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Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Cambodian PM Issues Warning to Laos over Border Violation; Troops at the Ready


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Laos of military encroachment onto Cambodian soil. He said soldiers from Laos have entered Cambodia and must leave by August 17, or suffer the consequences.

 Mr Hun Sen has now mobilized troops to the border area.

 As many as thirty Lao troops crossed …

Laos Tank Crew to Compete in Tank Biathlon at International Army Games  


A team from Laos is taking part in the Tank Biathlon at the 2017 International Army Games, co-hosted by China and Russia this year.

The Laos tank biathlon team has entered the competition with a Russian T-72B3 battle tank. Uganda has also reportedly entered the competition for the first …

Six Vietnamese Workers Killed at Nam Ngiep 1 Construction Site

nam ngiep 1 hydropower plant laos

Six Vietnamese employees were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of the Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant, according to Vietnamese media.

The explosion occurred Friday night at the Nam Ngiep plant in Bolikhamxay Province.
The precise cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Construction …

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.
The Academy Awards, better …

Miss Grand Laos 2017 Revealed

Chinnaly Norasing, Miss Grand Laos 2017

Chinnaly Norasing, also known as MG19, has just been declared the winner of the first ever Miss Grand Laos 2017. Ms Norasing is the first contestant from Laos to win this title and will be representing her home country in the world competition, Miss Grand International 2017 in Vietnam this …

Fire at Sang Jiang: Chinese Market Ablaze

fire at sang jiang

Vientiane, 17:00
A severe fire has broken out at Sang Jiang Chinese Market in Vientiane Capital. Firefighters are on the scene, however the fire has spread throughout the shopping center. The cause of the blaze at Sang Jiang is as yet unknown. More to come as the story unfolds.


Majority of Mental Health Issues Remain Untreated in Laos


Like all countries, the number of Lao citizens who suffer from mental health issues are abundant. However, due to the lack of treatment options readily available to patients, 41,000 people in Laos live with their mental health issues untreated.

Socio-economic development is vital to the improvement of people’s daily lives,