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Laotian ‘Drug Kingpin’ Arrested at Bangkok Airport

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday arrested a Laotian national identified by police as the “biggest drug lord” in Thailand’s northeastern region, moments after he stepped off a...

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Lao Lawmakers Approve Restrictive Amendment to Media Law

Lawmakers in Laos have approved an amendment to the country’s media law that further tightens the government’s control of reporters, ensuing that they disseminate the policies of the...

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Lao and Thai Transportation Officials to Discuss Railway Project

Top Lao and Thai transportation officials will meet this week in an attempt to iron out some of their differences over a railway that would link the Lao capital of Vientiane with Thailand’s...

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HRF to President Obama: Inquire into Disappearance of Activist in Laos

NEW YORK (September 6, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) urges President Barack Obama to demand a renewed investigation into the disappearance of civil society leader Sombath Somphone...

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President Barack Obama Speaks to Laotian on September 6, 2016

President Barack Obama Speaks to Laotian on September 6, 2016 ທ່ານປະທານ ນາທິບໍດີ ບາຣັກ ໂອບາມາ ກ່າວສຸນທອນພົດ...

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Flap with Philippine leader threatens to overshadow Obamas Laos visit

VIENTIANE, Laos — As President Obama prepared to travel here Monday for a series of Asian summit meetings, a brewing controversy awaited his arrival because of comments from outspoken...

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