There is a saying that Mongolians are born on horses.
China's largest aluminium producer intends to acquire SouthGobi Resources, a Mongolia-focused coal company listed in Toronto, for up to C$925m -- the biggest investment yet by a Chinese mining company in Mongolia as China seeks to tap the vast resources of its neighbour.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck a sparsely populated region of southeastern Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The Chinese government has launched a crackdown on hundreds of unregulated electronic equity and futures exchanges that have sprung up in recent years to trade everything from fine art and commodities to insurance products.
The longest railway in the world is an economic lifeline to the towns it passes through.
Considered one of the greatest train journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian railway is a voyage into the heart and soul of Mother Russia.
The government of Mongolia is seeking a bigger stake in Oyu Tolgoi, the biggest undeveloped copper mine in the world, in a surprise move that underlines the challenges ahead for Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines as they develop the country's flagship mining project.
CNN's Anna Coren talks to Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold about the challenges Mongolia faces.
In the aftermath of the 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi, the world is left wondering whether the bloodiest conflict in the popular unrest that has swept the Arab World will signal the rise of democracy in Libya or a descent into chaos.
The legacy of Genghis Kahn looms large in a Mongolia, but future prosperity for many is as distant as Khan's empire.
In the vast open steppe outside Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, the great emperor Genghis Khan is very much alive.
A sumo wrestling legend returns to his native Mongolia to try and make it big in business. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj a big man with big ambitions.
Mongolia's president is faced with the task of managing the country's boom while preserving its nomadic soul.
President Elbegdorj has walked in the steps of his country's history.
Mongolia's biggest copper and gold mine is transforming an area of the Gobi Desert and a traditional way of life.
On Oyu Tolgoi -- "Turquoise Hill" -- the biggest business venture in Mongolia is taking shape.
From sweeping grasslands to the desolate Gobi desert, Mongolia's dramatic landscape lends itself to the idea that it is one of the world's last frontiers.
Grapple fans should head to Mongolia each year on July 11.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will depart Tuesday for a trip to China, Mongolia and Japan that will include meetings with China's top leaders.
Vice President Joe Biden will depart on August 16 for a trip to China, Mongolia and Japan that will include meetings with China's top leaders, the White House announced Thursday.
A rash of violent protests in China continued over the weekend as migrant workers and security forces clashed in a rural city about 60 miles northwest of Hong Kong, local government officials and witnesses said.
CNN's Eunice Yoon looks at a string of protests in China and what may be behind the trend.
CNN's Paula Hancocks follows a North Korean defector as he struggles to assimilate into a world he never knew.
Nine North Koreans defected to the South by boat over the weekend, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.
Mongolian student protesters reportedly clash with police over the death of a herdsman who tried to defend his land.
There is high tension in Inner Mongolia, China's strategic frontier region, where the death of a Mongolian has triggered rare street protests.
In an apparent response to days of protests, Chinese authorities have declared martial law in parts of the northeast's inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to Amnesty International.
Chinese authorities Monday arrested dozens of demonstrators in Hohhot as protests spread to the provincial capital and other cities in Inner Mongolia despite tightened security and reports of martial law, activists told CNN.
An official in Inner Mongolia is disputing an Amnesty International report that parts of the region are under martial law.
Mongolia has always conjured a mix of exotic appeal and isolation. Sandwiched between Russia and China, the remote nation has for decades endured severe economic stagnation and political repression.
Mongolia's prime minister says they will learn from the failings of others and make their resources a blessing.
The latest sponsor announced for the London 2012 Olympic Games is the mining group Rio Tinto, which will provide the metal for all 4,700 medals, organizers announced Wednesday.
If hell is other people, maybe you can find heaven where other people aren't.
The dodgy street food left you shivering like a scolded hound. The festival outside your hotel window turned into gunfight. There's an unsettling smell coming from your bag. Last night a hippy called "Skank" tore the visa page from your passport to roll a suspicious cigarette.
North Korea attempted to reach out to the United States through Mongolia in 2009, suggesting that the Mongolians host disarmament talks between Washington and Pyongyang, American diplomats reported in a document obtained by the website WikiLeaks.
As the last of 33 trapped miners were pulled to the surface in Chile, a group of bankers, government officials and mining company executives gathered to talk about the coming minerals explosion in Mongolia.
Forty-year-old Bayanmunkh has learnt the hard way about overgrazing. Riding slowly behind his herd of close to 2,000 animals across Mongolia's arid plains, the herder reminisces about how the land has changed.
For 38-year-old Bayanzul it was just one winter too far. After losing a third of his herd in the -45 degree temperatures that struck Mongolia last winter, the long-time herder has decided to give up on the nomadic life and try his luck in the city.
CNN's Emily Chang reports on a microfinance firm that helps Chinese farmers start small businesses.
Chinese authorities have seized 72 tons of milk powder tainted with melamine and are trying to track down an additional 100 tons, less than two years after contaminated milk killed babies and sickened people across China.
How has the global downturn impacted Pepsi's strategy?
At least 24 people have been killed and hundreds rendered homeless in the worst floods to hit land-locked Mongolia in 40 years, emergency officials said Tuesday.
Polyandry is a form of polygamy where a woman is married to two or more husbands at the same time.
Conservationists have taken the first detailed look at the world's mammals in more than a decade, and the news isn't good
Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Sunday, completing a three-day mission that included China's first-ever spacewalk.
A Chinese astronaut conducted the country's first spacewalk on Saturday.
