NHL from March 12 suspended.
KHL from March 17 suspended. From March 25 canceled.
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the capital of Kyrgyzstan have detained about 60 people after an unauthorized rally to mark International Women's Day was broken up by a group of men.
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — The international governing body for wrestling has approved moving the Asian Olympic qualifier to Kyrgyzstan next month because of the coronavirus outbreak in...
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA is investigating suspected match-fixing in Myanmar's 7-0 loss in a World Cup qualifier last year.
“We are looking into this matter,” FIFA said Tuesday, confirming reports...
MOSCOW (AP) — Eight people were killed and 40 injured in an outburst of violence in a town in Kazakhstan where about 30 homes were also set on fire, the country's interior minister said Saturday....
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Asia's indoor soccer championship in Turkmenistan was postponed on Monday because of the outbreak of a fast-spreading new virus which originated in China.
LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says women players from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been provisionally suspended while under investigation.
To President Donald Trump, the diplomat representing the U.S. in Ukraine was "bad news" — a supposedly rogue ambassador with a political bias against him.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression.
HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday urged Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will sign a free trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc, officials said Monday, in a move which could hamper the Balkan country's efforts to join the...
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Kyrgyzstan on Friday ordered the nation's ex-president to remain in custody pending trial on corruption charges as calm returned to the country's capital following a...
MOSCOW (AP) — 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...
MOSCOW (AP) — 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...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a special forces operation to arrest the former president of Kyrgyzstan (all times local):
Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry says a serviceman died...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has banned four players for life for attempting to fix matches in the AFC Cup in 2017 and 2018.
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of a Siberian region has banned some foreigners from an array of jobs amid high tensions after an attack on a local woman, allegedly by migrants.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.
In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team's second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.
With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China's goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran's capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said.
The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the cargo plane crash in Iran (all times local):
An Iranian emergency management official has told state TV that 16 people were on board a Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed west of Tehran and that there is only one known survivor.
Pirhossein Koulivand made the comment to state TV on Monday, shortly after the crash at Fath Airport west of Tehran. The plane was supposed to land at another nearby airport.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — China and South Korea made it to the knockout round of the Asian Cup on Friday, while defending champion Australia stayed alive by rebounding from a stunning opening defeat.
China secured a spot in the round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Philippines in Group C, while South Korea advanced in the same group by defeating Kyrgyzstan 1-0.
Australia put its 1-0 opening loss to Jordan in the past by routing Palestine 3-0 in Group B.
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Monday.
Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is trying to win another title in what is likely to be his last major tournament. But it won't be easy in the United Arab Emirates.
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — An environmental group said Monday that at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since last week's start of the United Nations climate conference in the south of the country.
Svitlana Romanko of the group 350.org said the individuals were from Germany and from countries that are not in the European Union's Schengen visa-free travel zone — Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.
CHOLPON-ATA, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has held its biennial Nomad Games which promote and celebrate the traditional sports of nomadic peoples.
The first Nomad Games were held in this former Soviet republic in 2014 and have since won UNESCO patronage and now attract competitors from more than 80 countries.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min took matters into his own hands to ensure defending champion South Korea progressed to the knockout stage at the Asian Games.
Son scored in the 63rd minute in a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan on Monday to set up a Round of 16 match against Iran, the other four-time Asian Games champion.
The South Koreans placed second in Group E following a surprising 2-1 loss to Malaysia last Friday, when Son made his debut at the tournament.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Palestinian and United Arab Emirates teams have been added to an expanded soccer competition at next month's Asian Games after missing out on the original draw.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government says it's relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians.
A taxi veered onto the sidewalk near Red Square on Saturday, striking the pedestrians. Police say the taxi driver told interrogators that he hadn't slept for 20 hours and accelerated accidentally.
The crash came as Russia is hosting the World Cup in Moscow and 10 other cities.
MOSCOW (AP) — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians as Russia hosts the World Cup told interrogators he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow city police said Sunday.
The police released a video of an interrogation session with a man the Moscow force identified as the taxi driver. In the recording, he says he briefly dozed off and accidentally hit the gas. It was unclear whether the man spoke under duress.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor says a person has been arrested for preparing an act of terror.
Lars Morand says the person, born in 1987, was arrested Friday in the southern Swedish city of Lund. Morand declined to elaborate further.
It was unclear whether the arrest was linked to three men — aged 29, 38 and 45 and holding passports from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan — who were arrested Monday in northern Sweden and Stockholm's northern suburbs on suspected terror-related activities.
MOSCOW (AP) — The IAAF has barred five Russian race walkers from competing internationally after they were accused of working with a banned coach.
