The World is a (Surprisingly) Safe Place to Travel

It’s barely a week old, but the new, four-level travel advisory system unveiled by the U.S. Department of State is already causing confusion and …

Otto Warmbier

The Futility of Government Bans

Featured<p><b>Cryptocurrencies have been threatened at one point or another by nearly every country on the planet. Rarely does a government venture beyond</b> …

Central Asia


• <b>Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in 2017/2018 series to be held in Amsterdam</b>• <b><br>Twenty-one associations from three confederations will talk on</b> …


Bitcoin and Economic Freedom

Advertisement<p>There have been many studies on economic freedom around the world. Economic freedom clearly correlates with a high GDP per capita. …


Eurasia Daily Monitor -- Volume 15, Issue 4

<b>Despite Putin’s Declaration of Victory, Fighting Escalates in Syria</b><p>On December 11, 2017, President Vladimir Putin announced victory in Syria on the …


Hat Tip To Kyrgyz Officials & Olympic Athletes: Wear It Or Else!

After an uproar over an Akita in a kalpak, some lawmakers want to defend the honor of the traditional Kyrgyz hat by forcing politicians and athletes …

Central Asia

Clinical Aizawl beat Chennai City 2-0 for fourth win of I-League season

Yugo Kobayashi and man of the match David Lalrinmuana scored a goal apiece for the defending champions.<p>Defending champions Aizawl FC were back to …


Growth in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 is projected at 4.2%: World Bank

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Growth in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 is projected at 4.2% further increasing to 4.8% in 2019, but then declining to 4.6% in 2020.<p>In 2017, the …


A Glimpse at Life in Kyrgyzstan

<i>“Today, no one has time for feelings, they’re all out making money. The discovery of money hit us like an atom bomb…”</i><p>Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand …


Bishkek Questions Chinese Firm's Decision To Fire Hundreds Of Miners

The Kyrgyz government wants to know more about the decision by the Chinese company Full Gold Mining to fire 370 miners in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Radio Free Europe

Weather leaves Centerra investors cold even as gold prices sizzle

Back in October 2016, Centerra Gold CEO Scott Perry told investors that purchasing the Mount Milligan gold and copper mine would give the company an …

Central Asia

Kyrgyz Opposition Politician Jailed For Corruption

A court in Bishkek has sentenced Kyrgyz opposition politician Kanatbek Isaev to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.


Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.11% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and IT sectors led shares higher.<p>At the …


Moscow's Little Kyrgyzstan | Immigration

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has become one of the main destinations for immigration in the world.<p>According to figures from the United Nations 2015-2016 international migration report, the country is tied with Germany for the second spot in terms of the number of migrants …

Central Asia

The Latest: Toll from Afghan funeral bombing rises to 17

KABUL — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local):<p>5:30 p.m.<p>A bombing has targeted the funeral of a local official in eastern …


Suicide bomber strikes Afghan funeral, killing 15

KABUL — A suicide bomber targeted the funeral of local official in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, officials said.<p>Noor …


Deadly blast targets funeral for regional Afghan official in Jalalabad

A bombing targeted the funeral of a local official in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, officials said.<p>Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said a rickshaw rigged with explosives went off among people gathered in the provincial …


Suicide bomber kills at least 15 mourners at funeral

A suicide bomber has targeted the funeral of a local official in Afghanistan, killing at least 15 people, officials said.<p>The bomber set off his …

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Afghanistan funeral bombing leaves at least 17 dead

KABUL—A bombing targeted the funeral of a local official in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, officials said.<p>Noor Ahmad …


Year in review: Indian football changed perceptions in 2017, but 2018 must see more tangible growth

On 5 December 2013, India were awarded the rights to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, its first ever global football event of any stature. In …


Organizer of New Year's Bombings in Russia Arrested in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's National Security Committee (GKNB) told the Interfax news agency on Friday that the suspect, a national of an unnamed post-Soviet …


Friday’s analyst upgrades and downgrades

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of today's key analyst actions</i><p>BMO Nesbitt Burns analyst Andrew Breichmanas lowered his financial expectations for <b>Centerra Gold Inc.</b> (CG-T) in reaction to the suspension of mill processing operations at its Mount Milligan mine in British Columbia.<p>Centerra …


Uproar in Kyrgyzstan over dog wearing national hat

BISHKEK (KYRGYZSTAN) (AFP) -<p>Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan urged punishment Thursday for the owner of a dog pictured wearing one of the Central Asian country's traditional felt hats in a dog show.<p>Lawmakers joined a growing chorus of voices in slamming the "insult" and police this week said they had …


Suspect Detained In Killing Of Kyrgyz Opposition Politician's Brother

A man suspected of killing a brother of former Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General and opposition politician Aida Salyanova has been apprehended.


Afghanistan: Suicide attack at funeral in Jalalabad kills 15, injures 14

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.<p>At least 15 people died and 14 were hurt when a suicide attacker blew himself up at a …


Indian Football in 2017: World Cup, yes, but dual leagues remain in focus

Much of what transpired in the year gone by can be boxed into the ‘Going sideways’ category.<p>For Indian football, much of what has transpired in 2017 …


Kyrgyzstan Goes Back To Russia For Hydropower Project Help

Judging from recent history, one thing seems sure and that is that without Russia's help, Kyrgyz hydropower plants probably will not be built. (The …


10 Reasons to Visit the only Country where North Koreans can take a Permanent Vacation

© Tomáš Pfeifer<p><i>W</i>hen I first began researching Kyrgyzstan, a country I’d honestly never heard of, bordering China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and …


ADB Continues Support to Improve Investment Climate in Kyrgyz Republic

The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the …


Suspected Moscow Terror Plotter Gets 12 Years Behind Bars

The suspect planned to run pedestrians over in a KamAZ truck