Corona vote gambles pay off for incumbents

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 17, 2020

Timing is everything as politicians seek to take advantage of poll boosts from steering their countries through the pandemic and launching stimulus packages, before populations really feel the impact of the crippling economic recessions.

Mongolia to go ahead with Naadam festival, but with no tourists

Milena Mendes in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia July 9, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has played hell with the international event calendar everywhere this year. But not in Mongolia, which has decided to go ahead with Naadam, Mongolia’s biggest festival.

The bubonic plague has swapped its rats for marmots in Mongolia where two cases reported

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbataar July 7, 2020

On July 1, Mongolia’s National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD) reported two cases of the bubonic plague in the western part of Mongolia, in Khovd Province. Two brothers, aged 27 and 16, have caught the disease and are in critical condition

First ever nonstop flight from Mongolia to US delivers PPE to Navajo Nation

bne IntelIiNews June 29, 2020

The PPE was donated by the Mongolian government to the US. Mongolia has been hailed for staging one of the most successful fights against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus success helps incumbent MPP to landslide win in Mongolia’s parliamentary election

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbataar June 25, 2020

New government will face difficulties arising from faltering growth, falling commodity exports, repayment of foreign debt, money laundering issues and continuing tensions over foreign investment in country’s copper and gold mines.