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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.

French museum halts Genghis Khan show after Chinese pressure

Nantes - A French museum won backing from scholars on Tuesday for its decision to halt an exhibition about Mongol leader Genghis Khan because of a censorship attempt by the Chinese government.

Pompeo to cut short Asia visit amid Trump hospitalization

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his trip to Asia this week, a department spokeswoman said Saturday, visiting Japan but skipping planned stops to South Korea and Mongolia.

Pompeo due in Asia for talks on China, N.Korea

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head next week to Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, the State Department said Tuesday, on a trip expected to focus heavily on China and North Korea.

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.

Russia urges against marmot hunt over plague fears

Moscow - Russian authorities have warned residents of regions near Mongolia against hunting marmots but stressed there was no risk of bubonic plague spreading across the country.

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.

Virus travel bans separate families even as lockdowns ease

Apo - When Julie Sergent's father died, she faced an agonising decision: if she travelled from her home in Japan to attend the funeral in France, she wouldn't be allowed back.

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.

Conservationists slam Trump Jr for slaying endangered Mongolian sheep

Washington - Animal rights activists have slammed Donald Trump Jr after it emerged he killed an endangered sheep in Mongolia and was retroactively issued a hunting permit by the country's authorities, raising questions about whether he received special treatment.

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.

Trump's son gets 'Victory' with horse from Mongolia

Washington - President Donald Trump's 13-year-old son Barron can declare a win with his latest possession -- a horse gifted Wednesday by the visiting president of Mongolia.

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...

Murdered Mongolian's family want justice in Malaysia lawsuit

Shah Alam - The family of a Mongolian woman whose killing was allegedly linked to Malaysia's toppled leader are hoping for justice in a civil lawsuit that started this week, their lawyers said Friday.

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.

Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

Moscow - Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since at least the 1980s, with around 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence minister 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.

Turkey rejects 'kidnap' attempt on teacher in Mongolia

Ankara - Turkey on Monday rejected claims it tried to kidnap a teacher from Mongolia with links to the head of an outlawed movement Ankara accuses of fomenting a botched 2016 coup attempt.

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.

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe where the once near-extinct species is slowly recovering.

Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'

Kuala Lumpur - A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia's ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim's father and the attorney-general.
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