Laos

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

Vientiane

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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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The Lost Tribe: The CIA's Secret Army in Laos - Al Jazeera AmericaThe Lost Tribe: The CIA's Secret Army in Laos  Al Jazeera America

We trace a forgotten Hmong community in the jungles of northern Laos who helped the US during the Vietnam War.



Feature: Lao Chinese heartfully care for road mishap victims from China - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Lao Chinese heartfully care for road mishap victims from China - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

By Zhang Jianhua, Wang Shan. VIENTIANE, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- After 13 Chinese nationals were killed and 31 others injured in a tourist bus crash near northern ...



13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos - ABC News13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos  ABC News

A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday. The bus was carrying 44 Chinese when it ...



Cambodia, Laos agree to pull back troops from undemarcated border area - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia, Laos agree to pull back troops from undemarcated border area - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he had held a telephone conversation with his Lao counterpart ...



Moon bear cubs rescued from cages in Laos after being kept illegally - Metro.co.ukMoon bear cubs rescued from cages in Laos after being kept illegally  Metro.co.uk

These moon bear cubs are now free from captors. The five animals were the latest to be rescued by Free The Bears, which has proved unstoppable when it ...



Kingdom, Laos agree to remove troops from disputed area - Khmer TimesKingdom, Laos agree to remove troops from disputed area  Khmer Times

Cambodia and Laos have agreed to withdraw troops from disputed territory.



Laos, Trying to Build Its Way to an Economic Boom, Could Be Sunk by Debt - World Politics ReviewLaos, Trying to Build Its Way to an Economic Boom, Could Be Sunk by Debt  World Politics Review

Is Laos on the edge of an economic boom, or a bust? The country has extremely high external debt, driven by borrowing to pay for construction-fueled economic ...



Australia: Press Laos to Protect Rights - Human Rights WatchAustralia: Press Laos to Protect Rights  Human Rights Watch

The Australian government should press the Lao government to take serious steps to remedy its poor human rights record at the 6th Australia-Laos human rights ...



Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts - The Cambodia DailyCambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts  The Cambodia Daily

Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia's government as part of a bid to distract the public from the ...



Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia - Bangkok PostLaos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia  Bangkok Post

Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year.



13 Chinese tourists killed in bus accident in Laos - The Daily Star13 Chinese tourists killed in bus accident in Laos  The Daily Star

At least 13 people have been killed and 31 injured after a bus carrying Chinese tourists slid off a road in Laos, says the Chinese Embassy in Vientiane.



Queqi Media Culture: China and Laos build China-Laos economic corridor and build community of common destiny - ANTARAQueqi Media Culture: China and Laos build China-Laos economic corridor and build community of common destiny  ANTARA

A few days ago, the Laos government released a report predicting that the GDP growth rate will be 6.7% in 2019, the industry will become the biggest driving ...



Lao Cinema Steps Forward on International Stage at Locarno, Venice - VarietyLao Cinema Steps Forward on International Stage at Locarno, Venice  Variety

The fledgling film industry of Laos is poised to take further steps forward on the international stage after pioneering filmmaker Anysay Keola's project “Red ...



Where to Slow Down: Luang Prabang, Laos - ForbesWhere to Slow Down: Luang Prabang, Laos  Forbes

A decade or so ago, I wrote about Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, and how it felt like a place out of time. How a gentle holiness pervaded the small ...



Bando Densen of Japan expands cable production to Laos amid US-China row - The Japan TimesBando Densen of Japan expands cable production to Laos amid US-China row  The Japan Times

Electric wire maker Bando Densen Co. has set up a cable plant in Laos as part of its "China plus one" strategy, expanding production bases amid the U.S.-Ch.



20 more Chinese tourists injured in bus crash in Laos fly back to homeland - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua20 more Chinese tourists injured in bus crash in Laos fly back to homeland - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Twenty more Chinese tourists injured in a road accident in northern Laos flew back to China via a chartered flight on Friday ...



