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Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president arrested after violent clashes

Police in Kyrgyzstan detained the Central Asian nation’s ex-president Thursday following violent clashes with his supporters, a day after a previous attempt to arrest him left one policeman dead and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

1 serviceman dead in raid to seize ex-Kyrgyz president

Kyrgyz forces were reported pulling out of a village after an unsuccessful raid to try to arrest the country’s ex-president at his residence in an operation that left one serviceman …


EWU student gallery to showcase tapestries from Kyrgyzstan

The Eastern Washington University Student Art Gallery, 404 Second St., Cheney, will present “The Song of Silence: Embroidered Tapestries of Kyrgyz Nomads,” Jan. 8 through Feb. 9.


Turkish 747 cargo jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens

A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed Monday during its approach to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground. The jumbo jet …


Kyrgyzstan’s cabinet resigns amid political turmoil

Kyrgyzstan’s Cabinet resigned Wednesday following the breakup of the governing coalition, part of political maneuvering ahead of a constitutional referendum set for this fall in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation.


Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims …


Air Force: Fairchild crew died when tanker did ‘Dutch roll’

A KC-135R tanker flown by a Fairchild Air Force Base crew shook apart over Kyrgyzstan last May, an investigation shows. The tail section came off and the rest of the …


Tanker’s tail separated in flight before Kyrgyzstan crash

A KC-135 tanker flown by a Fairchild crew shook apart over Kyrgyzstan last May. The tail section came off and the rest of the plane plummeted through the air until …


Air Force’s Manas operations ending

The Pentagon is preparing to pull out of Kyrgyzstan, the former Soviet bloc nation where Fairchild-based tanker crews have flown thousands of combat refueling missions over Afghanistan since the start …


Fairchild crew reportedly lost

An aerial tanker jet reportedly flown by a Fairchild Air Force Base crew crashed Friday in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the U.S. operates an …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2013

Fairchild crew reportedly aboard crashed tanker

CHALDOVAR, Kyrgyzstan — A U.S. military tanker refueling plane crashed today in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the U.S. operates a military base key to …


Soldiers pay respects to canine veteran of war

Soldiers of the 92nd Security Forces Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base paid their respects today to one of their own.


For fuel, cargo and transport, troops rely on crews at Manas

MANAS TRANSIT CENTER, Kyrgyzstan – The slight evening drizzle had turned to a steady twilight rain, but Airman 1st Class Dustin Harder continued digging into the KC-135 aerial refueling tanker’s …


Kyrgyzstan’s uncertain future looms over fate of U.S. air base

MANAS TRANSIT CENTER, Kyrgyzstan – Taking advantage of an invitation to tour this small U.S. air base as a friend of a civilian Kyrgyz national who works here, tobacco producer …


Fairchild airmen deliver aid, forge relationships at preschool

VASILIEVKA, Kyrgyzstan – The youngsters at Solnyshko preschool in this impoverished village near the border of Kazakhstan were excited to see the American men and women from the nearby air …


Fairchild airmen refuel fighters high above Afghanistan

SOMEWHERE OVER AFGHANISTAN – Staff Sgt. Aaron McLaughlin eased the KC-135’s fuel boom toward the fully armed fighter jet pushing up beneath the tanker’s tail. Within moments the two aircraft …


Uzbeks flee violence, riots in Kyrgyzstan

JALAL-KUDUK, Uzbekistan – Standing behind barbed wire with other Uzbek refugees, the woman tearfully raised her hands in a Muslim prayer for her dead husband. She had left his body …


Opposition controls Kyrgyz capital

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – The opposition seized Kyrgyzstan’s government headquarters today following clashes between protesters and security forces that have left 68 people dead nationwide, and appeared to control this Central …


Kyrgyzstan issues eviction notice to key U.S. base

Kyrgyzstan ordered U.S. forces on Friday to depart within six months from an air base key to military operations in Afghanistan, complicating plans to send more troops to battle rising …


World in brief: Iran has enough fuel for bomb

Iran has enough nuclear fuel to build a bomb if it decides to take the drastic steps of violating its international treaty obligations, kicking out inspectors and further refining its …


Kyrgyzstan to close key U.S. air base

MOSCOW – The U.S.-led campaign against the Taliban suffered two logistical blows Tuesday as the president of Kyrgyzstan announced that he’d shut a U.S. air base in his country and …