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Israel refuses to restore power to Gaza until all hostages are freed, says every Hamas terrorist is ‘a dead man’

Israel is refusing to restore power or allow water and fuel into the Gaza Strip until all of its hostages are freed — as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that every terrorist will soon be…


Will Laos’ economic zones boost growth or bring in criminals?

BOTEN, Laos -- Lae joked with her 12-year-old daughter, feeding her sticky rice with chili paste aboard a high-speed train barreling through northern Laos’ rugged landscape on its way to the Chinese border. The cheery…

Freedom Of Laos

‘I feel hopeless’: Living in a country on the brink

Jo is the holder of a newly minted degree in English literature from one of the top universities in Laos. But the 22-year-old, who graduated only weeks ago, says he already feels "hopeless". Confronted with…

Lao HR Abuse

Understanding the Basic Human Rights in Laos

Basic human rights in Laos are protected under the country's constitution and international human rights treaties that Laos has ratified. Some of the key human rights in Laos include: 1. Right to life and personal…

Dr. Richard Saisomorn