Central Asia’s great democratic hope remains a land of uncertainty for foreign businesses thinking of setting up there.
Charge over “illegal early release” of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most notorious crime bosses follows within hours. Rally of supporters broken up with tear gas and stun grenades.
Kyrgyz protesters seize Zhong Ji Mining’s trucks, accuse company of pollution that wiped out livestock. China demands punishment for assailants.
One serviceman left dead and six taken hostage and later released by supporters of country’s ex-leader after bloody resistance.
Embroiled in bitter row with successor and former ally Jeenbekov, he’s refused to obey third subpoena. Law now permits prosecutors to forcibly detain him.