Duterte kept away from Obama, Ban

President Rodrigo Duterte got on well with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Source: Wikimedia   Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been spared an awkward dinner...

Kerry aims to woo Cambodia away from China

Kerry is in the region to prepare for the US-Asean summit in Sunnylands, California, next month. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry is...

Asean fails to reprimand China

Relax: Rodrigo Duterte was in diplomatic mode. Will be make a convivial host next year? Source: YouTube The Asean summit in Laos has to let...

Shy Laos takes centre stage

Popular with backpackers, Laos is usually neglected by everyone else. Source: Flickr So long neglected by the great powers, media and business, Laos has taken...

Obama addresses US sins

A B-52D indiscriminately trying to bomb communists. Source: Wikimedia Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos when he arrived last week...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Virtual Plain of Jars to be created

Drone video of the Plain of Jars. Source: YouTube A team of Australian archaeologists has announced plans to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars in...

NGO fears Lao hydropower impact

The Theun-Hinboun dam in Laos. Vientiane is waking up to the reality of the nation’s hydropower potential. Source: Wikimedia The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has...

Laos fails to win seat on UN Human Rights Council

Laos has failed to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in a secret vote by the UN General Assembly in...

New Laos boss visits Hanoi allies

Presidential Palace, Vientiane. Source: Flickr Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit has arrived in Vietnam for his first overseas trip since taking office in January. Vorachit held talks...

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