Kyrgyzstan on Saturday announced that its death toll had risen from 31 to 33 in recent border clashes with Tajikistan over water resources.
Kyrgyzstan said it also evacuated 11,500 citizens following clashes with Tajikistan, after the pair agreed on a ceasefire following the worst fighting at their disputed border in years.
At least one person was killed in cross-border shelling between the two Central Asian republics over a water reservoir and pumping station located on the Isfara river, which both countries claim as their own.
Kyrgyz presidents will now be able to run for office for a second time, reversing the single-term limit imposed on leaders during an overhaul of the basic law in 2010.
Aizada Kanatbekova was abducted for marriage in a practice known as bride kidnapping on April 5 and found strangled two days later, with her suspected murderer who had died from seemingly self-inflicted knife wounds.
Supporters of two separate opposition groups rallied in different locations in Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty, and a few other big cities on Sunday to demand political reforms and the release of people they described as political prisoners.
The terror group's ammunition stores and bases in the mountainous region were destroyed in the military operation, which Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said was launched after detecting PKK's shelters, positions, hideouts, and ammunition depots.
They are meant to take the country on the path of development and progress, while the new president has already made some path-breaking decisions.
Kazakhstan's shift from the Russia-enforced Cyrillic alphabet is based on Turkish linguists' proposed principle of "one sound-one letter," which has nine vowels and 31 basic letters in total.
Observers are worried that Russian lawmakers’ recent statements are paving the way for an actual annexation of Kazakhstan.
Nur Otan party led by powerful ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev sweeps parliamentary election, exit poll shows, as it has done for decades, with no major opposition groups running in the vote.
The 52-year-old politician won almost 80% of vote in Central Asian nation, preliminary results cited by Central Election Commission showed, meaning there will be no run-off.
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