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China lends $300mn to build strategic road in Kyrgyzstan

China will provide nearly $300 million in credit to help Kyrgyzstan build a strategic road for trade, the ex-Soviet state said Tuesday, as part of Beijing`s grand vision to improve transport links across the region. 

Interim government arrests Bakiyev allies

Key allies of deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were arrested in Kyrgystan as the new government sought to strengthen its hold on power, a day after the former left for Kazakhstan after reportedly stepping down.