Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Asked Russia About Using Central Asia Bases for Afghan Monitoring

U.S. Gen. Mark Milley allegedly asked his Russian counterpart last week to clarify an earlier offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin for the U.S. to use Russian military bases in Central Asia to monitor emerging security threats from Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Monday, citing unnamed U.S. government officials.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley gathers his items after speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Capitol Hill on September 28, 2021 in …

Chinese Border Patrol Keeps Muslims from Fleeing Xinjiang Province

China’s Global Times on Monday sang the praises of the Xinjiang border guards, a force augmented by what Western media would describe as “militia” or “vigilantes” and tasked with making sure Muslims do not escape from the surveillance-state province where they have been quarantined.

Border control police from China and Kyrgyzstan have concluded a joint anti-terror drill in the border area of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.