Kyrgyzstan

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 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 (...)

The EU and European Economic Area has seen a 20 per cent drop in the rate of new diagnoses among men who have sex with men since 2015

The number of people diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Ireland rose by 8 per cent last year with 531 diagnoses in 2018, up from 492(...)

The fortress walls and lighthouse at Galle, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better trans(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said the upcoming summit in Tehran would yeild positive results. File photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/ AFP/Getty Images

An attack on Syria’s Idlib, a rebel-held enclave, would be a massacre and the upcoming summit in Tehran, which will be attended by Iran, Russia and Tu(...)

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan in France. They began their trip in July 2017 and arrived in Europe in December. Photograph: Simplycycling.org via The New York Times

Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: Th(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

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Biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a deal with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to expand its exclusive licence agreement for Lojuxta (lomitapide). The(...)

A still image from a video posted by the Taliban on social media in December 2016 of American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, and their two sons. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Talib(...)

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(...)

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