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New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos.

The development suggests that more of the same is at work in this realm in the Southeast Asian state.

- The Diplomat - US

Laos pair held over cash stash.

NONG KHAI: Two Lao nationals were arrested while they allegedly attempted to smuggle nearly 100 million baht in cash into Thailand through a border checkpoint in Muang district yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

What's Next for Vietnam-Laos Border Cooperation?.

Both sides held another iteration of a key meeting designed to address ongoing border issues.

- The Diplomat - US

Luang Prabang in big push for visitors.

Laos plans to work with foreign countries, including Thailand, to transform its former capital Luang Prabang into a premium destination for international tourists.

- BangkokPost - TH

India proposes $1 bn credit for Asean.

India has proposed $1 billion line of credit to promote sea, air and road connectivity projects with ASEAN, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Apart from this, India has set up a project development fund of $77 million to develop manufacturing hubs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, he said. "The Asean India ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Laos: The road from Phonsavan to Luang Prabang.

Justine Tyerman encounters good humour, warmth, cheerfulness . . . and some unusual food items on a road trip in Laos. There are 2000 corners on the road from Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang to Luang Prabang, guide Vieng warned us as...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nation to clear air with neighbours.

Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests.

- BangkokPost - TH

In 2017, JT readers helped aid refugees, educate children and preserve Laotian forests.

Donations made last year by readers of The Japan Times have been used to help asylum-seekers start a new life in Japan, to support the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food.

Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along tributaries off the Mekong River's 2,700-mile stretch. The river, one of the world's largest, flows through Burma, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. It is an economic engine for fishermen and a food source for millions of people worldwide. And while ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Olympic bronze brings joy to Pensiri.

Weightlifter Pensiri Laosirikul finally received her long-awaited bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Millions of children set to be protected against typhoid fever.

Source: GAVI Alliance Country: Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, World Gavi Board approved US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine in developing countries.Gavi Board approves US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees

Expand Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal ...

- Human Rights Watch - US