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Drought kills Mongolian saiga antelopes

Merely 3,800 Mongolian Saiga antelopes, a critically endangered species, were counted in Mongolia at the end of 2018, down nearly 40 percent year on year, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Mongolia on Tuesday.

The Saiga antelope population of

Returning sight to Mongolians: new equipment transforms lives

The Mongolian Health Ministry has provided equipment worth MNT 1.2 billion for improving diagnosis, surgery and treatment of eye diseases in 2018. This has made it possible to perform retina surgery at the First National Hospital in the capital, Ulaanbaatar,and

Fire breaks out at UB City Administration

Today evening, there was a sense of panic among Ulaanbaatar residents when a fire broke out in the city administration building.  Was it to be the new mayor’s worst nightmare? According to Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire

Mongolia opens centre for sleep disorders

Today, 15 March, is World Sleep Day. Not surprisingly, this day was chosen for the opening ceremony of a sleep disorder centre. The facility is the first of its kind and was opened at the General Hospital for ‘Special’ Civil

Deadly Darkhan highway to close

Built in 1970-1980, the 205 km Ulaanbaatar – Darkhan highway passes through major industrial towns, agricultural regions and tourist camps. The road is of strategic importance, because it is part of the north-south corridor, linking the capital with Russia. Darkhan

MIAT flight delayed at Beijing airport

Earlier today (14 March), Mongolian Airlines MIAT delayed a between Beijing and Ulaanbaatar due to strong winds. The flight was scheduled to depart from Beijing Capital International Airport at 10.50 a.m. but was delayed until 4.00 p.m.

Strong spring winds often