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Lao and Thai Transportation Officials to Discuss Railway Project

Top Lao and Thai transportation officials will meet this week in an attempt to iron out some of their differences over a railway that would link the Lao capital of Vientiane with Thailand’s...

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HRF to President Obama: Inquire into Disappearance of Activist in Laos

NEW YORK (September 6, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) urges President Barack Obama to demand a renewed investigation into the disappearance of civil society leader Sombath Somphone...

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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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