Mongolia urged to “open door” to Russian Mongols who want return to ancestral roots

Antonio Graceffo in Ulaanbaatar March 2, 2024

Campaigners want compatriots law that would apply to peoples of Russia’s Buddhist republics and minorities with Mongolic origins the world over.

Transnistrian politicians appeal to Russia for protection

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2024

Politicians in the Moldovan separatist republic of Transnistria called on Russia and the international community for help, accused Chisinau of "economic strangulation".

2.9mn heads of livestock dead in Mongolia’s “dzud” disaster

bne IntelliNews February 26, 2024

Severe form of weather used to occur every eight to 12 years. Climate crisis means it now impacts country at least every other year.

Record coal exports drive Mongolia’s economy to 7% expansion

Michael Kohn February 19, 2024

Mineral-rich country posts highest GDP growth rate in five years, thanks mainly to coal sales that topped 66mn tonnes.

Mongolia’s livestock losses top half a million in devastating ‘dzud’

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2024

Government puts country on high alert after extreme cold causes crisis in animal husbandry sector.

How the Mongolians punch above their weight in military diplomacy

Antonio Graceffo in Ulaanbaatar February 8, 2024

Mongolia leverages unique heritage of armed forces to build bridges with nations as far away as US and India.

Quarter million Mongolian families hit by unprecedented ‘dzud’ weather, says IFRC

bne IntelIiNews February 4, 2024

Livestock losses rise from 49,000 to around 285,000 in less than three months. Towards 20,000 herder families on the move looking for pasture.

Six die as fuel truck explodes in fireball on Ulaanbaatar city street

bne IntelliNews January 24, 2024

Three firefighters among dead. Shocked city dwellers ask how it is that such vehicles carrying dangerous loads are permitted to travel into a residential neighbourhood, containing many schools.

Mongolia’s uranium exports are foreign policy gold

Bolor Lkhaajav in Washington DC January 12, 2024

Mongolia’s deep and untapped uranium reserves are generating global interest, allowing the landlocked nation to richly diversify its diplomacy.