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Kyrgyzstan's president has said his government is closing a key US air base on its territory. Kurmanbek Bakiyev made the announcement in Moscow, where he was promised more than $2bn in aid by Russia.
 USA military Kyrgyzstan Russia base
The overthrow of President Askar Akayev in the so-called Tulip Revolution a year ago brought Kyrgyzstan's divisions into sharp focus. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union brought a sudden and unexpected independence, the mountainous Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan has struggled to fashion a united sense of nationhood. The country is divided into numerous regions and remote valleys by the spectacular ranges of the Tien Shan...


Anti-government protesters have overrun the presidential palace, the White House, in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek. Hundreds flooded into the compound as police opposition melted away, waving a flag from a second floor window and scattering documents, reporters said. Earlier opposition protesters - who are demanding that President Askar Akayev step down - fought running battles with pro-government forces. Protesters also took over...


 Kyrgyzstan coup government revolution
The opposition in Kyrgyzstan says it has dissolved parliament and taken power, after a bloody uprising forced the president to flee the capital.


 Kyrgyzstan revolution