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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Vietnam and Cambodia hit back at landmark Laos dam

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 04:42pm

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Mekong River countries called for halt to Xayaburi hydropower project Vietnam urged Laos to halt construction of a US$3.5 billion hydropower dam pending further study, environmental activists said on Friday after a meeting of the Mekong River Commission. The activists said Cambodia, also downriver from the Xayaburi dam, accused Laos during heated discussions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1131012/vietnam-and-cambodia-hit-back-landmark-laos-dam
  2. News - Asia - LAOS

    Abduction of Sombat Somphone has aid workers 'terrified'

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Chiang Mai, Thailand Aid community 'terrified' after activist's abduction The abduction in Laos of one of Asia's most respected activists has sent ... and development in Laos. He is a past winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after a former Philippine president, but is not considered a political dissident among his peers. Sombat's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1117767/abduction-sombat-somphone-has-aid-workers-terrified
  3. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:43am by Erin Hale, Aleksander Solum

    ... Laos, the poorest member of Asean, may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups ... science, and humanitarian benefits. At the moment, both foreign and domestic NGOs in Laos work in a variety of fields from civil society development to rural agricultural assistance. The Ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1594490/laos-ngo-restrictions-threaten-development-say-non-profit-groups
  4. Youngsters' story has happy ending

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Tibor Krausz

    ... in northern Laos, dozens of village children perched, like birds on a wire, on the local elementary school's cinderblock balustrade. Other students sat in areas of shade- their heads bowed ... But for youngsters in the small landlocked nation of Laos, one of the world's poorest, storybooks for children have been almost nonexistent until recently. Apart from dog-eared old textbooks in village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742337/youngsters-story-has-happy-ending
  5. The no-wealth factor

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... a senior economics professor at the National University of Laos, told the government-run newspaper that the agriculture-based, self-sufficient nature of the communist country's economy would protect it from the global meltdown. Laos was at an advantage, he crowed, because more than 70 per cent of people lived off the land by growing vegetables and raising poultry and livestock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668290/no-wealth-factor
  6. Curse of the Pogo Stick

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Lowe

    ... pure mystery nor crime, Curse of the Pogo Stick and the previous four titles combine forensic investigations (Dr Siri being post-revolutionary Laos' 73-year-old national coroner) ... Curse, the good doctor's fifth outing, is set between Lao capital Vientiane and the mountains inhabited by Hmong villagers. As a longstanding and somewhat respected cadre, Dr Siri has had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657705/curse-pogo-stick
  7. 3 Nagas Boutique Hotel, Laos

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Morgan Ommer

    ... the best place in the world in which to do nothing. Owner Pascal Trahan suggests taking a few books and lounging on the terrace; perhaps you'd prefer going for a stroll to do as the Lao do ... Sakkaline Road, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang, Laos, tel: 856 71253 888; or visit www.3nagas.com. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513808/3-nagas-boutique-hotel-laos
  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Laos agrees to tighter scrutiny of second Mekong River dam by neighbours

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City Laos allows tighter scrutiny of Mekong dam Laos has agreed to open a proposed hydropower project along the Mekong River to further scrutiny from ... to work with other member countries and partly rhetorical, as long as Laos doesn't have any other significant economic alternatives to dam-building," Nguyen said. In a 2011 filing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542057/laos-agrees-tighter-scrutiny-second-mekong-river-dam-neighbours
  9. News - Asia - LAOS

    Five senior Lao officials including defence minister killed in plane crash

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:27pm by APF, AP, Reuters

    ... in Laos air force plane crash A military plane carrying senior Laotian government officials crashed yesterday in a wooded area as it approached an airport in the country's northeast. At least ... in the crash were defence minister Douangchay Phichit and his wife, said Nipat Thonglek, the Thai Defence Ministry's permanent secretary. Phichit was also one of Laos' deputy prime ministers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514239/lao-military-plane-defense-chief-crashes
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Lazy days in Laos: five authentic experiences in Luang Prabang

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by DYLAN GOLDBY

    ... Text and photos: Dylan Goldby Here are five good ways to sample the gentle charms of Luang Prabang Lazy days in Laos Situated on the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan in northern central Laos, Luang Prabang offers a taste of a slow life that can be so hard to find in our fast-paced modern world. With a name meaning “The City of the Buddha of Fine Gold”, the province’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1511253/lazy-days-laos-five-authentic-experiences-luang-prabang

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