Kyrgyz president Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on Friday. Photograph: Igor/Kovalenko/EPA

Kyrgyz president Sooronbai Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency in the capital Bishkek on Friday and ordered the military to end days of unrest, a(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)

Kyrgyzstan president Almazbek Atambayev: up to the beginning of this year, at least 508 people – including 121 women – left his country for Isis-controlled territories in Syria and Iraq. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Sitting on the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains at the edge of a plain that stretches through Kazakhstan all the way to Siberia’s boreal forests t(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev during a meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public after a mysterious 10-day absence that sparked frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of the Russian pres(...)