Nine summits for LGBTQ visibility

Kyrgyzstan’s Dastan Kasmamytov plans to climb the world’s nine highest mountains — raising a pride flag on each peak — to further LGBTQ visibility. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ … Read more Nine summits for LGBTQ visibility

Does PUTIN want to create his own EUROPEAN UNION? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Newsvoice. Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/visualpolitik Let’s fix the news. Together. The Soviet Union disappeared around Christmas 1991. But did your family never argue at Christmas parties? I’m sure they did. That’s similar to what the Kremlin thinks, “family is still family”. This explains why, in recent years, Russia has … Read more Does PUTIN want to create his own EUROPEAN UNION? – VisualPolitik EN

Without a legal trace: Eradicating statelessness in Kyrgyzstan | Talk to Al Jazeera

When the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, newly independent states emerged. These new borders meant that all of a sudden people found themselves on the wrong side – foreigners in a country they called their home, but were unable to prove or formally claim as such. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that at … Read more Without a legal trace: Eradicating statelessness in Kyrgyzstan | Talk to Al Jazeera

Foreign ministers of SCO countries hold virtual meeting

Foreign ministers of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization held a virtual meeting to discuss the pandemic. At the meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi acknowledged the contributions of the member countries in combating the coronavirus. He called for unity and continued cooperation among member states, which include Russia, India, Pakistan and the four central Asian … Read more Foreign ministers of SCO countries hold virtual meeting

The Lockdown Tapes with Dmitry Bivol (Ep 10)

WBA World Light-Heavyweight Champ Dmitry Bivol gives a rare, extended interview in English. Residing in St Petersburg but with camp in LA, Bivol explains how he’s picked up the lingo by watching a famous TV series. The 17-0 hitman explains who’s on his hitlist including Canelo, recalls growing up in Kyrgyzstan plus much more! #TheLockdownTapes … Read more The Lockdown Tapes with Dmitry Bivol (Ep 10)

Kyrgyzstan gov’t faces backlash over doctor’s ‘forced confession’

The government in Kyrgyzstan is facing a backlash for forcing doctors to apologise after complaining that they do not have enough personal protective equipment. Medical staff account for a quarter of new infections there. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Kyrgyzstan gov’t faces backlash over doctor’s ‘forced confession’

Marking 10 years after Kyrgyzstan’s violent power struggle

It has been a decade since Kyrgyzstan’s President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was overthrown in a power struggle. Dozens died when protesters stormed the presidential palace. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker was there and reflects on whether the revolution brought Kyrgyzstan the democracy it promised. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Marking 10 years after Kyrgyzstan’s violent power struggle

Coronavirus in Central Asia: Virus relief funds under question

Central Asian countries, like Kazakhstan and neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, have called on people and businesses to donate to emergency funds for the Coronavirus crisis. While the relief has been welcome, it has also given rise to questions about where the money is coming from. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Coronavirus in Central Asia: Virus relief funds under question

COVID-19 | The most creative way to #StayAtHome

People all over the world are facing a unique set of challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, but some Kyrgyzstan residents have found arguably the most creative way to #StayAtHome yet. Kyrgyzstan declared a state of emergency on Saturday, March 21, with travel restrictions and store closures in place and the general population asked to … Read more COVID-19 | The most creative way to #StayAtHome

Women Make Science: Kyrgyzstan’s Space School | Featured Documentary

A group of young women are looking to the stars in Kyrgyzstan. In the capital Bishkek, a non-profit organisation has put together an all-female group to build and launch the country’s first satellite by 2021. This could help reignite an industry once shuttered; after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan gained independence but lost … Read more Women Make Science: Kyrgyzstan’s Space School | Featured Documentary

‘We are power’: the world marks International Women’s Day

People around the world marked International Women’s Day on Sunday with rallies, marches and protests. In London, topless protesters formed a human chain on Waterloo bridge to highlight the vulnerability of women in the face of the climate crisis. In Kyrgyzstan, dozens of protesters were arrested after masked men attacked them at a rally for … Read more ‘We are power’: the world marks International Women’s Day

Women’s rights activists detained in Kyrgyzstan after hooligans attack IWD rally

Police detained dozens of protesters on Sunday shortly after journalists witnessed them being attacked. The activists gathered in one of the squares of the capital, Bishkek, when masked men, some of whom wore traditional Kyrgyz white felt hats, attacked the protesters, grabbing and tearing apart their banners. The attackers left as soon as police arrived … Read more Women’s rights activists detained in Kyrgyzstan after hooligans attack IWD rally

Why Trump added six nations to his travel ban list

The US government has announced new immigration restrictions on six countries citing security concerns. The Department of Homeland Security will suspend visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria. Sudan and Tanzania will also stop receiving “diversity visas” – a process that awards green cards to countries with … Read more Why Trump added six nations to his travel ban list

Has Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ achieved anything? | The Stream

It’s been three years since President Donald Trump announced plans to ban citizens of five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The policy applies to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well North Korea and Venezuela. That ban may soon be extended to other countries, including possibly Nigeria, Sudan, Belarus, Eritrea, … Read more Has Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ achieved anything? | The Stream

Why is South Korea Censoring the Internet? – VisualPolitik EN

South Korea is one of the freest and most democratic countries in Asia and also one of the most connected and technologically advanced countries in the world. This country has been the example of an economic miracle. In a little over 50 years it transformed from being a very poor country to one of the … Read more Why is South Korea Censoring the Internet? – VisualPolitik EN