Thailand Aims to Be Southeast Asia’s Power-Trading Middleman - BloombergThailand Aims to Be Southeast Asia’s Power-Trading Middleman  Bloomberg

Thailand is jump starting a decades-old plan to create a Southeast Asia electricity super-grid, and wants to be the power-trading hub at the center of it.



Central Laos' natural beauty on loop, Travel News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesCentral Laos' natural beauty on loop, Travel News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Central Laos is a destination I wish I did not have to tell people about.. Read more at straitstimes.com.



4 Chinese tourists badly injured in bus crash in Laos fly back to homeland - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua4 Chinese tourists badly injured in bus crash in Laos fly back to homeland - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s Peace Train medical team has accompanied four Chinese tourists badly injured ...



Laos: towards a future free from the fear of unexploded bombs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos: towards a future free from the fear of unexploded bombs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Mine Action; published on 07 Aug 2019 by MAG.



Lao leaders visit Chinese tourists injured in road mishap - Global TimesLao leaders visit Chinese tourists injured in road mishap  Global Times

Lao leaders have visited and condoled with the Chinese tourists involved in a deadly road mishap in northern Laos on Monday, and their families.



Laos, Thailand launch freight train service - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos, Thailand launch freight train service - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Laos and Thailand have launched a freight train *service* across the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge between Lao capital Vientiane ...



Asia Digest: AnyMind in JV with SUNNY SIDE UP; KiwiPay in pact with Laos bank - DEALSTREETASIAAsia Digest: AnyMind in JV with SUNNY SIDE UP; KiwiPay in pact with Laos bank  DEALSTREETASIA

KiwiPay, a Laos-based payments provider, has signed an agreement with Laos Central Bank, Laos Ministry of Finance and the Lao Development Bank.



Peace Train-2019 China-Laos joint rescue drill kicks off - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPeace Train-2019 China-Laos joint rescue drill kicks off - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The "Peace Train-2019" China-Laos humanitarian and medical joint rescue exercise has kicked off in Lao capital Vientiane ...



One year from Laos dam collapse, insurers urged to help - Nikkei Asian ReviewOne year from Laos dam collapse, insurers urged to help  Nikkei Asian Review

PHNOM PENH/SEOUL -- A year on from a devastating dam collapse in southern Laos, rights groups are pushing major insurance firms to help make ...



Severe Drought in Mekong Region Reduces Rice Planting in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebSevere Drought in Mekong Region Reduces Rice Planting in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Lao farmers have planted rice on less than half the country's cultivable land this year because of a persistent drought in the Mekong River region that has seen ...



Main section of China-Laos Railway bridge over Mekong River completed - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMain section of China-Laos Railway bridge over Mekong River completed - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 28 (Xinhua) -- With the concrete beam of the last span over Mekong River put in place, the main section of Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River ...



Visit Laos-China Year bringing in more tourists: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVisit Laos-China Year bringing in more tourists: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 tourism promotion has proved successful in driving up visitor numbers, local daily Vientiane ...



Finding new value in an old palm tree in Laos - Oxfam AmericaFinding new value in an old palm tree in Laos  Oxfam America

Khampian stops on a steep hillside trail to look at a palm tree. A blast of wind throws dust and dry leaves all around him. Someone has broken off some of the ...



Peace Train-2019 China-Laos joint rescue drill carrying out integrated practice - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPeace Train-2019 China-Laos joint rescue drill carrying out integrated practice - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The "Peace Train-2019" China-Laos humanitarian and medical joint rescue exercise has entered the phase of integrated ...



World Bank: Lao current account deficit remains high - The Phnom Penh PostWorld Bank: Lao current account deficit remains high  The Phnom Penh Post

Loas' current account deficit is expected to widen to 12 per cent this year as imports are projected to grow faster than exports, according to a recent report from ...



Confronting Property Rights and Wrongs in Laos - The DiplomatConfronting Property Rights and Wrongs in Laos  The Diplomat

The issue of property rights looms large as part of various issues that the Southeast Asian country and its people are contending with.



One Year After Laos Dam Disaster 10000 Survivors Have Returned Home But Still Struggle to Rebuild - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebOne Year After Laos Dam Disaster 10000 Survivors Have Returned Home But Still Struggle to Rebuild - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

One year after a dam collapse in Laos caused a major flooding disaster, 10,000 survivors have returned to their villages, but are still suffering hardship as they ...



