Ex-president convicted of corrruption

Ex-president convicted of corrruption

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Former Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to four years in prison.

Opposition leader Mongolia's new president

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, May 25 (UPI) -- The opposition Democratic party topped the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party Monday in presidential elections in the Asian country.

Chinese president greets world leaders

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao greeted foreign leaders in separate meetings on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Mongolia's fractious election

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Mongolia's June 29 parliamentary election erupted into violent demonstrations two days later in the capital Ulaan Baatar, with five dead, 300 inured and 700 arrested. The opposition claimed that the election was rigged. The economy was a major campaign issue, particularly the issue of developing the country's vast mineral and energy reserves.
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Analysis: Uzbeks, S. Korea eye natural gas

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- While Russia's Gazprom dominates Central Asian natural gas exports through its pipeline monopoly, the leaders of the "stans" are unhappy about the arrangement, as Gazprom buys cheap and sells dear to European consumers.
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Mongolia to get $285 million in U.S. aid

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The United States has strengthened ties with Mongolia by awarding it a $285 million aid package, The Washington Times reported Tuesday.

Bush, Mongol leader sign pact

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and Mongolian leader Nambaryn Enkhbayar traded praise during a White House signing ceremony Monday.

Mongolia erects Genghis Khan statue

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, July 11 (UPI) -- A statue of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan has been erected in Ulan Bator as part of festivities celebrating the anniversary of the nation's unification.

S.Korea, Mongolia to develop resources

ULAANBAATOR, Mongolia, May 8 (UPI) -- The presidents of South Korea and Mongolia agreed Monday in Ulaanbaatar to jointly develop Mongolia's natural resources including copper, oil and coal.

Bush thanks Mongolia for Iraq support

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Mongolians lined the streets of their capital, Ulaanbaatar, Monday to welcome President Bush, the first U.S. president to visit their country. The president arrived in Mongolia on the final, four-hour stop of his weeklong Asian tour to thank t

Voters in Mongolia cast ballots

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, May 22 (UPI) -- Voters in Mongolia voted Sunday for a new president, with a candidate of the former-Communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party favored in polls.

Mongolian ruling party loses elections

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, June 29 (UPI) -- Mongolia's voters appear to have put an end to the dominance of the former Communist Party in parliament, according to Eurasia.net.

Analysis: Russia as a creditor

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 27 (UPI) -- Russia is notorious for its casual attitude to the re-payment of its debts. It has defaulted and re-scheduled its obligations more times in the last decade than it has in the preceding century. Yet, Russia is also one of the world's largest creditor natio
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Nambaryn Enkhbayar
President of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar is shown during meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush at the Oval Office of the White House October 22, 2007 in Washington. The two leaders were expected to discuss global and regional affairs. (UPI Photo/Alex Wong/POOL)

Nambaryn Enkhbayar (Mongolian: Намбарын Энхбаяр; born June 1, 1958 in Ulan Bator) is a former President of Mongolia. He took office on June 24, 2005 after winning the May 2005 elections. He was defeated for a second term by former Prime Minister Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in the 2009 presidental election. He is the first President of Mongolia to be defeated for reelection.

Enkhbayar is the ex-chairman of the former communist party - the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP). Enkhbayar was the Prime Minister of Mongolia from 2000 until 2004 and Speaker of Parliament between 2004 and 2005.

Born June 1, 1958 in Mongolia's capital city Ulan Bator, Nambaryn Enkhbayar graduated from secondary school in 1975 and went on to study at the Moscow Institute of Literature in 1980 where he earned an undergraduate degree in literature and language, and also attended English language courses at Leeds University in England in 1985 to 1986. It was in Britain that Enkhbayar encountered uncensored media for the first time and was particularly stunned by news coming out of the Soviet Union. Upon moving back to Ulan Bator, Enkhbayar worked for the Mongolian Writer's Union from 1980 to 1990 as a translator-editor, a secretary general and a vice president and he translated Buddhist teachings into Mongolian, and finally reached the top post at the Association of Mongolian Writers by 1990, the same year in which the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party relinquished control and multiparty elections were held that July for the first time in Mongolian history. Enkhbayar, a MPRP member, became part of the new political order almost immediately, serving as a vice chair of a government arts committee for the first two years of democratic rule.

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