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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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Rare Focus on Little-Known Laos as It Hosts Major Summit

VIENTIANE, Laos — The light was fading over Vientiane on a cool December evening when a Jeep was stopped at a traffic light. CCTV video later showed the occupant of the car being pulled out and...

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Tiny Laos Readies For A Visit From Obama — And A Turn Under The Global Spotlight

The shops here in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, hum along without air conditioning, and there are as many tuk-tuks as taxis to take you where you want to go. The rather sleepy place is about to get...

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Laotian, Hmong Americans Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of Obamas Laos Visit

Some Laotian Americans and Hmong Americans are cautiously optimistic about President Barack Obama's visit to Laos next week. Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit the country,...

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Obama to visit Laos as secretive communist country opens up to Vietnam, US influence

The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. And yet its sleepy capital will spring to life next...

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