Laos

Country Laos
Capital Vientiane
Continent Asia
Currency Kip(LAK)
Languages Lao

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Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.

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Laos-Vi?t Nam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official - Viet Nam NewsLaos-Vi?t Nam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official  Viet Nam News

The great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Laos and Vi?t Nam have grown unceasingly in both scale and depth despite ...



Provincial Lawmakers in Laos Call for More Scrutiny of Foreign Firms - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Provincial Lawmakers in Laos Call for More Scrutiny of Foreign Firms  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lawmakers in Laos are urging the government to be stricter on foreign business entities in the country in an effort to protect the environment and protect the ...



Laos villagers rebuild their lives after shocking dam collapse - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos villagers rebuild their lives after shocking dam collapse - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Food and Nutrition, Recovery and Reconstruction, Flood, Technological ...



Laos-Viet Nam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven MyanmarLaos-Viet Nam special ties to continue developing: Lao party official #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

(Viet Nam News/ANN) - The great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Laos and Viet Nam have grown unceasingly in both ...



Lao official speaks highly of China-Laos railway construction progress - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao official speaks highly of China-Laos railway construction progress - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Lao government official has made a field inspection of the China-Laos railway construction and expressed appreciation for the ...



Vietnam's president to visit Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVietnam's president to visit Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and his delegation will ...



Globe-trotting journalists' film to raise funds for Laos women - Blue Mountains GazetteGlobe-trotting journalists' film to raise funds for Laos women  Blue Mountains Gazette

Journalists Iain Finlay and Trish Clark will launch a documentary about a weaving and embroidery school they set up in Laos, at a screening at Mt Vic Flicks on ...



Photo story: The China-built railway cutting through Laos - thethirdpole.netPhoto story: The China-built railway cutting through Laos  thethirdpole.net

Standing at the bus station in Luang Namtha, the biggest town in northern Laos, travellers wanting to get south to the capital Vientiane face the prospect of a ...



Visit China-Laos Year kicks off in Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVisit China-Laos Year kicks off in Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Visit China-Laos Year 2019 was launched on Friday in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism ...



Laos' rapid economic growth path has so far avoided macroeconomic cliffs - East Asia ForumLaos' rapid economic growth path has so far avoided macroeconomic cliffs  East Asia Forum

Author: Buavanh Vilavong, Vientiane. Laos is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. On average the country's economy has grown by 7.5 per ...



Laos urges China to increase rice import quota to 50000 tonnes | #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven MyanmarLaos urges China to increase rice import quota to 50000 tonnes | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

Vientiane (Vientiane Times) - The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce this week requested China to consider a rice im-port quota of 50,000 tonnes along ...



edotco enters Laos tower market - Business News - The Star Onlineedotco enters Laos tower market - Business News  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd said a subsidiary edotco Group Sdn Bhd, the integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, is expanding ...



Westfield Junior Matildas squad for Laos locked in | Matildas - MatildasWestfield Junior Matildas squad for Laos locked in | Matildas  Matildas

Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower today named Australia's 23-player squad for the forthcoming 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship ...



Lao State Workers Go Without Salaries, Even After PM’s Directive to Pay Them Monthly - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Lao State Workers Go Without Salaries, Even After PM’s Directive to Pay Them Monthly  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

State employees in many provinces of Laos have not received their January salaries in violation of a recent government mandate that the workers be paid on the ...



Energy Show: Cardinal-Hickory Creek and Dam Construction in Laos - WortfmEnergy Show: Cardinal-Hickory Creek and Dam Construction in Laos  Wortfm

Today's episode takes a close look at two energy projects: the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project in Iowa and Wisconsin, then the Xe Pian Xe ...



Fresno businessman has never forgotten his homeland of Laos - KMPH Fox 26Fresno businessman has never forgotten his homeland of Laos  KMPH Fox 26

A Fresno businessman has never forgotten his roots in Laos. Two months ago he protested in front of FOX26 to complain about how Vietnam is treating his ...



Survivors of Laos' PNPC Dam Disaster Still Struggling - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Survivors of Laos' PNPC Dam Disaster Still Struggling  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UPDATED at 11:00 am EST on 2/13/2019. Survivors of a July 2018 dam disaster described as Laos' worst flooding in decades are still dealing with physical and ...



