Ethnic Conflicts

OSH, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's interim government suffered a humiliating blow Friday as a powerful opponent refused to step down as mayor of a southern city devastated by deadly ethnic violence two months ago.

QUETTA, Pakistan - Police say gunmen have killed six workers in southwestern Pakistan in the second apparent ethnic-based attack of the day.

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen singled out non-ethnic Baluch passengers traveling on a bus in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 10 and wounding five others, police said.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Dozens of top officials from Western and former Soviet countries will meet Saturday to redress international inaction over the teetering Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, which has been rocked by months of instability and violence.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - A leading international rights group warned Wednesday that the torture and arbitrary detention of ethnic Uzbeks by security forces in southern Kyrgyzstan could lead to a new wave of intercommunal conflict.
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