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Mongolian PM resigns after protests over Covid-19 mother's treatment

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia's prime minister resigned Thursday following protests and public outrage over the treatment of a coronavirus patient and her newborn baby.

Flipping the script: China school reforms spark Mongolian writing revival

Ulaanbaatar - In a classroom in Mongolia's capital, students pass over the Soviet-era Cyrillic alphabet they grew up with and turn their copybooks sideways to practice the traditional, vertical Mongolian script that dates back to the empire of Genghis Khan.

Mongolia reports first domestic coronavirus transmissions

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia Wednesday reported its first domestic transmissions of the coronavirus, from a truck driver who infected his wife and two other relatives after three weeks of quarantine.

Chinese foreign minister visit prompts Mongolian protests

Ulaanbaatar - Protesters greeted Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on a visit to Ulaanbaatar on Tuesday, as Mongolians gathered in the capital to speak out against Beijing's controversial language policy in its ethnic minority regions.

Teenage boy dies of plague in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar - A 15-year-old boy has died from the bubonic plague in Mongolia, health authorities said Tuesday, one of a handful of cases that recently emerged in the country and neighbouring China.

Mongolia's ruling party wins parliamentary election in landslide

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia's ruling party won a landslide election victory to retain an overwhelming majority in parliament -- a reward from voters who approved of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to near-complete results on Thursday.

Mongolians vote in shadow of coronavirus

Ulan Bator - Mongolians headed to the polls on Wednesday with a host of coronavirus safety restrictions in place as debate raged over whether the elections should have been postponed.

Mongolia to maintain strict virus regulations 'until vaccine found'

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia will maintain strict coronavirus regulations until a vaccine is found, the prime minister said Monday, raising the prospect of the country being locked down for months to come.

Mongolia seals off cities, bans flights after first virus case

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia on Tuesday barred anyone from entering or leaving its cities for six days and banned most international flights after the country reported its first coronavirus case -- a Frenchman who arrived from Moscow.

Mongolia bans Chinese, foreigners arriving from China

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia said Friday it will ban Chinese nationals and foreigners coming from China by plane, train or road to prevent the spread of a deadly virus.

Mongolian women fight for law against widespread sexual harassment

Ulaanbaatar - The arrest abroad of Mongolia's most senior judge on allegations that he groped a woman has sparked a fierce debate over his country's lack of laws against sexual harassment.

Mongolia's new 'cleaner' fuel linked to deaths, illness

Ulaanbaatar - One cold night in October, Gerel Ganbaatar decided to stay with her parents in one of Mongolia's traditional ger communities on the outskirts of the capital -- a decision which would prove fatal.

Putin promises infrastructure investment in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar - Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to help finance new infrastructure in Mongolia on a one-day visit this week, as the landlocked country looks to reduce its reliance on Beijing.

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

- In the world's coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar's air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice...

Mongolian prime minister, cabinet survives ousting attempt

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia’s prime minister and his cabinet survived a parliament vote to sack them Friday over a corruption scandal that has implicated high-level politicians in a state fund embezzlement scheme.

Mongolia invites North Korea's Kim to visit

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia has invited Kim Jong Un to visit the nation's capital, which once hoped to host the historic summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump, an official said Tuesday.

Turkish teacher in Mongolia seeks asylum

Ulaanbaatar - A Turkish teacher in Mongolia who was the victim of a suspected kidnapping attempt has asked a United Nations agency to arrange asylum, his lawyer says.

Turkish teacher thanks supporters after Mongolia thwarts suspected kidnap

Ulaanbaatar - A Turkish teacher targeted in a suspected kidnap attempt thwarted by Mongolian authorities Saturday thanked his supporters as he left hospital after a checkup following his ordeal.

Mongolia grounds Turkish plane after suspected kidnap attempt

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolian authorities grounded a suspected Turkish air force jet Friday after witnesses said assailants snatched a Turkish man associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists.

Two former Mongolian PMs held in Rio Tinto mine probe

Ulaanbaatar - Two former Mongolian prime ministers have been arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of corruption and misuse of power in mining deals with Anglo-Australian resources giant Rio Tinto, authorities said Thursday.
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