Defense Policy Exchange Spotlights Vietnam-Laos Military Cooperation - The DiplomatDefense Policy Exchange Spotlights Vietnam-Laos Military Cooperation  The Diplomat

Last week, Vietnam and Laos held what was officially characterized as a new defense policy exchange between the two countries. The interaction spotlighted ...



Laos invests in disaster risk reduction to thwart future disasters - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos invests in disaster risk reduction to thwart future disasters - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) about Disaster Management; published on 08 Aug 2019 by UNDRR.



"Peace Train-2019" China-Laos joint rescue exercise held in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua"Peace Train-2019" China-Laos joint rescue exercise held in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)'s Z-8G rescue helicopter participates in the "Peace Train-2019" China-Laos humanitarian and medical joint rescue ...



Slow Travel at Its Best: The Mekong Gypsy in Laos - ForbesSlow Travel at Its Best: The Mekong Gypsy in Laos  Forbes

The slow boat from Chiang Saen to Luang Prabang is a classic journey, But if you didn't feel like spending a few days in a floating hostel, then the slow boat ...



China, Laos organize training course on bamboo weaving - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Laos organize training course on bamboo weaving - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Cultural Center in Laos, together with the Lao Handicraft Association, has organized a training course on bamboo ...



Moon to Visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos Next Week - KBS WORLD Radio NewsMoon to Visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos Next Week  KBS WORLD Radio News

President Moon Jae-in plans to visit Thailand, Myanmar and Laos next week as part of a diplomatic initiative to strengthen South Korea's partnerships in ...



The Moodie Davitt 'Roarport': A tiger gets loose in Laos - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie Davitt ReportThe Moodie Davitt 'Roarport': A tiger gets loose in Laos - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

From India, to Myanmar, then into Thailand. And now Laos. The great Wild Tiger Roar Trip continues.



Alumna Nadia Ford Wins National Fellowship for Service-Minded Work in Laos - Duke TodayAlumna Nadia Ford Wins National Fellowship for Service-Minded Work in Laos  Duke Today

Duke alumna Nadia Ford, Class of 2019. Photo courtesy of Nadia Ford Duke alumna Nadia Ford, Class of 2019, has won a Princeton in Asia Fellowship for the ...



Best Things to See and Do in Laos - Fodor's TravelBest Things to See and Do in Laos  Fodor's Travel

From visiting cute rescued Moon Bears to staying in a treehouse that can only be reached by zipline, we have curated the essential experiences to include in ...



Not just a Laos-y mass-produced beer - BeverageDaily.comNot just a Laos-y mass-produced beer  BeverageDaily.com

Powerhouses like Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia take centre state in Southeast Asia: but Laos is also booming - with a great deal of its success coming ...



Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality - The AdvertiserLaos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality  The Advertiser

Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars has been recreated as a three-dimensional virtual reality experience. More Videos. Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland ...



China, Laos to enhance law enforcement, security cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Laos to enhance law enforcement, security cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Zhao Kezhi, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, held talks with Lao Minister of Public Security Police Lt. Gen.



Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people ... - KIRO SeattleChinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people ...  KIRO Seattle

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed.



Minnesota Catholics join Archbishop Hebda for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia - Crux: Covering all things CatholicMinnesota Catholics join Archbishop Hebda for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

"Being on the CRS trip and seeing the work they do really opened my eyes," a person traveling to Asia with the organization said. "It's not as if I didn't understand ...



Thailand, Laos launch cross-border freight train - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaThailand, Laos launch cross-border freight train - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANGKOK, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday launched a freight train across the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at ...



Mekong River: Laos ‘Spirit City’ built by cult leader, populated by demons - NEWS.com.auMekong River: Laos ‘Spirit City’ built by cult leader, populated by demons  NEWS.com.au

On the banks of the Mekong River in Laos is a “city” built by a cult leader and populated by demons, gods and warriors.



