Monday, February 4, 2013

NEWS: Mongolia in the News - Feb 4

Inside Indiana Business (USA) Feb 4
Indiana University Kelley School of Business Partners With American University of Mongolia

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continues to expand its global reach. The school has announced a partnership with the new American University of Mongolia to offer an MBA for global executives. The program will involve classes on the Mongolian campus and online instruction. (continued)

Washington Post (USA) Feb 4
Ninja miners: Four pitfalls for Mongolia’s astonishing growth

Traditionally, Mongolian life has been based around herding, with nomadic families sleeping in yurts and tending livestock. That’s why it’s surprising to hear stories like that of Khorloo, a 65-year-old Mongolian who spends her days digging through the Mongolian steppe with metal detectors and shovels, plucking out the occasional gold nugget after days of scratching in the dirt. (continued)

Ninja miners in Mongolia
IB Times (UK) Feb 3
Scotland Yard Hunt Missing Mongolian Dinosaur in Britain

Scotland Yard is trying to locate the skeleton of a 70-million-year-old dinosaur, which has been stolen and is believed to be in Britain. The Mongolian government has sought the help of UK police in finding the rare Tarbosaurus Bataar, a close relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. On the black market, the dinosaur fossil could fetch around £700,000. (continued)

UN News Center (USA) Feb 1
UNAIDS applauds Mongolia for removing HIV-related travel restrictions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV. (continued)

Bloomberg (USA) Jan 31
Mongolia Bars SouthGobi’s U.S. Chief From Leaving Country

Mongolia has banned Justin Kapla, a U.S. citizen and president of Rio Tinto Group’s SouthGobi Sands LLC coal mining unit, from leaving the country as part of a probe into corruption among domestic officials. Kapla was designated as a witness in a criminal case against D. Batkhuyag, the former chairman of Mongolia’s mineral resources authority, SouthGobi Sands said in an e-mailed response to questions yesterday. Batkhuyag was yesterday jailed for six and a half years for illegally issuing over 120 mining licenses, according to Mongolian news agency news.mn. (continued)