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Chinese Man Killed and Others Injured in Laos Shootings

A Chinese man was killed and eight other people were injured this week in three near-simultaneous shootings about 125 miles north of the Lao capital of Vientiane, RFA’s Lao Service has learned. On March 1, a shooting in Phoukhoun district in Luang Prabang province killed a Chinese man and injured three other Chinese nationals who […]

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit. This Special U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit was the first ever to be held in the […]

The U.S. Embassy issued a travel alert for Xaisomboun Province, Laos

The U.S. Embassy issued a travel alert for Xaisomboun Province due to recent shooting attacks and detonations of improvised explosive devices. The Embassy has prohibited its personnel from traveling to Xaisomboun province, and encourages U.S. citizens to adopt similar security measures. For more information please visit: ສະຖານທູອາເມລິກາໄດ້ອອກແຈ້ງການເຕືອນກ່ຽວກັບການເດີນທາງໄປທີ່ແຂວງໄຊສົມບູນ ເນື່ອງຈາກເຫດການຍິງກັນ ແລະ ລະເບີດແຕກໃນແຂວງດັ່ງກ່າວ. ສະຖານທູດໄດ້ອອກແຈ້ງການຫ້າມບໍ່ໃຫ້ພະນັກງານຂອງສະຖານທູດເດີນທາງໄປແຂວງໄຊສົມບູນ ແລະ ແນະນຳໃຫ້ປະຊາຊົນຊາວອາເມລິກາຮັບຮູ້ ແລະ […]

Human rights shouldn’t be sidelined at ASEAN summit

When US President Barack Obama first articulated his administration’s goal of a diplomatic rebalance to Asia, he outlined three areas in which the US government would focus its attentions: increased strategic and military ties, better economic integration, and greater attention to promoting democracy and human rights. Obama outlined the last prong of the rebalance in […]

Bomb Explosion Kills Two Chinese in Laos

An early morning bomb blast at a road construction site near a military camp in Laos’ Xaysomboun province killed two Chinese officials and injured a third on Jan 24, RFA’s Lao Service has learned. The explosion near a work camp outside the Pha Nok Kok village in the Long Cheang district occurred about 8 a.m. […]

Laos picks new Communist Party chief

Laos’s Communist Party on Friday chose Bounnhang Vorachit to be its new leader after a vote by a newly formed central committee that did not include the prime minister and former party chief, signaling their political exits. The country’s official KPL news agency said Bounnhang, the 78-year-old current vice president, won the leadership vote on […]

Secretive Communist Party of Laos gathers to pick leaders

The secretive ruling Communist Party of Laos on Monday opened its five-yearly congress, a gathering which decides who runs the tightly-controlled country and sets economic priorities. The communists have ruled the impoverished Southeast Asian nation since 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War, which spilt into Laos and saw the country blanketed by bombs […]

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Hor Phakeo back in 2012

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Hor Phakeo back in 2012. ອະດີດລັດຖະມົນຕີກະຊວງການຕ່າງປະເທດ ພະນະທ່ານນາງ ຮີ່ແລ່ຣີ ຄລິນຕັນ ໄດ້ເຂົ້າທ່ຽວຊົມວັດຫໍພະແກ້ວໃນປີ 2012. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on historic Laos visit Hillary Clinton has become the first US secretary of state to visit Laos in 57 years, on a trip focusing on economic ties and the legacy of […]

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian visited Vientiane

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian visited Vientiane on January 14 to highlight the U.S. commitment to working with Laos throughout its ASEAN chairmanship year. This is Ambassador Hachigian’s second visit to Laos, and it offered her a chance to discuss shared goals and potential areas for future cooperation. “I am thrilled to be back […]

US-Asean summit set for February in California

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will host leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15 and 16, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s office dubbed the meeting, the first hosted by a US president with the 10 Asean leaders, “unprecedented” and said it would further his aim […]

Opium production in Myanmar and Laos are stable at high levels, new UN report shows

16 December 2015 – Opium poppy cultivation has stabilized at high levels in Myanmar and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, but “the region’s demand for heroin remains at unacceptably high levels and transnational organized crime groups are making huge profits,” according to a new survey released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). […]

Curfew Imposed in Lao Province After Deadly Violence

Lao authorities have imposed a curfew in north-central Xaysomboun Province after a spate of violence in which three government soldiers and three civilians were killed, police and other sources said Friday. The authorities blamed the violence last month on bandits, but a source close to the government said an anti-government resistance group was behind the […]