Rights Groups Urge Laos to Include The Poor in Decision-Making, Ahead of UN Expert’s Visit - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Rights Groups Urge Laos to Include The Poor in Decision-Making, Ahead of UN Expert’s Visit  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The government of Laos must ensure that people living in poverty are able to take part in key decision-making processes that affect their lives, rights groups said ...



Ambassador highlights significance of Laos visit by Nguyen Phu Trong - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Ambassador highlights significance of Laos visit by Nguyen Phu Trong  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung has highlighted the significance of the upcoming Laos visit by General Secretary of the ...



Two Lao Protest Villagers Seriously Ill in Jail - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Two Lao Protest Villagers Seriously Ill in Jail  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Two Lao villagers detained for almost two years without trial for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company are now ...



Investing in Laos, State-Based Market Entry in India, and Corruption in Vietnam - China Outbound - China BriefingInvesting in Laos, State-Based Market Entry in India, and Corruption in Vietnam - China Outbound  China Briefing

In this week's China Outbound, we look at Laos' investment outlook, state-based market entry strategies in India, and corruption perceptions in Vietnam.



Laos Pays Compensation to Families of Dead and Missing in PNPC Dam Disaster - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos Pays Compensation to Families of Dead and Missing in PNPC Dam Disaster - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Recovery and Reconstruction, Flood, Technological Disaster and more; ...



Restaurant review: Temple restaurant on Broad Street is a lesson in Lao cuisine - Richmond.comRestaurant review: Temple restaurant on Broad Street is a lesson in Lao cuisine  Richmond.com

Most Americans don't know much about Laos or its cuisine. And, until recently, there weren't that many Laotian restaurants in the United States. Fortunately, for ...



Poverty buster: Medicated lick blocks drive Laos cattle productivity - Queensland Country LifePoverty buster: Medicated lick blocks drive Laos cattle productivity  Queensland Country Life

Medicated lick blocks are proving a way of addressing poverty in South East Asian countries.



Brunei, Laos sign MoUs on education, information and trade - The ScoopBrunei, Laos sign MoUs on education, information and trade  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – As Brunei continues to nurture its business ecosystem, His Majesty the Sultan during a banquet held to welcome the Lao Prime ...



ERC speeds operation of Laos hydropower project - Bangkok PostERC speeds operation of Laos hydropower project  Bangkok Post

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is planning to accelerate power distribution from the Xayaburi hydroelectric power project in Laos ahead of schedule ...



Scoot Announces Flights from Athens to Laos via Singapore - GTP HeadlinesScoot Announces Flights from Athens to Laos via Singapore  GTP Headlines

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, will begin flights from Athens to Laos via Singapore as of April.



China makes agreement with Laos to promote people-to-people communication - MENAFN.COMChina makes agreement with Laos to promote people-to-people communication  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) A visiting Chinese delegation has made a deal with its Lao counterpart to encourage the people-to-people exchanges during talks.Durin.



China-Laos railway to complete 90 pct bridge, tunnel construction in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway to complete 90 pct bridge, tunnel construction in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Over 90 percent of the tendered bridge and tunnel projects of the China-Laos railway will be completed by the end of 2019, the ...



Feature: Construction site of China-Laos railway as busy as ever during Spring Festival - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Construction site of China-Laos railway as busy as ever during Spring Festival - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

by Zhang Jianhua, Wang Shan, Huang Zongwen. VIENTIANE, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- All the key projects along the China-Laos railway are set to be completed ...



Laos, Brunei and Singapore withdraw from AFF U-22 Championship - FOX Sports AsiaLaos, Brunei and Singapore withdraw from AFF U-22 Championship  FOX Sports Asia

It was reported recently that Fandi Ahmad's Singapore U23 team had pulled out of the AFF U-22 Championship. Laos and Brunei also follow suit shortly after.



President Xi congratulates launch of China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPresident Xi congratulates launch of China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message on the launch of the China-Laos Tourism Year 2019 in Vientiane on ...



Lao tourism businesses urged to improve services for more Chinese tourists - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao tourism businesses urged to improve services for more Chinese tourists - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Lao local tourism-related businesses should make adjustments for more Chinese tourists that Lao government expects to visit ...



WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, January 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebWFP Lao PDR Country Brief, January 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

In Numbers. 360.973 mt of food assistance distributed. WFP's operations in Lao PDR are fully funded until July 2019 thanks to the generous support of WFP's ...



SPECIAL REPORT: Compensation talks begin for Lao dam disaster victims - The NationSPECIAL REPORT: Compensation talks begin for Lao dam disaster victims  The Nation

LAO AUTHORITIES say negotiations have begun over compensation for the victims of last summer's Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy Dam collapse, but environmental ...



Han Lao in Brentwood is a vibrant introduction to Lao cuisine - STLtoday.comHan Lao in Brentwood is a vibrant introduction to Lao cuisine  STLtoday.com

At Han Lao in Brentwood, a bowl of khao poon brims with ground pork and vermicelli noodles, with cabbage and red onion, with bamboo shoots, bean sprouts ...



Lao flood victims battle dengue, malnutrition - The NationLao flood victims battle dengue, malnutrition  The Nation

SIX MONTHS AFTER the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi hydropower dam in southern Laos triggered floods that swept them from their homes, survivors are now suffering ...



Rail link to boost Lao, Thai economies - Borneo Bulletin OnlineRail link to boost Lao, Thai economies  Borneo Bulletin Online

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The frequency of Lao and Thai people visiting each other's country will increase, and so will the growth of trade and ...



Vietnam-Laos trade tops 1 billion USD in 2018 - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnam-Laos trade tops 1 billion USD in 2018  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – Two-way trade between Laos and Vietnam exceeded 1 billion USD in 2018, up 13 percent annually and surpassing the set target, according ...



Vietnamese expats from Laos, Thailand meet in HCM City - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnamese expats from Laos, Thailand meet in HCM City  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vietnamese expats from Laos and Thailand gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on February 17 for the annual Lunar New Year meeting. (Photo: VNA). HCM City ...



Vietnam, Laos boost partnership in energy development - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnam, Laos boost partnership in energy development  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) and Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath (Source: VNA). Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese ...



Laos strives to develop tourism | Vietnam+ - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Laos strives to develop tourism | Vietnam+  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – The Lao Government's decision to make 2018 the year of Lao tourism has produced positive results, particularly an 8.2 percent increase in ...



Dining review: Green Papaya offers delicious Lao food, but stay away from Thai offerings - Sacramento BeeDining review: Green Papaya offers delicious Lao food, but stay away from Thai offerings  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento eaters are used to getting their southeast Asian dining fix in the southern reaches of the city, but new Lao-Thai restaurant Green Papaya is so far ...



Lao PM to visit Brunei to enhance ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao PM to visit Brunei to enhance ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead government officials on an official visit to Brunei on Saturday and Sunday, local ...



Vietnamese, Lao Ministries of Public Security step up cooperation - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnamese, Lao Ministries of Public Security step up cooperation  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Lao Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. Vilay Lakhamfong (R) welcomed by Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam (Source: VNA).



Review: Laotian-style barbecue seizes the spotlight at Kra Z Kai’s in Corona - Los Angeles TimesReview: Laotian-style barbecue seizes the spotlight at Kra Z Kai’s in Corona  Los Angeles Times

Youthful and energetic, Musky Bilavarn ping-pongs around his small Laotian restaurant, Kra Z Kai's in Corona, like a dervish: There he is manning the gas grill in ...



Vietnam Embassy in Laos welcomes Lunar New Year - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnam Embassy in Laos welcomes Lunar New Year  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vientiane (VNA) – The Embassy of Vietnam in Laos hosted a banquet welcoming the Lunar New Year on the night of January 25. Minister of Defence of Laos ...



VN-Laos venture presents scholarships to Lao university's students - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/VN-Laos venture presents scholarships to Lao university's students  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Outstanding students of the National University of Laos (NUOL) on January 24 received scholarships from the Lanexang Assurance Public Insurance (LAP) ...



Families of 71 southern Lao flood victims receive compensation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFamilies of 71 southern Lao flood victims receive compensation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Some 710,000 U.S. dollars has been paid to the families of 71 people who died or are still missing after an auxiliary dam ...



