Business & Economy

Yak fur spins profits for Mongolian herders

In addition to the milk and meat, wool fibre now promises to be a money spinner as the fashion industry warms to it.


Saving a dying Siberian language

The Buryat language traces its origins to Mongolia, but many fear it is dying out.


Siberia's tug of war over Lake Baikal's water

Villagers struggle to cope as world's largest freshwater lake drops to its lowest level in 60 years.


Mongolian Bling

We follow three young rappers as they combine traditional Mongolian music with western rap to create nomadic hip hop.

Business & Economy

Shearing a profit off Mongolia's goats

Despite falling prices, cashmere still provides steady income to help goat herders make it through the winter.


The photo controversy over indigenous people

Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.

Human Rights

Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children

Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.

Asia Pacific

Escaping North Korea: one refugee's story

Yeonmi Park talks to Al Jazeera about her life inside North Korea, and her traumatic escape to China and beyond.


Fanaticism's antidote: 'The Sufis'

The 50th anniversary of 'The Sufis' comes at a time of great disorder and confusion in the world - c

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Mongolia's mines threaten traditional herding

Nomadic families have used the same grazing grounds for generations, but mines are destroying those traditional areas.


China's golden start to the Asian Games

China start campaign with three of the four gold medals in the shooting events on the opening day of the Asian Games.


No money left for Mongolia's poor

Despite an economic boom, lack of forward planning means many of the country's most vulnerable families are struggling.

Marco Polo: A Very Modern Journey

Lost Worlds

Marco Polo's travels retraced - from the Pamir Mountains along the Silk Road to Xanadu and the kingdom of women.


Putin visits Mongolia to boost trade ties

Russian president vows to increase trade with his country's eastern neighbour as sanctions war with west begins to bite.

Arts & Culture

Mongolia and China mark ancient cultural ties

China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.