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Spring v Winter in Mongolia: Draw!

Today (25 April), it has been a sunny in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia – which was fortunate for the mass earthquake drill in the morning – but in other parts of the country, there has been up to 21

UN ‘He For She’ campaign reaches South Gobi

Often viewing themselves as the natural heirs of Chinggiz Khan and lords of their homes, Mongolian men, rarely help with washing, shopping, cooking, cleaning, taking and collecting the children from school, and so on. Glaring gender inequality is one of

Thousands in UB Earthquake Drill

At 08:00 this morning (25 April), loud sirens blared out across Ulaanbaatar and thousands of people flooded out to special safe areas dotted across the city. In a huge drill, the population of the Mongolian capital had to enact what

Three-day alcohol ban in UB

Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Mayor S.Amarsaikhan has issued an order banning the sale of alcoholic beverages for three days from today to Friday (24-26 April) in connection with the major training exercise on disaster preparedness and response to be held in

Former Spymaster detained

B.Khurts, former director of Mongolian’s General Intelligence Agency has been detained by the Criminal Police Department over the ‘torture to confess’ case. He was taken to the 461st Detention Centre last night, where he remains in custody.

On 18 April, the

PM marks World Book Day … at the library

Earlier today (23 April), Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh  visited the National Library of Mongolia on the occasion of World Book Day. U.Khurelsukh is the first prime minister to visit the library in the last three decades.

The largest and oldest surviving library

Book exhibition held at State Palace

The annual book exhibition was held at State Palace of Mongolia on occasion of World Book Day, today 23 April. The Parliamentary Office organised the event under the theme ‘World Books and Defence of Authors’ Copyrights’. This is the seventh

The tale of the fountain and the car park

Sukhbaatar Square is the veritable heart, not only of the capital Ulaanbaatar, but of the whole of Mongolia. It is the site of “point zero” from where all distances are measured, the equestrian statue of D.Sukhbaatar, the founder of the