‘Plain of Jars’: Laos tourist hotspot may be burial site for dead babies, kids - NEWS.com.au‘Plain of Jars’: Laos tourist hotspot may be burial site for dead babies, kids  NEWS.com.au

The mysterious 'Plain of Jars' in Laos has long been a source of fascination to archaeologists and a site for tourists to visit.



Laos economy damaged by flooding - Public Finance InternationalLaos economy damaged by flooding  Public Finance International

Laos' economic growth is recovering from a setback caused by last year's floods, according to the World Bank. Between July and September 2018, flooding ...



Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith of Laos - MFA ChinaWang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith of Laos  MFA China

On July 31, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith of Laos in Bangkok, Thailand.



Cambodia and Laos casinos targeted for drug-trade money laundering - Nikkei Asian ReviewCambodia and Laos casinos targeted for drug-trade money laundering  Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- Anti-narcotic investigators are searching for signs of money laundering in the casinos that have spread across Sihanoukville, a Cambodian c.



China's Wang Yi meets foreign ministers of Thailand, Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina's Wang Yi meets foreign ministers of Thailand, Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANGKOK, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here Wednesday with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and ...



Lao Bar Hanumanh Will Temporarily Take Over Destination Wedding at Doi Moi - Eater DCLao Bar Hanumanh Will Temporarily Take Over Destination Wedding at Doi Moi  Eater DC

Facing “maintenance issues” that have forced it to temporarily close, Lao bar Hanumanh will decamp its digs on Ninth Street NW tomorrow and take up ...



Police to hunt Khon Kaen gold shop robbers in Laos - Bangkok PostPolice to hunt Khon Kaen gold shop robbers in Laos  Bangkok Post

KHON KAEN: Thai police have sought permission from Lao authorities to enter the neighbouring country to look for two suspects in the robbery of a gold shop in ...



Local Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia - The Catholic SpiritLocal Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia  The Catholic Spirit

When Michael Wenger of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul served lunches to hungry elementary school students in Laos, he knew exactly why he had accepted an ...



Indonesia's Mandiri Bank to enter Cambodia, Laos - Myanmar TimesIndonesia's Mandiri Bank to enter Cambodia, Laos  Myanmar Times

Indonesia's Mandiri Bank, a state-owned institution, has announced its intention to enter the Cambodian and Laotian markets and has set up large investment ...



Chinese, Lao militaries to have joint medical rescue drill - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese, Lao militaries to have joint medical rescue drill - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

CHONGQING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- A medical contingent from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will visit Laos on a 14-day humanitarian medical rescue ...



Lao gov't stresses need for correct treatment of dengue - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't stresses need for correct treatment of dengue - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Lao Health officials and medical staff have been advised to make sure that all dengue patients closely follow the treatment plan ...



Party, State leader Nguy?n Phú Tr?ng welcomes Lao counterpart - Viet Nam NewsParty, State leader Nguy?n Phú Tr?ng welcomes Lao counterpart  Viet Nam News

Party General Secretary, President Nguy?n Phú Tr?ng hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Volachith in Hà N?i on Friday.



In communist Laos PDR, consumers and advertisers find liberation online - Campaign Asia-PacificIn communist Laos PDR, consumers and advertisers find liberation online  Campaign Asia-Pacific

With one of the world's fastest growing economies, a burgeoning digital infrastructure and a thriving community of social media creators, Laos People's ...



Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui Meets with Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong - MFA ChinaVice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui Meets with Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong  MFA China

On July 26, 2019, Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui met with the leaving Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong. Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui ...



Laos ends Negros Occidental-RP team stint in Zhejiang, China - INQUIRER.netLaos ends Negros Occidental-RP team stint in Zhejiang, China  INQUIRER.net

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA)-Philippines bowed out of the 2019 Soong Ching Ling Cup China-ASEAN Youth ...



Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to promote Development Triangle efficiency - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to promote Development Triangle efficiency  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Officials in charge of external affairs from parliaments of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh on ...



Vietnamese, Lao youths enhance cooperation - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnamese, Lao youths enhance cooperation  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Quang Tri (VNA) – Youth union delegations from Vietnam's Quang Tri and Laos's Savannakhet provinces held talks and signed a memorandum of ...



