By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST/ASTANA/BISHKEK (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in autocratically ruled Kazakhstan and neighboring Kyrgyzstan face church closures and state control over Christian materials amid a fresh crackdown by authorities on faith groups in the region, BosNewsLife learned Friday, December 14.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife OSH/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Kyrgyz Christians were risking their lives Thursday, June 17, to help and shelter Uzbek believers in southern Kyrgystan, where ethnic clashes killed at least 190 people, injured 1,800 others and uprooted some 400,000 residents, Christian aid workers said.
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BISHKEK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A young Kyrgyz girl is forced to work in a sewing workshop after being tortured by her parents in Kyrgyzstan because she converted to Christianity, well-informed investigators said Tuesday, December 18.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BISHKEK/BUDAPEST-- The organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, said Friday, July 25, that Kyrgyzstan's presidential wass overshadowed by widespread irregularities to ensure victory of the incumbent leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kyrgyzstan continued praying and caring for injured survivors of their Central Asian nation's bloody uprising that killed at least 84 people, as gunfire interrupted a rally Thursday, April 15, of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, witnesses and Christians said.
Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio. Click here vatikyrgysztan By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BARSKOON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The government of Kyrgyzstan has imposed a state of emergency on a northern district to protect one of the world's highest goldmines from protesters after clashes with police injured dozens of people.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BISHKEK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- New clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan have killed dozens of people and wounded more than 500 in the city of Osh, a little over two months after the uprising that toppled the Central Asian nation's former government. The United States and Russia - both of which have military bases in Kyrgyzstan - and China are watching the situation with concern.