th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian boxer Amandeep Singh (49 kg) Friday settled for a silver in the Asian Boxing Championships at Incheon, South Korea.According to information reaching here, the ... Read more...

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US to give $30 mn to upgrade Kyrgyz air control system


August 7th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Aug 7 (IANS) The US Congress has approved a fund of $30 million to help upgrade Kyrgyzstan's air traffic management system, the American embassy here said.The new system ... Read more...

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Strong quake in central Asia kills 13, injures dozens


July 20th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- At least 13 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a strong earthquake struck the southwest Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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US airbase in Kyrgyzstan to have less troops


July 4th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) A US airbase in Kyrgyzstan that serves as a key transit centre for war efforts in Afghanistan will lessen the number of its personnel, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks full membership of Shanghai group


June 13th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan - which is an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) along with India - would now seek full membership of the group, a top ... Read more...

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Wrestler Anil Kumar wins silver in Asian Championship


May 22nd, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's Anil Kumar Sunday won a silver in the 60-kg Greco-Roman style in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship at Tashkent.Anil lost to Almat Kebispayev of ... Read more...

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China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan hold anti-terror drills


May 8th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have conducted a joint anti-terror exercise in northwest China.Code-named Tianshan-II (2011), the exercise saw law enforcement and security personnel from the ... Read more...

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