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2019/01/20

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Mongolian herders to work on big US sheep farms

A year ago, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated the list of countries eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B non-immigrant visa programs which includes Mongolia. The H2 visa gives foreign citizens the chance to officially work

Two dead and 30 hurt after bus hit gate in Mongolia

Two people have died and 30 have been hurt after a coach crashed into a welcoming gate in Zamyn-Uud soum of Dornogobi province. The accident happened earlier today (8 January) at 6.00 a.m.

The injured people were rushed to hospital in

Former Justice Minister arrested on corruption charges

Earlier today, Mongolia’s anti-corruption agency arrested former Justice Minister D.Dorligjav and his younger brother D.Baatar.  Law enforcement officers also searched the former minister’s home yesterday (7 January).

D.Dorligjav has been accused of obtaining USD 4 million by extortion from T.Ganbold, director

Visa-free travel to Uzbekistan

Mongolian passport holders will be able to travel visa-free to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days starting from 1 February, 2019. Tashkent has signed visa-free agreements with Mongolia and 44 other countries.

Mongolia established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mongolian TV nominees at Asian Television Awards

Mongol HD television will represent Mongolia for the first time at the 23rd Asian Television Awards with three of its programmes. Specifically, ‘The Voice of Mongolia’, ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Delivery Room Games’ have been  nominated in three respective categories.

The awards

‘Appreciation Poem’ wins Mongolia’s biggest poetry festival

‘Appreciation Poem’ by poet B.Battulga has won first place at the country’s most important poetry festival – the ‘Bolor Tsom’ (Golden Goblet). The festival took place at the Borjigin Theatre in Gobisumber Province on 5 January.

This year, 27 poets from

New U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia

Michael S. Klecheski was appointed Wednesday (2 January, 2019) as the  ambassador to Mongolia succeeding Ms.Jennifer Ann Zimdahl Galt. President Trump nominated him to the position in August, 2018.

Michael S. Klecheski, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is

Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival to be held at Sky Resort

The Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival will take place at the Sky Resort Ski Complex on 16-17 February. The event will consist of  two parts: firstly, the national championships for traditional games, including ice archery and ice anklebone shooting and, secondly, modern

Mongolian runner wins 6 days marathon

Mongolian runner B.Budjargal has won a 6 days marathon which has been held in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years, the fixed-time multiday running event has been held between 28 December and 3 January. B.Budjargal has run 787 km or 485

Population of Mongolia increases six times

The population of Mongolia has reached 3,177,000 – a six-fold increase  from a century ago. In the 20th century, the country conducted its first population census in 1918 under a decree of the Bogd Khan. This revealed that there were

Plastic bag fines to be enforced in Mongolia

Fines of up to MNT 1 million will be enforced in Mongolia from 1 March, 2019 for producing, selling or even using plastic bags. The Mongolian Cabinet decided in June to ban plastic bags nationwide with a thickness of less

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