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Obama promises to clear Laos of Vietnam War-era bombs

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US President Barack Obama on September 6 at the ASEAN Summit in Laos announced that the US will double its funding to allow the...
Laos prepares for rare Obama visit

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Barack Obama will be the first acting US president to visit the communist nation of Laos when he will partake in the 11th East...
Philippines relent in South China Sea conflict

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on July 25 released a softened joint statement regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea after...
China slowdown puts breaks on Lao economy

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Laos, described by the World Bank as having “one of the fastest growing” economies in Asia-Pacific, is increasingly feeling the heat of a slowing...
Thailand swelters under longest heat wave in six decades

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While April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, this year, it is super-hot. The mercury in some of the worst affected northern provinces...
Laos plans nuclear power plants

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Despite its abundance of energy sources from hydropower in the country, Laos is apparently planning to build nuclear power plants in a cooperation with...
South Korea next to issue travel warning for parts of Laos

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South Korea followed the US and Australia in issuing a travel warning against trips to Laos' central province of Xaisomboun, as well as traveling...
North Korea’s reach into Southeast Asia

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North Korea has a greater presence in Southeast Asia that many may think. A new museum largely funded by Pyongyang that opened last December...
Laos tightens border controls after new fatal shooting of Chinese

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The Lao government issued an urgent order for stricter controls of foreigners entering the country after several recent incidents of violent gun attacks on...
Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
US issues travel warning for central Laos after apparent Hmong attacks

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The US issued an official warning on February 12 urging Americans to avoid the central Laos province of Xaisomboun which is popular with adventure...
Sorry, no Disneyland in Laos

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Since the Vientiane Times last week proudly reported that a local property developer has started building a theme park called "Disney Laos" in a...
Philippines, Indonesia, Laos block ASEAN open sky agreement

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Only a few days after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) the idea of airlines from ASEAN member states flying freely throughout...
Drone flight over Laos’ most mysterious corner (video)

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New drone footage provides a rare aerial view of the mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos. The plain of Jars is home to more than 2,000...
Malaysia’s ASEAN chair in 2015 to be ‘challenging’

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Malaysia continues to top the list of foreign tourist arrivals, however, upon closer examination of the numbers, are they making the most of these...
Laos announces population census

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Laos is to carry out a countrywide census, state-run media said on October 21. "People will be interviewed in regards to their profession, marital status,...

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The Lao government aims to generate 15,000 GWh of electricity in 2015 in a bid to reduce dependence on imports, official Lao news agency...
Laos expects 4 million tourists in 2015

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Laos expects to attract 4 million international tourist arrivals and generate $639 million in revenue in 2015, tourism officials in the country said. The ministry...