Lao Airlines expects Chinese bookings to reach new heights | #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven MyanmarLao Airlines expects Chinese bookings to reach new heights | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

Vientiane (Vientiane Times) - Lao Airlines staff believe the number of Chinese customers could surge to 241,500 this year. This would be an increase of about ...



By Chloe and Hai Di Lao are heading to The O2 - BigHospitality.co.ukBy Chloe and Hai Di Lao are heading to The O2  BigHospitality.co.uk

A wave of new restaurants will soon open at London's The O2 including US-founded plant-based brand By Chloe and Chinese hotpot specialist Hai Di Lao.



Russia Is Running Low on World War II Soviet Tanks. It Found Help in Laos. - The New York TimesRussia Is Running Low on World War II Soviet Tanks. It Found Help in Laos.  The New York Times

With pride in Soviet military achievements a cornerstone of propaganda, Moscow has a pressing need for classic T-34 tanks. Enter the Lao People's Army.



Tigers forever: a wildlife hike in north-east Laos - The GuardianTigers forever: a wildlife hike in north-east Laos  The Guardian

A guided trek on Mount Forever helps protect endangered tigers and reveals an exotic array of other, less elusive, wildlife.



Is Laos facing a dam disaster? - CNNIs Laos facing a dam disaster?  CNN

While a recent dam collapse in Laos devastated thousands, environmentalists warn that a wave of new hydropower dams in the country could spell disaster for ...



Capital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China - The New York TimesCapital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China  The New York Times

Hoping that China's Belt and Road Initiative will improve connectivity with its neighbor, Laos is preparing for a new wave of Chinese investment in its property ...



Scoot starts sale of Singapore-Laos flights from $88 for one-way ticket - The Straits TimesScoot starts sale of Singapore-Laos flights from $88 for one-way ticket  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Scoot has launched sale of its direct Singapore-Laos flights with one-way all-in tickets starting from $88, the budget arm of Singapore Airlines ...



Laos Trades Mining Concessions For Russian Jets, Tanks - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Laos Trades Mining Concessions For Russian Jets, Tanks  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Amid growing defense ties between the two countries, Laos has ordered delivery from Russia of an unknown number of fighter jets and from 20 to 30 army tanks, ...



Hanoi, Vientiane police cooperate more effectively: Lao official - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Hanoi, Vientiane police cooperate more effectively: Lao official  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Le Hong Son (R) and Major General Boupha Siphomma, Director of Vientiane police (Source: http://kinhtedothi.vn).



Gruesome Laos deaths of Thai activists sends chill through dissident community in exile - The TelegraphGruesome Laos deaths of Thai activists sends chill through dissident community in exile  The Telegraph

Human Rights Watch has demanded an investigation into the horrific deaths of two Thai activists whose bodies were found stuffed with concrete in the Mekong ...



Laos: Investigate Disappearance of 3 Thai Dissidents - Human Rights WatchLaos: Investigate Disappearance of 3 Thai Dissidents  Human Rights Watch

The Lao government should urgently investigate the disappearance of three Thai political activists who were last seen in the capital, Vientiane, in December ...



Facing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast - The New York TimesFacing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast  The New York Times

Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. This dispatch brings her to Luang Prabang (no. 52 on the list), and the ...



Mark Field visits Vientiane for UK-Laos political dialogue - GOV.UKMark Field visits Vientiane for UK-Laos political dialogue  GOV.UK

The Minister of State for Asia & The Pacific will lead the UK delegation for the political dialogue, hold bilateral meetings, and meet a range of NGOs.



Chinese Tourism Benefits Few in Laos, Sources Say - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Chinese Tourism Benefits Few in Laos, Sources Say  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Moves in Laos to promote Chinese tourism in the coming year will benefit mainly Chinese businesses already established in the impoverished Southeast Asian ...



Laos dam collapse: Many feared dead as floods hit villages - BBC NewsLaos dam collapse: Many feared dead as floods hit villages  BBC News

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100 are missing in flooding following the collapse of an under-construction dam in south-east Laos. Workers ...



A Day Before Laos Dam Failed, Builders Saw Trouble - The New York TimesA Day Before Laos Dam Failed, Builders Saw Trouble  The New York Times

ATTAPEU TOWN, Laos — The day before this week's catastrophic dam failure in Laos, the companies building the dam knew that it was deteriorating, and one ...



