MISSING: Kyrgyzstan Has No Clue Where Its Constitution Is

World | Ted Goodman
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (C) poses with Kyrgyzstan's President Askar Akayev (L) and Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev while wearing presented wheat wreaths in Akmola region, near the town of Kokshetau in northern Kazakhstan, August 27, 1993. Picture taken August 27, 1993. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

Government Official: ‘An actual signed version of the constitution itself does not exist’

Kyrgyzstan's Prez Urges Women To Wear Mini Skirts Because It Keeps Them From Suicide Bombing

World | Jacob Bojesson
Studio shot of two young female models standing next to each other and wearing short jeans skirts. (Credit: iFocus / Shutterstock.com)

‘They never thought about wearing an explosive belt’

Meet The Refugees, Immigrants Michelle Obama Did Not Invite To SOTU

Politics | Russ Read

Invitations unlikely due to incarceration/death

ANYTHING For The Story: Guess What The New York Times Made Up On Wednesday

US | Ivan Plis

‘Kyrzbekistan… does not exist’

Kyrgyzstan names mountain after Putin - AP

World | admin

Vladimir Putin’s name has been put on maps in the ex-Soviet nation of Kyrgyzstan, where lawmakers have named a mountain peak after him

Rights group: Uzbeks tortured by Kyrgyz police - AP

World | admin

International group Human Rights Watch said that Uzbeks are being “disproportionately” arrested and tortured in an investigation of deadly ethnic riots last month

Troops, Uzbeks clash in new violence in Kyrgyzstan - WAPO

World | interns

Kyrgyz officials said troops opened fire after entering the village of Nariman after someone shot at them, but witnesses told human rights activists that the Kyrgyz soldiers beat Uzbek residents as they conducted a house-by-house sweep

Kyrgyz death estimate could be ten times higher - AP

World | admin

Kyrgyzstan’s interim president said Friday that the death toll from ethnic clashes in the country’s south could be near 2,000; the UN said as many as 1 million could need aid

UN: 400,000 now uprooted by Kyrgyzstan unrest - AP

World | admin

U.N. update dramatically increases number of those uprooted from their homes in the south region of the country

Aid flows in for those fleeing Kyrgyzstan violence - CNN

World | interns

The first United Nations aid plane arrived Wednesday in Uzbekistan to help the thousands of people who have fled ethnic clashes in neighboring Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan in crisis

op-ed | Warren Coats

Ms. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader until elections can be held later this year, has reaffirmed the U.S. lease on Manas Air Base after her deposed predecessor had tried to close it. She seems to be surrounded by pro market, pro freedom reformers

100,000 Uzbek refugees seek safety at border - AP

World | admin

With fires raging in the southern city of Osh for a fourth day Monday, the official death toll of 124 killed and nearly 1,500 injured from the clashes that began Thursday appeared way too low

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-President charged with mass murder - New York TIMES

World | interns

Kyrgyzstan’s new authorities have charged the country’s former president with mass murder in the deaths of scores of anti-government protesters earlier this month, an official in the provisional government said Tuesday

Deposed Kyrgyzstan president flies to Kazakhstan - AP

World | interns

News reports say Kyrgyzstan’s deposed president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has left the country for neighboring Kazakhstan. Witnesses say Bakiyev’s motorcade pulled up to the airport in Jalal-Abad before a plane was seen departing Thursday

DC Morning: Coburn is classy, the EPA is insane

| Mike Riggs
'I don’t want conservatives to win on the basis of emotion. If we lower ourselves to the level [liberals] operate on, we hurt ourselves and our arguments'

Government overthrown in Kyrgyzstan - THE NEW YORK TIMES

World | interns

Large-scale protests appeared to overthrow the government of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday and its president fled before an outbreak of mayhem and violence in the capital of Bishkek and elsewhere in the country, an important American ally in Central Asia