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Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov. Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP via Getty

Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov has won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, with early results on Sund(...)

Opposition protesters climb the gates of the government house in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Monday. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Opposition groups took control of most of Kyrgyzstan’s government apparatus on Tuesday after storming buildings during post-election protests, but the(...)

Dublin: in terms of the euro area, the captal was found to be the most expensive place, primarily because of high rents, which are now on average more than €2,000 a month. Photograph: iStock

Spiralling accommodation costs have made Dublin the most expensive place in the euro zone to live, costlier than Paris, Berlin and Rome, according a n(...)

 Supporters of Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev guard his house in the village of Koi-Tash near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev surrendered to security forces at his compound outside the capital Bishkek on Thursday, a day after (...)

A Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed into a residential complex near the Iranian capital Tehran. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani/AFP/Getty Images

A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane has crashed while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving (...)

Melis and Arslanbek Chormonov at the Bosogu yurt camp at Köl-Suu. The brothers want to attract more travellers from Europe and beyond to Kyrgyzstan. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

The sun is retreating behind the snow-capped Tian Shan mountains, which surround our yurt camp in the Naryn province of Kyrgyzstan. It’s here that I h(...)

A Mercer survey found Dublin is the second most expensive city in the euro zone  for employees working abroad. File photograph: Getty Images

Dublin is the second most expensive city in the euro zone behind Paris for employees working abroad, according to a survey by consultancy firm Mercer.(...)

Flowers and candles left in tribute to the victims of the April 3rd blast in the Saint Petersburg metro lie by the Kremlin wall in Moscow.  Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

Russian authorities raided a residential building in St Petersburg on Thursday and found explosives similar to those used by a suicide bomber who this(...)

Kyrgyz police in front of protesters at a rally in support of Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of the Ata Meken (Fatherland) party, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko

Kyrgyzstan’s state security service said it detained opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev on Sunday on charges of corruption and fraud, a move that may(...)

Plane debris is seen at the crash site on Monday. Photograph: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the B(...)

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