Mongolia arrests ex-minister in Swiss graft probe – govt

By Munkhchimeg Davaasharav ULAANBAATAR, Apr 2 : A Mongolian former finance minister, Bayartsogt Sangajav, has been arrested as part of an investigation into suspected abuse of power during investment talks for the giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in 2009, the anti-corruption agency said on Monday. Mongolia’s Independent Authority Against Corruption told a media briefing that […]

Mongolians protest to demand greater action against child abuse

By Munkhchimeg Davaasharav and Peter Bittner ULAANBAATAR, March 31 : Thousands of Mongolians protested in front of parliament in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday to demand more action to prevent child abuse, after the widely-reported rape of a male infant shocked the country. After the reported rape earlier this month in Dornogobi province in Mongolia’s southeast, a […]

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

By Terrence Edwards ULAANBAATAR, Jul 8 : Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia’s presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released today. The poll was seen as a referendum on the government’s economic recovery plans and the role of southern neighbour China in the […]