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Review | The Mekong is mighty no more: demise of the great river system lamented in Brian Eyler’s new book
  • The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong by Brian Eyler sounds a stark warning about the impact dams are having along the once-mighty river, cites the failures of both Western and Asian agencies, and calls for solutions to stem the damage before it is too late
8 Mar 2019 - 11:36AM
  • The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong by Brian Eyler sounds a stark warning about the impact dams are having along the once-mighty river, cites the failures of both Western and Asian agencies, and calls for solutions to stem the damage before it is too late
The Mekong is mighty no more: demise of the great river system lamented in Brian Eyler’s new book
Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos

Earthquake experts have renewed concerns about the potential for a seismic disaster hitting the massive Xayaburi dam, which is well under construction on the Mekong River in a quake-prone location in Laos.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Earthquake experts have renewed concerns about the potential for a seismic disaster hitting the massive Xayaburi dam, which is well under construction on the Mekong River in a quake-prone location in Laos.

Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos
Red-shirts 'ready to resist' Thai army coup, set up capital in Chiang Mai

Some supporters say they expect popularly elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to retreat to Chiang Mai and set up government there if the army tries to take power in Bangkok amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Some supporters say they expect popularly elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to retreat to Chiang Mai and set up government there if the army tries to take power in Bangkok amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

Red-shirts 'ready to resist' Thai army coup, set up capital in Chiang Mai
Cambodian Dance
10 May 2009 - 12:00AM
Cambodian Dance
Unfinished Nation
3 Aug 2008 - 12:00AM
Unfinished Nation
Cuba proves size doesn't matter on the world aid front
Abduction of Sombat Somphone has aid workers 'terrified'
The Island that Dared: Journeys in Cuba
New Thai drug war will hurt efforts to fight Aids: activists
Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign

The image of Myanmar's Buddhist clergy has undergone a battering in recent months, as saffron-robed monks incite discrimination and violence against Muslim communities.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:56AM

The image of Myanmar's Buddhist clergy has undergone a battering in recent months, as saffron-robed monks incite discrimination and violence against Muslim communities.

Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign
Anti-drug dream turns economic nightmare
The Thin Blue Line
28 Dec 2008 - 12:00AM
The Thin Blue Line
High stakes as Laos turns to casinos
Group denies tribes behind surge in opium cultivation
Dancing in Shadows
6 Jan 2008 - 12:00AM
Dancing in Shadows
Despair as the mighty Mekong falters
Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary had US$20m in Hong Kong account

The death of Ieng Sary - one of three Khmer Rouge leaders accused of genocide and war crimes before a tribunal in Phnom Penh - may have also killed off attempts by victims and their families to recover his assets and hidden wealth, including a bank account in Hong Kong.

31 Mar 2013 - 2:19PM

The death of Ieng Sary - one of three Khmer Rouge leaders accused of genocide and war crimes before a tribunal in Phnom Penh - may have also killed off attempts by victims and their families to recover his assets and hidden wealth, including a bank account in Hong Kong.

Khmer Rouge leader Ieng Sary had US$20m in Hong Kong account
Flat Earth News
18 May 2008 - 12:00AM
Flat Earth News
Mekong conundrum: does dammed mean damned?
Finnish firm Poyry defends role in approval of massive dam in Laos
Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" are not serious, and employ untested technology.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" are not serious, and employ untested technology.

Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population
Laos' construction of barrage triggers Mekong crisis
Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears

Nineteenth-century Mekong explorers marvelled at the wetlands of Siphandone in southern Laos, a district of spectacular waterfalls, swirling rapids, steep narrow gorges and myriad islets.

23 Nov 2013 - 1:13AM

Nineteenth-century Mekong explorers marvelled at the wetlands of Siphandone in southern Laos, a district of spectacular waterfalls, swirling rapids, steep narrow gorges and myriad islets.

Proposed Laos dam on the Mekong raises ecological fears
Hard-up army turns to private firms for cash
55 years after beating the French, general fights for a green Vietnam