Latest Mongolia News

People gather for the cremation ceremony for Japanese war dead in World War II, in Papua province, Indonesia, March, 2013. Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts.  The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan’s military rampage across Asia in the early 20th century. (Kyodo News via AP)

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts. The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during...

Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague

Jul. 15, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died in western Mongolia of bubonic plague after eating an infected marmot, the country's health ministry announced. Two other teenagers who also ate the marmot were being treated with antibiotics, ministry spokesperson Narangerel Dorj said. The government imposed a...

Residents wearing masks line up to cast their vote outside of the Parliamentary election district voting station no.23-9 in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

Jun. 25, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian People’s Party retained a strong parliamentary majority, preliminary election results showed Thursday, as the U.S.-allied nation sandwiched between Russia and China held onto its democratic principles amid economic woes. The MPP secured 62 of 76 seats,...

Preliminary results show Mongolian People's Party retaining strong parliamentary majority, winning 62 of 76 seats

Jun. 24, 2020 8:22 PM EDT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Preliminary results show Mongolian People's Party retaining strong parliamentary majority, winning 62 of 76 seats.
Residents wearing masks line up to cast their vote outside of the Parliamentary election district voting station no.23-9 in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

Mongolians vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus success

Jun. 24, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians voted in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls were held amid considerable success in the country’s fight against the coronavirus,...

Campaign workers and supporters of

Economic concerns high as Mongolia holds national elections

Jun. 22, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia conducts parliamentary elections on Wednesday, upholding a nearly 30-year democratic system in a vast but lightly populated country sandwiched between authoritarian regimes in Russia and China and beset by economic problems. Mongolia is the second country after South...