In Laos, a Boom, and Then, ‘The Water Is Coming!’ - The New York TimesIn Laos, a Boom, and Then, ‘The Water Is Coming!’  The New York Times

Rescuers scrambled to help more than 3000 people stranded when a dam failed in the south of the country. Twenty-six people were killed and dozens missing.



Laos dam collapse: work continues on huge projects despite promised halt - The GuardianLaos dam collapse: work continues on huge projects despite promised halt  The Guardian

Consultation for the Pak Lay dam in Xayaburi province has begun, despite PM calling off all work after disaster.



Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos - Al Jazeera EnglishOvercoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos  Al Jazeera English

Influential Facebook users, pejoratively referred to as net idols, are facing retribution for their online posts.



Vietnam & Laos: Bridging Hopes - Channel NewsAsiaVietnam & Laos: Bridging Hopes  Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam is struggling to plug its 100-billion-dollar infrastructure gap amidst growing nationalistic sentiment. In Laos, China has invested in ...



Religious life in Luang Prabang, Laos - CNNReligious life in Luang Prabang, Laos  CNN

Exploring the daily ritual of tak bak, when UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang's community of Buddhist monks gathers alms in the silence of the dawn.



Turning bombs into bracelets, as Laos villagers wait for safe land - ABS-CBN NewsTurning bombs into bracelets, as Laos villagers wait for safe land  ABS-CBN News

BAN NAPIA, Laos - With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block. Seconds ...



Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos - CNNWhy Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos  CNN

Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them.



Scoot launches new Laos route with flights sale - The West AustralianScoot launches new Laos route with flights sale  The West Australian

Scoot's new route to landlocked Laos — neighbouring countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and China — is set to to introduce travellers to what the ...



What's Behind Laos' New Budget Crackdown? - The DiplomatWhat's Behind Laos' New Budget Crackdown?  The Diplomat

A closer look at the rising focus on the regulation of public expenditure and its significance.



Quang Tri: Lao man arrested for smuggling 94000 meth pills - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Quang Tri: Lao man arrested for smuggling 94000 meth pills  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Quang Tri (VNA) – Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri, in coordination with the security force of Savannakhet province of Laos, have arrested a ...



US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War - Al Jazeera EnglishUS bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War  Al Jazeera English

US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?



Corruption Still Rife in Laos Despite Continued Crackdown Efforts - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Corruption Still Rife in Laos Despite Continued Crackdown Efforts  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The government of Laos says it has been ramping up its efforts to battle corruption over the past two years, but NGOs say that the situation in Laos is getting ...



Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt - Nikkei Asian ReviewChinese dams ramp up Lao external debt  Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- In its rush to become the "battery" of Southeast Asia, Laos is accepting more Chinese loans to build dams, ensuring the already debt-s.



Laos’ Garment Industry Faces Severe Labor Shortage - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Laos’ Garment Industry Faces Severe Labor Shortage  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Garment factories in Laos are experiencing labor shortages as workers are looking to Thailand for greener pastures, sources say. A factory manager in the ...



How Much Do You Know About Laos? - New York TimesHow Much Do You Know About Laos?  New York Times

Visit our Country of the Week collection to find more geography and culture quizzes based on New York Times reporting. Click or tap on Laos. A. B. C. D ...



You Should Experience This Enticing Resort In The Laos Jungle - ForbesYou Should Experience This Enticing Resort In The Laos Jungle  Forbes

Deep in the jungle outside of the spiritual Laos city of Luang Prabang is a fanciful resort modeled on a hill station but with decor like nowhere else in the world.



Laos works out plans for Visit Laos-China Year 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos works out plans for Visit Laos-China Year 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lao Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara has signed a plan for the Visit Laos-China Year 2019 ...



Villagers in Laos Fearful of New Chinese Tourism Project - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Villagers in Laos Fearful of New Chinese Tourism Project  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rural citizens of Vientiane's Vang Vieng district pre-emptively refuse to sell for a Chinese tourism project that might encroach on their land.



State-Ordered Donations in Laos 'Not Needed,' But Money Not Returned - Radio Free Asia (RFA)State-Ordered Donations in Laos 'Not Needed,' But Money Not Returned  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Donations required of officials in a district in southwestern Laos to celebrate national holidays this year will no longer be needed, though money already sent in ...



