Laos

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

Vientiane

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Introduction

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 - Wikipedia
Laos - CIA World Fact Book
Laos - BBC
Laos - National Geographic
Laos - Timeline - BBC

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1089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed - Global Times

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1089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed
Global Times
A total of 1,089 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year in Laos, with two deaths, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday. Over 100 local people and officials gathered in Lao capital Vientiane on Saturday for activities to ...
Dengue-prone Asean to tighten defensesInquirer.net

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Dan Khou Ha Rock Park in Laos – a wonderful weekend getaway - Borneo Bulletin Online

Borneo Bulletin Online

Dan Khou Ha Rock Park in Laos – a wonderful weekend getaway
Borneo Bulletin Online
This is currently the longest zipline in Laos, he said. The site has 111 huts that can accommodate 10 people each and 40 guesthouses, 10 of which are currently open. There is a meeting room that can accommodate 300 people, a restaurant and 11 elephants ...



Vivo X21 smartphone launched in Vientiane, Laos - Xinhua

Xinhua

Vivo X21 smartphone launched in Vientiane, Laos
Xinhua
Models present Vivo X21 smartphones during the launching event in Vientiane, Laos, June 17, 2018. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo introduced its X21 smartphone into the market of Laos in Vientiane on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun) ...



Investment in Laos keeps rising, says PM - Xinhua

Investment in Laos keeps rising, says PM
Xinhua
VIENTIANE, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently told the ongoing National Assembly (NA) meeting that there has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118 enterprises being registered and approved for ...



Lao dam under review - Khmer Times

Khmer Times

Lao dam under review
Khmer Times
Laos has begun formal consultation on the Pak Lay hydropower dam project in its northern province of Xayaburi amid environmental concerns that it will impact the Cambodian stretch of the Mekong River. Under a 1995 Mekong River agreement, member ...
Lao Morning News For June 18AEC News Today

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Don't Forget France in Laos - The Diplomat

The Diplomat

Don't Forget France in Laos
The Diplomat
France, once a colonial power in mainland Southeast Asia, left Laos decades ago. But its traces as a foreign actor are still easily found in many parts of the landlocked nation and the country still retains some influence in the Southeast Asian state.



Mongolia and Laos to improve inter-parliamentary cooperation - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

Mongolia and Laos to improve inter-parliamentary cooperation
AKIpress (press release)
AKIPRESS.COM - Head of the Mongolia-Laos group in the Parliament, MP Yo.Baatarbileg received Laotian delegates led by Lao Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, member of the National Assembly of Laos, deputy director of the Laos-Mongolia ...



UN Committee Set to Examine Civil and Political Rights in Laos - Radio Free Asia

UN Committee Set to Examine Civil and Political Rights in Laos
Radio Free Asia
A U.N. review of the rights record of Laos scheduled for July should look closely into the condition of civil and political rights in the Southeast Asian country, focusing on reports in recent years of forced disappearances and harsh prison terms ...



Laos announces fourth Mekong dam amid fears of ecological disaster - Asia Times

Asia Times

Laos announces fourth Mekong dam amid fears of ecological disaster
Asia Times
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that Laos has formally notified the Commission of its intention to construct the Pak Lay dam on the mainstream of the Mekong River. The notification triggers commencement of the Prior ...



The Tranquil Traditional Laos Villages—That Might Disappear Thanks to Chinese Trains - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

The Tranquil Traditional Laos Villages—That Might Disappear Thanks to Chinese Trains
Daily Beast
But the days of undisturbed authenticity are numbered in Muang La, and Laos in general. The Chinese are investing heavily across the country, building infrastructure that threatens the undeveloped tranquility of much of the country, including Muang La.