Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in a raid on his residence in Bishkek last week, was plotting to overthrow the government, according to the head of the Central Asian country’s security services.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, discussing a host of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region and the world.
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to express no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on Thursday amid an apparent power struggle between the president and a leader of the ruling party.
Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a parliamentary resolution to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbor Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries.
Kyrgyzstan accused Kazakhstan on Wednesday of interfering in its October 15 election after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met a Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate, underlining tensions between the Central Asian neighbors.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrapped up a visit to three Central Asian countries on Wednesday after holding talks with Kyrgyz senior officials about ways of broadening bilateral relations in various areas on the last leg of his tour.