A Chinese Shenzhou-7 spaceship is scheduled to lift off Thursday evening on the nation's third manned space mission.
Sa Dingding blends musical influences from east and west.
CNN's Larry Smith takes a look back at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
For the first time sumo wrestling's governing body can recall, one of its revered athletes has been nabbed for drug possession.
Mongolia has tasted Olympic gold, at last.
A total solar eclipse was sweeping across Earth Friday, providing a rare sight for people in the upper Northern Hemisphere.
The moon passes between Earth and the sun providing a special view for the upper Northern Hemisphere.
For a few suspenseful minutes on Aug. 1, complete darkness will engulf the midday sun in northern Canada, Russia, Mongolia and China. It's the next complete solar eclipse, and there's one small business owner who really, really wants to take you there.
Standing slightly more than 4 feet tall, 9-year-old Tuguldur proudly stated the greatest challenge he faced in a horse race across the Mongolian plains in the country's annual Naadam Festival was serenading his horse.
The Olympic torch passes through the Chinese city of Kaifeng on Saturday.
Protesters mob the ruling party headquarters alleging fraud in a poll on the sharing of the country's mineral wealth.
Calm returned to the Mongolian capital Thursday after a post-election political rally descended into violence.
Soldiers stood guard Thursday but Mongolia's capital was quiet on the second day of a state of emergency called after at least five people died in rioting sparked by allegations of election fraud
President Nambaryn Enkhbayar of Mongolia has declared a state of emergency in the capital of Ulaanbaatar after a post-election political rally descended into violence.
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When a 'Yellow Dragon' roars, Beijing listens.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on one of largest ecological projects in Chinese history: the Green Wall of China.
A federal judge has ordered the governments of India, Mongolia and the Philippines to pony up $57.6 million in real estate taxes in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court
This is kind of strange. I'm not sure I'm not being kind of crazy. But here's the deal: My bosses offered me a three year contract. I'm a corporate guy, and that's not all that usual around here. I'm happy they want to sign me to a deal, but it makes me feel nervous to know that no matter what happens I'm stuck here. Should I sign? If I don't I know they'll be mad.
Mongolia is not a country known for its football prowess. But 19-year-old Lkhagvasuren Byambasuren aims to win glory in the football world for his beloved mountainous nation.
The world's tallest man, who measures 7' 9", got married on Thursday to a woman who comes up to his elbow.
A group of MIT engineering students will probably have a pretty good answer to the question, "What did you do on your summer vacation?"
China has mapped out an ambitious space program for the next decade that includes a space walk in 2008, a lunar robot lander by 2012 and a possible space station after that, according to state-run media.
"Polo is a snake!" roared the aging French movie star, flourishing his mallet above his head. "You must ride at the tail of the snake, behind the ball!" It was a rebuke: Once again I was hopelessly...
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People from all around the world have gathered in Hong Kong to protest against policies of the World Trade Organization. But just what drives these people to make such a big commitment?
Tech-savvy business travelers are forcing a rethink on how hotels charge for long-distance communications, meaning that exorbitant phone bills on the road could soon be a thing of the past.
U.S. President George W. Bush thanked Mongolia Monday for standing with the United States in Iraq in an historic visit to the struggling Asian democracy sandwiched between China and Russia.
U.S. President George W. Bush has thanked Mongolia for standing with him in Iraq and compared the struggle against Islamic radicalism to this country's battle against communism.
President Bush attended a legally sanctioned church Sunday in Beijing before scheduled talks on religious freedom with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.
The detection of bird flu in Europe and further deaths from the disease in Asia have heightened health concerns for people visiting affected countries.
Dance sport, wushu, dragonboat racing and soft tennis don't come to mind immediately when thinking of events at international sporting competitions.
Growth in developing Asian countries is predicted to expand over the next two years, after the region experienced its strongest economic growth since the financial crisis of 1997-98.
Imagine returning from vacation with tales of excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert in Chile or tracing the history of the planet's fresh water back nearly 20,000 years in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.
I was in Mongolia, doing your standard business interview with a local gold-mining executive named Myanganbayar, when a member of the band he sponsors walked into the conference room, wearing a tan...
Now let's see if I've got this right. AOL Time Warner (my sainted employer) takes "a one-time, noncash charge" of about $54 billion in the first quarter. Since the company was otherwise breaking ev...
In the annals of boondogglery, can there be any greater hero than Senator John Glenn? A generation ago he orbited Earth three times at taxpayer expense, an arguably legitimate--if obscenely expensi...
Stand in the middle of Ulan Bator's main square, and Mongolia's strange history unfolds around you. To the west lie the grasslands, whence Genghis Khan charged forth to conquer half the world. At t...
Nathan Myhrvold is a gourmand who loves French food, but he dutifully showed up at the Italian joint I suggested. Microsoft's chief technical officer didn't seem to have any urgent agenda, so as we...
When Indonesian engineer Agus Riza installed the first satellite phone in the west Java village of Cidaun, local farmers threw a party. A few hours later, a man on a motorbike rode into town with n...
Sony Chief Executive Norio Ohga, 61, will be heading for Austria this August. The former professional opera singer and amateur conductor wants to attend the Salzburg Music Festival. Also in August,...
Meet the spearhead of Mongolia's upcoming export drive: the two-humped Bactrian camel. The hairy creature has an early lead over other Mongolian assets such as oil, coal, and furs now that the U.S....
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