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Asian Buddhist Peace Conference to take place in Ulaanbaatar

The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is preparing to host Asian Buddhist Peace Conference on 21 June. A total of 500 delegates from 30 countries are expected to visit Mongolia for the conference. The event will take place at the newly constructed Battsagaan

Kh.Tsagaanbaatar, S.Nyam-Ochir win gold in World Grand Prix

The five-member Mongolian team finished the recent International Judo Federation Grand Prix tournament in Düsseldorf with three medals, two gold and one silver.
Kh. Tsagaanbaatar (66 kg) won his third World Cup title in two years when he defeated An

Seeking Chinggis Khaan’s burial site by non-invasive means

University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers are busy with their ambitious archaeological survey in the Valley of the Khans (VOTK) as they search for the tomb of Chinggis Khaan. The VOTK research project was recently nominated as one of

Mongolians improve their performance

E.Ochirsuren finished 74th among 78 skiers from 36 countries in the women’s 10-km cross country race in the Vancouver Winter Olympics while Kh.Khash-Erdene was 86th among 94 contestants at the men’s 15-km race.
Ochirsuren finished the first circle in 16 minutes

About 10 factories process ores in Mongolia

There are 1,170 mines and over 8,000 sites containing 80 types of minerals registered in Mongolia. The mining sector accounts for 30 percent of GDP, 65.5 percent of total industrial products and 88.2 percent of exports. The latest survey shows

UNESCO to send experts to resolve khoomi controversy

Minister of Education, Culture and Science Yo.Otgonbayar attended a UNESCO meeting in Paris on February 11-12 to discuss issues of enhancing the efficiency of the partner nations and to review the system of rendering assistance. Mongolia has so far received

Eagle Festival held in Nukht

This year’s Eagle Festival took place in Nukht on Wednesday. The Civil Representatives’ Assembly of Bayan-Ulgii province and the local council in Ulaanbaatar have been jointly holding this festival since 1999, with support from the Ministry of Nature, Environment and

UNICEF appeals for help to children, dying and in distress

UNICEF has issued an appeal for nearly USD750,000 to help Mongolia face a crisis that is already seeing youngsters die and threatens scores of thousands more. “The UN is acutely aware of the need to reach increasingly isolated populations with

Leighton Holdings sure it will be asked to develop Tavantolgoi

Leighton Holdings, the world”s biggest contract miner, is confident it will eventually be chosen to develop the Tavantolgoi deposit in Mongolia, its chief executive Wal King said last week. Mongolia recently scrapped plans to sell 49 percent of Tavantolgoi, snubbing

MPRP “rebels” want ill Bayar to go

Reports of the deteriorating health of ex-PM and MPRP head S.Bayar are causing consternation in the party. He is now in the USA but the rumor is that he has been too ill to speak to anybody here. Groups within

Khan Bank team meets President on herder loans

A high-power Khan Bank team, led by CEO Peter Morrow, recently briefed President Ts.Elbegdorj on measures the bank has taken to provide succor to herders who borrowed from it and now find themselves in distress because of the harsh winter.