FDA adds HK, N. Korea, Laos, Germany to list of places with ASF-infected meat products - Manila BulletinFDA adds HK, N. Korea, Laos, Germany to list of places with ASF-infected meat products  Manila Bulletin

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added four more countries or territories to the list of places covered by the temporary ban on the importation, ...



Dali’s Lao/Thai Café in Sanford: A mom and pop (and mom and pop) operation | Review - Orlando SentinelDali’s Lao/Thai Café in Sanford: A mom and pop (and mom and pop) operation | Review  Orlando Sentinel

I had only just walked into the place, a new dine-in/takeout strip-mall venue in Sanford, and my dinner plan was unraveling like the plot of an old Keanu Reeves ...



Memorial honors sacrifices of Hmong-Lao veterans - News8000.com - WKBTMemorial honors sacrifices of Hmong-Lao veterans  News8000.com - WKBT

A dedication ceremony was held on Saturday at the site of the Hmong-Lao Vietnam Memorial at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse.



Dining Out: Lao- and Asian-inspired dishes make Hespeler's Choun Kitchen a hidden gem - TheRecord.comDining Out: Lao- and Asian-inspired dishes make Hespeler's Choun Kitchen a hidden gem  TheRecord.com

In a recent radio interview, I referred to food and restaurants as reflections of the community. Menus signal trends, preferences and the evolution of our region's ...



NA Vice Chairman holds talks with Lao counterpart - Viet Nam NewsNA Vice Chairman holds talks with Lao counterpart  Viet Nam News

National Assembly Vice Chairman Phùng Qu?c Hi?n held talks with his Lao counterpart Bounpone Bouttanavong in Hà N?i yesterday.



Laos: Venturing Through Southeast Asia’s Most Isolated Terrain - The Wall Street JournalLaos: Venturing Through Southeast Asia’s Most Isolated Terrain  The Wall Street Journal

Traditionally one of the most isolated parts of Southeast Asia, Laos awaits the arrival of a high-speed railway—and the impact of more Chinese investment.



Top legislator meets Lao NA Vice President - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Top legislator meets Lao NA Vice President  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly Bounpone ...



Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination - National GeographicDiscover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination  National Geographic

Flavorful. Soulful. Beautiful. Head to Louangphabang to taste the best of Southeast Asia.



Asian restaurant with Lao and Thai food takes the spice to East Dallas - CultureMap DallasAsian restaurant with Lao and Thai food takes the spice to East Dallas  CultureMap Dallas

A venerable East Dallas center is about to get a new buzzy Asian restaurant, opening its second location: Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street Eats, a Gre.



In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt - NPRIn Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt  NPR

The more than 250-mile, $6 billion railway is set to cut through the northern part of Laos and is primarily financed and built by the Chinese. So far, the project has ...



In Laos, Women Rule Rugby - The New York TimesIn Laos, Women Rule Rugby  The New York Times

Despite substantial obstacles, the Lao federation keeps growing at a fast pace, and the majority of players are women. The national team tends to surprise a lot ...



Lao gov't to get prepared to benefit from China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't to get prepared to benefit from China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government has acknowledged that it needs to be well prepared to provide transit services in an effort to benefit from the ...



Endangered Asian Elephants Find Nature Sanctuary In Laos - NPREndangered Asian Elephants Find Nature Sanctuary In Laos  NPR

Centuries ago, the kingdom that made up much of modern-day Laos was called Lan Xang. In English: "Land of a Million Elephants." Yet while the Asiatic ...



Feature: China-Laos railway project brings new life, bright future a year after Lao dam disaster - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: China-Laos railway project brings new life, bright future a year after Lao dam disaster - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

by Zhang Jianhua, Wang Shan. VIENTIANE, July 24 (Xinhua) -- "On the same day last year, the dam collapse ruined our homes, but the China-Laos railway ...



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 ...



The last silver engravers in Lao Sa hamlet - Nhan Dan OnlineThe last silver engravers in Lao Sa hamlet  Nhan Dan Online

NDO – Lao Sa is a small hamlet in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province. Known to be a home for typical “trinh tuong” (earthen) houses of Ethnic groups, pristine ...



