A pigeon has reportedly been caught by customs officials carrying illegal drugs in miniature backpack in Kuwait.
Other ethnic groups that were caught within the country as the borders in Central Asia were redrawn during the Soviet era include Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Kazakhs, Uyghur, and Bukharan and European Jews.
At the end of the 17th century, what is now Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Manchu-led Qing dynasty.
During the collapse of the Qing in 1911, Mongolia declared independence but had to struggle until 1921 to firmly establish de facto independence and until 1945 to gain international recognition.
The climate of Central Asia became dry after the large tectonic collision between the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
Mongolian ethnic groups and Mongolian people Most people probably think of Mongolia as being inhabited by a single ethnic group in view of the small population size of 2.9 million people with 1.6 people per square kilometer - the Mongols - this is wrong.