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Pearly Jacob

Mongolia: Contortionists Aim for UNESCO Recognition

For some, a contortionist is nothing more than a freak-show act, doing...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Wrestles with Dutch Disease Dilemma

Ochir Damchaa chuckles as he drives his second-hand Toyota sedan through the...

Mongolia: Celebrating Nadaam

Every year in July Mongolians mark Nadaam, the national festival featuring what...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Signs Up Nature's Engineers to Restore River

Ulaanbaatar is importing foreign experts to combat falling water levels in Mongolia's...

Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?

If all goes as envisioned on June 28, Mongolia’s parliament will no...

Mongolia: Herders Caught Between Cashmere and Climate Change

Batogoo Dorj is a nomad in southern Mongolia’s Bayankhongor Region who makes...

Mongolia: Arrest of Ex-President Adds Uncertainty to Upcoming Elections

With Mongolia’s economy poised for boom times, politics is taking a dodgy...

Mongolia: Could Mining Threaten Tourism Potential?

Twenty years ago, when a Dutch cyclist named Rik Idema first passed...

Mongolia: Economic Boom Brings Inflation Woes

A mining boom helped Mongolia’s economy grow by an eye-popping 17.3 percent...

Mongolia: Ballet, a Soviet Legacy Continues To Thrive in Ulaanbaatar

When a new performance opens at the Mongolian State Academic Theater for...

Mongolia: Endangered Bear Struggles Against Climate Change

Deep in southwest Mongolia, in the arid shadow of the Altai Nuruu...

Mongolia: Death Stalks Country’s Oldest Mine

Mongolia’s mining sector may be thriving, but Nalaikh, a town once famed...

Mongolia: Rural Residents Celebrate Onset of Spring with Ice Festival

Every winter for the past 15 years, adventurous Mongolians and foreign visitors...

Mongolia: Activists Try to Keep Environmental Treasure Clean

Accelerating to 60 kilometers per hour on a frozen lake in Mongolia...

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Air Pollution Linked to Public Health Crisis

Inside a pulmonary ward for newborns in Ulaanbaatar’s bustling Maternity Hospital No....

Mongolia: The Land of Steppes Searches for Urban Planning Solution

Mongolia may be best known for its endless steppe and nomadic culture,...

Mongolia: LGBT Activists Cheered by Potential Gay Rights Gain

When 25-year-old Zaya first discussed her attraction for women with her sister...

Mongolia: Eco-Warriors Call Attention to Economic Development Dilemma

In early September at a small outpost 110 kilometers north of the...