Rare wild antelope facing extinction in Mongolia

A rare species of wild antelope in Mongolia is facing extinction because of a highly contagious disease. Almost 4,000 saiga have already died and scientists expect the total to reach 10,000 within the next two months.

Business & Economy

China 'blocks' Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit

Mongolia says hundreds of trucks stuck at the border after move seen as a response to Dalai Lama's visit to Ulaanbaatar.


Mongolia: Facing climate change collectively

With climate change and desertification threatening their livelihood, herders form collectives to manage resources.

Poverty & Development

Mongolia tent districts grow despite modernisation

A majority of the capital's residents live in tents, but the government aims to change that through new real estate.


Mongolia opposition wins polls by massive majority

Mongolian People's Party gets 65 of 76 seats after vowing to boost economy in mineral-rich country to tackle poverty.


Divided Mongolians vote in hotly contested elections

With voters fed up by a flailing economy, alternative parties have sprung up to challenge the traditional rulers.

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

by John Bell
- John Zada