Munkhchimeg Davaasharav

Rio Tinto under fire as Mongolia presses for mine deal changes

Jul 19 2019

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Mongolia will vote in August to rip up parts of an investment agreement with Rio Tinto for the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, which may force the miner to make concessions in a project beset by delays and political squabbles.

Mongolia lawmakers seek to rewrite Oyu Tolgoi deal

Apr 04 2019

* Group recommends 2015 Oyu Tolgoi expansion deal be scrapped

Desperate Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

Feb 04 2019

ULAANBAATAR Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world's coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia.

Mongolia, overseas investigators probe Oyu Tolgoi corruption claims as ex-minister re-arrested

Jan 29 2019

ULAANBAATAR/LONDON Mongolia is working with overseas investigators to look into claims of corruption at its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, the country's anti-graft body said on Tuesday, after the re-arrest of a former minister suspected of "abuse of power".

Rio Tinto, Mongolia sign power deal for Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

Jan 02 2019

(This Dec. 31 story was refiled to add the full name in paragraph 11)

Mongolians protest against corruption as temperature plunges

Dec 27 2018

ULAANBAATAR Tens of thousands of Mongolians took to the streets on Thursday to protest against corruption in the top echelons of politics, braving temperatures that dropped below minus 20 degrees Celsius in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.

Power plant delays fuel tensions over Rio's giant Mongolia copper mine

Sep 13 2018

LONDON/ULAANBAATAR Nearly 10 years on from the launch of a giant copper and gold project in Mongolia, Rio Tinto is still looking to secure a domestic power source it needs for the mine under an agreement with the government.

RPT-Flock on: Mongolia meat exporters turn to Iran's halal markets

Aug 22 2018

* Hopes to tap demand from nations such as Iran for halal meat

Flock on: Mongolia meat exporters turn to Iran's halal markets

Aug 22 2018

DARKHAN, Mongolia Mongolian butcher Kuntuguan Ajbai chants under his breath as he slits the throat of a sheep with a single stroke of his sharpened knife, making sure the animal's swift death is halal – acceptable under the laws of Islam.

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