The five apparently traveled to Kyrgyzstan last month for a training camp with Viktor Chegin.
Among those stripped of IAAF "neutral athlete" status is Sergei Shirobokov, last year's world silver medalist in the 20-kilometer walk. They have been barred from this weekend's world team championships in China.
Russia's doping suspension from international track and field could be extended as top athletes face accusations they continued to work with a banned coach.
Athletes from Russia's national track and field team are still working with a coach who was banned for life for doping, investigators said Saturday.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says its investigators tracked down Viktor Chegin, who ran a training center linked to more than 30 doping cases, to the remote town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan and found him still working with top race-walkers.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about an arms trafficking case, The Associated Press, citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, erroneously said the suspects are Chechens. An updated release identified the men as citizens of Kyrgyzstan.
A corrected version of the story is below:
2 men in DC area accused of smuggling firearms to Chechnya
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say at least 10 people have been killed in a warehouse fire in a Siberian village and that the dead are believed to be workers from China and Kyrgyzstan.
The fire broke out Thursday morning at a shoe manufacturing company in the village of Chernoretsky, about 2,800 kilometers (1,800 miles) east of Moscow.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition politician who helped uncover off-the-books payments allegedly made to Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort says he provided the information to the FBI but never heard back from the agency.
Serhiy Leshchenko also told The Associated Press on Friday that his attempts to inform Ukrainian officials about the payments ran into roadblocks.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it will conduct joint military maneuvers with its ex-Soviet allies in Central Asia in response to regional threats.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at Friday's meeting with the top military brass that the war in Afghanistan has posed a threat to the region's stability.
MOSCOW (AP) — Two extremist attacks in Europe during the past week have tendrils to former Soviet Central Asian republics, drawing new attention to the poverty and repressive governments that observers suggest make the region's people ripe for Islamic extremist recruiting.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian security agents on Thursday arrested three people suspected of links to a suicide bomber accused of attacking the city's subway and deactivated an explosive device in the apartment where the suspects lived.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As part of a sweeping hunt for any accomplices of the St. Petersburg suicide bomber, investigators Wednesday rounded up seven suspected Islamic State recruiters from the Central Asia region of the former Soviet Union but found no immediate evidence of their involvement in the subway attack.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Investigators searched for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway, as residents came to grips Tuesday with the first major terrorist attack in Russia's second-largest city since the Soviet collapse.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly subway bombing in St. Petersburg (all times local):
Russian investigators are searching for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan who has been identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway.
The bomber, identified as Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, had lived in St. Petersburg for several years, obtaining Russian citizenship and working as a car repairman and later at a sushi bar.
Hours after a deadly bombing in St. Petersburg, members of the special services knocked on the door of a house in Kyrgyzstan's city of Osh, more than 2,000 miles away.
The leafy and socially conservative bazaar city of Osh, on the edge of Central Asia's Ferghana Valley, was until a few years ago the home of the suspected bomber — Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, who turned 22 only two days before Monday's attack.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ST. PETERSBURG SUBWAY DEATH TOLL RISES TO 14
Russian investigators say a suicide bomber was behind the blast and Kyrgyzstan officials identify the suspect as Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen Akbarzhon Dzhalilov.
2. SUSPECTED CHEMICAL ATTACK STRIKES SYRIA
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Supporters of a jailed former lawmaker tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades. Dozens were arrested.
About 250 people had gathered Saturday in Bishkek, the Central Asian nation's capital, to demand the release of Sadyr Jarapov, who was arrested when trying to enter the country earlier in the day. It was not clear why he was arrested.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party — a claim strongly denied by Manafort's spokesman.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will close its military base in Kyrgyzstan if the government of the Central Asian nation asks it to.
Putin was speaking on Tuesday in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, as part of a Central Asian tour. The Kyrgyz president said in December that the base should close when the lease runs out at the end of this year.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated.
Omurbek Tekebayev was arrested early Sunday morning after arriving at the Central Asian country's main airport outside the capital Bishkek on a flight from Vienna.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A court in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday upheld a life sentence for an ethnic Uzbek journalist in a case that has drawn international criticism.
Azimzhan Askarov was convicted in 2010 for stirring up ethnic hatred, a charge related to ethnic unrest in the south of Kyrgyzstan in 2010 when more than 450 people, mostly ethnic Uzbeks, were killed and tens or even hundreds of thousands were displaced.
India was handed a chance to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup on Monday, placed in a group containing Macau, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan at a draw held in Abu Dhabi.
India, coached by Englishman Stephen Constantine, has to finish in the top two to reach the continental competition, which begins in January 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.