Rice Shortages Hamper Recovery Efforts in Laos - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Rice Shortages Hamper Recovery Efforts in Laos  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rice shortages are the latest setback in Laos' relief efforts for victims of the country's worst flood disaster in decades. The rupture of a dam in July inundated 12 ...



Lao Villagers Denied Payment for Land by Vietnamese Firm - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Lao Villagers Denied Payment for Land by Vietnamese Firm  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lao villagers formerly leasing land to a Vietnamese rubber company under a profit-sharing arrangement are now being refused compensation by the ...



Chinese Railway Project in Laos Leaves Farmers in the Lurch - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Chinese Railway Project in Laos Leaves Farmers in the Lurch  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The railway project that would link landlocked Laos with China has been touted as a benefit to the Lao economy because it will lower the cost of exports and ...



Laos Jails ‘Pyramid Scheme’ Company Owners For 15 Years - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Laos Jails ‘Pyramid Scheme’ Company Owners For 15 Years  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

A court in the Lao capital Vientiane today handed 15-year prison terms to the owners of a company accused last year of defrauding investors of thousands of ...



Laos dam collapse victims speak to BBC - BBC NewsLaos dam collapse victims speak to BBC  BBC News

Laos authorities say the devastating floods have taken 27 lives. But is that the real death toll?



Vietnam-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines With Border Meeting - The DiplomatVietnam-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines With Border Meeting  The Diplomat

On December 10, Vietnam and Laos held another iteration of a key meeting designed to help them manage the challenges and opportunities around their ...



In Laos, a World Bank 'model' dam and the myth of sustainable hydropower - DevexIn Laos, a World Bank 'model' dam and the myth of sustainable hydropower  Devex

BANGKOK — It wasn't a flood. It was a tsunami, Premrudee Daorung said of the wall of water that tore through the forests of Laos' Attapeu province, snapping ...



John Clifford's 16-day Itinerary Around Vietnam and Laos - Travel+LeisureJohn Clifford's 16-day Itinerary Around Vietnam and Laos  Travel+Leisure

John Clifford, a member of the Travel + Leisure A-List, highlights the types of itineraries he develops. Here, he plans 16 days in Vietnam and Laos.



Lao Villagers Reject Plans For China-Invested SEZ - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Lao Villagers Reject Plans For China-Invested SEZ  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lao villagers living in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of the capital Vientiane are blocking attempts to survey their land for foreign-invested development, ...



Lao Protest Villager Freed, 10 Still Held - Radio Free Asia (RFA)Lao Protest Villager Freed, 10 Still Held  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 with a group arrested for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber ...



Centara to open three new hotels in Laos - Hotel ManagementCentara to open three new hotels in Laos  Hotel Management

Three new Centara-branded properties are set to open in Laos in 2020 with a combined total of 216 guestrooms.



Laos to export over 14,000 MW of electricity by 2030 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos to export over 14,000 MW of electricity by 2030 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Laos' electricity exports will hit 14,600 MW by 2030. At present, Laos is exporting 4,415 MW to five neighboring countries.



Office equipment handed over to Lao border guards - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Office equipment handed over to Lao border guards  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Ha Tinh (VNA) – The Border Guard Command of the central province of Ha Tinh held a local ceremony on February 19 to hand over office equipment to their ...



Death Toll Rises in Floods, Landslides in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebDeath Toll Rises in Floods, Landslides in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Flood, Technological Disaster and more; published on 06 Sep 2018 by RFA.



The Tank That Helped Russia Defeat Nazi Germany Has Finally Retired (In Laos) - The National Interest OnlineThe Tank That Helped Russia Defeat Nazi Germany Has Finally Retired (In Laos)  The National Interest Online

Remarkably, the nearly 80-year-old fighting vehicles until recently were in active *service* with Lao forces, the Kremlin stated. The swap leaves Taiwan as ...



Dam collapse highlights risks to communities as Laos seeks to become hydroelectricity hub - ABC NewsDam collapse highlights risks to communities as Laos seeks to become hydroelectricity hub  ABC News

The tragic collapse of a hydroelectric dam in Laos last month highlights the growing danger to tens of thousands of people in rural and remote communities as ...