Laos, Thailand to expand railway into Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos, Thailand to expand railway into Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Laos and Thailand have agreed to start Phase II of the construction of the Laos-Thailand railway, which will link the existing ...



Northern Lao province eyes development in conjunction with China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNorthern Lao province eyes development in conjunction with China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Oudomxay, a province in northern Laos some 400 km north of Lao capital Vientiane, is looking to improve its infrastructure to ...



Laos can 'manage' debt to China, PM insists - Nikkei Asian ReviewLaos can 'manage' debt to China, PM insists  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Laos borrows from China and other countries only for projects that are both necessary and economically viable, the country's prime minister said on ...



Laos says China-Laos railway creates job opportunities - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos says China-Laos railway creates job opportunities - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The China-Laos railway will create thousands of local jobs when the project becomes operational in 2021, a Lao government ...



'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War' - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War'  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

We didn't know they would come to bomb us,” says Lung Ki, a character in 2017 Student Fellow Erin McGoff's film exploring the continuing impact of the 1964 ...



Families Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse - VOA NewsFamilies Search for Recompense a Year After Deadly Laos Dam Collapse  VOA News

One year after a catastrophic dam collapse in southern Laos killed dozens of people and displaced thousands, rights groups are demanding that multinational ...



13 Chinese tourists killed, 31 injured in Laos car accident - Cedar Park Times13 Chinese tourists killed, 31 injured in Laos car accident  Cedar Park Times

Thirteen Chinese tourists have been confirmed dead and 31 injured in a car accident in Laos on Monday afternoon, according to the Chinese Embassy in Laos.



Little Laos struggles to swallow Chinese debt - ucanewsLittle Laos struggles to swallow Chinese debt  ucanews

Little Laos struggles to swallow Chinese debt. Railway linking Kunming with Vientiane expected to bring influx of Chinese to tiny landlocked country.



Feature: China-Laos railway brings up Lao apprentice to craftsman - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: China-Laos railway brings up Lao apprentice to craftsman - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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Tiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on black market - Washington PostTiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on black market  Washington Post

Karl Ammann has undertaken dozens of dangerous investigations to expose wildlife traffickers. This is his riskiest yet.



Severe form of dengue continue to mount in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSevere form of dengue continue to mount in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus during the rainy season. The Lao National Center for ...



Laos announces 3rd UNESCO World heritage site - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos announces 3rd UNESCO World heritage site - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara hosted a press conference on Thursday afternoon ...



Bomb-clearing efforts in Laos slow due to shortage of funds - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebBomb-clearing efforts in Laos slow due to shortage of funds - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Programs set up in Laos to clear unexploded ordnance left over from heavy U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War are being hindered by shortfalls of funds from ...



Sauryn Lao hits a walk-off double in the 11th inning to end Ogden Raptors losing skid - Standard-ExaminerSauryn Lao hits a walk-off double in the 11th inning to end Ogden Raptors losing skid  Standard-Examiner

Nobody beats the Ogden Raptors three games in a row.



Vietnam helps Laos build economics-finance academy - Nhan Dan OnlineVietnam helps Laos build economics-finance academy  Nhan Dan Online

NDO - A ground-breaking ceremony was held in the Lao capital Vientiane on July 19 for the third phase of the Vietnamese-funded Dongkhamxang Academy of ...



MaxMara Allegedly Stole Designs From A Laotian Community For These Pricey Dresses - BuzzFeed NewsMaxMara Allegedly Stole Designs From A Laotian Community For These Pricey Dresses  BuzzFeed News

The Oma are a small community in Northern Laos known for their beautiful red and blue garments.



Laos combating dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos combating dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VIENTIANE, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Lao health officials and medical staff at hospitals across the country, are endeavouring to combat the increasing number of ...



The 'death jars' of Laos continue to intrigue - CosmosThe 'death jars' of Laos continue to intrigue  Cosmos

Australian archaeologists and Lao Government officials have reported discovering 15 new sites containing 137 of the massive stone jars, which are believed to ...