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

Kyrgyzstan: Mountain to be Named for Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, is to follow Boris Yeltsin, Lenin and even Santa Claus as he is to have a mountain in the nation of Kyrgyzstan named after him. The peak, which stands 4,446m (14,586ft) tall, in the Chuy province to the North of Kyrgyzstan, will be named after Mr Putin providing a draft … Read more Kyrgyzstan: Mountain to be Named for Vladimir Putin

Kyrgyzstan: Ata Zhurt Narrowly Wins Election

The Kyrgyzstan Central Election Commission has announced the results of elections in the central Asian country. The parties who have cleared the 5% of the vote needed to enter government are as follows: Ata Zhurt, 8.47% of vote – 28 seats Social Democrats, 7.83% of vote – 26 seats Ar-Namys, 7.57% of vote – 25 … Read more Kyrgyzstan: Ata Zhurt Narrowly Wins Election